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Paramount first to offer UltraViolet films directly

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Jan 2012 22:57 User comments (9)

Paramount first to offer UltraViolet films directly Paramount Pictures has become the first studio to offer UltraViolet films directly, not just including them in Blu-ray purchases.
Additionally, the studio has joined Warner, Sony and Universal in including UltraViolet digital copies in its upcoming Blu-ray films.

If you click to ParamountMovies.com, you can browse through the collection and either rent or purchase the film of your choice. Renting does not use UltraViolet but purchases do. As expected, Paramount has not put their entire catalog up, but there are new and older films, including Super 8 and Chinatown.

After purchasing the films, you can download them or stream. iOS streaming is also available, but offline viewing is not for the devices. There is also no support for set-top boxes or the PS3/Xbox 360 yet, either.

SD titles cost $12.99 and HD cost $19.99. Ultraviolet titles remain in your digital locker forever.

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9 user comments

124.1.2012 23:25

http://www.paramountmovies.com/aboutuv.html

some info... i had no idea what this was all about.

225.1.2012 5:02

the problem with this is the streaming anywhere outside a wifi your limited to how much data you can use then its caped stopped or your charged extra its good if the current trend of giving you just enough to get by was not in place .... anyone else noticed that the ultraviolet was rolled out after the unlimited data on cell phoned was capped? so were in the car streaming on our phone and the mobile service companies are on the grassy knoll telling the movie studios to fire from the School Book Depository

325.1.2012 11:24

Forget the streaming anymore... With all the Nazism over data storage, I want to know when they start taking these putz' down. And you know damn well they had better start doing it because these guys are a bigger instigator of it than pirating could ever be.

We've all seen the bickering back & forth in the news & licensing yanks from one retail chain or another; why would this venture be any different (given a bit of artistic freedom here) than say a Megaupload?

And before a few of the upstarts get ready to rumble... It is because the laws are simply not ready & not on the books yet to deal with the new technology that a detailed agreement can be truly and officially signed to work that makes this business a failure (or should).

There... That ought to rub the cat's fur the wrong way.


425.1.2012 12:23

rub the wrong way ????? lets be honest about all this the internet was not supposed to used in the way we are using it its something that goes against all the rules and they are playing catch up in the way of trying to enforce the current rules and snubbing the ability to make new rules that cater to the ever growing and changing internet that will benefit them

525.1.2012 12:45

Originally posted by deak91:
rub the wrong way ????? lets be honest about all this the internet was not supposed to used in the way we are using it its something that goes against all the rules and they are playing catch up in the way of trying to enforce the current rules and snubbing the ability to make new rules that cater to the ever growing and changing internet that will benefit them
Other than the lack of punctuation, I'm assuming you're saying it's a bunch of fat white guys running off to lawless territories to make their own rules so they can become fatter, whiter & richer and they don't care who they shit on to do it?

If I read that right, then yeah, I agree. Except I'm fat & white... Lawless might fit in, but you can most certainly forget the rich end of the deal. Which means I'll be damned if I pay another "movie channel" for virtual entertainment.

Granted these guys tout a 'one time' payment, but they could just as easily get taken down for copyright infringement. Hey, I've said it before, the light WILL go out. And we've all debated the +/- of the streaming issue.

But facts remain, it's basically Netflix in a different wrapper. You just bought a movie with no hopes of getting your movie out of the store if they go bankrupt or out of business.

625.1.2012 13:49

Read the Amazon.com reviews regarding the "Ultraviolet" part of a new bluray. TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE.

Avoid UV at all costs if you can and don't expect anything great or even 'good' out of the UV feature of blu-rays.

Total P.I.T.A.

725.1.2012 15:17

Anyone Recall 321 Studios in 2000? Now with all this streaming going
on, and multiple satellites, how does Hollywood expect to control priracy, oh yeah forgot about all the Torrent sites, they were handy
too, until the Hollywood Goofs started in on them, I don't know mid 2000's? .


pounder

825.1.2012 18:41

Make EVERY title available and let me STORE the file on my on HD so I don't have to stream it or rely on a streaming service to watch/control it and you'll have something...
Until then... Nada....


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

925.1.2012 20:50

Whoa, $15 dollars on SD, and $20 on HD, (streaming??) damn, at least with Blu-Ray you can watch it offline. Rather pay a little more for it that way, if they go belly under, then at least I know that my physical copy in my hands is good forever. Bankruptcy of a company always looms and then what about your so called digital copy? You lose the streaming copy? Hell no!!


Chance prepares the favored mind. Look up once in a while and you might learn something. - BLUEBOY

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