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Xbox Live starts offering original short films

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Jul 2008 0:34 User comments (5)

Xbox Live starts offering original short films Microsoft has announced that they will begin offering original, comedic short films made by horror producers to Xbox Live users beginning in the fall.
The pilots will be available for free and the idea was conceived by filmmaker James Gunn, known for writing "Slither" and "Dawn of the Dead."

The software giant is joining up with the Safran Digital Group to produce the exclusive shorts.

According to WorldScreen, "those working on short films for the new offering include James Wan (Saw, Death Sentence), David Slade (30 Days of Night, Hard Candy), Lucky McKee (The Woods), Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror) and Marcus Nispel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th)."

A few of the known titles that will be available for download or streaming are "Doggie Heaven (Woof!)", "Humanzee!", "MEATDOG: What's Fer' Dinner," "Blue Like You" and "The Miracle of Phil."

"We're excited to launch the Xbox original content with these world-class directors, who are all tremendously talented and at the cutting edge of their craft," Safran said. "Their youthful and innovative approach is the perfect combination for this unique digital venture with Xbox 360, and we expect to see some very creative, horrifying and hilarious shorts as these masters of horror present their comedic vision.

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5 user comments

124.7.2008 0:42

I see before me a taste of things to come.

224.7.2008 1:36

yum dog it's whats for dinner.

Sorry i couldn't resist.

324.7.2008 13:28

I hope they offer shows that are not available on DVD. What's the point of offering old school films if those already exist on DVD? "Dawn of the Dead", i have this movie of DVD. This where many will be disappointed any others happy. Mixed options with uprise, but good got on the effort though.

424.7.2008 14:10

are they for streaming over Live as well?

525.7.2008 10:56

"Dawn of the Dead" isn't available, the idea was conceived by the guy known for writing it. These are short films not available on DVD, I'm guessing anywhere from 20 minute films to about 45 min, an hour MAX.

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