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More Warner Bros Films Confirmed On Xbox 360 This Christmas
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LONDON, 11th December 2007: Microsoft® Corporation today affirmed its place as global leader in downloadable high-definition gaming and entertainment content, as its Xbox LIVE®™ Marketplace Video Store service launched in five new countries - Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Following a highly successful launch in the United States last year, all Xbox 360™ owners connected to the internet in the above countries can now download to rent both high definition and standard definition movies direct to their console using Xbox LIVE Marketplace Video Store.

Following last week’s launch announcement where Microsoft revealed partnerships with Warner Bros and Europacorp in Europe to bring exciting films to rent on Xbox LIVE including 300, Zodiac, Harry Potter and The Good German, Xbox 360 owners can also expect to download to rent additional Warner Bros films such as Batman Forever, Batman Returns, Analyze That[1], by the end of the year. Cost per download for a catalogue film is from as little as 250 Microsoft Points (*ERP £2 [2]) for Standard Definition movies and from 380 Microsoft Points (*ERP £3.20 [3]) for High Definition movies.

Robin Truchy, Director of Xbox LIVE for Europe, Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division commented: “We are firmly committed to providing the best high definition entertainment experiences for our consumers. We feel great about the enthusiasm created last week around HD movies in the Xbox LIVE community. The good news is that the movie industry seems excited as well about this launch: we look forward to additional partners and content coming in 2008, alongside Warner Bros and Europacorp.”

Marc Gareton, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution Senior Vice President International said: “We're excited to be helping to launch this new service in Europe, and to be bringing top Warner Bros. film titles like 300, Batman and the Matrix Trilogy in both SD and HD formats to people at their convenience in their own living rooms through Xbox LIVE. We Xbox owners are in for a treat over the holiday period and on into 2008.”

If all these film titles that we’ve got lined up aren’t enough to whet the appetites of Xbox consumers, then we’ve teamed up with Warner Bros to give eligible Xbox customers a special Christmas treat. From 00.01a.m. on Friday 28th December until 11.59 pm the same day (24hrs only), people will be able to download a mystery title in HD for 99p in the UK. Stay tuned for more information on this soon.

Xbox 360 gamers in the launch countries can access Xbox Live Marketplace Video Store with both an Xbox Live Silver or Gold membership and a broadband connection.

More information about the content available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace Video Store can be found at: www.xbox.com



 
 

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Comment #1 by kawakisatn ya
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 @ 02:45:41 PM
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seems like a good idea to rent mvies but the download time is gonna be ridiculous like 1 hour+


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Comment #2 by Doc_Ezra
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 @ 03:40:21 PM
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The download time isn't that bad. Once it's downloaded a small percentage, you can kick off viewing the film, and it will continue to download in the background as you watch. It's usually only a few minutes before you can start watching.


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Comment #3 by Stretchnutz
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 @ 03:52:16 PM
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I think the rent times should be longer, like you have the movie for 5 days no matter if you watched it or not.


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Comment #4 by disco162
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 @ 04:04:48 PM
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i'm happy that we finally get the service in Canada, for a while the only thing we could download was x-men 3 trailers and episodes of viva pinata


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Comment #5 by RFT 123
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 @ 04:26:36 PM
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The same for the UK, minus the X-Men.


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Comment #6 by WAHsu
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 @ 05:34:59 PM
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Ive also been waiting for this, but now I cant decide which to download...


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Comment #7 by xTHSx Rascal
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 @ 05:43:46 PM
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Yes it finaly here i was so jelous of the Americans when they had this xbox is going to blow sony out of the water with this update lets just hope we start getting tv shows aswell !!!


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Comment #8 by Khaos86
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 @ 07:27:04 PM
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The more the merrier :)


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Comment #9 by broken serenity
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 @ 11:13:24 PM
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i'll be happy if they make deals with the uk anime companies and companies like optimum and tartan, so we can get some martial arts and asian horror movies on the marketplace(plus the anime aswell)unfortunatly i oown every film they added today so there of no use to me :(


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Comment #10 by Thrall320
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 @ 01:49:28 AM
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To bad its way to highly priced. ...I can just go rent a movie for $3, rather than spending $7.75 for 500 points. And then some movies are 550 points. Not even cool. Should be worth 100-200 points.

Also, are any of these BUYable?


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Comment #11 by Bajan Elite
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 @ 01:59:17 AM
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forget movies I want Naruto and Smallville and the WWE needs to strike a deal maybe bring us some PPVS and such.


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Comment #12 by morris69
Thursday, December 13, 2007 @ 04:33:19 AM
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what a waste


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Comment #13 by morris69
Thursday, December 13, 2007 @ 04:34:23 AM
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im with Bajan Elite
you said what i wanted to hear minus the naruto
smallville and wwe own


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