Blockbusters hitting our Video Marketplace!

Blockbusters hitting our Video Marketplace!

Published On February 18, 2008 | By Console Monster | News

More movies are heading our way to the Video Marketplace a press release has revealed. Paramount are to release Blockbuster hits like Transformers and Naked Gun as early as tomorrow.

“PARAMOUNT PICTURES SIGNS TO XBOX LIVE MARKETPLACE VIDEO STORE

Blockbuster Movies including ‘Transformers’, ‘Norbit’ and ‘1408’ coming to Xbox LIVE in Europe in HD

Paramount Pictures added to the momentum of Xbox LIVE™ Marketplace Video Store in Europe, by confirming today that it is extending its partnership with Microsoft Corp. to bring its catalogue of current and library films to Europe as well. This means that all Xbox 360™ owners connected to Xbox LIVE in France, Germany, Ireland and the UK can now download-to-rent both high definition and standard definition Paramount Pictures movies direct to their console via Xbox LIVE Marketplace Video Store. With this latest partnership, Xbox 360 aims to place itself at the centre of digital entertainment in the living room, giving consumers the best in high definition games, movies and music videos along with access to friends, digital music and pictures.

From Tuesday 19th February, ‘Transformers’, those robots in disguise, will get a LIVE action outing[v1] as the war between the evil Decepticons and the heroic Autobots erupts on Xbox LIVE Marketplace Video Store along with other Paramount blockbusters. Available in SD and/or HD formats, download-to-rent films will cost from as little as 250 Microsoft Points (*ERP £2) for standard definition movies and from 380 Microsoft Points (*ERP £3.20) for high definition movies.

Robin Truchy, Director of Xbox LIVE for Europe, Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division commented: “We are really happy to be able to welcome Paramount to Xbox LIVE Marketplace in Europe. This announcement gives our Video Store customers in the UK, Ireland, France and Germany an even greater choice of entertainment with a great level of HD movie quality, as always. We also look forward to sharing the success of Video Store with Paramount not only in the US but in Europe also.”

Alex Carloss, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Worldwide Digital Distribution, Paramount Digital Entertainment – one of the key studio partners when Xbox LIVE Marketplace Video Store launched in the US – commented on the expansion into Europe : “We’re excited to be involved in the acceleration phase of the European launch of Xbox LIVE’s Video Store and look forward to watching this service grow. To deliver Paramount’s top films to people in their living room via a games console fits perfectly with our global digital distribution strategy.”

Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks movies coming to Xbox LIVE Marketplace Video Store this Spring include:

UK & Ireland

Transformers (available in SD and HD)
Goodbye Bafana (available in SD and HD)
Intersection (available in SD)
Primal Fear (available in SD)
Clear and Present Danger (available in SD)
Naked Gun 2 & 1/2: The Smell of Fear (available in SD)
Naked Gun 33 & 1/3 (available in SD)
Top Secret! (available in SD)
Bug (available in SD)
Hardball (available in SD)
The Phantom (available in SD)
Orange County (available in SD)
1408 (available in SD and HD)
Disturbia (available in SD and HD)
Hot Rod (available in SD and HD)
A Mighty Heart (available in SD and HD)
Heatbreak Kid (available in SD and HD)
Stardust (available in SD and HD)
In to the Wild (available in SD and HD)

Additional movies from EuropaCorp[v2] and Warner Bros will also be added to the service this Spring. Many films will be available in high definition. They include:

UK & Ireland

The Assassination of Jesse James (Warner Bros, available in SD and HD)
Beowulf (Warner Bros, available in SD and HD)
License to Wed (Warner Bros, available in SD and HD)
No Reservations (Warner Bros, available in SD and HD)
The December Boys (Warner Bros, available in SD and HD)
Nancy Drew (Warner Bros, available in SD and HD)”

So will you be renting any movies in the near future? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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