MUBI Arrives On PlayS3
- International and classic films available
- Includes works by Bergman, Chaplin and Griffith
- More than 500 movies available
Sony Computer Entertainment has announced the launch of MUBI, acommunity of film lovers and outstanding catalogue of films from around the world, set to stream directly to TV screens via the PS3.
Available to download as a free application from PlayStationStore on PlayStationNetwork, fans will be able to sit back on the couch and discover a world of acclaimed independent, international and classic films. MUBI comes complete with a community of likeminded film fans and cinephiles, there to help you discover something new.
The service goes live in Australia on 4th November, and is claimed to complement the new release blockbusters currently offered on PlayStation Network Video Delivery Service (VDS).
MUBI has built its reputation on delivering independent, international and classic films representing the work of such cinema legends as Griffith, Chaplin, Tarkovsky, Bergman, Antonioni, and Godard, and exclusive content, including Agnès Varda's entire body of work.
At launch, PS3 users will be able to access more than 500 films from around the world through MUBI’s ever-growing curated library of film, provided by partners including Celluloid Dreams, Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation and local partners that include Hopscotch Films and Umbrella Entertainment.
MUBI opens up a treasure trove of visionary cinema, including screenings of Palme d'Or winner Fellini's La Dolce Vita, and acclaimed director Pedro Almodovar's All About My Mother, and a breadth of masterpieces new and old ranging from Suspiria to Antonioni's L'avventura, to Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth.
Create your own film festival by purchasing an unlimited 30 day subscription at $19.95 – giving you the freedom to explore and watch whatever you want, as much as you want. Or be spontaneous and take your pick from across the catalogue, with individual films priced at $1.75 for short films andP$6.25 for feature length films, each with a 7 day entitlement. MUBI also offers a selection of free films from its library. For MUBI's launch on PS3, Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Foundation presents the opportunity to enjoy new restorations of two classics, Ki-young Kim’s The Housemaid and Metin Erksan’s Dry Summer,for free.
MUBI on PS3 will also bring to television screens online premieres, Oscar-winners, and festival award winners as well as collaborations with international film festivals. All are backed by the MUBI community, which offers a forum where audiences can discuss film, exchange recommendations, share their passion, and interact with some of their favourite filmmakers (some of whom are also members!), as well as explore MUBI's film resources, from reading director biographies, viewing film synopses and watching trailers. Users can even continue the online conversation, or debate, with seamless Facebook integration with the MUBI service, from embedded lists, through to sharing recommendations.