November 3, 2010 // 6:00 pm
- A few days ago it was announced
, and today Sony alongside MUBI Founder & CEO Efe Cakarel
have confirmed that the online cinema service is live beginning today on PlayStation 3.
To quote: MUBI
is your own little cinema, like a never-ending film festival, bringing all the wonderful discoveries of international cinema to your home.
The new service is now available in UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Australia, and New Zealand. If you're in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, don't worry, MUBI will be available in your home next week, Wednesday, November 10.
You can now download the MUBI application from PlayStation Store for free and then find it under the video icon on XMB. MUBI lets you stream more than 300 of some of the most visionary independent, international and classic films directly to your PS3.
Each country has a unique selection of amazing films and filmmakers to choose from - you'll find many of your favourites as well as tons of others just waiting to be discovered by you.
At MUBI, we're about making great cinema fun and accessible, so we carefully select every film we are showing to make sure it's a gem. Perhaps there are some films you've never seen or even heard of before, but rest assured we scour the globe to find the very best films worth discovering.
Rent films for 7 days for £2.99/3.59€, or you can purchase an all-you-can-eat 30 day subscription for just £9.99/12.99€. Oh, and there will be some films for free too - films we think need to be discovered and that you should tell your friends about - keep an eye on the Blog this week and we'll be telling you more about them.!
MUBI isn't just a virtual video library, it's a social cinema, it's a destination for those passionate about or simply just interested in (or curious about!) film.
If you love talking about film, debating alternative endings, telling your friends what you think's worth watching, or maybe you're just curious and want to find out which films have the latest buzz, then MUBI is the right place for you. You can send personal recommendations to your PSN friends about some of the discoveries you have made and, with Facebook integration, you can take your discussion about film further.
To start us off with a bang (and we do mean bang!), on November 20th MUBI will be premiering online and for free the new Mexican film Revolución. This film is incredible–one of the rare films to play at the Berlin, Cannes, and New York Film festivals, Revolución was made in honor of the 100th anniversary of Mexican revolution.
The project was masterminded by the ten hottest young Mexican directors, from the established (arthouse master Carlos Reygadas) to the buzzed about and up-and-coming (Amat Escalante and Gerardo Naranjo), to international superstar Gael García Bernal, who shares directorial credit with his Y tu mamá también co-star, Diego Luna.
We're showing this amazing film online for free globally for 24 hours on November 20th to coincide with the worldwide theatrical release, and this online premiere is just the beginning of the unique cinema events we'll host on MUBI!
And as a little bonus for PlayStation Plus members, an exclusive MUBI dynamic theme is available to download today.
So what are you waiting for? Your own online cinema opens today. On your PS3.