161w ago - Today MUBI Founder & CEO Efe Cakarel has announced via Sony's EU blog that MUBI is now live on PS3 in all launch territories!
To quote: For all you film lovers, when the PlayStation Store updates today our new online movie theater MUBI will be offered in its remaining launch territories: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.
If you've happened to read our previous posts, you'll know by now that MUBI is a special kind of VOD service, offering a curated library of independent, international and classic films to stream directly to your TV.
We offer 7-day rentals and an all-you-can-watch monthly (30-day) subscription for our library of 400+ great films you may have already heard buzz about or may be about to discover. (We even have a free film or two available as well!)
MUBI isn't just about VOD though. Because we focus on independent cinema, great films that are more likely to have played at film festivals than at your local multiplex, we've built MUBI to be a social cinema, one of discovery and community.
We not only let you watch movies but also allow you and your friends keep track of each other's film activities, what they're watching and discussing, hating and loving.
162w ago - 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,...
162w ago - Today Founder & CEO Efe Cakarel has announced via PlayStation Blog that MUBI is launching on PS3 this week.
To quote: We are launching MUBI on November 3rd and this is our trailer for it.
We are launching on November 3rd in UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg.
If you're in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, don't fret, we'll be launching in your territories next week. Australia and New Zealand we haven't forgotten you: we're announcing your date later this week.
From November 3rd you'll be able to download the MUBI from PlayStation Store. It's a free application so you may as well have a look! You'll find some of the most visionary independent, classic and foreign films to stream directly to your PS3.
Quentin Tarantino, Coen Brothers, Lars Von Trier, Gus Vant Sant, Jim Jarmusch, Roman Polanski, Wong Kar-Wai, David Lynch, Ang Lee, Jean-Luc Godard are all in there. Rent them 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 need to tell your friends about.
172w ago - MUBI Founder & CEO Efe Cakarel has confirmed that the online cinema service will arrive on PS3 consoles in Europe this October.
Below is a video preview and details, courtesy of PlayStation Blog:
Like what? MUBI is coming to PS3. Which means your console will become an online cinema.
Cool. Why? Well, most people who are into gaming love cinema, which pretty much answers the question.
When? From October.
Where? Straight to the point! We like that... So, to begin with it will be available in the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Australia and New Zealand
How much? Certainly no messing around with you. Ok, an 'all you can watch' monthly subscription is €12.99 / £9.99. Individual films are €3.59 / £2.99 each. Sweet, right?
Can you expand a bit? Sure. Didn't expect that one but I'll improvise. MUBI is an online social cinematheque that will bring the best independent, classic, and international films to your living room. Watch favorites like Amélie, Pan's Labyrinth, and Mulholland Dr. to festival gems and award winners from every festival in the planet.
182w ago - Today Sony Content Producer Barry Keating has shared an interview with Efe Cakarel, the man behind MUBI cinema.
To quote: Following on from my post from the Cannes Film Festival where SCEE and MUBI announced its partnership to bring a film lover's paradise direct to your PlayStation 3, I sat down with MUBI founder and CEO Efe Cakarel to talk about the service and the idea of bringing a whole new world of independent, classic and foreign cinema to you, the PlayStation Community.
So, announcing at Cannes must be a really exciting experience?
There really is no better place. Cannes is the most important time of the year for us. This is where every major distributor comes to meet, and this is the natural place to announce a service that we think is so important for the industry.
And having the support of someone like Agnes Varda behind MUBI must be special too?
You know, Agnes is very passionate about what she does, and we really wanted her to be here because that's what MUBI is about - it's about showcasing the wonderful work of these filmmakers, both established auteurs like Agnes and emerging talent.