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Miramax Movies Coming To Facebook

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Following in the footsteps of Warner Brothers, Paramount, and Universal, Miramax is now launching its own film rental service through Facebook. This is the first time a number of Miramax films will have ever been legally available digitally and online.

US users of the Miramax eXperience will have access to 20 films, whilst those from the UK and Turkey will have access to ten, with stores for French and German movie fans to follow shortly.

The films purchased with Facebook Credits will be available to watch both on iPads and through Google TV as Miramax attempts to beat piracy by making its films available easily and on the devices consumers want to watch them at a reasonable price – something NetFlix has been very successful at over the past few years. Miramax are renting films out for $3, with a movie available to watch for 30 days, but just 48 hours once you start watching. Such restrictions made DRM a major issues for movie downloads in the past as DRM was never cross-platform, so the movies were never downloaded legally. If they are streamable, however, and therefore available on almost any web-enabled device then restrictions are not such an issue.

By launching on Facebook, Miramax CEO Mike Lang knew that he was after users more than straight up control and said “We wanted to fish where the fish are. We could have created the most robust Miramax.com in the world and other than my family members, who would be there?” With Facebook reaching out to all movie studios, they may be making a NetFlix competitor by stealth.

Here are the movies available on Miramax eXperience now:

Films Available In The UK

  • Chicago
  • Cold Mountain
  • From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Jackie Brown
  • Kill Bill
  • Kill Bill 2
  • Shall We Dance (2004)
  • Sin City
  • Spy Kids
    • Films Available In The US

      • Adventureland
      • Chicago
      • Clerks
      • Cold Mountain
      • From Dusk Till Dawn
      • Extract
      • Gangs of New York
      • Gone Baby Gone
      • Good Will Hunting
      • Jackie Brown
      • Kill Bill
      • Kill Bill 2
      • No Country for Old Men
      • Pulp Fiction
      • Shall We Dance (2004)
      • Sin City
      • Spy Kids
      • Swingers
      • The Switch
      • Trainspotting

      Films Available In Turkey

      • Adventureland
      • Chicago
      • Clerks
      • Cold Mountain
      • From Dusk Till Dawn
      • Gone Baby Gone
      • Good Will Hunting
      • Jackie Brown
      • Spy Kids
      • Swingers

      [via PaidContent]

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