Xbox 360’s Video Marketplace hits UK on 11th

Xbox LIVE’s Marketplace Video Store will open its doors for business in the UK on 11th December, Microsoft announced today. The new store lets Xbox 360 owners rent standard and high definition movies like 300, The Good German, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from as little as 250 MS Points (£2) for SD movies and from 380 MS Points (£3.20) for HD movies.

Microsoft brags that with this launch, Xbox LIVE Marketplace becomes the first video on demand service to be available in six countries – US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France and Germany – and cements its place as the worldwide leader in online distribution of high-definition gaming and entertainment content.

Robin Truchy, Director of Xbox LIVE for Europe, Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division: “Xbox Live Marketplace Video Store in Europe is all about adding to the ever-expanding number of entertainment choices that our consumers have on their Xbox 360. We want to give them the entertainment they want, in the format they want, when they want it and at an affordable price. We were already offering HD games, HD music videos and the option to enjoy HD-DVD format films, now we are offering HD movies to download and rent as well. This is very exciting for us and the consumer.”

Marc Gareton, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution Senior Vice President International: “Providing consumers with more choices and improving the movie experience at home is at the heart of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution’s strategy and we’re delighted to support Xbox Live for the European launch of their Video On Demand service. Microsoft has built a very successful platform, in both Standard Definition and High Definition, and we are happy to make it a home for our movies.”

Here’s a list of the movies that will be available at launch for UK/Ireland:

  • 300
  • HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE
  • HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
  • ZODIAC
  • MATRIX, THE
  • MATRIX REVOLUTIONS, THE
  • MATRIX RELOADED, THE
  • OCEAN’S ELEVEN
  • PERFECT STORM, THE
  • SWORDFISH
  • THREE KINGS
  • TRAINING DAY
  • FUGITIVE, THE
  • RISKY BUSINESS
  • SPACE COWBOYS
  • EYES WIDE SHUT
  • ANALYZE THIS
  • DEMOLITION MAN
  • ERASER
  • EXECUTIVE DECISION
  • LETHAL WEAPON 3
  • LETHAL WEAPON 4
  • LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION
  • MARS ATTACKS!
  • CLASH OF THE TITANS
  • SUPERMAN III
  • DEAD CALM
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