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Lord Of the Rings (LOTR) actress, Miranda Otto, brought the star power to the launch of the indie, international and classic film delivery service.
Sony kicked off the local availability of Mubi, an independent, international and classic movies delivery service at the Chauvel Cinema in Sydney.
The event was attended by Lord of the Rings actress, Miranda Otto, Australian director and Tropfest 2010 winner, Abe Forsyth, Mubi founder, Efe Cakerel and Sony Computer Entertainment managing drector, Michael Ephraim.
Comedian, Tom Gleeson, hosted the event.
Members of the media were also invited to the Mubi launch event.
(L-R) Director and Tropfest 2010 winner, Abe Forsyth, LOTR actress, Miranda Otto, Mubi founder, Efe Cakerel and comedian, Tom Gleeson.
Mubi founder, Efe Cakarel, came up with the idea for this kind of movie service after realising that watching movie from his laptop was a rather limiting experience.
Ironically, the inventor doesn’t even own a TV. Naturally, Sony is hooking him up with one.
Mubi already has a considerable online members base and users on the PlayStation 3 can connect with likeminded indie movie fans.
Even acclaimed director, Martin Scorsese, is a member of Mubi.
Mubi also allows budding movie makers to have an accessible audience. Members can upload their films onto the Mubi website where they will be assessed for quality. A handful will be selected to feature on the PS3 movie application.
Mubi is available as a free downloadable application on the PlayStaion Network (PSN).
PlayStation will be the only console to carry the Mubi service.
Users can sign onto a 30 day subscription for $19.95 which allows them to download and view as many movies available as they'd like. Alternatively, films can be downloaded individually. Short films cost $1.75 and feature films are priced at $6.25.
Each film has a seven day entitlement.
There are also free films that can be downloaded.
Miranda Otto explains how the Mubi service will allow her to watch movies she would have had to miss during the hectic film festival seasons.
At launch, Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Foundation is offering up two restored classics: Ki-young Kim's The Housemaid and Metin Erksan's Dry Summer.
Both films are available for free.
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