YouTube launches film rental service to the UK: Rip-off OR good value?

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Film lovers in the UK can now rent more than a thousand feature films in the UK today over at youtube.com/movies according to The Official YouTube Blog.

The rental service was brought to the US earlier in the year and Canada last month, so it’s about time we got it over here on the other side of the pond.

YouTube Movies boasts all kinds of new-ish big blockbusters like Hanna and The Dark Knight, as well as British classics, like Lock Stock and Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life. Many of the films available also have added extras, behind-the-scenes videos and parodies bolted on.

To give you an idea of what you get, Shane Black’s Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is available for £2.49 on a 48 hour pass. This means you have 30 days to begin watching it and once you do you have 48 hours to finish watching it. I’m sure some people would feel ripped off by this kind of price (especially considering the DVD costs £3.49 in HMV), but I imagine the service will still be VERY popular.

Becca Caddy

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