Xbox has signed an agreement with NBC Universal International Television Distribution to bring a bundle of the entertainment firm's films to Xbox in Europe.
Movies such as Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Scarface, The Chronicles of Riddick and Weird Science will be available via Xbox Live from today in the UK and Ireland, and in the coming weeks in France, Germany and Spain.
NBC Universal joins Warner Bros and Paramount in providing film content for Xbox Live.
NBC Universal have a fantastic reputation in the film world and have some true blockbusters in their portfolio. We are delighted to be working with them to bring major titles from Universal Pictures into Xbox Live living rooms – this is all part of our ongoing strategy to make Xbox a major entertainment hub,” said David Gosen, Vice President of Marketing, Xbox Europe.
This agreement makes the Xbox Live film offering bigger and better than ever. For Xbox, we want to ensure that we have the best entertainment content available – Xbox Live has grown into one of Europe's largest providers of on-demand high-definition movies and we'll continue to grow the content offered through the service. Working with NBC Universal is further proof of our goal to be in business with the best in the entertainment industry.”
The full list of Universal movies available on Xbox 360 from today is:
The Blues Brothers
The Bourne Supremacy
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie
Child's Play 2
Child's Play 3
The Chronicles of Riddick
The Fast and the Furious
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Incredible Hulk ('08)
The Mummy Returns
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
National Lampoon's Animal House
Out of Sight ('98)
The Scorpion King
The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior
Shaun of the Dead
Village of the Damned