Universal movies coming to Xbox 360

Universal movies coming to Xbox 360

Microsoft has announced that it has teamed with Universal Studios to bring a host of new movies to the Xbox 360.

Microsoft has announced today that it has teamed with Universal Studios to bring a host of new movies to the Xbox 360s archive of downloadable films on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

The deal was announced today by UK xbox 360 boss Neil Thompson, according to Eurogamer and will see 29 new films moving to the console initially, with more to follow in the future.

Pricing for the movies is currently in line with other films on the Xbox 360 marketplace, with new releases costing 540 MS points in HD and 360 MS points in standard definition - that's £4.50 and £3.00 GBP in real money, respectively. Older titles are available at a slight discount, costing 380 MS points (£3.20 GBP) for HD downloads and 250 MS points (£2.10 GBP) in standard definition.

While there are some damp squibs in the initial line-up, like Waterworld, there are definitely some classic films in there too - Shaun of the the Dead, anyone?

The success of movie downloads on the Xbox 360 has been a bit mixed so far, with many users being affected by slow or incomplete downloads when the system first launched. Now it looks like everything is operating more smoothly though, so check up the initial line-up of Universal movies below and let us know what you think in the forums.

  • Incredible Hulk ('08)
  • Billy Madison
  • The Jerk
  • The Blues Brothers
  • The Mummy Returns
  • The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • Carlito's Way
  • National Lampoon's Animal House
  • Cheech and Chong's Next Movie
  • Out of Sight ('98)
  • Child's Play 2
  • Child's Play 3
  • Red Dragon
  • Scarface ('83)
  • The Chronicles of Riddick
  • The Scorpion King
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • The Frighteners
  • Village of the Damned
  • The Game
  • Wanted
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • Waterworld
  • How High
  • Weird Science


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Tyrmot 27th February 2009, 12:28 Quote
Weird Science, that takes me back.. great movie!
Blademrk 27th February 2009, 13:21 Quote
'twas on TV the week before last.

Thanks to Pipex extremely slow speeds I have trouble simply streaming content from "Inside X-Box" an article will take 5 minutes to download the first part and then it'll freeze after playing around 1-2 minutes while it downloads the next chunk, repeat til end. I haven't even attempted to download a film (not enough HDD space but that's beside the point).
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