Mubi debuts on PlayStation 31 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
The online film library Mubi comes to PS3, while its creator reveals some fascinating views on alternative forms of film distribution.
To sum it up, however, the service’s tagline really says it best – it’s a film festival in your own living room.
Unlike bodies such as the RIAA or most of the big movie companies, Mubi creator Efe Cakarel feels that piracy and other cashless forms of distribution help films, rather than hinder them.
Even more impressively, is a tale he related concerning John Woo’s epic historical drama, Red Cliff. Knowing that film piracy is rife in Eastern markets, he approached the pirates himself, asking them to release a HD version of the film that he would supply.