YouTube may Feature Full-Length Movies

As posted on Mashable.com, Youtube is discussing with Sony Pictures the possibility of featuring full length movies like Spiderman and The DaVinci Code on the viral videos website.

While not yet confirmed, if the deal goes through it will be YouTube’s first leap into providing premium content. While the site has provided content from CBS, MGM, and Disney, none of it has been full-length features.

Check out the story here.

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4 responses to “YouTube may Feature Full-Length Movies

  1. Full-length movies on YouTube could be really awesome–though I’d hate to watch an entire movie in YouTube’s regular quality.

  2. This actually isn’t new. Well, it is for YouTube, but Hulu.com legitimately streams free feature-length movies and has done so for more than a year. Some of the more notable ones are Super Size Me, Requiem for a Dream, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Hoop Dreams and Slacker.

    But those are in a sea of less notable movies like All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 and Son of Godzilla.

    The Criterion Collection used to offer classic movies from their library in streaming format, but it looks like they bumped the price up to $5 each.

  3. Haha All Dogs Go to Heaven 2. Anyway, I do think YouTube offering feature-length films would be a big deal, simply because so many more people are familiar with YouTube than Hulu. Do you think Hulu has the potential to garner as much attention as YouTube?

  4. I think so, but only because of the major advertising push that they’re making. They’ve been airing those commercials with Alec Baldwin, Eliza Dushku and Seth MacFarlane.

    There’s a separation that can be made between the two: YouTube is the place I go to see dogs riding skateboards and music videos (wasting time 3 to 5 minutes at a time) while Hulu is the place I go if I want to watch last night’s episode of The Office or, apparently, All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (wasting 30 minutes to 2 hours at a time).

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