YouTube is releasing movies for rent in UK

7 Oct 2011

Just months after YouTube released movies for rent in the US and Canada, the online video giant is to release more than 1,000 full-length features films from major Hollywood and UK studios for rent in the UK.

“From blockbusters like The Dark Knight and Reservoir Dogs, to new releases such as Hanna, Fast Five and Red Riding Hood, and even British classics like Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, you can find many of your favourite films in high quality available to rent now at,” said Matteo Vallone, YouTube business product manager.

“Many movie pages also feature YouTube Movie Extras with free, behind-the-scenes videos, cast interviews, parodies, clips and remixes from YouTube’s unique community of content creators. Over time, we’ll also be adding additional videos and features to YouTube Movie Extras so that you can get even more into movies on YouTube.

“Britain has a long history of cinema, starting from the first moving pictures being developed on celluloid film in the UK. Now British film buffs can be part of the digital revolution too, at,” Vallone said.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years