Blinkbox strikes movie deal with StudioCanal

Apocalypse NowTesco-backed Blinkbox has inked a deal with StudioCanal, snapping up the rights to a range of popular titles including Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now.

Over 160 movies will be available to rent as part of the deal, including recent releases Rust and Bone and Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Other popular movies available include Source Code, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Hurt Locker and Mulholland Drive.

As with all Blinkbox titles, the films can be accessed on a growing number of devices, including games consoles, tablets and smart devices (TVs, Blu-Ray players, set-top boxes) as well as PCs and Macs.

Michael Comish, CEO Tesco Digital Entertainment, said: “This latest deal brings some of the most critically acclaimed films ever made to Blinkbox for 2013. That’s great news for movie fans. We set the bar high with new content in 2012 but we’ll be looking to add even more great titles this year.”

“We are delighted to be in partnership with Blinkbox and look forward to providing its innovative service with a wide range of world-class StudioCanal productions,” added Robb Smith, COO, StudioCanal.