San Bruno, Calif. – Google’s (NASD: GOOG) YouTube on Monday announced
plans to add some 3,000 new movie titles from Hollywood studios for rental from
its website by U.S. users. The company said new release films including
"Inception," "The King’s Speech," "The Green
Hornet" and "Despicable Me," in addition to older titles such as
"Goodfellas" and "Caddyshack" will be available to rent "at
industry standard pricing" — many titles on the site are listed at $2.99.
may then be watched with a YouTube account on any computer.
Many movie pages
will feature YouTube Movie Extras, a range of free, behind-the-scenes videos,
cast interviews, parodies, clips and remixes sourced from YouTube.
didn’t mention specific deals with studios, but the blog post’s
"tags" included Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers and NBC Universal.