NDTV Lumière partners with BIGFlix.com for movie downloads

NDTV Lumière has announced that it has partnered bigflix.com to enable movie lovers to download movies online. Thirty titles from NDTV Lumiere’s extensive acquisition list will be available on the site on a yearly basis at a price of $1.99 per download to rent and $4.49 per download to own.

World cinema enthusiasts can now choose from a wide range of highly acclaimed films that NDTV Lumière will offer on BIGFlix.com. Viewers can choose to watch films through real-time internet streaming and can alternatively download movies on their personal computers and watch it as many times as they wish for a period of 7 days. This service will be made available across the SAARC Territories, which comprises India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Maldives.

Announcing the association with BIGFlix.com, Mr. Dhruvank Vaidya, Senior Vice President – New Ventures, NDTV Imagine, said “This initiative encompasses NDTV Lumière’s objective to take the 360 degree approach in order to ensure that the best of world cinema is accessible by audiences. After the launch of the channel and the ongoing success of theatrical releases and home videos, this association with Bigflix.com is another step in our journey to present these wonderful films to audiences not just in India but also across the SAARC region.”

Also commenting on this occasion, Mr. Murtuza Kagalwala, Business Head, Video-on-Demand (Movie Downloads), “We currently have access to 1500 titles and are looking at aggressively adding world class and rich content to our already existing world cinema titles. World cinema, today, is the one of the most popular movie category, and recently, has seen an upward trend in demand amongst diverse audience across the globe. Our partnership with NDTV Lumiere will allow us to offer our audience an access to critically acclaimed and crème de la crème titles across international languages at just a click away.”

The association with BIGFlix.com kicks off with the release of Mika Kaurismäki’s film library. Viewers can watch Mika Kaurismäki’s fast-paced comic thriller Helsinki Naples All Night Long and Kaurismaki’s first English movie Amazon released in the year 1990. The winner of the Best Fiction Award at the 1984 Tampere International Short Film Festival Jackpot 2, a shot sci-fi movie and the unconventional romance with its underlying dark and violent themes Rosso will now be available just a click away.

The 2008 released Sonic Mirror stars jazz heavyweight Bill Cobham and confirms Mika Kaurismäki’s reputation as a universally compelling storyteller, whereas, the dysfunctional Zombie from Zombie And The Ghost Train was an instant success with the audiences and went on to add another feather in Kaurismäki’s hat. Finally, The Worthless was a movie dedicated to the Finnish people with an insider’s view into Finland. All these timeless classics earned Kaurismaki great success and critical acclaim, and won him several Jussi Awards (Finland’s most prestigious film award).

Movie buffs in the SAARC territories can now pick and choose superior quality world cinema from the NDTV Lumière titles available for online streaming and swift download.

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