Everyone loves a freebie and from 1st October the SBS ON DEMAND movies catalogue will expand to offer over 400 titles that are free for Australians to enjoy whenever they want, wherever they are and on a devise of their choosing offering Australia’s largest collection of free and legal on demand movies. Movies will be available for 12 months with around 10-20 new titles added every month.
SBS movie buff and host of Movie Mayhem on SBS 2 Marc Fenell said: “Over 400 free movies available 24/7 is every movie lover’s dream. There’s no catch, no subscription, no illegal downloading, just an amazing selection of movies from around the world on SBS, the home of international movies, available to watch on your tablet, desktop, mobile or through your internet connected TV.”
The launch comes off the back of SBS Movie’s highly successful Online Film Festival of 100 Clicks in March 2014 which saw the release of 108 movie titles offered free online for 31 days. This attracted 824,000 video stream views – a 186 per cent increase monthly average for SBS Movies over the previous 12 months.
Movies will be available across a number of genres including thriller, horror, comedy, classics and action with around half the catalogue in English and the rest in various languages.
· The Skin I Live In staring Antonio Bandaras as a plastic surgeon with a pet project on the side. Directed by Pedro Almodovar.
· Transamerica staring Felicity Huffman as a pre-operative male-to-female transsexual who takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.
· The Science of Sleep A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world. Stars Gael García Bernal.
· Gomorrah The greatest mafia movie ever made. An incredible film about organised crime at a grass roots level and modern crime families. Set in a crumbling Naples ghetto, crime and exploitation is inescapable.
· The Woodsman A child molester returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life. Stars Kevin Bacon.
· Paradise Now Shortlisted for Oscars amidst much controversy, Paradise Now is a film about two brothers preparing for a suicide attack.
· Fish Tank starring Michael Fassbender –BAFTA winning 2009 British drama film written and directed by Andrea Arnold, Everything changes for 15 yr old Mia (Katie Jarvis) when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.
There will also be some curated movies for people who want a one-stop-shop for their favourite genres including Get A Room with Sexy/Risquétitles, Famous Faces featuring A-list talent, Festival Favourites: Movies with pedigree/ recognition, Feel Good Flicks easy to watch and light entertainment, Fright Night Scary/Horror/Thriller and SBS Loves a cross-section of the best movies available as recommended by the experts at the SBS movies team.
SBS ON DEMAND is available on more platforms than any other broadcaster including online, iPhone, iPad, Android, Smart TVs, HBBTVs Xbox and Playstation.