SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenCine (www.greencine.com), the film addict's film site, today announced that its Video-on-Demand (VOD) library now contains over 10,000 titles. Featuring the industry's largest library of independent, international and documentary films, GreenCine's VOD collection includes a wide array of movies starting at less than $2 per rental.
GreenCine's VOD service, which first debuted in September 2003, has steadily grown through a series of partnerships, affiliations and acquisitions. Unlike its major competitors, the service does not have associations with or receive financial backing from any of the major studios. GreenCine has been able to attract independent filmmakers and distributors to its VOD service through its reputation as one of the Web's preeminent sources for filmmaker interviews, festival coverage and film discovery and debate. Recently profiled in The Wall Street Journal ("Consumers looking for foreign or independent films can turn to GreenCine ... "), GreenCine's VOD library contains an eclectic mixture of important and widely-sought titles from such pioneers as Hal Hartley, Andrzej Wajda and Caveh Zahedi.
"Video-on-Demand is the wave of the future. It's the easiest, most convenient and most environmentally-friendly way for people to watch films. GreenCine is in the vanguard of the VOD movement because of their dual commitment to thinking outside the box and promoting truly independent films," said Caveh Zahedi, acclaimed director of A Little Stiff, In the Bathtub of the World and I Don't Hate Las Vegas Anymore, all of which are available through GreenCine's VOD library, and whose I Am a Sex Addict opens in New York and San Francisco on April 5th. "I believe that GreenCine's method of combining DVD rentals and VOD downloads with editorial content and community will replace all current models. As a filmmaker and film enthusiast, I'm proud to be a part of the GreenCine community, and look forward to seeing what they'll come up with next."
"Much like individual film preferences, viewing habits are unique to every person. Not only is Video-on-Demand a convenient way to make the films on our site as accessible as possible, it also affords us the opportunity to showcase films that aren't available in any other format," said Jonathan Marlow, GreenCine's Director of Content Acquisition. "VOD is a perfect complement to our Rent-by-Mail business because it enables us to expand our total catalogue and furthers our mission of broadening the distribution opportunities for motion pictures."
To view a complete list of films available for download from GreenCine's VOD library and/or to learn more about the service, please visit: http://watch.greencine.com/
GreenCine LLC (www.greencine.com) is the #1 shop and stop for film addicts, featuring one of the largest libraries of independent, international and documentary films in the world and exclusive interviews with the world's most influential filmmakers. GreenCine offers more than 30,000 films for rent through its award-winning DVD Rent-by-Mail service and over 10,000 titles available on-demand from its extensive VOD library from its own site and through its technology partners Akimbo, Google Video and others. Supporting one of the largest film communities on the Internet, www.greencine.com enables members to review and debate their favorite films and connect with other members with similar interests. For further details on GreenCine and its services, please visit: www.greencine.com.