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News: Celestial goes Mobile in Taiwan

posted Mar 17, 2013, 7:44 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Mar 17, 2013, 7:45 PM ]

THE NEW ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN (1971)
August 5, 2004
Celestial Pictures
I hate to see Celestial go backwards in terms of quality - to me, mobile version quality is inferior to a DVD. Blu-Ray is the future, yet there are very few Shaw Brothers films making the jump to HD.  At least the mobile pricing is appropiate ($1.98 for rental).  Why can't they just sell it for that much to own to combat pirated bootleg DVDs? 

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Celestial goes Mobile in Taiwan
By Patrick Frater Mon, 18 March 2013, 09:30 AM (HKT)  

Celestial Pictures Ltd 天映娛樂有限公司, the movie rights catalogue operator, has struck its first mobile platform deal in Taiwan.

It has reached a multi-year agreement with Taiwan Mobile for transactional video-on-demand rights to a selection of Shaw Brothers film titles. The selection will be refreshed and expanded regularly with other Shaw Bros titles.

An initial selection of titles includes King HU 胡金銓's Come Drink with Me 大醉俠 (1965) and CHANG Cheh 張徹's The New One-Armed Swordsman 新獨臂刀 (1971) which will be screened via Taiwan Mobile's myVideo over-the-top video service.

MyVideo subscribers will be able to stream each movie for NT$59 (US$1.98) via TVOD. Standard features include unlimited viewings of a movie within a 48-hour window on subscribers' smartphone, iPad, tablet PC or desktop after their purchase.

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