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Universal to Offer ‘The Big Lebowski’ for Rent on Facebook

Posted on the 21 August 2011 by Bhasunjaya

Universal is using the cult classic The Big Lebowski to launch its Social Theater application on Facebook. The app allows viewers to rent the movie directly through the film’s Facebook fan page, where they can also participate in a communal viewing experience by contributing “likes” and comments while also monitoring the comments from other friends of the movie.


The rental offering is timed to coincide with the movie’s release on Blu-Ray, which is in stores now.

On Facebook, Lebowski fans can rent the movie for a 48-hour period for 30 Facebook Credits, which are the equivalent of $3. In addition, users who rent the film will be able to pass along a $1 discount off the rental for up to five friends through Facebook’s “Buy With Friends” platform.

NBCUniversal developed the Social Theater technology with F-commerce developer Milyoni.

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