Sony To Expand The Crackle.com Library Of Free Movies
Variety’s Mark Graser reported today that Sony will be adding a host of new titles to its free online movie site Crackle.com as it looks to lure both viewers and advertisers. Among the titles slated are Spider-Man 2, Groundhog Day and Stripes Sony is also adding more original programming by launching Crackle Cinemactive, a video clip-based game about pop culture. The game is being added to a list of original series that included Ed Brubacker’s thriller Angel of Death, starring Zoe Bell and Lucy Lawless, and Starv-ing, with David Faustino.
In addition to Spider-Man 2, new titles added to Crackle’s free service include A Few Good Men, 1941, El Mariachi, Big Fish, The Fan, LaBamba, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Johnny Mnemonic, as well as several titles from the Godzilla franchise bringing the total number of films offered to nearly 100, all absolutely free.
Crackle also recently brokered a content deal with YouTube that it hopes will drive more traffic to its own site.
The site has seen streams increase roughly 84% since the begining of the year, and ranked as the seventh most trafficked entertainment video site in March, according to comScore.