youtube launches movie rentals in the uk individual title viewYouTube movie rentals have gone live in the UK at youtube.com/movies providing “over a thousand full-length feature films from major Hollywood and British studios are available for rent” at .

There are some decent movies available in the initial selection, like Hanna, Chocolat and The Bank Job – but also plenty you won’t want to waste your time on, however its more the principle that the service has gone live that counts, and hopefully more (decent)  movies will be added to the collection in the coming months.

The films vary in rental time, but its typically 24-48 hours and you can watch the movie as many times during the rental period as you like. Films include a description and a Rotten Tomatoes rating and review summary.

Many films include “YouTube Film Extras” which contain behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and other related videos from the YouTube community. Films can be viewed in the same way as any other YouTube clip, but don’t expect the service to come to the iOS YouTube client any time soon!

youtube launches movie rentals in the uk