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Media Release: Wednesday,18 February 2015

With the 87th Academy Awards only days away, Presto has assembled a collection of past Oscar winning films, available to view on Presto now, to help set the stage for this year’s celebration of top cinema hits.

The ‘Best Picture Winners Collection’ features some of the best in film making from the past few decades. Movie lovers can relive the trials and triumphs of the human spirit with Chariots of Fire, Rain Man, Ghandi and The English Patient, or explore the darker and grittier side of things with The Silence of the Lambs, No Country for Old Men and The Departed.

Presto is also screening the visually stunning masterpieces of Titanic, Chicago and Dances with Wolves; and invites people to look inside themselves and at those around them with cinema triumphs American Beauty and A Beautiful Mind.

Presto also welcomes last year’s Best Picture, 12 Years a Slave, available from 23 February, just as the world famous Academy Awards ceremony hits Australian screens.

A raft of other hit movies that have tasted Oscar success also feature on Presto, including:
Jerry Maguire – Best Supporting Actor
Zero Dark Thirty – Best Sound Editing
Letters from Iwo Jima – Best Sound Editing
Lost In Translation – Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Atonement – Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Best Art Direction; Best Makeup; Best Visual Effects
Master and Commander – Best Cinematography; Best Sound Editing
Ray – Best Actor; Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Her – Best Writing, Original Screen Play
Dallas Buyers Club – Best Actor; Best Supporting Actor; Best Makeup; Best Hair Styling

Presto Movies continues to offer movies from the major studios and key independents, including MGM, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Roadshow Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Entertainment One Films Australia, ICON, Studiocanal and Transmission Films.

For $9.99 a month Australians can subscribe to either Presto TV or Presto Movies or bundle both services for $14.99 a month with no ongoing commitment*.

Presto TV brings together a vast collection of TV shows from quality production houses including HBO, SHOWTIME®, CBS Studios International, Viacom International Media Networks and Hasbro Studios as well as a range of some of the best local content from Foxtel, Seven Network and ABC Commercial.

Presto TV, Presto Movies and the Presto Entertainment bundle are currently available across PC, MAC, iPads, select Android devices and via Google Chromecast. Subscribers can register up to four compatible devices and watch two devices simultaneously.

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