Martin Scorsese's Oscar winning film 'Hugo' is Apple's latest free gift in US

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
Apple's "12 Days of Gifts" continues to roll on, with Monday's offering of critically acclaimed film "Hugo" marking the fifth free item offered to users in the United States, while those in the U.K. can instead download the holiday classic "Home Alone."

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Each day's gift can be discovered by using Apple's official 12 Days of Gifts app available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Users can download Monday's free gift, Hugo, direct from iTunes for free without installing the iOS app.

Rated 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and a winner of five Academy Awards in 2012, "Hugo" is a love letter to cinema from acclaimed director Martin Scorsese. An adaptation of the children's book "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," the 2011 film stars Asa Butterfield, Jude Law, Chloe Graze Moretz, Emily Mortimer, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Ben Kingsley.

The two-hour, six minute film is available in high definition 1080p or 720p, as well as standard definition. The free offering also comes with iTunes Extras content, including "Shoot the Moon (The Making of Hugo," which features interviews with the cast and crew.

Previous U.S. gifts from Apple include a Justin Timberlake single, the iOS game Tiny Thief, Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014 e-book, and a single from Lorde.

Apple offers different gifts to users across the globe, meaning Monday's offering of "Hugo" is limited to those in America. U.K. users, for example, receive a free copy of the film Home Alone as their free gift on Monday.
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  • Reply 1 of 37
    zozmanzozman Posts: 393member
    We got Home Alone, I want Hugo too!.
  • Reply 2 of 37
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 7,326member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Zozman View Post



    We got Home Alone, I want Hugo too!.

     

    Call 911 and have them send the Whaaaaambulance!

  • Reply 3 of 37
    mazda 3smazda 3s Posts: 1,577member
    zozman wrote: »
    We got Home Alone, I want Hugo too!.

    We got Hugo, I'd rather have Home Alone :)
  • Reply 4 of 37
    richlrichl Posts: 2,213member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Zozman View Post



    We got Home Alone, I want Hugo too!.

     

    Set up an account with the US iTunes store then.

  • Reply 5 of 37
    saareksaarek Posts: 1,150member

    Home alone suits me, I felt like watching it again and was too tight to spend the money to rent it. Thanks Apple

  • Reply 6 of 37
    I'm having a bit a Whaaaa too here in Ireland. Gifts this year are crap compared to last year. So bad I have only downloaded 1 so far. Its stuff you can't even give away for free, kinda like a Surface, :)
  • Reply 7 of 37
    At last, a freebie I like. From the trailer, Hugo sounds like it will be great and imaginative film.
  • Reply 8 of 37
    asdasdasdasd Posts: 5,324member
    I'd prefer Hugo but free is great anyway.
  • Reply 9 of 37
    mobiusmobius Posts: 378member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Zozman View Post

    We got Home Alone, I want Hugo too!.

     

    I'm sure if you are resourceful enough, you can find a way to download it for free sans iTunes. ;)
  • Reply 10 of 37

    I wish apple will consider giving the following apps for free. iPhoto?iMovie?GarageBand?Pages?Numbers?Keynote.  There must be alot of people out there like myself who would be happy to get these apps.  Since apple is giving them for free with new purchased devices hopefully they would consider to give it away for free for people who have older devices.  Thank you apple for what you have given away for free.  Some people will be happy and other not but in the end free is free no matter what.  Thank you.  

  • Reply 11 of 37
    zozmanzozman Posts: 393member
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    Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post

     

     

    Call 911 and have them send the Whaaaaambulance!


     

    Its 000 in Australia. 

    If you were in arms reach, you'd need whaaambulance :p 

     

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RichL View Post

     

     

    Set up an account with the US iTunes store then.




     


    I think i will :D
  • Reply 12 of 37
    asdasdasdasd Posts: 5,324member
    As far as I know 911 works everywhere. Blame Hollywood.
  • Reply 13 of 37
    Originally Posted by asdasd View Post

    Blame Hollywood.

     

    That people are so stupid they don’t know their local emergency information? Why? <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 14 of 37
    I have a feeling I'm going to open a can of worms here...

    I know it's not universally popular, but I'm one of those people who really do like 3D movies when the effects are used well. Hugo is a great example of that. I already own the movie on 3D Blu-Ray.

    I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, and if I didn't already own it I would definitely download Hugo. But to me this gift shines a spotlight on the fact Apple doesn't offer 3D versions of movies for those of us who (gasp!) actually like it. I understand the technical restraints, but they don't seem insurmountable to me.
  • Reply 15 of 37
    Got in here in Canada with a Canadian account.
  • Reply 16 of 37
    inkling wrote: »
    At last, a freebie I like. From the trailer, Hugo sounds like it will be great and imaginative film.

    It production was very good but I also found the story to be an exceedingly dull storyl. I came away neither liking or disliking it, and quickly forgetting about it until it was mentioned here this morning.
  • Reply 17 of 37
    Originally Posted by bucknbn View Post

    …the fact Apple doesn’t offer 3D versions of movies…

     

    Because Apple doesn’t support gimmicks.

  • Reply 18 of 37
    tonyp385 wrote: »
    I wish apple will consider giving the following apps for free. iPhoto?iMovie?GarageBand?Pages?Numbers?Keynote.  There must be alot of people out there like myself who would be happy to get these apps.  Since apple is giving them for free with new purchased devices hopefully they would consider to give it away for free for people who have older devices.  

    It is highly unlikely they will ever do that. Why? Because it's not about the apps but rather the upgraded hardware. They want you to buy the newer devices so when you do you get this 'gift without purchase'. If they just give it to everyone folks have less reason to buy new hardware which is what they want since that is where they make money. Make no mistake Apple might not use making money as their major guideline but that is still their business.
  • Reply 19 of 37
    solipsismx wrote: »
    It production was very good but I also found the story to be an exceedingly dull storyl. I came away neither liking or disliking it, and quickly forgetting about it until it was mentioned here this morning.

    It's a kids movie from a kids book. Most adults will find it boring due to the lack of real violence, sex or a complex storyline
  • Reply 20 of 37
    That people are so stupid they don’t know their local emergency information? Why? :lol:

    When you have mom on speed dial, who needs another number??
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