Lovefilm offers Oscar-winner for free

Movie-subscription service Lovefilm has secured the exclusive Blu-ray and DVD rental rights to Oscar-winner Departures, which secured the Best Foreign Language Film award at this year's ceremony.

The company is also offering subscribers the chance to watch the Japanese movie (originally titled Okuribito) in its entirety over the internet on a dedicated link via the firm's own player - until May 9, at least. Members will need to be signed up to the Unlimited plan to see it online, however.