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'12 Days of Gifts' Gives Oscar-Winning Scorsese Film 'Hugo' Today in U.S. and Canada, 'Home Alone' Internationally

HugoAs part of its 12 Days of Gifts promotion, Apple is making Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-winning film Hugo free for all iTunes users in the U.S. and Canada. International customers receive Chris Columbus' holiday classic Home Alone.

The movie is the most valuable gift that Apple has offered through the 12 Days of Gifts app, which will continue giving one gift per day through January 6th.

Users can get the movies either through the 12 Day of Gifts app, or by downloading the movie directly from the iTunes Store on their Mac, PC or iOS device. It's likely that the movie will be free for today only so users are encouraged to download the film without delay.

Hugo received significant critical acclaim, making a number of year-end top-ten lists for 2011. The film won five Oscars for Best Cinematography, Art Direction, Visual Effects, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing, and was nominated for six more including Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Costume Design, and Film Editing.
Welcome to a magical world of spectacular adventure! When wily and resourceful Hugo discovers a secret left by his father, he unlocks a mystery and embarks on a quest that will transform those around him and lead to a safe and loving place he can call home. Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese invites you to experience a thrilling journey that critics are calling “the stuff that dreams are made of.” *Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE

12 Days of Gifts is a universal app available for free in the App Store. [Direct Link]

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10 months ago
I'd rather have Home Alone!!
Rating: 11 Votes
10 months ago
I was going to say "cue the people whining about things being given away for free in 3... 2... 1...", but I'm already too late for that.
Rating: 11 Votes
10 months ago

...Truth is Scorsese is the most overrated director of the last 50 years.


And so no, I am not wrong. I have studied film, written critically about film, have a film degree, and know a lot about the entire history of film. And Scorsese is OVERRATEED!

Not whining about free stuff, just bashing a director who needs to stop making movies.


Looks like someone is Jelly

And needs to go to Jelly School! (http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/babjj8/jelly-school)

And how can someone be right or wrong about an opinion about films? Art is subjective.
Rating: 10 Votes
10 months ago
Thank god it wasn't 'Home Alone'! (Like Europe)
Rating: 9 Votes
10 months ago

a movie featuring a kid as the main character, thanks but no thanks :rolleyes:


That is why the following movies suck:

Stand by Me
The Goonies
E.T the Extra-Terrestrial
The Wizard of Oz
Pan's Labyrinth
Life of Pi
Winter's Bone
Kick Ass
Let the Right One In
Any Harry Potter film
Rating: 9 Votes
10 months ago

Made the mistake of actually buying this movie when it was on sale for $6.99 a couple months ago. My kids hated it. Truth is Scorsese is the most overrated director of the last 50 years.

No. You're wrong.

Not very fair for Apple to give America and ultimately better film. Shame on them.

Uh, other countries have had this app for years, and North America just got it for the first time. Deal with it.
Rating: 8 Votes
10 months ago
You missed a couple days, MacRumors. ;)
Rating: 6 Votes
10 months ago

I'm not bashing what has been chosen to be free. I have downloaded the free things as I like them and not as I don't or in this case already have. If I had not already bought this movie I would have taken the free download, only to watch it later and then find out how bad it was. And in actuality I wanted to like this movie and did some parts, but as usual Scorsese takes what could have been a good movie and ruins it.

And so no, I am not wrong. I have studied film, written critically about film, have a film degree, and know a lot about the entire history of film. And Scorsese is OVERRATEED!

Not whining about free stuff, just bashing a director who needs to stop making movies.


Point me to the movie you've made, please kind sir.
Rating: 5 Votes
10 months ago

So sweet of Apple to give me movies i can already stream for free on netflix or apps that are garbage. Thanks Apple. We should call it the 12 days of garbage instead and then at least we wouldn't be hoping for anything special.


Nobody is forcing you to download it!

Also, this lets you download a critically-aclaimed, Oscar-winning film (that also happens to be very beautiful and touching) that you can use on all your Apple devices and can even watch when you don't have access to the internet!

How spoiled and ungrateful you are :rolleyes::mad:
Rating: 5 Votes
10 months ago

So sweet of Apple to give me movies i can already stream for free on netflix or apps that are garbage. Thanks Apple. We should call it the 12 days of garbage instead and then at least we wouldn't be hoping for anything special.


You can't stream it on Netflix for free. You have a paid subscription to Netflix.
Rating: 5 Votes

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