Editors' note: Guba has just signed a distribution deal with Sony Pictures. Adding 100 of the studio's feature films (available 7/12/06) to the Guba premium lineup is definitely an improvement for this fledgling service. (7/11/06)
Launched way back in 1998, Guba has evolved from a subscription-based media portal for Usenet users (often associated with Usenet-based porn) into a squeaky-clean hybrid store that offers both free videos and pay-per-download feature films. Recently, Guba got a boost when it started offering titles for purchase or rental from Warner Brothers. You can buy new feature films for $19.99, while older films cost $9.99. A 24-hour rental costs $1.79 and up. Though free videos can be viewed on virtually any modern computer, premium content can be viewed only on a Windows machine (more FAQs here).