Thursday, May 1st 2008

Films from More Than 20 Studios Now Available From Apple iTunes

Apple today announced that new movie releases from major film studios and premier independent studios are available for purchase on the iTunes Store on the same day as their DVD release. New releases and catalog titles will be available from 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Lionsgate, Image Entertainment and First Look Studios. Movies purchased from iTunes can be viewed on an iPod with video, iPhone, Mac or PC or on a widescreen TV with Apple TV, with new releases priced at $14.99 and most catalog titles at $9.99.

“We’re thrilled to bring iTunes Store customers new films for purchase day-and-date with the DVD release,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. “We think movie fans will love being able to buy their favorites from major and independent studios.”

New releases available for purchase on the iTunes Store this week, concurrent with their DVD release, include “American Gangster” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.” Other popular titles now available for purchase include “Juno,” “Cloverfield,” “I Am Legend,” “There Will Be Blood,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks” and “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.”

The iTunes Store is the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store with a catalog of over six million songs, 600 TV shows and over 1,500 films including 200 in stunning high definition video. With Apple’s legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as new iTunes Movie Rentals, integrated podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, the ability to turn previously purchased tracks into complete albums at a reduced price, and seamless integration with iPod and iPhone, the iTunes Store is the best way for Mac and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music and video online.

Pricing & Availability
Movie purchases and rentals from the iTunes Store for Mac or Windows require iTunes 7.6.2, available as a free download immediately from http://www.itunes.com. iTunes movie purchases and rentals require a valid credit card with a billing address in the country of purchase. iTunes Movies are available in the US only and are $9.99 (US) for library title purchases and $14.99 (US) for new release purchases and $2.99 (US) for library title rentals and $3.99 (US) for new release rentals, and high definition rental versions are priced just one dollar more with library title rentals at $3.99 (US) and new release rentals at $4.99 (US). Short films are available to rent for 99 cents (US). Movies can be previewed, purchased and watched on iPod classic, iPod nano with video, iPod touch, iPhone and on a widescreen TV with Apple TV.Source: Apple
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17 Comments on Films from More Than 20 Studios Now Available From Apple iTunes

#1
Azazel
hmm..why would anyone want to watch a movie on a 4 inch screen
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#2
Triprift
Because we love the eye strain man and a ipods easier to lug around than a tv
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#3
Azazel
:p lol

jut get a portable dvd player. has like a 10+ inch monitor. id rather watch no movie at all that on a small little i-pod
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#4
Triprift
Typical Us only :shadedshu
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#5
Azazel
probably come out in a couple months in the uk and aus...we are alway behind
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#6
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
if you have one of those apple TV thinga-ma-jigs then you can watch the movies on your tv instead of your ipod. sorta stupid though if you have an HDTV.
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#7
Triprift
Ive never even heard of that rhino they been out long?
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#9
Azazel
wow. we don't have that here.
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#10
FatForester
I can't stand their digital downloads.. I got a giftcard as a gift, so I bought some episodes of The Office. I'm still playing with a way to strip the DRM off of it. The whole 5 time activation crap is ridiculous. iTunes + DRM :shadedshu
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#11
timta2
The best way to strip the DRM would be download the torrent! ;)
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#13
Wile E
Power User
by: FatForester
I can't stand their digital downloads.. I got a giftcard as a gift, so I bought some episodes of The Office. I'm still playing with a way to strip the DRM off of it. The whole 5 time activation crap is ridiculous. iTunes + DRM :shadedshu
virtualdubmod?
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#14
Triprift
If they comes available to us ozzies it will be great id love to wach a movie or two on me ipod.
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#15
Metzen
by: FatForester
I can't stand their digital downloads.. I got a giftcard as a gift, so I bought some episodes of The Office. I'm still playing with a way to strip the DRM off of it. The whole 5 time activation crap is ridiculous. iTunes + DRM :shadedshu
You can reset your activations and start @ 0...
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#16
Ravenas
Or you can watch movies on your monitor (whatever size) or you can take you macbook, do a dvi to hdmi and watch movies.

Or you can buy an apple tv an watch sub HD movies, similar to other DD services.
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#17
Wile E
Power User
Or I could just buy the real thing on physical media, and not mess with it.
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