iTunes Times Movie Downloads With DVD Sales

By Joseph Palenchar On May 19 2008 - 6:00am

CUPERTINO, CALIF. – Apple is making new movie releases from major and independent studios available for purchase on iTunes day-and-date with their release on DVD, the company announced.

The movies include new releases and catalog titles from 20th Century Fox, Disney, Warner Brothers., Paramount, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Lionsgate, Image Entertainment and First Look Studios. New releases will be priced at $14.99, and most catalog titles will be $9.99.

The iTunes catalog includes more than 6 million songs, 600 TV shows, and 1,500 films, including 200 in high definition. Movies purchased from iTunes can be viewed on video iPods, iPhones, Macs , PCs, and on TVs connected to Apple TV.

Other iTunes movies are available for purchase and rent, with purchase prices of $9.99 for library titles and and $14.99 for new releases. Rental prices are $2.99 for library titles and $3.99 for new release rentals, with high-definition rentals priced $1 more for purchase or rent. Short films are available to rent for 99 cents.

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