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UK Finally Gets Apple Movie Downloads
But how do they squeeze them down wires?

04 June 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: Apple

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We poor Apple users in the UK have had a long wait to enjoy the same level of downloadable goodies as our American friends, but the makers of pretty computers today announced that the movie download service is finally coming to the UK.

All the major movie studios, aside from Universal, have signed up to offer their films for download. Over 700 titles are available. New titles will cost £10.99 to download or £3.49 to rent. Library (aka Old) titles will set you back £6.99 to keep and £2.49 to rent. The rental period gives you 30 days to start watching a film and 48 hours to finish watching it once you've started. Films are available in hi-def for an extra pound.

The service is available from today.




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Itunes
What is the workaround to access US Itunes stuff as mentioned in the above post? More

Posted by Gold Digger at 14:54 on 06 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: What is is with Universal?
L: boredbluekoala The tards at Universal are ALWAYS late to the party, they were the last ones to get on board with that new dvd thingy, then they balked at Blu-ray prefering the now defuct HD-DVD, now they aint doin the download thing with Apple? What's next, are they gonna set fire to their own studio? ol. Nah, they're probably looking at a reworking of the Hulk with Kate Winslet and pee wee herman, Directed by Anthony Minghella. No, wait.... More

Posted by JRockwell at 15:34 on 05 June 2008 | Report This Post

FAO hoisy
tesco, sainsburys, play.com, amazon marketplace. More

Posted by bruised_blood at 12:28 on 05 June 2008 | Report This Post

When you say DVD's are cheaper than that, i would really love to know where you are buying your DVD's. BLU RAY costs up to £20 a DVD yet here you can download in high definition for just £12. It seems pretty clear to me which is cheaper. More

Posted by holsy at 11:11 on 05 June 2008 | Report This Post

Talking of late to the party . . .
I'm a UK resident and have been enjoying Apple's facility via the US website using a well known work around. The best thing is the rental service - you actually might use this, although to date I've only watched "The Assassination of Jessie James" in HD. The download is quick and the quality great 720p on my 43" Pioneer - the main bonus though is the 5.1 sound which packs a punch and is crystal. However, being a disc collector, I tend to watch movies and decide whether to buy bas More

Posted by novakid at 10:52 on 05 June 2008 | Report This Post

also...
what a surprise.... we're paying way more than our American counterparts. $14.99 for a new film over there. That's £7.66p to you and I. Thanks Apple. More

Posted by bruised_blood at 09:49 on 05 June 2008 | Report This Post

£10.99???
far Far FAR too expensive. If the studios really want people to stop downloading then they need to start offering legal downloads at more reasonable prices. These are most definitely not reasonable. DRM restricted low-quality movies for largely the same price as a DVD. No thank you. More

Posted by bruised_blood at 09:34 on 05 June 2008 | Report This Post

dvds are cheaper so its still pointless More

Posted by jonogage at 08:50 on 05 June 2008 | Report This Post

What is is with Universal?
The tards at Universal are ALWAYS late to the party, they were the last ones to get on board with that new dvd thingy, then they balked at Blu-ray prefering the now defuct HD-DVD, now they aint doin the download thing with Apple? What's next, are they gonna set fire to their own studio? More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 01:08 on 05 June 2008 | Report This Post

Meh. Don't want nasty DRM files on my computer. More

Posted by John Firth at 22:25 on 04 June 2008 | Report This Post

Wont be buying any films from Apple as assume it will have same playback limitations as their MP3s. Rather get stuff from sites like Lovefilm.com. Their downloads are cheaper in many cases as well (though a bit limited at the mo). More

Posted by nclowe at 19:22 on 04 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
Yes, that is correct. Our original information on this was wrong, so I've updated the story. More

Posted by Olly Richards at 17:41 on 04 June 2008 | Report This Post

MacWorld is reporting that they ARE available in HD, for one pound extra. More

Posted by holland at 17:13 on 04 June 2008 | Report This Post


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