Apple today confirmed overnight chatter claiming the company will make new film releases from most leading studios available for purchase through iTunes Store in the US on the same day as their DVD release.
Both new films and catalogue titles will be available from a range of studios, including 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.
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,’ and others.
Movies are available in the US only and are $9.99 for library title purchases and $14.99 for new releases. Rentals cost $2.99 and $3.99 respectively.