A Must Read! Download Movies from iTunes!

It WILL HAPPEN sooner or later, but this article from Apple Insider is a must read for people watching this new distribution model closely:

http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1567

Several interesting quotes in article, but this one stood out to me...

"this option would not allow users to burn a copy of the movie to a DVD for playback on a home entertainment DVD player. "The cost of purchasing movies individually would be approximately $12.95 per movie or roughly the equivalent of buying a DVD at a store."

Hollywood will be first with its movies... but, indies will have to follow soon after (just as with their music store). Seems like they will need to change the name though? Does iTunes really work for downloading movies? And iMovie is already taken. Of course, I really don't like all these "i's" everywhere anyway.

Very cool stuff happening...


-Blake


2 comments to "A Must Read! Download Movies from iTunes!"

  • Wow, that seems steep. If you buy a DVD, you can watch it on whatever system you want (pc, tv, home theater, ...). Until media center PC's become the standard, $13 for a movie that's stuck on your pc seems too high. Of course, someone will figure out how to burn them, but at that price you should at least be allowed to burn one copy.

  • yeah, i thought the same thing. i love the idea though. but the costs will have to be worked out.

    -blake

Who Am I?

I'm a filmmaker who's produced & directed five feature films including the comedy SPILT MILK (available on iTunes), the new horror/thriller PHOBIA (on iTunes) and the action/thiller KILLING DOWN (which you can buy or rent at pretty much all the usual places).

I also created the Streamy and Webby award-winning web series PINK, which to date has been viewed online around 10 MILLION times at places like YouTube, Hulu, Koldcast and TheWB.com. And speaking of TheWB.com, I also produced and directed an online thriller for them called EXPOSED. It was released summer 2010. And most recently I created a new online sci-fi series called CONTINUUM, which is part of the online indie TV network JTS.tv - Just The Story and NOW available via VOD through indie platform Distrify.

Oh, and I don't shoot weddings. Thanks for asking though.

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