Apple Holds Sale on Movie Collections in U.S. iTunes Store [Updated]

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    Apple is currently holding a sale on movie bundles in the U.S. iTunes Store, offering heavy discounts on collections of both SD and HD versions of films. The bundles include film collections of popular franchises such as the Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Spider Man.

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    Last week, Apple launched movie support for iTunes in the Cloud in eight new countries, including Japan and Italy. The service was first launched for music in June 2011 in the United States, with movie and TV show support in March 2012.

    Update: Pricing and availability on some of the bundles is changing rapidly, suggesting that some of the pricing deals may have been in error. The complete set of Harry Potter films was initially priced a $9.99, but is now carrying a $59.99 price tag. Similarly, the Lord of the Rings was originally also priced at $9.99 before briefly being removed from the promotion page and then returned with a $17.99 price tag.

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    I saw this earlier and thought these prices were so low that it might have been an error. Too bad I own a few of these on iTunes already though. Great for people building up their digital collection.

    But I mean, Jesus. The entire Harry Potter collection in HD for $9.99? Wow. :eek:

    Great deals Apple. Hope to see more like this in the future :D
     
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    Not on the Australian store just checked :( USA only again It seems
     
  4. Bearxor, Aug 13, 2013
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    Some of the pricing is just weird to me. The complete Harry Potter collection in HD for $10 is an easy choice for me. But $25 for all the x-men movies? $50 for Star Trek 1-10? $40 for Die Hard? Just weird.

    Though the Godfather collection for $20 is tempting.

    EDIT: See now pricing was a mistake. Glad I got in on that $10 HP deal!
     
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    Haha... Ice Age Triple Pack - what about the 4th move?!
     
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    Same with the UK, no joy here.
     
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    goddamn. the lotr, hp, and matrix are killer deals. too bad it's itunes. maybe amazon will counter this...
     
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    All 3 Back to the Future movies for $20? Great Scott!!!
     
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    This awesomely a good deal, might pickup some of the trilogies :D
     
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    When I go there I only see a pathetic Jurassic Park movie bundle for £13.99 (SD) which I can buy from Amazon for £8. :confused:

    Not exactly a very compelling offer.

    I never buy movies from iTunes - more expensive than a DVD and less flexible! Ridiculous.
     
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    The UK is handled poorly...

    Key films like Fifth Element, Goblet of Fire and others missing in HD. Indiana Jones missing entirely. Oh - I'm tired of writing about UK film studios mishandling of UK titles. GRRRRRR
     
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    Just checked the Canadian store on my iPad and the prices are still the same. LOTR is still $45 for either the extended editions or regular.
     
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    I bought the back to the future trilogy in bluray for $18 last year. Way better than iTunes.
     
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    Well, I'm sorry some of you are in countries that have been left out, but for me the 10 dollars for all 8 Harry Potter movies in an insanely obvious choice.

    Doesn't even matter that I own 3 on disk already.
     
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    I was going to buy the harry potter collection when it was $60 but at $10 this is a steal.
     
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    In for the Harry Potter, Back to the Future and The Godfather Collections!!:D
     
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    Is there a way to transfer iTunes video files so they play over windows media player on my HTPC?
     
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    I'm not sure if there are Bundles on sale anywhere else than US, but should we have a poll about when do we think MR should tell if news are only about US?
    When less than 80% pagehits comes from US?
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    You can install itunes on your htpc If they are hd though and htpc does not have hdmi then iCloud will become invalid for those in a few days
     
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    Why is Die Hard so expensive and Harry Potter so cheap? :eek::confused:
     
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    Considering the number of DVDs I have lost due to scratches (mostly by DVD drives) I now tend to avoid DVD. How is iTunes movies less flexible? I would have said just the opposite.
     
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    You can install itunes on your htpc If they are hd though and htpc does not have hdmi then iCloud will become invalid for those in a few days
     

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