'Star Trek Into Darkness' Gets Early Release on iTunes with Bundle Deal

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    Apple is now selling JJ Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness on the iTunes Movie Store three weeks ahead of its September 10th general release.

    The film is available in HD for $20 and SD for $15, or as a $25 HD bundle with the prior Star Trek film. There is no rental option -- rentals will be available September 10th -- and it appears to only be available to U.S. iTunes customers.

    A number of independent or smaller-budget films have launched day-and-date or even ahead of their theatrical release on iTunes, but the three-week early purchase window ahead of a DVD/Blu-Ray release is part of an effort by the major studios to jumpstart more profitable digital sales. Apple has offered early streaming access to music albums in the past.

    Star Trek Into Darkness is available in HD on iTunes for $20. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Gets Early Release on iTunes with Bundle Deal
     
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    And, yet, it took months, maybe it was over a year, before How to Train a Dragon appeared on iTunes.

    Could It be that the studios are finally catching on to where their customers are, technologically?
     
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    Would be better if the lower the price on digital downloads
     
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    not sure but is that a Dreamworks production and since they are competition with Pixar/Disney/Apple they held off?
     
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    Ditto. The physical copy, while available later, will cost less and be higher quality. If you want to upcharge for digital, you need to make it available same day as the theatrical release.
     
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    From where?
     
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    When you buy the Bluray does it come with 3D?
     
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    If you get the 3D version it includes Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.
     
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    and ...here come the "pricing" weiner posts

    Apple don't control the top level pricing.
    Apple don't control the distribution times

    You don't have to buy the ****ing format if you don't like it.
     
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    Just wait a couple of weeks and you can get it for like $3 on Movieberry.com
    in HD.
     
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    Apply really needs a Bundle-up or some other thing similar to Complete my Album so that those if us who bought earlier movies can get decent pricing. Right now Bourne Collection is $30 for all four movies in HD. But for someone who has one or two already, where is the incentive?

    Likewise, like they did with iTunes Plus and the ability to buy higher bitrate songs to replace the lower ones, they need an HD upgrade path. If I bought an iTunes movie at a time when either HD was not yet available or it was but the movie only released in SD, give me a pricing break to upgrade to the HD version. Same with iTunes Extras. Any movie you bought that added iTunes Extras after your purchase should make that immediately available as a download at no charge.

    The only thing Apple is teaching consumers is to wait to buy as they will get more complete content.
     
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    I don't and I won't - but thanks for pointing out the obvious! :rolleyes:
     
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    Just bought movies 1-10 for $49.99 in HD. Which is still available on iTunes BTW.

    Already have digital copy of previous version, but its not in HD.

    Already have combo pack with the ship on pre-order which includes digital copy.
     
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    Don't think that the people who complained were complaining about Apple. But I agree with the sentiment that digital downloads should be cheaper than physical media.

    The argument from media outlets has historically been that it costs them money to press the media, package it, distribute it, etc. Well, guess what. There are none of those costs here. Why should I pay them $20 for a digital download when I can buy the physical disc for the same price? Granted, I have no desire for the physical disc, but why should they get the extra money?
     
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    I agree with the cost.

    I also believe there should be an option to upgrade to HD from SD.
     
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    I agree, especially what i bolded, but bet this is the hands of studios as well. Look at the digital copy with physical disc bundles. Some companies the digital copy is HD, others it isn't.
     
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