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snowatom

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Jan 8, 2011
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Just wondering why USA gets 4K movie upgrades on many more titles than Denmark.

I’m still waiting for a lot of movies to be 4K, that already are converted in the US.

Just two examples:
The Fifth Element
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Can anyone tell my why only US gets the 4K upgrades? - I’m just as big collector in Denmark, as many others in the US, why are we left out?
 

mallbritton

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Nov 26, 2006
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Because the rights holders to the films control that kind of thing. Apple doesn't have any control over it.
 
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-Gonzo-

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Nov 14, 2015
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Yeah just down to licensing, many films outside of the US are distributed by a different studio which usually affects that 4K release via iTunes.
Take John Wick 1 & 2 for example, in the US they were made and distributed under Lionsgate whereas in the UK they’re distributed by Warner Bros and as such we miss out on that 4K release via iTunes.
 
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snowatom

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Jan 8, 2011
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I hate this stupid licencing crap. If you are not living in US you get totally screwed. No 4K, no unrated versions and much higher prices. It’s not even possible to buy TV series on Apple iTunes in Denmark.

If the movie industry really wanted to get rid of piracy, they should start by giving legal options for the buyers.
 
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-Gonzo-

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Nov 14, 2015
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I hate this stupid licencing crap. If you are not living in US you get totally screwed. No 4K, no unrated versions and much higher prices. It’s not even possible to buy TV series on Apple iTunes in Denmark.

If the movie industry really wanted to get rid of piracy, they should start by giving legal options for the buyers.
As prices go for the most part the US is more expensive than the UK.
 
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snowatom

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Jan 8, 2011
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Denmark
Wish I could say the same, every new movie released on iTunes is 27$ in Denmark.
 
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-Gonzo-

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Nov 14, 2015
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Wish I could say the same, every new movie released on iTunes is 27$ in Denmark.
Mind you when I say they’re more expensive it does of course depend on the US state as tax is added at purchase and some US states don’t pay tax on digital whereas all UK prices include tax.
For the majority of brand new releases they will be £13.99 (not including those premium releases we’re currently getting)
For the most part I’ll usually wait for prices to drop to £4.99 before I decide to buy unless it’s a new release I really must have and cannot wait for, but usually I’m happy enough to wait for the £3.99 price point before I take the plunge.
 
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