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Here’s Where to Buy ‘Godzilla’ in Digital HD – A Price Comparison

September 3, 2014 |

Warner Bros.’ 2014 film Godzilla has just been released early to digital format, made available for purchase about two weeks ahead of the Blu-ray Disc, DVD, On Demand, and other rental options are available on September 16. The average price of … Read More

‘Lone Survivor’ Released to Digital Format – Here’s a Price Comparison

May 21, 2014 |

Universal Pictures’ Lone Survivor is now available to download in Digital HD format two weeks earlier than the Blu-ray and DVD formats release. The digital version of the film is priced at $14.99 from most online vendors (at most $16), … Read More

The Current Top Ten Digital Movie Purchases and Rentals

May 7, 2014 |

Digital movie purchases have been on the incline for the past couple years while rentals and disc sales have declined. If you’ve been following the trends, studios are increasingly releasing movies digitally before On Demand and other home media … Read More

The Top 10 Digital Movie Sales in Q1 2014

April 26, 2014 |

What to know what movies have sold the most digital copies so far in 2014? Here are the Top 10 digital movie purchases and rentals from on demand rentals and sales through the internet. Disney’s Frozen leads digital sales … Read More

iTunes Limited-Time Movie Sale Bundles 10 Original ‘Star Trek’ Films

January 2, 2014 |

If you haven’t gotten around to digitizing all your Star Trek films, here’s a great time to acquire the 10 original movies (pre-director J.J. Abrams) for just $49.99. The ten titles, dated from 1979 – 2002, are available to download in … Read More

The Wolverine Released to Digital HD, Where To Buy

November 20, 2013 | 1

Twentieth Century Fox has released The Wolverine to Digital Download, two weeks before the Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and On Demand options are available on December 3. Some digital providers including iTunes and Best Buy’s Cinema Now are offering the Extended … Read More

Deal Alert: Amazon Digital Titles in HD only $5.99 today

October 20, 2013 | 1

[UPDATE: This sale is over, but Amazon has plenty of Digital Movies On Sale for $5 or less.]

Today only, Amazon has got over 30 movie titles on sale to download in HD for just $5.99 each. That’s only a … Read More

New TV episodes added to Apple iTunes to download

October 14, 2013 |

iTunes has a bunch of full TV episodes to download for free in HD quality, such as The Incredible Bionic Man from Smithsonian Channel. The 1st episode of the upcoming series is offered to download in SD quality (703 … Read More

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ early release to Digital Download

August 21, 2013 | 1

Paramount Home Entertainment has released Star Trek Into Darkness to digital download three weeks earlier than the Blu-ray Disc and DVD editions hit stores on September 10. The film can be downloaded from iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Cinema Now, … Read More

‘Oblivion’ released to Digital Download before Blu-ray & DVD

July 26, 2013 |

If you can’t wait until August 6 when Universal’s Oblivion hits shelves on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, you can purchase and download it from digital distributors including Apple iTunes, YouTube, Best Buy’s Cinema Now, Google Play and Vudu. Universal Studios … Read More

Select HD Action Movies on sale at Apple iTunes

July 11, 2013 | 1


Want to add some HD movies to your iTunes collection? Apple is selling action movie titles for $9.99 each for a limited time. The selections include hits such as Batman Begins, Gladiator, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Taken, and The Departed. There are also several franchise film series included in the sale. You can get any one of the Jason Bourne movies, including the newest and fourth film in the franchise — The Bourne Legacy. The Jurassic Park franchise films are on sale for $9.99 each, including Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Jurassic Park III. Or, download any one or all four of the Mission Impossible films starring Tom Cruise. In total, we counted 49 films to choose from. Read More

New on Blu-ray June 11: Oz the Great and Powerful, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

June 11, 2013 | 3

Oz the Great and Powerful Blu-ray 2 Disc EditionWhat’s new on Blu-ray and UltraViolet this week? Let’s start with Oz the Great and Powerful — the 3D remake [homage and prequel to] the 1939 classic film Wizard of Oz. The Blu-ray is available in several editions including a 3-Disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy, 2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy, and Single-Disc Blu-ray/Digital Copy. Unfortunately the release from Disney Home Entertainment does not include an UltraViolet copy to download from the cloud, but there is a Digital Copy included on the included DVD. Read More

‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2’ opening Blu-ray & DVD sales

March 5, 2013 |

THE-TWILIGHT-SAGA-BREAKING-DAWN-PART-2-blu-ray-frontSummit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 sold an estimated 3.85 million combined Blu-ray and DVD units over weekend, following the film’s home media release on March 2. According to Lionsgate, Blu-ray Disc copies of ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2’ made up for about 27% of the units sold over the opening weekend, reflecting an increase from Blu-ray sales of ‘Breaking Dawn Part 1’ last year at 22%. Over 3,000 stores nationwide held release parties as the clock hit midnight last Friday including Target, Walmart, and Best Buy. Read More

‘Life of Pi’ gets early digital release

February 19, 2013 |

Although still in theaters, Oscar-nominated film Life of Pi is now available to purchase digitally one month earlier than the scheduled Blu-ray Disc & DVD release on March 19. The film, directed by Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), tells the story of a young man named Pi Patel who befriends a Bengal tiger in an epic mythological journey. Life of Pi was released in the US on Nov. 21, 2012 and remains in theaters including IMAX 3D locations. Read More

Managing movies on your iPad, iPhone & other devices

July 18, 2012 |

Watching digital movies is surely the wave of the future. But the major obstacles that still stand in the way are hard drive space and bandwidth. Tablets, iPhones and PCs have limited storage capacities. While you can keep adding external hard drives to your laptop or desktop system, tablets and smartphones reach a certain storage limit they cannot exceed. Let’s look at a few methods of keeping your iPad, iPhone or other mobile device free of movie files that take up lots of space. Read More

X-Men: First Class to include Android Digital Copy

July 24, 2011 |

20th Century Fox’s X-Men: First Class will be the first Blu-ray Disc to include a digital copy of the film compatible with Google’s Android smartphones and tablets. The disc will allow access to the studio’s website where the copy can … Read More

Sears and K-Mart to offer movies day of DVD release

December 29, 2010 |

Sears and K-Mart will now be able to offer digital downloads of movies day-and-date with DVD, after a multi-year agreement was signed with distributers yesterday. The digital download service, called Alphaline Entertainment, runs on Sonic Solutions’ platform and will offer movies and TV shows for purchase and rental. Read More

Star Trek VIII: First Contact digital purchase $3.99

October 20, 2010 |

“Resistance is futile.” Amazon is offering Star Trek VIII: First Contact as a digital download purchase today for only $3.99 (normally $9.99). The eighth Star Trek motion picture, ‘First Contact’ sends the ‘Next Generation’ crew back in time to save the Earth against the cybernetic race called the Borg. Read More

Amazon discounts Matrix digital downloads

August 3, 2010 |

For a limited time (3 days only), Amazon is discounting digital downloads of the three Matrix movies. The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions will be available on Aug. 3, Aug. 4, and Aug. 5, respectively at a discounted price. The single titles normally cost between $6.99 and $9.99 for digital purchase. Read More