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Apple launches movies on German iTunes Store

Apple has begun to offer movie rentals and purchases on the iTunes Store in Germany. Over 500 Hollywood and German films are currently available, including “Quantum Of Solace,” “The Dark Knight,” “Pineapple Express,” “High School Musical 3: Senior Year,” “Eagle Eye,” “Die Fälscher,” “Keinohrhasen” and “Aimee & Jaguar.” Participating studios include Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., The Walt Disney Studios, Sony Pictures Television and independents including Universum and Shorts International. Movie rental terms are the same for Germany as they are in other parts of the world; over 100 films are currently available for rent in high definition. Pricing for movie purchases starts at €7.99 for catalog title purchases, €9.99 for recent releases and €13.99 for new releases, while rentals are priced at €2.99 for library title rentals and €3.99 for new releases, with high definition versions available for one euro more. [via]

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There is an important difference to the US store: The HD versions are available for Apple TV only. Another interesting fact: Some of the movies come with two audio tracks, the German dubbing and the English original. That is different for TV shows. You have to decide when you buy an episode if you want to have the German or the English version.

Posted by gewappnet on April 16, 2009 at 11:36 AM (CDT)


also you have 48 hours to watch the movie once started as opposed to only 24 hours in the US store (or has this changed in the meantime?)

Posted by karsten on April 17, 2009 at 6:37 AM (CDT)


Too expensive… sorry! This wont fly at all

Posted by kandinsky on April 17, 2009 at 8:47 AM (CDT)

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