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Old 01-26-10, 09:14 PM   #1
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iTunes: "Not Available on DVD" Selection

After the Warner Archive collection and now the Universal Vault line sparked questions of when we can expect digital-only sales of catalog titles comes today's addition to the iTunes store: "Not Available on DVD" movies. I thought A Bronx Tale was part of the Universal Vault line, so perhaps this is a sign of titles that might make their way to a tangible release that way.

$9.99 to Purchase/$2.99 to Rent
* not available to rent, ** not available to purchase

Airport
Airport 1975
Airport '77
And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird!
The Bedford Incident *
A Bronx Tale
The Concorde: Airport '79
Cool as Ice
The Count of Monte Cristo (1975) *
Crackers
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River *
Dragnet (1954)
Duck Soup
Eddie Macon's Run
Firestarter **
Harry & Son
Lord Jim *
The Man in the Iron Mask (1977) *
Mars Needs Women
Monty Python: Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Nutcracker: The Motion Picture
Sahara (1943) *
Saturn 3 *
Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll (also available to rent in HD for $3.99)
Shampoo *
The Solid Gold Cadillac *

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Bless the Beasts & Children
Bonjour Tristesse
Circus (2000)
Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round
Die! Die! My Darling!
The Flower of My Secret
Happy New Year
Harry and Walter Go to New York
Oklahoma Crude
Sunshine State
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Old 01-26-10, 09:24 PM   #2
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Re: iTunes: "Not Available on DVD" Selection

Airport movies are widely available on DVD in a 4-film pack. Only $17.50 on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Airport-Termin...4562567&sr=1-1

Airport, Airport 75 and Airport 77 are also available separately but they are OOP and cost a varying about. Airport 79 does seem to be only available in the boxset but the fact remains it is available on a pressed DVD.
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Old 01-26-10, 09:24 PM   #3
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Re: iTunes: "Not Available on DVD" Selection

The Airport films are still available on DVD via the Airport Terminal Pack.

Shampoo originally had a DVD release, don't know why it went OOP.
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Old 01-26-10, 09:36 PM   #4
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Re: iTunes: "Not Available on DVD" Selection

Well, then, I would suggest that anyone who might be interested in the Airport features go ahead and pull the trigger on that box set. This might be a sign that Universal doesn't intend to keep it in print.
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Old 01-26-10, 10:34 PM   #5
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Re: iTunes: "Not Available on DVD" Selection

Duck Soup and Firestarter are on DVD as well.

This isn't new. I think it was gone from iTunes for a while, but I had rented Cool as Ice back in November through this.
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Old 01-26-10, 10:40 PM   #6
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Re: iTunes: "Not Available on DVD" Selection

Along the same lines, Netflix streams certain things that aren't on DVD yet. Amazing Stories Season 2 comes to mind.
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Old 01-27-10, 01:22 AM   #7
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Monty Python at the Hollywood Bowl is part of the Monty Python Live! set.
Sahara (1943) is on DVD from Columbia.
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Old 01-27-10, 10:54 AM   #8
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I have noticed some seasons of cartoon series on iTunes not available on DVD.
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Old 01-27-10, 08:26 PM   #9
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Re: iTunes: "Not Available on DVD" Selection

I got the Airport terminal pack for FREE a couple of years ago, thanks to a car dealer that was giving away Wal-Mart cards for looking at their cars.
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Old 01-27-10, 08:40 PM   #10
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I was hoping that Airport would make it to Blu-ray.
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Old 01-28-10, 10:14 AM   #11
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Re: iTunes: "Not Available on DVD" Selection

I saw that iTunes has Death Wish II, III and (I think) IV listed as being in widescreen, but I haven't been able to verify if that's correct or not. The current DVDs are full-frame only.
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I saw that iTunes has Death Wish II, III and (I think) IV listed as being in widescreen, but I haven't been able to verify if that's correct or not. The current DVDs are full-frame only.
There's quite a few movies on iTunes that are in widescreen that are not in widescreen on DVD. Like: Homeward Bound I & II and Pokemon the Movie 3. Those are 3 that come to mind.
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Re: iTunes: "Not Available on DVD" Selection

This is interesting. I think I'd prefer buying a movie from iTunes than from any company DVD-R program.

It would feel slightly more 'permanent' to me, as you can always re-download purchased iTunes content, right?
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Old 01-28-10, 12:14 PM   #14
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This is interesting. I think I'd prefer buying a movie from iTunes than from any company DVD-R program.

It would feel slightly more 'permanent' to me, as you can always re-download purchased iTunes content, right?
I'm the opposite, I'd rather have the physical disc. Even if you can re-download (which I'm not actually sure you can do), iTunes could go out of business (I know, unlikely anytime soon) or they could stop selling that movie (much more likely)
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Old 01-28-10, 12:19 PM   #15
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This is interesting. I think I'd prefer buying a movie from iTunes than from any company DVD-R program.

It would feel slightly more 'permanent' to me, as you can always re-download purchased iTunes content, right?
No; they are one-time only downloads. You can back them up on DVD-R's (movie files are obviously too large for CD-R's) and restore them later from those if need be. People whose libraries have been completely messed up for one unpredictable reason or another have had some success getting Apple to authorize a "one-time only" full restoration of their purchases, but it's not something that Apple advertises or is obligated to offer.
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Old 01-28-10, 12:39 PM   #16
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I'm the opposite, I'd rather have the physical disc. Even if you can re-download (which I'm not actually sure you can do), iTunes could go out of business (I know, unlikely anytime soon) or they could stop selling that movie (much more likely)
But my point was that with iTunes content, you have as many physical discs as you care to make, PLUS the apparently YMMV piece of mind that you could possibly re-download it someday.
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Old 01-28-10, 12:57 PM   #17
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I'm the opposite, I'd rather have the physical disc. Even if you can re-download (which I'm not actually sure you can do), iTunes could go out of business (I know, unlikely anytime soon) or they could stop selling that movie (much more likely)
Once you've downloaded the file, it doesn't matter if Apple goes out of business. You're paying to own the download, not to have access to it. And, yes, titles are removed from the iTunes store periodically just as they are with tangible releases. Frankly, I'm really considering buying an AppleTV and downloading some of these unavailable-on-disc titles. It's really no different from using TiVo, since I'd be watching a digital recording on my own TV at my discretion. I don't care how lame it is, I can guarantee you right now that if I do that, the first title I'd buy is Cool as Ice.
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Old 01-28-10, 01:19 PM   #18
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The new iPad makes the idea of downloading 'not on DVD' movies—as well as movies in general—much more appealing, at least on the 64GB version. There's a lot of stuff on that list I'd be happy to rent, not own, and likewise happy to watch on a smaller, but not too small, portable screen like that (watching at my desk or on my Touch don't cut it). I do hope, in time, that they'll lower the price to own "catalog" movies to around the $5 most people seem comfortable paying now for DVDs.

That list of movies will only grow in time, let's face it. It'll probably give the Warner Archives a run for their money as well, as more people move away from physical media thanks to the new devices.
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Old 01-28-10, 03:48 PM   #19
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But my point was that with iTunes content, you have as many physical discs as you care to make, PLUS the apparently YMMV piece of mind that you could possibly re-download it someday.
I don't know why I didn't catch this the first time I read this, but just to be clear, you can't burn a playable disc from your iTunes downloads. You can burn it as a data disc for archival purposes all you want, but you can't pop that disc into a DVD player and have it actually play the content the way you can do with an .mp3 disc.
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I don't know why I didn't catch this the first time I read this, but just to be clear, you can't burn a playable disc from your iTunes downloads. You can burn it as a data disc for archival purposes all you want, but you can't pop that disc into a DVD player and have it actually play the content the way you can do with an .mp3 disc.
But it would play thru iTunes.

Plus I guess one could convert it if you played that way.
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Too much trouble- I'll just watch my "Cool As Ice" laserdisc.
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The new iPad makes the idea of downloading 'not on DVD' movies—as well as movies in general—much more appealing, at least on the 64GB version. There's a lot of stuff on that list I'd be happy to rent, not own, and likewise happy to watch on a smaller, but not too small, portable screen like that (watching at my desk or on my Touch don't cut it). I do hope, in time, that they'll lower the price to own "catalog" movies to around the $5 most people seem comfortable paying now for DVDs.

That list of movies will only grow in time, let's face it. It'll probably give the Warner Archives a run for their money as well, as more people move away from physical media thanks to the new devices.
Not really when you consider that the screen is 4x3.
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Has anyone here ever hooked there iPod/iPhone up to their TV? How does it look? I was thinking about buying the cable but wanted to make sure it looked ok before I spent the money.
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Has anyone here ever hooked there iPod/iPhone up to their TV? How does it look? I was thinking about buying the cable but wanted to make sure it looked ok before I spent the money.
Is it even possible to hook up the iPod/iPhone to the TV? I know you can do it with the Macbook
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Is it even possible to hook up the iPod/iPhone to the TV? I know you can do it with the Macbook
Yes it is. Apple has the cables.... http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB...co=MTM3NTA1Njc or http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB...co=MTA4MjUwMzk
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