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Apple finally takes the UK out to the movies (Canada too)

Thomas Ricker , @trixxy

Apple just announced that iTunes UK will finally make films available to British punters. Studios include 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), Sony Pictures Television International and Lionsgate UK. At kickoff, about 700 films will be available to purchase or rent. Films cost £6.99 for purchased library titles and £10.99 for new releases. Rentals start at £2.49 for library titles and £3.49 for new releases -- "HD" titles for £4.49 without with an Apple TV prerequisite, apparently.

Update: Nope, after digging around the store it's clear that an Apple TV is still required for HD rentals. Picture proof after the break.

Update 2: The Canadian iTunes store is sporting films now as well. Come on Apple, Canada's not worthy of a press release? What's that aboot?

Update 3: Canadian press release now oot -- 1,200 films (not 700 in UK) now available for rent or purchase.

[Thanks, Nate and Zayn K.]

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