As announced by Macity, Apple announced a few minutes ago that the new DVD releases will also be available simultaneously on the iTunes Store for digital purchase.
They join the new commercial offer 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Lionsgate, Image Entertainment and First Look Studios.
The availability of films on iTunes on the same day that the DVDs arrive in the store an important novelty and, as mentioned in the morning, a victory for Apple. Previously only Disney had a similar agreement with Apple, all the other studios either did not offer all their films on DVD even in digital version or when they did, except for some laudable but rare exceptions, they did so weeks after the launch on DVD.
Among the films immediately available at the time of launch on DVD there will be 'American Gangster' and 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.' Gi on iTunes are also 'Juno,' 'Cloverfield,' 'I Am Legend,' 'There Will Be Blood , '' Alvin and the Chipmunks' and 'Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.'