Would you buy a Movie on iTunes? Why?

You can buy ‘Juno’ in iTunes – but why would you?

EB7D8E0E-D6C8-4CB8-9408-E1C9F733CE14.jpgA very interesting view on Video rentals…Check it out!

The hit indy film ‘Juno’ was released on DVD and Blu-Ray yesterday. It is also available for purchase – not rent – in iTunes. It will cost you $14.99. You can buy ‘Juno’ in a variety of ways on a retail shelf (one might say too many ways). There is a single disk DVD of the movie for purchase at Wal-Mart and Amazon at a price of $15.99. So for $1 more than the iTunes copy you get the movie plus; Gag Take; Cast & Crew Jam; Screen Tests; “Inside Look: What Happens In Vegas”, Deleted Scenes, Director Commentary, Gag Reel, Writer Commentary.

Or for $22.99 you can get a 2-Disc DVD of the film plus a digital copy of the movie for iTunes.

For $27.99 you can get the film on Blu-Ray disk and STILL get the digital copy.

It really seems clear in this situation that you’re getting hammered in iTunes. $14.95? That’s absurd when you can buy the movie on DVD (with special features) for only $1 more. When you factor in that the deluxe DVD and Blu-Ray versions of the movie include iTunes compatible files…it really is a puzzler on why you would ever buy the thing in iTunes in the first place.

To me anyway.

What do you think? Is there a reason you would buy ‘Juno’ in iTunes instead of on DVD or Blu-Ray?

(Via Apple Gazette.)

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