Apple issued a press release this morning announcing that movies from major film studios including 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), Sony Pictures Television International and Lionsgate are now available on the iTunes Store in Australia and New Zealand.
There are over 700 titles to rent in the stores and many films will be available day and date with their DVD releases. Some of these include â€œNational Treasure 2,â€ â€œJumper,â€ â€œ27 Dresses,â€ â€œCloverfield,â€ â€œVantage Pointâ€ and â€œPirates of the Caribbean: At Worldâ€™s End.â€
Pricing for each country is as follows: “iTunes movies in Australia start at A$9.99 for catalog title purchases, A$17.99 for recent releases and A$24.99 for new releases. iTunes Movie Rentals are A$3.99 for library title rentals and A$5.99 for new releases, and high definition versions are priced at just one dollar more. iTunes movies in New Zealand start at NZ$9.99 for catalog title purchases, NZ$17.99 for recent releases and NZ$24.99 for new releases. iTunes Movie Rentals are NZ$4.99 for library title rentals and NZ$6.99 for new releases, and high definition versions are priced at just one dollar more.”