MGM flicks arrive on Apple's iTunes Store (still no HD)Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Apple announced Wednesday that MGM is now offering titles from its catalog of feature films for purchase and download on the iTunes Store.
Beginning today, iTunes customers will be able to purchase flicks such as Dances With Wolves, Mad Max, The Great Train Robbery and Rocky, with other titles to be added in the coming weeks.
Of the major studios, MGM has the largest modern film library in the world and has received 208 Academy Awards in its history, making it one of the biggest award winning collections of films.
Its exciting to be bringing so many amazing films from our catalog to iTunes, said Douglas A. Lee, MGMs executive vice president of Worldwide Digital Media. We have an unrivaled movie library and are looking forward to adding even more films in the future so users can take their favorite movies with them wherever they go.
Titles from MGMs collection of blockbusters and classics that will be available on iTunes will include The Thomas Crown Affair, Ronin, and the acclaimed musical Lilies of the Field. Movies downloaded from the iTunes Store are downloaded in near-DVD quality at a resolution of 640x480 (up to 480, depending on the aspect ratio) and can be viewed on a computer, fifth generation iPod or widescreen TV with Apple TV.
More than two million movies have now been downloaded from the iTunes Store making it the worlds most popular online movie store, said Eddy Cue, Apples vice president of iTunes. Were absolutely thrilled so many legendary MGM films are joining an iTunes film catalog that now has over 500 movies.
Apple's iTunes Store features the worlds largest catalog with over five million songs, 350 television shows and, with the addition of the MGM catalog, over 500 movies. The store has sold over 2.5 billion songs, 50 million TV shows and over two million movies, making it the worlds most popular online music, TV and movie store.
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