updated 10:30 am EDT, Thu April 16, 2009
Movies on German iTunes
Germans can at last access movies from their local iTunes Store, Apple has announced. The company has agreed to distribution deals with a variety of major and independent studios, foreign and local, and posted an initial collection of 500 titles for renting or purchase. Some American titles include The Dark Knight and Pineapple Express, while German ones include Die Fälscher and Keinohrhasen.
Purchased movies cost €7.99 for older titles, €9.99 for more recent ones or €13.99 for new releases. Rentals are priced at €2.99 or €3.99, divided simply between library or current status; an extra euro is charged to watch a rental in HD. Only slightly over 100 titles are available to rent in HD.