In a welcome move, Hollywood has finally given two major websites the go ahead to sell DVD releases as digital downloads, the same day they become available in the shops. But the service isn’t cheap…
Both Movielink (owned jointly by several major studios) and CinemaNow will tomorrow begin selling movies such as Brokeback Mountain and Memoirs of a Geisha, in Windows Media Player format. Movies will sell for between $15 and $28, more than it would cost to buy the actual DVD.
The usual US only restrictions apply, but as I’ve written elsewhere, workarounds using proxy servers are possible. In the coming weeks I will write a proper guide on how to do this.

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