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'Harry Potter,' 'Matrix,' many other movie series on sale in new iTunes bundles

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Apple is offering iTunes movie customers steep discounts on bundled films, offering the chance to pick up popular series like "The Matrix" and "Back to the Future" at a rate of buy one, get two free.



Update: Some of the original prices (including the "Harry Potter" series for $10) appear to have been a mistake. Apple has since updated with the correct ? and still discounted ? costs.

For the time being, U.S.-based iTunes customers can get any of 25 movie series at a big discount. Bundles are available starting at $10, and some larger bundles offer each movie for as low as $5 a piece.

Note that when viewed in a Web browser on iTunes Preview, the prices do not reflect the current sale. The items must be viewed in the standalone iTunes application to see the promotion.

Among the highlights of Apple's current offering are The Matrix trilogy, available for $10, the complete Harry Potter series for $60, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, also available for $10. Customers can also get the Spiderman trilogy for $20, the Bourne collection for $30, and the Back to the Future trilogy for $20. Other collections include:

It is uncertain how long the sale will run. Apple has previously offered movie bundling in its iTunes Movie Store, but those offerings typically came during the holiday season.
post #2 of 59
I wish they would give you a deal when you already own 1 or more of the movies in the bundle. Something similar to complete my album.
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Originally Posted by kozchris View Post

I wish they would give you a deal when you already own 1 or more of the movies in the bundle. Something similar to complete my album.

Well, since the entire Harry Potter series (8 movies) is only $10, even if you own most of them, it's still a good deal.

Some of the others aren't as great a deal, though.
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post #4 of 59
The bundles have been in the iTunes store for at least a year or two in Canada. They generally aren't that good of a deal price-wise either.

If the movies are $20 each as singles, the price for the bundle is usually $20 x (number of movies) - $5
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Originally Posted by kozchris View Post

I wish they would give you a deal when you already own 1 or more of the movies in the bundle. Something similar to complete my album.

 

Agreed.  Also, I have a lot of movies where I bought the digital copy because it was bundled with a DVD, but it's not HD or "Super HD" (whatever that is).  They should let you upgrade your copy to a higher format for a small fee IMO.  

 

Lots of times they only have the SD copy available even for new movies and even in digital only from the iTunes store (The recent, first Star Trek movie is a good example).  You know they are at some point going to put an HD copy up there, but it's just wrong to make people buy it all over again at full price when they already own what was the only previously available digital copy

 

iTunes music store is a great deal for almost anything, but the movie store is really awful in terms of giving the customer a fair deal.  I rarely buy anything but the specials for that reason.  The prices are just far too high most of the time. 

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Those prices are not available in Canada.

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Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

The bundles have been in the iTunes store for at least a year or two in Canada. They generally aren't that good of a deal price-wise either.

If the movies are $20 each as singles, the price for the bundle is usually $20 x (number of movies) - $5

I looked up the Back to the Future Bundle listed at $20 but in Canada $49.99

If the prices were close I'd be spending some money...

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I looked up the Back to the Future Bundle listed at $20 but in Canada $49.99

If the prices were close I'd be spending some money...

 

I think part of the confusion is that the author is quoting the non-HD prices for individual titles in the bundle instead of the bundle price.  

 

I just looked up Lord of the Rings in the Canada store and the HD set is $45.00 which does seem to be a slight drop in price, but it's the SD set that's $30 (or "$10" as the author puts it). So $15 bucks each for the extended HD copies of the three movies is a pretty good deal, but it's not a "great" deal.  

 

The Indiana Jones movies are similarly priced, ($50.00 for four HD movies) but only two of the four are worth watching so ... 


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Originally Posted by jragosta View Post


Well, since the entire Harry Potter series (8 movies) is only $10, even if you own most of them, it's still a good deal.

Some of the others aren't as great a deal, though.

 

The only silly thing is that it apparently it doesn't recognize that you already own the movies. For instance, I had free digital copies of Half Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows Part 1. I bought the bundle and now I have two copies of both movies on my Apple TV :/

post #10 of 59
I just bought the Harry Potter collection in Hd in the U.S. for $10. That's a stunning deal.

Also picked up Lord of the Rings trilogy, in Hd, for $10.

Glad I waited on some of these titles...
post #11 of 59
It looks like there may have been a mistake, as some of the bundles have increased significantly in price in the last few minutes. Notably, the HP bundle went from $9.99 to $59.99.
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Glad you got it before the price went up!
 

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It looks like there may have been a mistake, as some of the bundles have increased significantly in price in the last few minutes. Notably, the HP bundle went from $9.99 to $59.99.

That's odd - it still has $9.99 for me. I would have grabbed it, but I already have all the disks on DVD and BR.
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post #14 of 59

Does anyone watch SD anymore?

 
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post #15 of 59
Damnit I missed the 5 minute HP sale cause it's $59 now
post #16 of 59
I can't see this in the UK store.
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Does anyone watch SD anymore?

 

Absolutely, those with slow or crappy Internet access with data caps. 

post #18 of 59
Now if they would only offer art films, documentaries, and foreign films this way instead of just pulp.
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post #19 of 59
All of them are still crippled due to DRM.
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Since I have most of the bundles on dvd I wish I could just bring in my DVDs to the Apple store and trade them for digital copies. I mean Walmart already lets you do something similar although you don't get an iTunes code.

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Originally Posted by kozchris View Post

Since I have most of the bundles on dvd I wish I could just bring in my DVDs to the Apple store and trade them for digital copies. I mean Walmart already lets you do something similar although you don't get an iTunes code.

you can do it with Vudu

download their application, put in DVD and for a few $$$ it will give you a digital copy in their store.

post #22 of 59

Dang, the HP collection can up for $10 in the store and when I try to complete purchase it says item is currently being modified and stops me. Oh well. 

post #23 of 59

yeah, but I want the iTunes version so it shows up in the purchased list on my apple tv. I don't want to have to start up a separate app.

post #24 of 59
This sucks, because the prices must have just gone up.

I just checked harry potter and lotr, and neither was $10.
post #25 of 59
Thanks for the tip on this, but the sale appears to be over. Everything's either unavailable to purchase, or back up to original prices
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Originally Posted by MarkyMarc43 View Post

Those prices are not available in Canada.

Don't worry, theyre not available in the US either. The article should be updated to reflect the correct prices.
post #27 of 59
I just went to purchased HP bundle for $10, confirmed it, got an email saying my CC was charged $1 but the movie is no where to be found in my movie list. then i went back and did it again, and it said it was unable to purchase as it was being modified. look again and the price was $60. refreshed it a few minutes later and it was back to $10. tried to purchase again but keeps saying its being modified.... ARG
post #28 of 59

Yes, this deal appears gone. Must have been some sort of mistake.

post #29 of 59

Deal is back at $9.99 now

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post #30 of 59

hopefully I can get it to go through before they fix it!!

post #31 of 59

And... back to $59.99.

 

In fact- everything is fixed now

 

Lol... might just check throughout the day

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post #32 of 59

oh well

i'll just buy the blu ray then

post #33 of 59
Definite mistake. I tried to buy the Austin Powers trilogy for $9.99 and got an error that the item was being edited. Now it's $17.99. What a tease.
post #34 of 59
Still can't understand why Apple doesn't get in talks with the studios and give Netflix a strong contender. 'Apple iFlix'.
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Still can't understand why Apple doesn't get in talks with the studios and give Netflix a strong contender. 'Apple iFlix'.

yep

$20 per month would be worth it. $30 if you include TV shows

post #36 of 59
Must have missed it Harry potter $60 for both Sd, and HD.
post #37 of 59
That was short lived... The bundles are on sale for good prices but not for $10. Matrix and LotR collections are $18 and HP is now $60. Wish I'd been able to grab those before they changed it!
post #38 of 59

Crap. The HP bundle showed as $9.99 for the HD collection; I went to download and it told me that "items were being changed." Now it's showing as $59.99.

 

Phooey. Better not have charged my account for the 10 bucks without me getting anything.

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Originally Posted by guytoronto View Post
All of them are still crippled due to DRM.

 

Get over it. It's not like EA.

post #40 of 59
Don't really see the attraction of this the harry potter blu ray box set is only £27 and lord of the rings is £18.

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