Lionsgate is the newest movie studio to offer movies for purchase and download via Apple’s iTunes Store. The two companies on Monday announced a distribution deal that will see the iTunes Store expand its catalog of online movies by more than 150 titles in February, including hits like “Terminator 2.”
Lionsgate plans to offer past blockbusters like “Basic Instinct,” “The Blair Witch Project,” “Rambo,” “Total Recall,” “Chaplin,” “The Boys from Brazil” and many other popular movies for download. The movies will cost $9.99, and will be playable on Macs, PCs, fifth-generation iPods and, soon, Apple TV. They’re rendered at 640 x 480 pixels (depending on aspect ratio).
Lionsgate is an independent studio and a producer and distributor of movies, TV programs and home entertainment content. It counts more than 10,000 titles in its library.