The Oscars are a little less than a month away, and Apple wants to get you into the spirit (and maybe sell a few
Apple TV 4K boxes) with Oscar-themed discount bundles on award-winning films.
There are eight “award winning bundles,” each priced at $19.99 and consisting of four movies. Five bucks a film isn’t a bad price to own a movie on iTunes—that’s about what you normally pay to rent one.
In addition to the bundles, Apple has discounts on a number of past major award winners. Here’s the list of what’s on offer.
$19.99 award-winning movie bundles
Classic Best Picture Collection: Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, An American in Paris, Ben-Hur
Classic Best Actor Collection: Yankee Doodle Dandy, Captains Courageous, Sergeant York, The Philadelphia Story
Classic Best Actress Collection: Gaslight, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?, Jezebel, Cabaret
Musicals: Gigi, The Great Ziegfeld, Singin’ in the Rain, An American in Paris
Dramas: Gravity, A Streetcar Named Desire, LOTR: The Return of the King, Network
Contemporary Best Picture Collection: Argo, Unforgiven, The Departed, Chariots of Fire
Contemporary Best Actor Collection: The Aviator, Shine, Mystic River, Training Day
Contemporary Best Actress Collection: Driving Miss Daisy, The Blind Side, Million Dollar Baby, The Color Purple
Discounted Past Winners
There are a couple of big lists of past Oscar winners, including Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay winners for under $10. There are too many in each of those categories to list, but here are a few highlights.
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short
The Social Network
To Kill a Mockingbird
Best Original Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Limited 4K options
All of the above movies are limited to HD resolution. If you want some 4K films, there are only two related options in the store right now.
Blade Runner 2049 (nominated for five Oscars this year) is on sale for $14.99.
La La Land (winner of six Oscars last year) is on sale for $6.99, a steep discount from the usual $19.99 price. Apple has pages where you can pre-order this year’s Oscar nominated films, many of which will be in 4K, but there aren’t really any deals to be found there.