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Pick Your Movie Format – Download or DVD


Brokeback will be the first movie available simultaneously as a download or DVD Hollywood is now making its latest movies available in the US for download the same day DVDs arrive. First movie for simultaneous DVD and download treatment will be Brokeback Mountain, available on Tuesday at Movielink (

Playing on the service just launched today, are recent releases King Kong, Memoirs of a Geisha, Pride & Prejudice, Rent and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.


Go Ape! Kong is First Download-to-own Movie

King Kong - who will rule the movie download jungle?Universal Pictures UK has announced the launch of the nation’s first proper movie download service. First up is King Kong, ready to download to your PC next month. Also arriving on the 10th of April is a raft of 34 titles, including Keira Knightley's version of Pride and Prejudice and game-to-movie adaptation, Doom. Unlike previous movie UK downloads like Sky By Broadband and AOL’s Film Downloads, Universal lets you own the films permanently, like buying iTunes.


MACHINIMA - Making Films Out of Games

The Art of MachinmaA workshop on machinima, hosted 14 - 17 March by Mediamatic in Amsterdam, is all about making movies with game engines. Machinima is the art of making film inside the real-time 3D virtual environment of a video game engine. By treating the in-game viewpoint as a camera, the gamespace becomes the set, the characters turn into actors, and the gamer becomes a director.


First HD-DVD Player Shipping

HD-DVD about to start shippingThe first HD-DVD player should be available within the next couple of weeks, but there is a slight catch. It comes as a part of a portable Toshiba Qosmio G30 Core Duo-based PC costing around £2,000. No rush to buy is expected because at the moment there are no films released on HD-DVD to watch on it. All the same, Toshiba feels they are keeping their customers ahead of the game.