U.S. iTunes account holders can purchase each bundle at the low cost — usual prices range from $8-$20 — thanks to the one-day deal hatched by Apple with five Hollywood studios: Warner Bros., Universal, Sony Pictures, Paramount and Lionsgate (the latter offering two bundles). Disney and 20th Century Fox are not participating.
Apple says all the films are HD-quality and some include extras. Here’s the announcement tweet:
At least one famous name is happy with the deal: Jared Leto tweeted his approval, with his Twitter profile noting that his band 30 Seconds to Mars’ 2013 album Love Lust Faith + Dreams and film Artifact are available via iTunes.
The iTunes Movie store opened on Sept. 12, 2006, though HD content wasn’t available until March 2009.
Here are the available six bundles:
Lionsgate, Bundle 1: Divergent, Now You See Me, Warm Bodies, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Margin Call, Warrior, The Switch, Kick-Ass, Twilight, No Country for Old Men
Lionsgate, Bundle 2: Ender’s Game, Mud, The Impossible, Arbitrage, The Cabin in the Woods, The Hunger Games, The Expendables, The Cove, Gone Baby Gone, The Queen
Paramount Pictures: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Selma, The Wolf of Wall Street, Flight, No Strings Attached, The Fighter (2010), Up in the Air, Tropic Thunder, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Zodiac
Sony Pictures Entertainment: The Monuments Men, Captain Phillips, To Rome With Love, Moneyball, The Social Network, Easy A, Julie & Julia, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Da Vinci Code
Universal Studios: Ride Along, Identity Thief, Rush, Snow White & the Huntsman, The Adjustment Bureau, Little Fockers, It’s Complicated, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Knocked Up, Inside Man
Warner Bros: The Judge, Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow, Pacific Rim, Magic Mike, Contagion, The Town, The Hangover, Sex and the City: The Movie, 300, Superman Returns