I wasn't even aware that the rights to Terminator 2: Judgment Daywere owned by Lionsgate Films, but as of today the film is available on iTunes. Yes, that is right, Lionsgate titles are now offered through Apple's download store, almost six months after the studio had originally thought they would be. Back in September, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer announced to investors the deal to release movies through iTunes -- one of the first leaks that iTunes would definitely sell movies, in fact. But then a few weeks later Apple's movie store opened with no Lionsgate titles included, and no word on when they would be available.

I have a feeling that Lionsgate was finally clear to deal with Apple once Wal-Mart announced its own movie download service. Now iTunes has about 400 movies, which is still a lot less than Wal-Mart's 1,000. Some of the additions today include Total Recall, The Blair Witch Project, Dirty Dancingand Monster's Ball (which I bet is great for watching on public transportation). Hopefully, we'll hear from other studios soon. Next, likely, will be an announcement from 20th Century Fox since it was once thought it would be the first non-Disney studio to sign on.
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