Digital HD Copies of Fox Movies Launching Earlier and Cheaper than Blu-rays

Posted Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

It's all starting with 'Prometheus,' which comes in at $15 on September 18th.

Finally there's a company out there that's taking full advantage of everything digital distribution has to offer – primarily the advantage of being able to push out a digital file without mucking about with shipping, packaging and everything that comes with it. Fox has announced that movies will now be available digitally before coming out on Blu-ray, and at a significantly cheaper price.

'Prometheus' is the first major movie that's going to be sold this way and Fox says that plenty more are on the way. The movie will be available on September 18th, well before the Blu-ray release, and will run just $15 instead of the $39 MSRP of the disc based version.

These digital files won't require UltraViolet and can be purchased on a variety of sources including Amazon, PSN, Xbox Live, Vudu and more. There's no word at the moment whether we'll be seeing any special features and just what the quality is like.

Source: Home Media Magazine

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Prometheus (Blu-ray)
Tags: PSN, Xbox Live, Amazon, VUDU, Digital Distribution, Fox (all tags)