Murder on the Orient Express 4k digital copy advance release just £9.99 @ iTunes store,
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Murder on the Orient Express 4k digital copy advance release just £9.99 @ iTunes store,

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Found 26th Feb
Digital 4k copy released ahead of the physical version scheduled 5th March, and at just £9.99 its half the physical price of £19.99 too!
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Strange that this has gone cold. Seems a good price. Personally I'm still very wary of digital film downloads, despite happily reading a Kindle and listening to MP3s (or whatever the Apple format is). Perhaps it's because no one company dominates, and your films are all over the place? e.g. Apple, Amazon, UV on Flixster or wherever, and have to be played on various bits of hardware.
Yeah the digital film market is a mess but I don't see UV and iTunes as competitors. To me, iTunes is where you buy films, UV tends to be the poorer quality afterthought you get when you buy physical media. Rarely do you get a UV copy similar in quality to the physical media you bought.

If iTunes keeps up the great pricing then I see no reason to stop buying. Their 4K prices are largely untouchable by physical media which more often than not, comes out later and is twice the price.
EstorilBlue7 m ago

Yeah the digital film market is a mess but I don't see UV and iTunes as …Yeah the digital film market is a mess but I don't see UV and iTunes as competitors. To me, iTunes is where you buy films, UV tends to be the poorer quality afterthought you get when you buy physical media. Rarely do you get a UV copy similar in quality to the physical media you bought.If iTunes keeps up the great pricing then I see no reason to stop buying. Their 4K prices are largely untouchable by physical media which more often than not, comes out later and is twice the price.


Tell me, does iTunes allow you to download, then watch? Or do you have to stream? Only I've got a very fast connection, but it... stutters a lot.
You can both download and watch apart from 4k versions which is steam only. So if you bought the film in this deal you could steam the 4k version to a Apple TV and download to an iPhone or iPad in HD.
markoUK26 m ago

You can both download and watch apart from 4k versions which is steam …You can both download and watch apart from 4k versions which is steam only. So if you bought the film in this deal you could steam the 4k version to a Apple TV and download to an iPhone or iPad in HD.


Perfect answer!
Not voting either way, however most actual 4K films are between 66Gb and 100Gb, a streamed film might have a 4K resolution, I am not sure if you are getting the full audio/visual experience. I have about 100 4K films (upscales etc) on bluray, virtually all of them bought 2nd hand and to me, subjective I know, the quality is in a different league. 4K streaming is lossy which takes out the bits your eye can't perceive but ends up making a 4K look like normal HD or proper 1080P Blu-ray. The best thing about streaming is the reduced cost in comparison, even 2nd hand I am paying £10-£15/disc but I don't need the internet to watch etc can always resell if I want to and as someone else pointed out what happens if the format changes?
theghostie30 m ago

Not voting either way, however most actual 4K films are between 66Gb and …Not voting either way, however most actual 4K films are between 66Gb and 100Gb, a streamed film might have a 4K resolution, I am not sure if you are getting the full audio/visual experience. I have about 100 4K films (upscales etc) on bluray, virtually all of them bought 2nd hand and to me, subjective I know, the quality is in a different league. 4K streaming is lossy which takes out the bits your eye can't perceive but ends up making a 4K look like normal HD or proper 1080P Blu-ray. The best thing about streaming is the reduced cost in comparison, even 2nd hand I am paying £10-£15/disc but I don't need the internet to watch etc can always resell if I want to and as someone else pointed out what happens if the format changes?


Not sure if you have seen apple 4K but visually there is no noticeable difference to physical media and thats been mentioned by several online reviwers. One thig people are quick to point out is that it can be missing certain audio like atmos, but then i say factor in the saving and us it really an issue?

As for resell, unfortunately its not the best arguement. If you are paying £25 a disc new vs £10 for the digital media, not only is your inital outlay considerablly smaller but you have to factor in your selling price. Take for example the dark knight triology, £42 disc set on Amazon, or £18 digital set on iTunes.
CEX pay £25 cash for the physical set, meaning a loss of £17 AND the loss of the movies. I may have spent £1 more to buy the digital versions after youve traded your physical copy in, but i still have the films for the saje of that £1. Trade in value only works as an arguement when both mediums cost similar prices, but in this case the majority of films on Apple 4K are half the price or less (American made physical £24.99 vs £6.99 digital) meaning either no saving is made after trade in, or you will actually be worse off.

If the format changes (and it should be here and relevant for at least another 5-6 years, look how long dvd has lasted) then you are safe with apple, by buying 4k i own the 4k, HD and SD versions so plenty of ways to watch.

Dont forget apple are slowly upgrading ther back catalogue to 4k meaning if you previously bought in HD and they release it in 4K then you will be upgraded for free.

Oh, and combine that with the fact they are hitting some amazing home runs by releasing classic stuff on 4K thats not even on physical media for example Sucker Punch, Sherlock Holmes, Star Trek 2 The Wrath of Khan Directors Cut and Home Alone.

Personally i think its quite hard not to like Apples 4K!
EstorilBlue9 m ago

Not sure if you have seen apple 4K but visually there is no noticeable …Not sure if you have seen apple 4K but visually there is no noticeable difference to physical media and thats been mentioned by several online reviwers. One thig people are quick to point out is that it can be missing certain audio like atmos, but then i say factor in the saving and us it really an issue?As for resell, unfortunately its not the best arguement. If you are paying £25 a disc new vs £10 for the digital media, not only is your inital outlay considerablly smaller but you have to factor in your selling price. Take for example the dark knight triology, £42 disc set on Amazon, or £18 digital set on iTunes.CEX pay £25 cash for the physical set, meaning a loss of £17 AND the loss of the movies. I may have spent £1 more to buy the digital versions after youve traded your physical copy in, but i still have the films for the saje of that £1. Trade in value only works as an arguement when both mediums cost similar prices, but in this case the majority of films on Apple 4K are half the price or less (American made physical £24.99 vs £6.99 digital) meaning either no saving is made after trade in, or you will actually be worse off. If the format changes (and it should be here and relevant for at least another 5-6 years, look how long dvd has lasted) then you are safe with apple, by buying 4k i own the 4k, HD and SD versions so plenty of ways to watch. Dont forget apple are slowly upgrading ther back catalogue to 4k meaning if you previously bought in HD and they release it in 4K then you will be upgraded for free.Oh, and combine that with the fact they are hitting some amazing home runs by releasing classic stuff on 4K thats not even on physical media for example Sucker Punch, Sherlock Holmes, Star Trek 2 The Wrath of Khan Directors Cut and Home Alone.Personally i think its quite hard not to like Apples 4K!


That's why I buy the copies 2nd hand, picked up DK Trilogy for £26 etc. If you are saying that you're not getting all the benefits of 4K such as high Res sound, again for me where I have a full surround kit, that would be an issue. At the end of the day it's "you say potato and I say potato" I just don't get the idea of investing in 4K to then watch something that doesn't offer the full benefit. I have a PC that houses hundreds of blurays and I can tell you for me, there is a definite difference in overall quality if I rip a Blu-ray at 7-8Gb compared to ripping one at 40Gb. As I say I haven't voted either way, just think that the quality of what you watch is affected my more things than just something streaming at a "4K" resolution.
theghostie16 m ago

That's why I buy the copies 2nd hand, picked up DK Trilogy for £26 etc. If …That's why I buy the copies 2nd hand, picked up DK Trilogy for £26 etc. If you are saying that you're not getting all the benefits of 4K such as high Res sound, again for me where I have a full surround kit, that would be an issue. At the end of the day it's "you say potato and I say potato" I just don't get the idea of investing in 4K to then watch something that doesn't offer the full benefit. I have a PC that houses hundreds of blurays and I can tell you for me, there is a definite difference in overall quality if I rip a Blu-ray at 7-8Gb compared to ripping one at 40Gb. As I say I haven't voted either way, just think that the quality of what you watch is affected my more things than just something streaming at a "4K" resolution.


Im not saying every 4K film sold by apple is not getting all the benefits, most releases are the same whereas some have better features and others are lacking. Factor the price difference and if you need dolby atmos for an extra £15 then i say go for it.

Buying second hand is great but realistically how long would you have to wait for Murder on the Orient Express to hit £9.99 second hand on physical disc? Its already got a 3 week lead digitally as its not even out yet on physical media in th UK and by the time it hits the £9.99 price point second hand it will have long been past current and relevant.

Either way i think its great value and a fantastic picture for £9.99, but its ok if you dont we can differ in opinion.
Also factor in films like the Dark Knight Trilogy can be had for under a fiver sometimes on the bay and with a tiny bit of setting up can be watched in 4k DV on an Apple 4k.

For example I purchased Dark Knight Trilogy, Pacific Rim and IT (2017) for under £12 and they all play as 4k on my Apple box. 5 films for £12..Even on the second hand market that would have cost well over £50.

Oh and I have basic 50mb virgin media and I get zero stuttering on my Apple 4k box.
Edited by: "5Rivers79" 26th Feb
EstorilBlue3 h, 35 m ago

Yeah the digital film market is a mess but I don't see UV and iTunes as …Yeah the digital film market is a mess but I don't see UV and iTunes as competitors. To me, iTunes is where you buy films, UV tends to be the poorer quality afterthought you get when you buy physical media. Rarely do you get a UV copy similar in quality to the physical media you bought.If iTunes keeps up the great pricing then I see no reason to stop buying. Their 4K prices are largely untouchable by physical media which more often than not, comes out later and is twice the price.


Never been a apple person until their great 4k upgrades and pricing. Now I've got back into buying movies because of these prices for 4k/Dolby vision
theghostie2 h, 19 m ago

Not voting either way, however most actual 4K films are between 66Gb and …Not voting either way, however most actual 4K films are between 66Gb and 100Gb, a streamed film might have a 4K resolution, I am not sure if you are getting the full audio/visual experience. I have about 100 4K films (upscales etc) on bluray, virtually all of them bought 2nd hand and to me, subjective I know, the quality is in a different league. 4K streaming is lossy which takes out the bits your eye can't perceive but ends up making a 4K look like normal HD or proper 1080P Blu-ray. The best thing about streaming is the reduced cost in comparison, even 2nd hand I am paying £10-£15/disc but I don't need the internet to watch etc can always resell if I want to and as someone else pointed out what happens if the format changes?


I personally go with itunes because they offer dolby vision where some of my physical disks don't. I bought Spider-Man homecomkng , transformers last knight and war for the planet of apes and don't notice a day and night comparison between physical and digital
stephen_hoult40 m ago

Never been a apple person until their great 4k upgrades and pricing. Now …Never been a apple person until their great 4k upgrades and pricing. Now I've got back into buying movies because of these prices for 4k/Dolby vision


This is what has happened for me, this is exactly the kind of pricing structure needed for digital to become the market leader for film purchases. I used to buy my 4K discs new for £25 each and I had to be very selective at that price (4 films for £100!!!! Yikes!), now at £6.99 on iTunes I'm buying what I want ***and*** what I fancy and nearly getting 4 digital films for the price of 1 physical disc.

Believe me when I say, I was probably one of the last people singing the praises of digital in 2017. I own nearly 3000 dvd and blu ray discs and have been collecting for decades but after moving into 4K and purchasing a few discs....I've seen the light with apple.
A truly dreadful film. How you can put so many top actors in one film and still end up with a turd is beyond me.
Awful film. The televised David Suchet adaptation is far better.
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