Warner Dedicated to Digital Copy on Blu-ray Releases?

Posted by James Segars on July 30, 2008 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Downloads, Format War, Mac, PC, Studios, Warner

We’re mildly ecstatic to see that WB has been pulling out the stops with regard to their upcoming BD title releases (Speed Racer, Run Fat Boy Run, The Matrix), and their most recent inclusion of Digital Copy (DC).

Why only mildly ecstatic? Well, WB has yet to release an official press release stating their commitment to DC. Naturally, without their pledge to include DC on every new release in the future, we’ll remain mildly ecstatic — as opposed to full blown ecstatic.

We believe that Digital Copy is a courtesy that more studios — if not all — should fully embrace to further secure the trust of the consumers that make them so bloody rich. Every time we see another title receiving the DC treatment, we can’t help but smile — the kind of smile that’s brought about by witnessing acts of kindness — and feel compelled to pick up the film, even if it is a “stinker” like Jumper or The Eye.

In short, the inclusion of DC is proof that the studios you love, are loving you back, at least, that’s how we choose to perceive it. It’s their own way of saying “thanks” for our continued support, and in turn we have a copy of the film that we can dump onto our iPod (Warners DC only works with Window Media devices) or computer. Sure it’s only an SD copy, but perhaps even that will change in the years to come.

All in all, we’re glad to see another studio adding DC to their new release arsenal. We’d just prefer that they make it official already. What do you say, Warner?

Editor’s note: Hey studios, WHERE THE HELL IS OUR MANAGED COPY?????

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5 Responses to “Warner Dedicated to Digital Copy on Blu-ray Releases?”

  1. Joshua on July 30th, 2008 8:02 am

    warner’s digital copies are pathetic. Fox is the only studio that has done it right! Warner’s digital copies are not compatible with any of the iTunes/Ipod devices…only Windows media player. This feature is only useful to half of the people who might use it! Fox’s releases do both!

  2. James Segars on July 30th, 2008 12:57 pm

    Wow, thanks for the update, Joshua. We haven’t gotten our hands on any of the DC titles as of yet.

    Wasn’t aware that it only works with Windows Media Player.

    Of course, this only furthers our belief that WB needs to make their stance on DC clear, and inform the consumers about the privileges and limitations of their Digital Copy.

  3. Dave Cowl on July 30th, 2008 5:26 pm

    What about a PSP copy!

    And who needs managed copy when ‘unmanaged copy’ already exists ;)

  4. TJ on July 30th, 2008 6:00 pm


    Actually, some Warner DC do support iTunes (10,000 BC, for example). But I was disappointed to find my Dark City DC only supports Windows Media.

    I suspect it has to do with movies that are available on the iTunes Store. 10,000 BC is, but Dark City isn’t, and most of the Digital Copies I’ve used actually are redeemed like an iTunes giftcard.

    As long as Warner allows an iPod compatible DC of The Dark Knight, I’ll forgive them some of the years other releases…

  5. Aaron on April 27th, 2009 5:58 pm

    Some WB politics:
    “Not compatible with Apple Macintosh and ipod devices in Mexico”
    Just dont complain about “Don’t steal movies”

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