Digital Downloads Update for the Week Ending 11-23-2008

Posted by Mehar Gill on November 24, 2008 
Filed Under: AppleTV, Downloads, Format War, PS3, PSN Video Store, Rental, Retailers, VUDU, Xbox 360, XBOX Live Marketplace

Discs Not Your Thing? Want to watch an HD movie over the weekend but don’t feel like going outside? Don’t worry we have you covered! Format War Central lists the latest HD Digital Download releases for the various platforms.

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Xbox Live Video Marketplace (HD Only, VC-1 (aka WMV HD) at 720p, 6.8Mbps video with 5.1 surround)

  • City Hall
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  • The Strangers
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Get Smart

Because of the New Xbox Experience, a few technical bugs are stopping us from retrieving the full list, sorry.

NOTE: The XBLVM content listed above is taken from the American Store, check your local store to see if they have the content as well.

Playstation Video Store (HD Only, AVC 2.1-8 Mbps, variable audio)

We are awaiting a simpler way to track PS3 HD new releases, other than having to use the PS3 itself.

Apple TV (720p, AVC, up to 5.1 Dolby Digital)

  • August
  • Battle of the Brave
  • Fallen
  • Fearless
  • Free Willy 2
  • Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
  • Get Smart
  • Heaven Knows Mr. Allison
  • I Like It Like That
  • In The Heat Of The Night
  • Kenny
  • Life or Something Like It
  • Magnum Force
  • Meet Bill
  • Miss Conception
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Monty Python: Live At the Hollywood Bowl
  • The Network
  • New Jack City
  • Race the Sun
  • Red Dragon
  • Return of the Living Dead Part 2
  • Sexy Beast
  • Spy Games
  • Species II
  • Shenandoah
  • Shattered
  • Starsky and Hutch
  • Sunset Park
  • The Charge of the Light Brigade
  • The Hindenberg
  • The Strangers
  • The Hurricane
  • The Wedding Singer
  • The Wicker Man
  • The Mask of Zorro
  • The Queen
  • Transporter 2
  • Walk the Line
  • You Don’t Mess With The Zohan
  • Unfaithful
  • Wedding Crashers

*Thx to AppleTV Junkie for the aTV list*

VUDU (1080p, Mpeg4 AVC, up to Dolby Digital Plus 5.1)


  • You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
  • Get Smart
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
  • The Strangers (R-Rated)
  • The Strangers (Unrated)
  • Dinosaur
  • The Sixth Sense
  • A Christmas Story
  • Another 48 Hours
  • Die Hard
  • Man on Fire
  • Phone Booth
  • Planet of the Apes


  • Get Smart
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
  • The Strangers (R-Rated)
  • The Strangers (Unrated)
  • You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (PG-13 Rated)
  • Dinosaur
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Unfaithful
  • The Clique
  • A Scanner Darkly
  • Assassins
  • Billion Dollar Brain
  • Blood Work
  • Blue Hawaii
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Collateral Damage
  • Die Hard
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Exorcist 2: The Heretic
  • Just Cause
  • Legacy of Blood
  • Lust for Life
  • Maverick
  • My Blue Heaven
  • Night of the Eagle [aka Burn, Witch, Burn!]
  • Nothing But Trouble
  • Planet of the Apes
  • Roma
  • Ronin
  • Separate Tables
  • Soldier
  • Strangers on a Train
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • The Indian Runner
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Rachel Papers
  • The Stranger
  • The Tomb of Ligeia
  • Keane
  • Finding Amanda
  • Mr. Untouchable
  • Outlaw

Winner This Week: Vudu

Xbox Live Video Marketplace: 5

Playstation Video Store:

Apple TV: 42

VUDU: 59 (plus 5 HDX duplicates)

Many have requested Netflix HD releases on the Xbox 360 to be included on this list, we got in touch with both Netflix and Microsoft over the past few days. We are working on a solution!

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