Digital Downloads Update for the Week Ending 12-14-2008

Posted by Mehar Gill on December 16, 2008 
Filed Under: AppleTV, Downloads, Format War, PS3, PSN Video Store, Rental, 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)

  • American Pie Presents: Band Camp
  • Sukiyaki Western Django
  • Dawn of the Dead (2004)
  • Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage
  • Beer for My Horses
  • Bad Boys (1983)

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. This could take awhile.

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

  • Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
  • Fascination
  • Motel Hell
  • Space Chimps
  • Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)
  • The Cowboys
  • The Last of the Finest
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown
  • Beer for My Horses
  • Meet Dave
  • Oscar and Lucinda
  • The Who: At Kilburn: 1977
  • Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage
  • You Can Count On Me
  • A Farewell to Arms
  • Army of Darkness
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Borat
  • Caddyshack
  • Chicago
  • Night At the Museum
  • Sukiyaki Western Django
  • The Dancer
  • Trust the Man
  • Solo
  • 100 Rifles
  • A Cool, Dry Place
  • Apollo 13
  • At the Earth’s Core
  • Bulletproof (1996)
  • Capote
  • Dante’s Peak
  • Dawn of the Dead (2004)
  • It! The Terror from Beyond Space
  • Sex and the City: The Movie (Extended Cut)
  • Troy 

*Thx to AppleTV Junkie for the aTV list*

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


  • Meet Dave
  • Space Chimps
  • Primeval
  • TinkerBell
  • The New World
  • The Thomas Crown Affair
  • Justice League: The New Frontier
  • The Cottage
  • 10,000 BC
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Son of Rambow
  • The Foot Fist Way
  • The Forbidden Kingdom
  • Day of the Dead
  • Redacted
  • The Life Before Her Eyes


  • Beer for My Horses
  • Meet Dave
  • Space Chimps
  • Bad Boys
  • Primeval
  • Christmas Cottage
  • TinkerBell
  • Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson
  • City of Ghosts
  • Corvette Summer
  • Cuba
  • Elf
  • Entrapment
  • Heaven’s Gate
  • Lady in White
  • Omen 3: The Final Conflict
  • Star Trek: Generations
  • Superfly
  • The Fearless Vampire Killers
  • The Glimmer Man
  • The Interpreter
  • The Skeleton Key
  • The Untouchables
  • Tom Jones
  • Who’s That Girl?
  • Linewatch
  • Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (Unrated)
  • Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
  • Bonneville
  • Under the Same Moon [La Misma Luna]
  • A League of Ordinary Gentlemen
  • Day of the Dead
  • Flawless

Winner This Week: Apple TV!

Xbox Live Video Marketplace: 6

Playstation Video Store:

Apple TV: 35

VUDU: 33 (plus 16 HDX dupes)

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2 Responses to “Digital Downloads Update for the Week Ending 12-14-2008”

  1. Ben Drawbaugh on December 17th, 2008 7:54 am

    Thanks again for the great list, you should add a trends line at the bottom that said something like, Vudu has been number one for 5 weeks in a row, or the 360 has been the worst for 8 weeks. etc.

  2. Mehar Gill on December 17th, 2008 8:08 am

    @Ben Drawbaugh -

    Thanks Ben! Were always looking for ways to improve the list and will definitely take your feedback into consideration. Since we started doing the list we had ideas for new additions, just not the time to see them through, maybe someday.

    Nice seeing Vudu make a comeback, It’s unfortunate seeing Microsoft drop the ball this badly, quality over quanti……oh wait!

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