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By Film Threat Staff | September 6, 2006

Not to be out-press-released by Sprint, iTunes announces their opening slate of downloadable flicks:

Walt Disney Pictures:
James and the Giant Peach, Pocahontas, The Lion King, Aladdin, Chicken Little, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Sky High, Ice Princess, National Treasure, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Toy Story, Toy Story 2, A Bug’s Life, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars.

* Cold Mountain, The Hours, Chicago, Cinderella Man, Scary Movie 1,2,3 and 4.
*Editorial note: this has to be one of the shittiest lists of releases Miramax could come up with, and wins as the worst of the opening salvo.

Touchstone Pictures:
The Royal Tenenbaums, Pearl Harbor, The Sixth Sense (with Hollywood Pictures), Unbreakable, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Shanghai Noon, Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, King Arthur, Hidalgo, Open Range, Signs, Reign of Fire.

Lion’s Gate Entertainment:
* American Psycho, Dogma, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Pi, Requiem for a Dream, Open Water, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, The Punisher, Fahrenheit 9/11, Crash, Alone in the Dark, Hostel, Saw 1 and 2.
*Editorial note: save Dirty Dancing: Tropicana Punch and The Punish-the-Audiencer, this isn’t a bad mix. Way better releases than what the LG is releasing on Sprint.

Not all of the above will be available for download immediately but instead see a slow roll out over the first six months during which they will be joined by newer releases. Pricing is expected to be from $9.99 to $14.99.

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