Thursday, September 04, 2008

Ghostbusters goes digital

In a strange and unexpected move, Sony has just released the first ever movie on a USB stick.

Quite why they chose the 25 year old Ghostbusters to do this is anyone's guess.

The Ghostbusters stick retails for around $70. Which ain't cheap.

In fact I could easily purchase a dvd of the movie and a USB stick and still have change from $50.

According to Sony the movie can also be downloaded from the stick to your PC or Mac.

However because it is encoded with some kind of copyright protection you need to have the USB stick inserted in your computer to actually watch the movie.

I love the idea of this thing but somehow I can't see them selling that many.

Not at that price with those DRM issues.