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Watching “Chicken Little” on your laptop? Send a thank-you note to porn

As usual, Hollywood is eating porn’s dust.

Today, Disney announced it has struck a new deal with CinemaNow, the movie download service.

Per the Hollywood Reporter,

“The deal, which took effect Tuesday, will include films on the same day that they come out on DVD, such as “Eight Below” (June 20) and “Annapolis” (June 27). Prices will be about comparable to DVDs — about $20 for new releases and half that for other movies.”

In so doing, they’re ahead of other studios, but still behind Vivid, which made a deal with CinemaNow two weeks ago. pornstar.jpgjohnny depp.jpg

Of course, by Hollywood standards, neither the deal nor the comparison to Vivid means much – the downloads are only available simultaneously with DVD release, so there’s not much incentive to pay more for a film you have to watch on your PC.

And while adult films are only available on DVD, they don’t ever cost a mind-blowing $200 million a la “Spider-man 3.” If there’s to be any chance of this service catching on, Disney and other studios will have to offer it before the DVDs go on sale – for now, the odds on that are about the same as Ron Jeremy replacing Johnny Depp in “Pirates of the Carribean 3.”

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