Star Trek Into Darkness now available on iTunes, three weeks ahead of DVD release

Star Trek Into Darkness on iTunes

Apple’s selection of blockbuster releases on iTunes is constantly growing. Though not quite yet a match for other digital services, Apple typically beats the other guys in terms of pre-releases, exclusive launches and even early pre-theatrical releases, provided you’re willing to pay a bunch of money to watch a movie on iTunes before it even hits the silver screen.

JJ Abrams’s Star Trek Into Darkness has been available for pre-order on iTunes for well over a month. Yesterday, the digital download has finally hit iTunes, three weeks ahead of its September 10 DVD release…

The SD version will set you back $14.99. If you go 1080p high-definition, the price goes up to $19.99.

Regardless of you resolution preference, you’ll also get iTunes Extras along with your purchase.

Check out the trailer.

The flick will be available for rent beginning September 10, which is the same day Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.

Here’s the plot summary:

J.J. Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness is the best-reviewed blockbuster of the year.

When a ruthless mastermind known as Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) declares a one-man war on the Federation, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), and the daring crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will embark on the greatest manhunt in history.

It will take all of their skills and teamwork to defend Earth and eliminate Khan’s threat in this “sleek, thrilling epic.” (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly).

It scored 86 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and grossed nearly half a billion dollars worldwide.

To preview or download the movie, follow this link.