Movie and TV Downloads from Amazon

More Amazonian goodness: Unbox Video. Amazon’s new service lets you download movies and TV shows for as little as $1.99. The movies can be saved to DVD, but unfortunately the DVD is only viewable on the computer that you used for the download. So, if you want to watch it on that 42″ big screen plasma wall mount TV, you’ll need a good video card with TV-out. Just the things that ought to be on your Christmas shopping list anyway…well, if you’re loaded anyway.

Looks like their introductory offer is for a free TV show download.

To celebrate the opening of our new Amazon Unboxâ„¢ Video store, we’re offering a $1.99 instant rebate on your first purchase or rental. Most of our TV programs are available for purchase for just $1.99, making your first TV show FREE. If you prefer, purchase or rent a higher priced digital video and receive a $1.99 discount. Just purchase any digital video and we will automatically deduct $1.99 from the price. For more details on how to take advantage of this offer…Unbox Video

There is some fine print, but nothing outlandish. I’m shopping for my first download now.

Update: Twilight Zone, Season 1, Episode 9, “Hitch-Hiker“.

A young woman driving cross country becomes frantic when she keeps passing the same man on the side of the road. No matter how fast she drives the man is always up ahead, hitching her for a ride.

Downloading now…