Apple fixed my movie

I complained a bit over a year ago about the quality of the version of The Hunt for Red October that I bought from the iTunes Store. Bizarrely, I get the following email from the iTunes Store this morning:

Dear Rob,

Thank you for downloading the movie The Hunt for Red October. The video you received may have had some noticeable quality issues.

To correct this problem, we placed a new copy of this item in your download queue, free of charge. To begin downloading, click this link:

Check for Available Downloads <>

Or, you can open iTunes and select Check for Available Downloads from the Store menu.


iTunes Store Team

How very, very odd – and nice.


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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