If you’re planning to buy the new “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” movie, out today on DVD and Blu-ray, true fans may want to consider the movie on a USB drive.
It’s not high-definition, and it can only be played on a Windows PC. And the movie is all that is included on the 2 GB drive.
But each of the “This is It” USB drives from Fountain Valley’s Kingston Technology is numbered, up to 75,000.
Kingston, which has released three other movies on USB drives, said this one is the first that will let owners share the movie on up to 3 computers. Kingston’s previous movie USB releases, which included “Star Trek” and “Transformers,” required the USB drive to remain plugged into the computer.
“It really is new territory for us. It’s a way for a memory company like us to work with a big movie company,” said David Leong, Kingston’s spokesman.
Leong said that the $19.99 drive targets devices like netbooks, which don’t have an optical drive. But beyond the PC, many users may not be able to watch the movie on their big screen TV or other USB-friendly player because the movie only works with Windows Media Player.
“It’s for Michael Jackson fans,” he said.
But another feature of the USB version of the movie is that it can be shared with 3 computers. Read the rest of this entry »