'Venom' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

'Venom' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Dec 13, 2018

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix.


Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (animated; voices: Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter, Gérard Depardieu, Jordan Beck, Jason Ezzell; rated PG)

Smallfoot (animated; voices: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya Common, Lebron James, Gina Rodriguez, Danny DeVito, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry, Jimmy Tatro; rated PG)

The Equalizer 2  (action-drama; Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Orson Bean, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, Jonathan Scarfe, Sakina Jaffrey, Tamara Hickey, Abigail Marlowe; rated R)

Peppermint (action-thriller; Jennifer Garner, John Ortiz, John Gallagher Jr., Juan Pablo Raba, Method Man, Richard Cabral, Annie Ilonzeh, Pell James, Kyla-Drew Simmons; rated R)

Lizzie (period thriller about Lizzie Borden; Kristen Stewart, Chloe Sevigny, Kim Dickens, Jamey Sheridan, Fiona Shaw; rated R)

Unbroken: Path to Redemption (biographical drama; Samuel Hunt, Merritt Patterson, Vincenzo Amato, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Bobby Campo, Bob Gunton, Maddalena Ischiale, David Sakurai, Gary Cole, Will Graham; rated PG-13)

Hal (documentary about Hal Ashby; Jon Voight Rosanna Arquette Beau Bridges Robert Towne Jane Fonda; not rated)

Social Animals (comedy; Noel Wells, Josh Radnor, Aya Cash, Carly Chaikin, Fortune Feimster, Samira Wiley; rated R)

Backtrace (crime drama; Sylvester Stallone, Ryan Guzman, Matthew Modine, Christopher McDonald, Colin Egglesfield; available 12/14 on cable MOD and in select theaters; rated R)

The Quake (action; Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl, Torp Kathrine Thorborg Johansen, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Edith Haagenrud-Sande; available 12/14 on cable MOD and in select theaters; rated PG-13)

 

Digital HD: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $13-$20 (HD may cost more than SD). Check with your favorite Digital HD provider to see if the same movies listed above on cable MOD are also available)

FandangoNOW

Venom (superhero sci-fi; Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Woody Harrelson; available now to download to own—not rent—one week before 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD; rated PG-13)

Night School (comedy; Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Rob Riggle, Romany Malco, Taran Killam, Ben Schwartz, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Yvonne Orji; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated PG-13)

A Simple Favor (thriller-mystery; Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Linda Cardellini, Jean Smart, Rupert Friend; available now to download to own—not rent—one week before disc; rated R)

White Boy Rick (crime drama; Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bruce Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Rory Cochrane, RJ Cyler, Jonathan Majors, Eddie Marsan, Taylour Paige, Piper Laurie; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated R)

Galveston (thriller; Elle Fanning, Ben Foster, Lili Reinhart, María Valverde, Beau Bridges; not rated)

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (horror-comedy; Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley, Richard Domeier; available now to coincide with 4K Ultra HD debut; rated R)

Silent Night, Deadly Night: Part 2 (horror; Eric Freeman, James L. Newman, Elizabeth Cayton; available now to coincide with Blu-ray debut; rated R)

Vudu

Clara's Ghost (comedy; Paula Niedert Elliott, Chris Elliott, Abby Elliott, Bridey Elliott, Haley Joel Osment, Isidora Goreshter, Josh Fadem, KK Glick; not rated)

Plus: Venom; Night School; A Simple Favor; White Boy Rick; Galveston; Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn; Silent Night, Deadly Night: Part 2

iTunes

Venom; Night School; A Simple Favor; White Boy Rick; Galveston; Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn; Silent Night, Deadly Night: Part 2; Clara's Ghost

Amazon

Venom; Night School, A Simple Favor, White Boy Rick, Galveston, Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, Clara's Ghost

Google Play

Venom; Night School; A Simple Favor; White Boy Rick; Galveston; Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn; Silent Night, Deadly Night: Part 2; Clara's Ghost

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $8.99 per month for unlimited streaming

Highlights New This Week:

Michael Jackson's This Is It, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale, Fuller House: Season Four, Roma, The Fix, Tidelands, The Innocent Man, The Protector

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