The Weekend Rent: Get Your Comic-Con on at Home with Movies On Demand on Cable

The Weekend Rent: Get Your Comic-Con on at Home with Movies On Demand on Cable

Jul 19, 2013

"The Weekend Rent offers quick-hit suggestions of what to watch at home to get psyched for new releases in theaters, on Friday."

Can't make it to San Diego this weekend for Comic-Con? Don't worry—Movies On Demand (MOD) on cable has a convention center's worth of genre content ready to stream into your home plus free On Demand Comic-Con short features as well as coverage from the show floor.

Starting immediately and until August 12, MOD viewers can check out free behind-the-scenes features about the making of some of the most famous comic book movies, including interviews with directors, writers, costumers and special effects experts. Special features delve into some of the best villains in the history of comic book movies. There is also an exclusive special highlighting the fantastic females of favorite comic book movies, such as Jennifer Lawrence in X-Men: First Class and more. Free features cover films like RED, 300, Thor and an interview with Iron Man’s Robert Downey Jr. on the challenges of the famous suit. Plus, star interviews and footage from the convention itself will be added over the next few weeks, so there will be new content even after the convention is over. Viewers can find this content in their On Demand menus under "Free Content."

As for feature films that are related to Comic-Con, check out the official MOD list below to get your Con on at home.

New release titles on MOD in the sci-fi, horror, comic book, hero, fantasy, end-of-the world themes. Look for these titles* in the main Movies On Demand menu:

New Releases Now Playing On Demand:

Rise of the Guardians (also in 3D) – Animated – until 7/31
Europa Report – Sci-fi – until 8/1
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (also in 3D) ­ – Adventure –until 8/18
Rapture-Palooza – Comedy – until 8/19
The Rambler – Horror – until 8/24
Berberian Sound Studio – Horror – until 9/5
Twixt – Horror – until 9/9
Oz the Great and Powerful (also in 3D) – Adventure – until 9/11
Maniac – Horror – until 9/12
Byzantium – Thriller – until 9/15
Stoker – Thriller – until 9/16
Upside Down – Romance – until 9/24
Mama – Horror – until 9/25
Texas Chainsaw – Horror – until 9/28
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (Unrated) – Action – until 9/29
Evil Dead – Horror – until 10/16
Beautiful Creatures – Romance – until 10/20
Sinister – Horror – until 10/31
The Host – Sci-fi – until 11/8
Jack the Giant Slayer (also in 3D) – Adventure – until 11/17
The Last Exorcism Part II (Unrated) – Horror – until 11/30
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 – Drama – until 11/30
Warm Bodies – Comedy – until 11/30
Escape from Planet Earth (also in 3D) – Adventure – until 12/14
Dark Skies – Horror– until 12/21


New Releases Upcoming On Demand:

Grabbers – Sci-fi – starts 7/19
Trance – Thriller – starts 7/23
Hell Baby – Comedy – starts 7/25
Stranded – Sci-fi – starts 7/26
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (also in 3D) – Action – starts 7/30

Dead Before Dawn (also in 3D) – Comedy – starts 8/2
Oblivion – Action – starts 8/6
Olympus Has Fallen – Action – starts 8/13
No One Lives – Horror – starts 8/20
The Colony – Sci-fi – starts 8/22
Bad Milo! – Comedy – starts 8/29


Classic Comic Book Titles:

Look for the Comic-Con-themed folder in your On Demand menus. Available on most cable systems*. Here is just a selection of the titles included:

Batman Begins
Blade II
Blade: Trinity X-Men
Bullet to the Head
Captain America: The First Avenger
Ghost World
Green Lantern
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Iron Man
Iron Man 2
Jonah Hex
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Sin City
Solomon Kane
The Fantastic Four
X-Men: First Class
X2: X-Men United
X-Men: The Last Stand
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
V for Vendetta
Director’s Cut

*Titles are offered in SD and HD, plus 3D where indicated. Titles may vary by provider.


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