New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'Frozen' at Home Weeks Before Disc

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'Frozen' at Home Weeks Before Disc

Feb 25, 2014

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and, of course, Netflix.

Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods

The Counselor: Unedited Extended Cut (Ridley Scott-directed thriller; Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz; not rated)

Gravity (Oscar-nominated sci-fi drama; Sandra Bullock, George Clooney; also available in 3D; rated PG-13)

Nebraska (Alexander Payne's Oscar-nominated comedy; Bruce Dern, Will Forte; rated R)

After Tiller (abortion documentary; George Tiller; rated PG-13)

Blue Is the Warmest Color (drama; Lea Seydoux, Adele Exarchopoulos; rated NC-17)

The Great Beauty (drama; Toni Servillo, Sabrina Ferilli; available weeks before DVD; not rated)

Pulling Strings (comedy; Jaime Camil, Laura Ramsey; rated PG)

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (documentary; Elaine Stritch; premieres 2/27 on MOD and in theaters; not rated)

 

Streaming/Digital Download: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $13-$20 (HD may cost more than SD)
 

iTunes

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me. Plus:

Frozen (animated family musical; voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad; available now to download to own—not rent—three weeks before disc; rated PG)

The Book Thief (drama; Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated PG-13)

Homefront (action adventure; Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated R)

 

Amazon

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me. Plus:

Frozen, The Book Thief, Homefront

 

Vudu

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me and Blue Is the Warmest Color. Plus:

Frozen, The Book Thief, Homefront

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $7.99 per month

Recent additions:

Breaking Bad Season Five, The Returned Season One, Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, Blue Is the Warmest Color

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