Check out what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and, of course, Netflix.
Cable On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (action; Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis; also available in 3D; rated PG-13)
Emperor (drama; Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox; available now two weeks before disc; rated PG-13)
Filly Brown (drama; Gina Rodriguez, Jenni Rivera; rated R)
Passion (Brian De Palma-directed thriller; Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace; available 8/1 before theatrical release; rated R)
Touchy Feely (drama; Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page; available 8/1 before theatrical release; rated R)
The Canyons (thriller; Lindsay Lohan, James Deen; available 8/2 the same day as theatrical release)
Dead Before Dawn (comedy; Christopher Lloyd, Devon Bostick; available 8/2 before theatrical release in both 2D and 3D; rated R)
Streaming/Digital Download: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $15-$20 (HD may cost more than SD)
Offers the same new movies as cable On Demand for rent and/or download except for Passion, Touchy Feely, The Canyons and Dead Before Dawn. Plus:
On the Road (drama based on the book by Jack Kerouac; Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Garrett Hedlund, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen; available now to download to own only, rental available 8/6; rated R)
Offers the same new movies as cable On Demand for rent and/or download except for Passion, Touchy Feely, The Canyons and Dead Before Dawn.
Offers the same new movies as cable On Demand for rent and/or download except for Emperor and The Canyons.
Netflix Watch Instantly: $7.99 per month
Information for August titles not available at press time.
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