New VOD and Digital HD Releases, Plus: How to Have a Freaky Friday with 'Fifty Shades of Grey' at Home

New VOD and Digital HD Releases, Plus: How to Have a Freaky Friday with 'Fifty Shades of Grey' at Home

May 05, 2015

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, 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

Black or White (race drama; Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer; rated PG-13)

Selma (historical drama about Martin Luther King Jr.; David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Jim France; rated PG-13)

Fifty Shades of Grey (kinky romantic drama; Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan; includes behind-the-scenes extras; available 5/8; unrated)

Ride (comedy-drama; Helen Hunt, Luke Wilson; rated R)

Blackhat (thriller; Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis; rated R)

Lost River (surreal Ryan Gosling-directed thriller; Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Ian De CaeStecker, Saoirse Ronan; rated R)

Mr. Turner (drama; Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville; rated R)

What We Do in the Shadows (vampire comedy; Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi; rated R)

5 Flights Up (romance; Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton; premieres 5/8 on cable MOD and in theaters; rated PG-13)

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (documentary; Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz; premieres 5/8 on cable MOD and in theaters; not rated)

Welcome to Me (comedy; Kristen Wiig, Wes Bentley; premieres 5/8 on cable MOD and in theaters; rated R)

 

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. Plus:

Jupiter Ascending (sci-fi directed by the Wachowski siblings; Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean; available now to download to own—not rent—four weeks before disc; rated PG-13)

Mortdecai (action-comedy; Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, Jeff Goldblum; rated R)

Spare Parts (inspirational drama based on a true story; Jamie Lee Curtis, George Lopez, Carlos Pena; rated PG-13)

The Marine 4: Moving Target (action; Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, Melissa Roxburgh, Matthew MacCaull; rated R)

 

Amazon

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download. Plus:

Jupiter Ascending, Mortdecai, Spare Parts, The Marine 4: Moving Target

 

Vudu

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download. Plus:

Jupiter Ascending, Mortdecai, Spare Parts, The Marine 4: Moving Target

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $8.99 per month

New This Week:

Royal Pains: Season Six; (5/8): The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season One, Grace and Frankie

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