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 Hunger Games: Catching Fire (YA action sequel; Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrelson; premieres 3/7; rated PG-13)
After the Dark (sci-fi; Bonnie Wright, Rhys Wakefield, Daryl Sabara; rated R)
The Bag Man (thriller; Robert De Niro, John Cusack, Rebecca Da Costa; pre-DVD title; rated R)
Oldboy (Spike Lee-directed action remake; Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley; rated R)
Nymphomaniac: Volume I (sexually explicit Lars von Trier-directed drama; Charlotte Gainsbourg, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgard, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman; pretheatrical release premieres 3/6; not rated)
Missing William (drama; Brandon Routh, Courtney Ford, premieres 3/7 in theaters and on MOD; rated PG)
Streaming/Digital Download: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $13-$20 (HD may cost more than SD)
Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for Nymphomaniac: Volume I. Plus:
Maidentrip (documentary about a 14-year-old's quest to sail around the world; Laura Dekker; unrated)
The Last Days on Mars (sci-fi fantasy; Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai; rated R)
The Great Beauty (Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film; Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli; not rated)
Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for The Bag Man and Nymphomaniac: Volume I. Plus:
The Last Days on Mars, The Great Beauty
Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for Nymphomaniac: Volume I and Missing William.
Plus: Maidentrip, The Great Beauty
Netflix Watch Instantly: $7.99 per month
Recent additions: Brokedown Palace, Dirty Dancing, Capote, Flyboys, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, Kicking and Screaming, Linsanity, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Roman Holiday, The Blair Witch Project, The Ice Storm, The Silence of the Lambs, The Station Agent, Valkyrie, Vanilla Sky, While You Were Sleeping, Streetwater, Spy Kids 3: Game Over and The Long, Hot Summer.
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