New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'How to Train Your Dragon 2,' 'Hercules' and 'Jersey Boys' at Home Now

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'How to Train Your Dragon 2,' 'Hercules' and 'Jersey Boys' at Home Now

Oct 21, 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

Earth to Echo (cutesy sci-fi family film; Teo Halm, Brian "Astro" Bradley; rated PG)

The Purge: Anarchy (horror sequel; Frank Grillo, Zach Gilford; rated R)

Sex Tape (farfetched comedy; Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Lowe; rated R)

The Fluffy Movie (Extended Edition) (Documentary/Comedy; Gabriel Iglesia; unrated)

Listen Up Philip (drama; Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss; available 10/21 on MOD and in theaters; not rated)

V/H/S: Viral (horror anthology sequel; Blair Redford, Carrie Keagan; pretheatrical release premieres 10/23; rated R)

Stonehearst Asylum (thriller; Kate Beckinsale, Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley; premieres 10/24 on MOD and in theaters; rated PG-13)

 

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 V/H/S: Viral. Plus:

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (animated; voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson; available now to download to own—not rent—three weeks before disc; rated PG)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Extended Edition) (fantasy adventure; Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lily, Orlando Bloom; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated PG-13)

Jersey Boys (dramatic biopic musical about the Four Seasons; John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza, Christopher Walken; available now to download to own—not rent—three weeks before disc; rated R)

Hercules (Extended Cut) (action adventure; Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; unrated)

 

Amazon

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for V/H/S: Viral. Plus:

How to Train Your Dragon 2, Hercules, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Extended Edition) and Jersey Boys

 

Vudu

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

 How to Train Your Dragon 2, Hercules, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Extended Edition) and Jersey Boys

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $8.99 per month

New This Week:

The 100: Season One, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Freakshow: Season Two, The Carrie Diaries: Season Two, Django Unchained, Sons of Anarchy: Season Six

 

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