New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and '47 Ronin' at Home Before Disc

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and '47 Ronin' at Home Before Disc

Mar 18, 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

12 Years a Slave (Best Picture Oscar-winning slavery drama; Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender; rated R)

American Hustle (non-Oscar-winning drama featuring dialed-to-11 performances; Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper; rated R)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (biographical drama; Idris Elba, Naomie Harris; rated PG-13)

Kill Your Darlings (drama; Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan; rated R)

Swerve (thriller; Jason Clarke, Emma Booth; rated R)

Nymphomaniac: Volume II (sexually explicit drama by Lars von Trier; Charlotte Gainsbourg, Shia LaBeouf; pretheatrical release premieres 3/20; not rated)

Blood Ties (thriller; Clive Owen, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Marion Cotillard; premieres 3/21 in theaters and on MOD; 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 except for Nymphomaniac: Volume II and Blood Ties. Plus:

The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese-directed dramedy; Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie; available now to download to own—not rent—one week before DVD and Blu-ray; rated R)

47 Ronin (action and adventure; Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated PG-13)

Saving Mr. Banks (historical dramedy based on the making of the Disney movie Mary Poppins; Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Paul Giamatti; rated PG-13)

 

Amazon

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for Kill Your Darlings, Nymphomaniac: Volume II and Blood Ties. Plus:

The Wolf of Wall Street, 47 Ronin and Saving Mr. Banks

 

Vudu

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for Nymphomaniac: Volume II and Blood Ties. Plus:

The Wolf of Wall Street, 47 Ronin (also available in 3D) and Saving Mr. Banks

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $7.99 per month

New this week: American Dreamz, Mud (available 3/21)

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