New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch Roman Polanski's New Movie at Home

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch Roman Polanski's New Movie at Home

Jun 17, 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

The Lego Movie (frenetic animated family flick; voices: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell; also available in 3D; rated PG)

Son of God (religious drama; Diogo Morgado, Sebastian Knapp; rated PG-13)

Ernest & Celestine (animated; voices: Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Paul Giamatti; rated PG)

The Final Member (documentary on the Icelandic Phallological Museum and its quest to obtain a human penis for display; rated R)

Venus in Fur (Roman Polanski-directed drama; Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric; premieres 6/20 on MOD and in theaters; not rated)

 

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 Venus in Furs. Plus:

Anita (behind-the-scenes documentary on attorney/professor Anita Hill and her landmark sexual-harassment testimony to the Senate; unrated)

In the Flesh: Seasons One and Two (British drama about life after a zombie "Rising;" Luke Newberry, Emily Bevan; all nine episodes available now to download to own)

Masters of Sex: Season One (Showtime drama about human-sexuality pioneers William Masters and Virginia Johnson; Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan; all 12 episodes available now to download to own one week before disc; rated TV-MA)

 

Amazon

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

In the Flesh, Masters of Sex

 

Vudu

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

In the Flesh, Masters of Sex

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $8.99 per month

New This Week:

Return to Nim's Island, The Pirate Fairy, Jane Eyre, Heartland: Season Five, Wilfred: Season Three and Oldboy (2013) (available 6/18),

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