New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: Watch Scarlett Johansson Go Full Alien in 'Under the Skin' Weeks Before Disc

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: Watch Scarlett Johansson Go Full Alien in 'Under the Skin' Weeks Before Disc

Jun 24, 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

300: Rise of an Empire (bloody-crazy action sequel; Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey; rated R)

Winter's Tale (drama; Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay; rated PG-13)

Rob the Mob (drama; Michael Pitt, Ray Romano; rated R)

Very Good Girls (drama; Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen; pretheatrical release; rated R)

Happy Christmas (comedy; Anna Kendrick, Lena Dunham; pretheatrical release premieres 6/26; rated R)

Radio Free Albemuth (sci-fi; Shea Whigham, Alanis Morissette; premieres 6/27 on MOD and in theaters; rated R)

They Came Together (comedy; Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler; premieres 6/27 on 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 except for Happy Christmas and They Came Together. Plus:

Bad Words (comedy; Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janey; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated R)

Under the Skin (mesmerizing sci-fi fantasy; Scarlett Johansson, available now to download to own—not rent—three weeks before disc; rated R)

Downtown 81 ("lost" indie about a day in the life of a struggling artist is finally remastered; Jean-Michel Basquiat, Deborah Harry; unrated)

 

Amazon

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for Happy Christmas and They Came Together. Plus:

Bad Words, Under the Skin, Downtown 81

 

Vudu

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for Happy Christmas and Radio Free Albemuth. Plus:

Bad Words, Under the Skin

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $8.99 per month

New This Week:

Tarzan (animated, 1999), Tarzan 2 (animated, 2005), Copper: Season Two, Gambit, Wolf Creek 2 and XXX: State of the Union

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