New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'Pacific Rim' and 'The Heat' at Home Before Disc

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'Pacific Rim' and 'The Heat' at Home Before Disc

Oct 01, 2013

Check out 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

This Is the End (comedy horror; Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco; rated R)

The Croods (animation; Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone; rated PG)

Big Sur (drama; Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas; available now before theatrical release)

Best Man Down (comedy; Justin Long, Jess Weixler; premieres 10/3 before theatrical release; rated PG-13)

Dracula (Dario Argento-directed horror; Rutger Hauer, Asia Argento; premieres 10/4, the same day as theatrical release; available in 3D)

Concussion (drama; Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff; premieres 10/4, the same day as theatrical release; rated R)

Linsanity (documentary; Jeremy Lin; premieres 10/4, the same day as theatrical release; rated PG)

Sweetwater (action; Ed Harris, January Jones; premieres 10/4, one week before theatrical release; rated R)

 

Streaming/Digital Download: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $13-$20 (HD may cost more than SD)
 

iTunes

Offers This Is the End and The Croods, just like cable Movies On Demand, for rent and/or download. Plus:

The Heat (action comedy; Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marlon Wayans; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; unrated)

Pacific Rim (Guillermo del Toro-directed sci-fi action; Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated PG-13)

The Internship (comedy; Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne; available now to download to own—not rent—three weeks before disc; unrated)

 

Amazon

Offers This Is the End and The Croods, just like cable Movies On Demand, for rent and/or download. Plus:

The Heat, Pacific Rim, The Internship

Vudu

Offers This Is the End, The Croods, Best Man Down and Concussion, just like cable Movies On Demand, for rent and/or download. Plus:

The Heat, Pacific Rim, The Internship

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $7.99 per month
 

Beyond Borders (adventure drama; Angelina Jolie, Clive Owen; rated R)

Ghostbusters (comedy; Bill Murray, Dan Akyroyd, Sigourney Weaver; rated PG)

Forrest Gump (drama; Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Sally Field; rated PG-13)

Resident Evil (sci-fi horror; Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez; rated R)

Also available: Congo, The Italian Job, Body of Evidence, The Great Train Robbery, The Hindenburg, Mansfield Park, Monica & David, Pinocchio (2002), Return to Me, Stolen Summer, Tadpole, Timeline, Tsotsi, Twilight (1998) and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

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