How to Watch 'Identity Thief' and 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Before Disc

How to Watch 'Identity Thief' and 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Before Disc

May 21, 2013

Check out what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and, of course, Netflix.

Cable On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pre-theatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods

Side Effects (Steven Soderbergh's psychological thriller; Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones; rated R)

The Last Stand (action; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville; rated R)

Beautiful Creatures (YA fantasy romance; Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson; rated PG-13)

Parker (action; Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez; rated R)

Kid-Thing (dramedy; Sydney Aguirre, Nathan Zellner; pretheatrical release; unrated)

Free Samples (comedy; Jesse Eisenberg, Jess Weixler, Jason Ritter; pretheatrical release; rated R)

 

Streaming/Digital Download: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $15-$20 (HD may cost more than SD)
 

iTunes

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

True Blood Season 5 (HBO supernatural drama; Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Ryan Kwanten, Alexander Skarsgard; rated TV-MA)

Identity Thief (comedy; Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; unrated)

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (action fantasy; Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen; available now to download to own—not rent—three weeks before disc; unrated)

 

Amazon

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

True Blood Season 5, Identity Thief, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

 

Vudu

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

True Blood Season 5, Identity Thief, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $7.99 per month
 

New This Week: Struck by Lightning (comedy; Chris Colfer, Rebel Wilson Allison Janney, Dermot Mulroney; unrated)

End of Watch (cop drama; Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick; available May 22; rated R)

Retiring Titles: Netflix no longer wants you to know what titles it is retiring ahead of time. You can read the company's explanation here.

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