New VOD and Digital Releases, Plus: It's in Your Favor to Own 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay--Part 2' at Home Now

New VOD and Digital Releases, Plus: It's in Your Favor to Own 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay--Part 2' at Home Now

Mar 08, 2016

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play 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 Peanuts Movie (animated; voices: Rebecca Bloom, Noah Schnapp; rated G)

In the Heart of the Sea (Ron Howard-directed drama; Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw; also available on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD; rated PG-13)

Macbeth (war drama; Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard; rated R)

Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2 (comedy; Devon Sawa, Ben Schnetzer, Sarah Clarke; not rated)

Of Mind and Music (drama; Joaquim De Almeida, Aunjanue Ellis; premieres 3/10; rated PG-13)

Hyena Road (war drama; Rossif Sutherland, Paul Gross; premieres 3/11 on cable MOD and in theaters; rated R)

About Scout (family drama; India Ennenga, Nikki Reed, Jane Seymour, Ellen Burstyn; premieres 3/11; not rated)

Barney Thomson (comedy-drama; Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone; premieres 3/11 on cable MOD and in theaters; not rated)

 

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

Vudu

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

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2 (YA action-adventure finale; Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Elizabeth Banks; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before Blu-ray and DVD; rated PG-13)

Daddy's Home (comedy; Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Lina Cardellini; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before Blu-ray and DVD; rated PG-13)

Carol (period lesbian romance; Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson; available now to download to own—not rent—one week before Blu-ray and DVD; rated R)

 

iTunes

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

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2, Daddy's Home, Carol

 

Amazon

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for Of Mind and Music, Hyena Road and About Scout. Plus:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2, Daddy's Home, Carol

 

Google Play

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for Of Mind and Music, Hyena Road and About Scout. Plus:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2, Daddy's Home, Carol

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $8.99 per month for unlimited streaming

New This Week:

The Characters: Season One, Flaked: Season One

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