New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: Feel the Force of the 'Star Wars' Saga on Digital HD for the First Time

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: Feel the Force of the 'Star Wars' Saga on Digital HD for the First Time

Apr 07, 2015

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

A Most Violent Year (crime drama; Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain; rated R)

5 to 7 (comedy; Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe; premieres 4/10 on MOD and in theaters; rated R)

The Sisterhood of Night (thriller; Georgie Henley, Kal Penn; premieres 4/10 on MOD and in theaters; rated PG-13)

 

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. Plus:

Star Wars: Episode I-VI (sci-fi fantasy; Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Alec Guinness, Billy Dee Williams, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Samuel L. Jackson; the original trilogy (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi) and the prequel trilogy (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith) available for the first time to download to own only; includes legacy and new bonus features; rated PG and PG-13)

Taken 3 (action sequel; Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Forest Whitaker; available now to download to own only; unrated and rated-R versions included)

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (comedy; Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott; available now to download to own—not rent—one week before disc; unrated)

Big Eyes (Tim Burton-directed drama about real-life painter Margaret Keane; Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston; available now to download to own only; rated PG-13)

Lost River (Ryan Gosling-directed dark romance; Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes; available now to download to own with rental available 4/9; rated R)

 

Amazon

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for 5 to 7. Plus:

Star Wars: Episode I-VI, Taken 3, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Big Eyes, Lost River

 

Vudu

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for 5 to 7. Plus:

Star Wars: Episode I-VI, Taken 3, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Big Eyes, Lost River

 

Netflix Watch Instantly: $8.99 per month

New This Week:

Preservation, Wilfred: Season Four, Pioneer, Broken, Confusion Na Wa, Flower Girl, Daredevil: Season One, October 1, Ties That Bind

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