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.

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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

grand budapest hotel New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch Transcendence and Rio 2 at Home Before DiscThe Grand Budapest Hotel (latest Wes Anderson-directed comedy; Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, F. Murray Abraham, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton; rated R)

Behaving Badly (comedy; Selena Gomez, Nat Wolff; pretheatrical release; rated R)

Half of a Yellow Sun (drama; Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Boyega; rated R)

The Lunchbox (drama; Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur; rated PG)

Life Itself (documentary; Roger Ebert; premieres 7/4 on MOD and in theaters; rated R)

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

transcendepp New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch Transcendence and Rio 2 at Home Before DisciTunes

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

Transcendence (sci-fi; Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Cillian Murphy, Morgan Freeman, Kate Mara; available now to download to own—not rent—three weeks before disc; rated PG-13)

Rio 2 (animated family flick; voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Bruno Mars, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated G)

Dom Hemingway (comedy; Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Emilia Clarke; available now to download to own—not rent—two weeks before disc; rated R)

Bad Words (Jason Bateman-directed scabrous comedy; Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Rohan Chand, Allison Janney; available now to download to own—not rent—one week before disc; rated R)

Vicious (PBS dramedy series; Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi; series pass now available)

Amazon

Offers the same movies as cable Movies On Demand for rent and/or download except for Half of a Yellow Sun and Life Itself. Plus:

Transcendence, Rio 2, Dom Hemingway, Bad Words, Vicious

Vudu

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

Transcendence, Rio 2, Dom Hemingway, Bad Words, Vicious

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Netflix Watch Instantly: $ 8.99 per month

New This Week:

12 Angry Men, Bad Santa, Basic Instinct, Boyz N the Hood, City of God, Dead Man Walking, Fever Pitch, Funny Face, Gandhi, Legends of the Fall, Patton, Philadelphia, Primal Fear, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, The Karate Kid (1984), The Karate Kid II, The Karate Kid III, The Manchurian Candidate (2004), The Parent Trap, Under the Tuscan Sun and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

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