Press Release #180 (1/29/14) iN DEMAND
Movies On Demand on Cable Schedule Update - February 2014
Love is in the air! It's Valentine's day month and Movies On Demand delivers a variety of romantic titles from both the majors and Indies that look at love from every angle, all getting their television premieres on MOD.
Here are some highlights of MOD premieres from the major studios in February. From the creators of Love, Actually and Notting Hill, comes About Time, the charming and touching story of love as experienced by a time travelling young Brit, played by Domhnall Gleeson, and the object of his desire, Rachel McAdams. Fifteen years after the seminal film The Best Man, which was Taye Diggs' first major role, comes The Best Man Holiday, where old romances are reignited and emotions heightened when a group of college friends reunite over the holiday season. In the "romcom" Baggage Claim, Paula Patton plays a flight attendant determined to find love within the 30 days before her younger sister's impending wedding.
The Indies are equally smitten this month. In the highly praised film, The Broken Circle Breakdown, the bonds of love are tested to the limit over the backdrop of Bluegrass music. Austenland is Twilight author Stephanie Meyer's debut as a producer in which Keri Russell plays a lovelorn young woman who immerses herself in a fantasy theme park based on famed author Jane Austen's novels. Also in February, MOD is airing the ultimate romantic story, Romeo and Juliet, reimagined for the 21st Century, with Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth as the ill-fated lovers. Winner of the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival is Blue is the Warmest Color, a powerful love story between a young female art student and a mysterious older girl.
Looking forward to Awards Season, the multi-nominated titles Gravity, Dallas Buyers Club, Nebraska and Foreign Film nominees The Great Beauty (Italy) and The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium) all premiere in February. (More info about Awards Season nominees and winners on MOD to come.)
Most of the major releases below premiere on MOD the same day as DVD release and are offered in both standard and high-definition**, as are many indies. The industry's website, www.rentmoviesondemand.com is an at-a-glance look at most premiere titles along with synopses, trailers and Rotten Tomatoes® scores. In addition to new premieres, a wealth of library titles is always playing on MOD. Like us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/moviesondemand.
Cable is the nation's powerhouse in delivery of movies via the On Demand platform, representing over 60% of all paid orders in the U.S., far outpacing satellite, iTunes, Amazon and all others.* Only 18% of movie orders come from digital storefronts. Movies On Demand on Cable (MOD) is the easiest, most convenient way to rent movies from home instantly, with just a click of the remote. It is part of digital cable service.
February 2014 Movies On Demand Major Studio Television Premieres**:
About Time - Premieres 2/4, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Romance, Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams
Dallas Buyers Club - Premieres 2/4, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Drama, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto
Escape Plan - Premieres 2/4, (same day as DVD), R, Action, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Free Birds - Premieres 2/4, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix, available in 3D), PG, Animated, voices: Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson
The Best Man Holiday - Premieres 2/11, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Comedy, Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs
Ender's Game - Premieres 2/11, (same day as DVD), PG-13, SciFi/Action, Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford
Baggage Claim - Premieres 2/18, (weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Comedy, Paula Patton, Taye Diggs
The Counselor: Unedited Extended Cut - Premieres 2/25, (weeks before Netflix & Redbox), TV-MA, Thriller, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt
Gravity - Premieres 2/25, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox, available in 3D), PG-13, SciFi/Drama, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
Nebraska - Premieres 2/25, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Bruce Dern, Will Forte
February 2014 Independent Studio & Other Titles of Note** (just a selection)
The Broken Circle Breakdown - Premieres 2/4, (weeks before DVD, Netflix & Redbox), TV-MA, Drama, Johan Heldenbergh, Veerle Baetens
Diana - Premieres 2/4, (before DVD, Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Drama, Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete- Premieres 2/4, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks
The Art of the Steal - Premieres 2/7, (before theatrical release), R, Comedy, Kurt Russell, Jay Baruchel
The Armstrong Lie - Premieres 2/11, (same day as DVD), R, Documentary, Lance Armstrong
The Artist and the Model - Premieres 2/11, (same day as DVD), TV-MA, Drama, Jean Rochefort, Claudia Cardinale
Austenland - Premieres 2/11, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Comedy, Keri Russell, Bret McKenzie
Khumba - Premieres 2/11, (same day as DVD, available in 3D), TV-Y, Animated, voices: Jake T. Austin, Liam Neeson
Knights of Badassdom - Premieres 2/11, (same day as theatrical release), R, Comedy, Ryan Kwanten, Peter Dinklage
Wadjda - Premieres 2/11, (same day as DVD), PG, Drama, Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah
Adult World - Premieres 2/14, (same day as theatrical release), R, Comedy, John Cusack, Emma Roberts
McCanick - Premieres 2/18, (before theatrical release), TV-MA, Thriller, David Morse, Cory Monteith
Romeo and Juliet - Premieres 2/18, (weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Romance, Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth
Cheap Thrills - Premieres 2/21, (before theatrical release-cable exclusive***), TV-MA, Horror, Pat Healy, Ethan Embry
After Tiller - Premieres 2/25, (weeks before DVD, Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Documentary
Blue is the Warmest Color - Premieres 2/25, (same day as DVD), NC-17, Drama, Lea Seydoux, Adele Exarchopoulos
The Great Beauty - Premieres 2/25, (weeks before DVD, Netflix & Redbox), TV-MA, Drama, Toni Servillo, Sabrina Ferilli
Pulling Strings - Premieres 2/25, (same day as DVD), PG, Comedy, Jaime Camil, Laura Ramsey
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me - Premieres 2/27, (available on demand & in theaters), TV-MA, Documentary, Elaine Stritch
*Source: NPD. Includes cable MSOs, AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS
**Schedule subject to change. Titles, dates and availability may vary by system. HD and 3D not available in all systems.
*** Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks only
These movies are distributed to U.S. cable systems by iN DEMAND, www.indemand.com. For more information about Movies On Demand on Cable, go to www.rentmoviesondemand.com, on-screen guides or cable system websites.
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