Press Release #89 (8/25/11)
August 25, 2011
Movies On Demand on Cable Schedule Update - September 2011
Mega-Summer Movie Titles Hit the MOD Schedule
Indies Deliver Buzz-Worthy Pre-Theatricals and More
It may be back-to-school time, but summer still reigns on the small screen. Some of the biggest hits from the 2011 summer movie season will fill cable TV screens in Sept. 2011 via Movies On Demand. The biggest titles, "Thor," "X-Men: First Class," and "Bridesmaids" each netted more than $140 Million in U.S. Domestic Box Office.
On the indie side, jump-starting the month is Kevin Smith's "Red State," which was launched through an unconventional cross-country screening tour in limited theatres. Except for the few who caught those, cable viewers get the first chance to see it when the film makes its nationwide premiere on VOD, Sept. 1 a month before theatres. Other notable indie titles this month include "Pearl Jam 20," Cameron Crowe's docu about the 20th anniversary of the Seattle rock group; "Bill Cunningham New York" the multiple award-winning film about the noted NY Times photographer who documents the fashions of real people; "Everything Must Go," the comedy starring Will Ferrell and Rebecca Hall and "The Tempest," Julie Taymor's re-imagining of one of Shakespeare's most enduring plays, starring Helen Mirren and Russell Brand. More info on these and other titles below.
Below is a selected listing of films premiering on cable TV's Movies On Demand* platform in September 2011. All the films listed below and many others are at viewers' fingertips through the cable remote. All of the major releases are offered in both standard and high-definition**, along with many indies. A new website, www.rentmoviesondemand.com
just launched with all the most current info for movie fans. Below are just a few highlights from the schedule of new titles this month, their premiere dates on MOD, ratings, genres and cast.
Major Studio Releases*:
"Hanna" - Premieres September 6, (Same Day as DVD, Weeks before Netflix and Redbox), PG-13, Action, Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana
"Thor" - Premieres September 13, (Same day as DVD), PG-13, Action, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman. Also in 3D where available.
"X-Men: First Class" - Premieres September 16, (Weeks before Netflix and Redbox), PG-13, Sci-Fi, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender
"Bridesmaids" - Premieres September 20, (Same Day as DVD, Weeks before Netflix and Redbox), R, Comedy, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph
"Red State" - Premieres September 1, (Before theatrical release), R, Thriller, John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Michael Parks
"Everything Must Go" - Premieres September 2, (Before DVD, before Netflix and Redbox), R, Comedy/Drama, Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall, Michael Pena, Laura Dern
"Blackthorn" - Premieres September 2, (Before theatrical release), NR, Western, Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea
"Rebirth" - Premieres September 6, (Same day as DVD), PG, Documentary, James Whitaker
"Shaolin" - Premieres September 9, (Same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Action/Drama, Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Bingbing Fan
"Chalet Girl" - Premieres September 9, (Before theatrical release), TV-14, Comedy, Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick, Bill Nighy
"Bill Cunningham New York" - Premieres September 13, (Same day as DVD, Weeks before Netflix and Redbox), TV-G, Documentary, Bill Cunningham, Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, Tom Wolfe
"Hesher" - Premieres September 13, (Same day as DVD), R, Dark Comedy, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Natalie Portman, Rainn Wilson
"The Tempest" - Premieres September 13, (Same day as DVD), PG-13, Comedy/Drama/Fantasy, Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Reeve Carney
"The Weird World Of Blowfly" - Premieres September 16, (Same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Documentary, Clarence Reid
"Jig" - Premieres September 20, (Weeks before DVD, Weeks before Netflix and Redbox), PG, Documentary, Sue Bourne
"Bride Flight" - Premieres September 20, (Same day as DVD), R, Drama/Foreign, Karina Smulders, Waldemar Torenstra, Anna Drijver
"The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975" - Premieres September 21, (Before DVD), TV-MA, Documentary, Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Erykah Badu
"Pearl Jam 20" - Premieres September 24, (Same day as theatrical release), NR, Documentary/Music, Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell, Layne Staley
"Go For It" - Premieres September 27, (Same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama, Aimee Garcia, Al Bandiero, Jossara Jinaro
"Viva Riva!" - Premieres September 27, (Same day as DVD, Weeks before Netflix and Redbox), R, Drama, Patsha Bay, Manie Malone, Diplome Amekindra
With Movies On Demand through digital cable, viewers can watch movies instantly, pause, fast-forward and rewind.
NOTE: *Title dates and availability may vary by system. **HD not available in all systems.
These movies are distributed to U.S. cable systems by iN DEMAND. For more information about Movies On Demand on Cable, go to www.rentmoviesondemand.com, on-screen guides or cable system websites. Listings for Cable's Movies On Demand can also be found at TVGuide.com (http://movies.tvguide.com/movies-on-demand).
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