Press Release #171 (9/25/13)

9/25/13

 

                                                            Movies On Demand on Cable Schedule Update - October 2013

Among the major studio films getting their television premieres in October via Movies On Demand (MOD) on cable is The Croods, an animated adventure that tells the story of the world's first family road trip, voiced by Nicolas Cage and Emma Stone. Seth Rogen wrote, directed and starred alongside James Franco and Jonah Hill in This Is the End, which was the "the bust-out, badass comedy of the summer" according to Rolling Stone's Peter Travers. Director Guillermo del Toro creates an explosive world of sea monsters and giant robots in Pacific Rim. Comedy royalty Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy team-up for the buddy-cop comedy The Heat. For indie premieres, see list below.  

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.  

All 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.  Coming in October from us is a scary look at all the Halloween titles on MOD.  Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/moviesondemand  

October 2013 Movies On Demand on Cable Major Studio Television Premieres:  

The Croods - Premieres 10/1, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG, Animation, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone  

This Is the End - Premieres 10/1, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco  

After Earth - Premieres 10/8, (same day as DVD), PG-13, SciFi, Will Smith, Jaden Smith  

The Hangover Part III - Premieres 10/8, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Comedy, Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms  

The Purge - Premieres 10/8, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Thriller, Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey  

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain - Premieres 10/15, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Kevin Hart  

Pacific Rim - Premieres 10/15, (available in 3D, weeks before Netflix & Redbox) PG-13, SciFi, Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day  

Before Midnight - Premieres 10/22, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy  

The Conjuring - Premieres 10/22, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Horror, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson  

R.I.P.D. - Premieres 10/22, (before DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox, available in 3D), PG-13, Comedy, Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds  

The Heat - Premieres 10/29, (weeks before Netflix and Redbox), R, Comedy, Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy  

October 2013 Independent Studio & Other Titles of Note* (just a selection)  

Highlights of the October 2013 roster of indie titles on Movies On Demand include Linsanity, the documentary telling the life story of basketball phenomenon Jeremy Lin. Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon star in Sunlight Jr. about a low-income couple dealing with an unexpected pregnancy and other life difficulties. In Stuck in Love, a writer, his ex-wife and their daughter deal with the intricacies of love and all of its twists and turns over one turbulent year.   

Also on MOD is the very controversial guerilla horror film Escape from Tomorrow, secretly shot in Disney World and Disneyland. Broadway Idiot is a documentary following Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong from a concert at Madison Square Garden to the opening of his Broadway musical, American Idiot. Kristen Wiig plays a failed playwright trying to get her life back on track in Girl Most Likely, also starring Matt Dillon, Darren Criss and Annette Bening.  

More details on those below. These entertaining indie films may not be widely available in local theaters, making cable a perfect destination.  

Big Sur - Premieres 10/1, (before theatrical release), TV-MA, Drama, Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas  

Last Love - Premieres 10/1, (before theatrical release), TV-14, Romance, Michael Caine, Clémence Poésy  

Best Man Down - Premieres 10/3, (before theatrical release), PG-14, Comedy, Justin Long  

Argento's Dracula - Premieres 10/4, (same day as theatrical release, available in 3D), TV-MA, Horror, Rutger Hauer, Asia Argento  

Concussion - Premieres 10/4, (same day as theatrical release), R, Drama, Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff  

Linsanity - Premieres 10/4, (same day as theatrical release), TV-PG, Documentary, Jeremy Lin  

Sweetwater - Premieres 10/4, (same day as theatrical release), R, Action, Ed Harris, January Jones  

Sunlight Jr. - Premieres 10/7, (before theatrical release), TV-14, Drama, Naomi Watts, Matt Dillon  

Curse of Chucky (Unrated) - Premieres 10/8, (same day as DVD), TV-MA, Horror, Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif  

McConkey - Premieres 10/8, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Documentary, Shane McConkey, Tony Hawk  

Stuck in Love - Premieres 10/8, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Kristen Bell  

Cottage Country - Premieres 10/11, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Comedy, Malin Akerman, Tyler Labine  

Escape From Tomorrow - Premieres 10/11, (before theatrical release), TV-MA, Fantasy, Roy Abramsohn, Elena Schuber  

Forgetting the Girl - Premieres 10/11, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Thriller, Christopher Denham, Lindsay Beamish  

Ghost Team One - Premieres 10/11, (same day as theatrical release), R, Horror, Carlos Santos, J.R. Villarreal  

Broadway Idiot - Premieres 10/13, (same day as theatrical release), TV-PG, Documentary, Green Day  

Drug War - Premieres 10/15, (same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), TV-14, Action, Sun Honglei, Louis Koo  

A Fierce Green Fire - Premieres 10/15, TV-PG, Documentary, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Ashley Judd  

Renoir - Premieres 10/15, (weeks before DVD, Netflix & Redbox), R, Drama, Michel Bouquet, Christa Theret  

Haunter - Premieres 10/18, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Horror, Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie  

Hellbenders - Premieres 10/18, (same day as theatrical release, available in 3D), R, Horror, Clifton Collins Jr., Clancy Brown  

Two Jacks - Premieres 10/18, (same day as theatrical release), TV-MA, Comedy, Sienna Miller, Billy Zane, Jack Huston, Danny Huston  

Girl Most Likely - Premieres 10/22, (weeks before DVD, Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Comedy, Kristen Wiig, Matt Dillon, Darren Criss, Annette Bening  

Sal - Premieres 10/22, (before theatrical release), TV-MA, Drama, Val Lauren, James Franco  

Last Days on Mars - Premieres 10/31, (before theatrical release), R, SciFi, Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai  

NOTES: *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.     

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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