These new Hollywood movies are hitting streaming services early for safe at-home viewing (Update: Amazon)
Following what was reported to be the worst weekend of the final 20 years for the US home movie enterprise, NBCUniversal/Comcast has determined to (lastly) make movies out there for rental the day of their theatrical launch. This new coverage debuts with the upcoming DreamWorks Animation movie Trolls World Tour on April 10th, however on-demand releases for flicks presently in theaters, together with The Invisible Man and Emma, will start as quickly as March 20th — this upcoming Friday.
Details for this new “Day-and-Date” launch system aren’t fully fastened, however these leases will probably be out there “on a wide variety of the most popular on-demand services” together with Comcast and Sky with 48-hour rental intervals and a recommended value of $20 per rental within the US (and the equal to that in different markets).
“Rather than delaying these films or releasing them into a challenged distribution landscape, we wanted to provide an option for people to view these titles in the home,” NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell mentioned of the announcement. “We hope and believe that people will still go to the movies in theaters where available, but we understand that for people in different areas of the world that is increasingly becoming less possible.”
With coronavirus disrupting each side of our lives proper now and forcing many people to remain at house, at the least we’ll have the ability to watch some new flicks in some semblance of normalcy.
Been getting slightly stir-crazy wanting for new content material to maintain you entertained? You’re in luck, with the primary wave of those just-hit-theaters Hollywood titles already changing into out there for digital rental.
Google’s obtained an inventory happening the Play Store of those new “home premieres,” which it seems like it will likely be updating as an increasing number of releases arrive.
As promised, The Invisible Man, Emma, and The Hunt are out there at present, and whereas $20 for a two-day rental is slightly steep, it is a heck of rather a lot cheaper than an evening out — to say nothing of the truth that you should not even be fascinated about going out within the first place proper now.
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) March 20, 2020
There are a lot extra big-name movies popping out on streaming within the days and weeks to come back. Disney simply shared its plans to launch Onward tonight, and the new motion flick Bloodshot will probably be shut behind.
Much in the identical approach as Google is protecting observe of those new theatrical releases prepared for early house streaming, Amazon has additionally began making them out there, underneath its Prime Video Cinema banner.
Just like on Google Play, The Invisible Man, Emma, The Hunt, and now Onward are every out there for a $20 two-day Amazon Prime rental.