Press Release #169 (8/26/13)

8/26/13

 
 Movies On Demand on Cable Schedule Update - September 2013 

Among the major studio films making their television premieres in September via Movies On Demand (MOD) on cable is Now You See Me, a movie about a team of magicians pulling off bank heists during performances and rewarding their audiences with the ill-gotten cash, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Morgan Freeman. Director J.J. Abrams is reunited with actors Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto for Star Trek Into Darkness, the sequel to the 2009 Star Trek movie. Oscar-winning writer/director Sofia Coppola brings us The Bling Ring, starring Emma Watson, "a funny, snarky, bang-on portrayal of the freakiness of celeb obsession," according to Time Out. In World War Z, Brad Pitt is on a mission to save humans from a zombifying plague. For indies, see more info 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 or earlier than 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. 

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September 2013 Movies On Demand on cable major studio premieres:  

Now You See Me - Premieres on MOD 9/3, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Thriller, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo  

Star Trek Into Darkness - Premieres on MOD 9/10, (Available in 3D), PG-13, Action, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto  

The Bling Ring - Premieres on MOD 9/17, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Emma Watson, Leslie Mann  

The East - Premieres on MOD 9/17, (weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Thriller, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page  

World War Z (Unrated) - Premieres on MOD 9/17, (same day as DVD), TV-MA, Action, Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos  

Much Ado About Nothing - Premieres on MOD 9/24, (weeks before DVD), PG-13, Comedy, Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof  

September 2013 Independent Movies & other Titles of Note* (just a selection)  

Highlights of the September 2013 roster of indie titles on Movies On Demand include Adore, the story of childhood friends torn apart by forbidden love, with Robin Wright and Naomi Watts. A man leads a shocking double life hidden from his family in The Iceman, starring Michael Shannon and Winona Ryder. The latest outing from horror-director Rob Zombie is The Lords of Salem. For the first time in 50 years, the Beatles' loyal secretary, Freda Kelly, reveals personal memories in Good Ol' Freda. Blue Caprice premieres this month, providing a narrative look at the 2002 Beltway sniper killings.  

Also on MOD is the film adaptation of Rudolfo Anaya's controversial novel, Bless Me, Ultima. Disconnect, starring Jason Bateman, is a story of society's dependence on technology, and the need for human connection. The director of Juno brings us Paradise, starring Julianne Hough and Russell Brand, about a woman's search for faith after a plane crash rattles her life. Two best friends return home to compete in a pageant that eluded them as children in Ass Backwards, written by and starring comedy powerhouses Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael.  These and many other indies are listed below. These entertaining indie films may not be widely available in local theaters, making cable a perfect destination.  

Indie films and other small titles of note on MOD:  

Arthur Newman - Premieres on MOD 9/3, (weeks before Netflix & Redbox), R, Comedy, Colin Firth, Emily Blunt  

From Up on Poppy Hill - Premieres on MOD 9/3, (weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG, Animated  

The Iceman - Premieres on MOD 9/3, (same day as DVD), R, Thriller, Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder  

The Lords of Salem - Premieres on MOD 9/3, (same day as DVD), R, Horror, Sheri Moon Zombie, Ken Foree  

Stories We Tell - Premieres on MOD 9/3, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Documentary, Pixie Bigelow, Deirdre Bowen  

Adore - Premieres on MOD 9/6, (same day as theatrical), R, Drama, Naomi Watts, Robin Wright  

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane - Premieres on MOD 9/6, (weeks before theatrical), R, Horror, Amber Heard, Anson Mount

Bounty Killer - Premieres on MOD 9/6, (same day as theatrical), TV-MA, Action, Gary Busey, Matthew Marsden  

Good Ol' Freda - Premieres on MOD 9/6, (same day as theatrical), PG, Documentary, The Beatles, Freda Kelly  

Red Obsession - Premieres on MOD 9/6, (same day as theatrical), TV-PG, Documentary, Francis Ford Coppola, Yue Sai Kan, narrated by: Russell Crowe  

All Is Bright - Premieres on MOD 9/10, (weeks before theatrical), R, Comedy, Paul Rudd, Paul Giamatti  

Love Is All You Need - Premieres on MOD 9/10, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm  

Wish You Were Here - Premieres on MOD 9/10, (same day as DVD), R, Drama, Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer  

Bless Me, Ultima - Premieres on MOD 9/17, PG-13, (same day as DVD), Drama, Miriam Colon, Luke Ganalon  

Blue Caprice - Premieres on MOD 9/17, (available on demand & in theaters), TV-MA, Drama, Isaiah Washington, Tim Blake Nelson  

Disconnect - Premieres on MOD 9/17, R, Drama, (same day as DVD), Jason Bateman, Hope Davis  

Paradise - Premieres on MOD 9/19, (weeks before theatrical), PG-13, Comedy, Julianne Hough, Russell Brand  

C.O.G. - Premieres on MOD 9/20, (same day as theatrical), TV-14, Comedy, Jonathan Groff, Denis O'Hare  

Fill the Void - Premieres on MOD 9/24, (same day as DVD), PG, Drama, Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein  

I Spit On Your Grave 2 - Premieres on MOD 9/24, (same day as DVD), TV-MA, Horror, Jemma Dallender, Joe Absolom  

In the House - Premieres on MOD 9/24, (same day as DVD), R, Thriller, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner  

The Kings of Summer - Premieres on MOD 9/24, (same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso  

Unfinished Song - Premieres on MOD 9/24, (same day as DVD), PG-13, Comedy, Terrence Stamp, Gemma Arterton  

Mr. Nobody - Premieres on MOD 9/26, (weeks before theatrical), R, Drama, Jared Leto, Diane Kruger  

Dark Touch - Premieres on MOD 9/27, (available on demand & in theaters), TV-MA, Horror, Missy Keating, Marcella Plunkett  

Man of Tai Chi - Premieres on MOD 9/27, (weeks before theatrical), R, Action, Keanu Reeves, Iko Uwais  

Muscle Shoals - Premieres on MOD 9/27, (same day as theatrical), PG-13, Documentary, Keith Richards, Aretha Franklin

Ass Backwards - Premieres on MOD 9/30, (weeks before theatrical), TV-14, Comedy, Casey Wilson, June Diane Raphael  

NOTES: *Schedule subject to change. Titles, dates and availability may vary by system. HD and 3D not available in all systems.   

**Source: NPD. Includes cable MSOs, AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS  

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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