Movies On Demand on Cable Celebrates Comic-Con 2014 with Many Genre Movies
Fans who can’t make it to the Con in person can celebrate Comic-Con ® International 2014 at home with Movies on Demand (MOD) on cable. Now playing on MOD are some of the hottest new release genre films, including 300: Rise of an Empire, The Congress, RoboCop and Snowpiercer, plus many treasured classics. It’s all a celebration of the Movies On Demand platform on digital cable as the best way to watch the hottest genre hits with just a click of the remote control.
New release MOD highlights:
In the action adventure, 300: Rise of an Empire, Greek general Themistokles and Persian naval commanders Xerxes and Warrior Queen Artemisia lead their separate forces to the gory battlefield in a battle for superior power. Robin Wright stars as an actress in the sci-fi drama, The Congress, which combines live action and animation to create a provocative world where her career is taken over by a digital replica of herself. RoboCop explores futuristic possibilities in the year 2028 when a critically injured cop is transformed into a robotic superhuman. A massive global warming experiment goes awry and leaves only a few fortunate survivors to board the globe-trotting train, Snowpiercer, a new action film which garnered a whopping 94% positive critical reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Although this train provides an escape from the treacherous earthly conditions, the entrapment on the train instigates a gory uprising.
Besides movies, fanboys and geeks of all kinds will get a taste of the action direct from the Con. Through a partnership with the best-known independent film website Indiewire, star interviews captured by Movies On Demand cameras will be featured on their site. Look for their special features called “Beamed from the Con.” Plus, the @moviesondemand Twitter feed will feature daily updates from San Diego.
Classic Genre Films:
Most cable systems now have special Comic-Con folders* in their On Demand menus that house the sci-fi, horror, comic book, hero and fantasy films that they are featuring to celebrate the most famous geekfest. For example, Comcast features more than 80 titles in their “Comic-Con Action” folder on Movies On Demand, available until Aug. 18. A folder called “Comic-Con” can be found in Time Warner Cable, RCN, Midcontinent, Cablevision and Metrocast systems, until Aug. 11.
Widely available across the systems’ folders mentioned above are: Batman Begins, the entire Blade trilogy, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, Ghost World, Green Lantern, Hellboy, Kick-Ass, V for Vendetta, The Watchmen and many others.
Cox Communications customers should look for a folder labeled “Marvel/Marvel Movies” with a wide selection of genre titles from the great studio’s library, such as The Avengers, the X-Men series, the Blade series, Hulk Vs. and many more. Available until Aug. 18.
The films above and original content is delivered to cable by iN DEMAND.
Most titles are available in HD.
*Title availability varies by system.
ABOUT iN DEMAND and MOVIES ON DEMAND:
iN DEMAND is the nation’s leading distributor of transactional content to cable, including movies and sports. They deliver films from all the major studios and indies to most cable systems around the country. Visit indemand.com.
Movies on Demand (MOD) on Cable is the simplest and best way to rent the newest and hottest Hollywood movies, available instantly via cable remote. MOD delivers many movies in the earliest post-theatrical windows (often same day as DVD or earlier and often weeks before Netflix and Redbox), on digital cable in SD, HD, and 3D when available, with full DVD functionality, no DVDs to return or late-fee worries. Some titles, especially indies, come to cable before or the same day as their theatrical release. www.rentmoviesondemand.com