Movies On Demand Highlights for August 2012



Major Studio Releases*:

Highlights of the new titles in August include the mega hit “The Hunger Games” which premieres on MOD the same day as the DVD release. Plus, families can spice up their summer with “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” voiced by Danny Devito, Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Betty White and Rob Riggle, which is available in 3D and premieres on cable before Netflix & Redbox. Plus, MOD presents the unedited version of Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Dictator” available the same day as DVD.

All of the major releases are offered in both standard and high-definition*, along with many indies. The industry’s website, has the most current info for major studio releases, or like us on Facebook at:

“The Hunger Games”– Premieres August 18, (Same day as DVD), PG-13, Action/Adventure, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson

“Chimpanzee” – Premieres August 21, (Same day as DVD), G, Documentary, Narrated by Tim Allen

“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” – Premieres August 21, (14 days before Netflix & Redbox, available in 3D*), PG, Animated, Danny Devito, Taylor Swift

“The Dictator (Unedited)” – Premieres August 21, (Same day as DVD), TV-MA, Comedy, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris

“The Pirates! Band of Misfits” – Premieres August 28, (Same day as DVD), PG, Animated, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson

“Think Like a Man” – Premieres August 28, (Same day as DVD), PG-13, Comedy, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara

“Battleship” – Premieres August 28, (Same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Action, Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson

“The Lucky One” – Premieres August 28, (Same day as DVD, 8 weeks before Netflix), PG-13, Romance, Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling

Indie Titles*:

MOD viewers also have access to a wealth of indie titles, a number of which premiere either the same day or before their theatrical release. These titles may not be widely available in local theaters. Highlights of this month’s indie movies include the comedy “The Babymakers,” the horror title “[REC] 3: Genesis,” and “Goats” with David Duchovny and Vera Farmiga. They’ll also be able to catch Kirsten Dunst in the dark comedy “Bachelorette,” Blair Underwood in “Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day,” “The Raid: Redemption” which received wide critical acclaim and the Australian hit “Red Dog.” Also playing is this year’s Best Foreign film Academy Award winner “A Separation” and the comedy “Bernie” starring Jack Black. “Side by Side” is a documentary produced and narrated by Keanu Reeves about movie-making’s transition to digital, featuring some of Hollywood’s greatest directors. The month winds down with “Darling Companion” starring Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline and “Sleepwalk With Me” from the producers of NPR’s This American Life which won the “Best of NEXT Audience” award at Sundance 2012. See complete list below.

“Soldiers of Fortune” – Premieres August 3, (Same day as theatrical release), R, Action, Christian Slater, Sean Bean

“The Babymakers” – Premieres August 3, (Same day as theatrical release), R, Comedy, Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn

“[REC] 3: Genesis” – Premieres August 3, (Before theatrical release), R, Horror, Leticia Dolera, Diego Martín

“Blue Like Jazz” – Premieres August 7, (Same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama, Marshall Allman, Claire Holt

“About Cherry” – Premieres August 9, (Before theatrical release), TV-MA, Drama, James Franco, Heather Graham

“Goats” – Premieres August 10, (Same day as theatrical release), R, Comedy, David Duchovny, Vera Farmiga

“Bachelorette” – Premieres August 10, (Before theatrical release), R, Comedy, Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher

“Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day” – Premieres August 10, (Weeks before DVD, Netflix & Redbox), PG-13, Drama, Blair Underwood, Sharon Leal

“The Raid: Redemption” – Premieres August 14, (Same day as DVD), R, Action, Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim

“Tonight You’re Mine” – Premieres August 14, (Same day as DVD), R, Comedy, Luke Treadaway, Natalia Tena

“Red Dog” – Premieres August 14, (Weeks before DVD, Netflix & Redbox), TV-PG, Family, Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor

“A Separation” – Premieres August 21, (Same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama, Peyman Moadi, Leila Hatami

“Bernie” – Premieres August 21, (Same day as DVD), PG-13, Comedy, Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey

“Side by Side” – Premieres August 21, (Before DVD), TV-14, Documentary, Keanu Reeves

“Solomon Kane” – Premieres August 24, (Before theatrical release), R, Action, James Purefoy, Pete Postlethwaite

“Darling Companion” – Premieres August 28, (Same day as DVD), PG-13, Drama, Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline

“Sleepwalk With Me” – Premieres August 31, (Before DVD), TV-14, Comedy, Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose

“V/H/S” – Premieres August 31, (Before theatrical release), R, Horror, Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard

Cable is the nation’s powerhouse in delivery of movies via the On Demand platform, representing more than 50% of all paid orders in the U.S., far outpacing satellite, telco, iTunes, Amazon and all others.** Comcast alone averages four billion views annually on its On Demand platform. 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.

*Title dates and availability may vary by system. HD and 3D not available in all systems.
**Independent third party research.

These movies are distributed to U.S. cable systems by iN DEMAND. For further information, go to For more information about Movies On Demand on Cable, go to, on-screen guides or cable system websites. Listings for Cable’s Movies On Demand can also be found at (

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