To celebrate Comic-Con International 2013 (which takes place July 17 to July 21 in San Diego), Movies on Demand is offering special programming. Check with your cable TV provider for the Movies on Demand channels on your system.
Here is what Movies on Demand announced in a press release:
This July, prepare for the apocalypse with Movies on Demand on Cable (MOD) at Comic-Con 2013. Even if they can’t attend the 2013 Comic-Con conference in San Diego, fanboys and geeks of all kinds will get an immersion of Comic-Con action direct from the Con, plus they can choose from a wide selection of category titles available now on demand on digital cable. Movie selections include both classic and new release sci-fi, horror, comic book, hero and fantasy films like “Evil Dead,” “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “Byzantium,” “Stoker,” “Dead Before Dawn” and “Trance,” as well as “end of the world” selections such as “Hell Baby,” “Rapture-Palooza,” “The Colony” and “Europa Report.” (Complete list of all available genre films is below.)
Fans everywhere will also have a window into the events because MOD camera crews will take viewers behind-the-scenes and to action on the show floor, red carpets and hot parties in San Diego next week. It’s like being there, but without the crowds. Here’s what viewers will find:
Free On Demand (FOD) Content:
Starting immediately and until August 12, on demand viewers can check out free behind-the-scenes features about the making of some of the most famous comic book films, including interviews with directors, writers, costumers and special effects experts. Exciting features delve into some of the best villains in the history of comic book movies, an exclusive special highlighting the fantastic females of favorite comic book movies, such as Jennifer Lawrence in “X-Men: First Class” and more. Free features cover films like “Red,” “300,” “Thor” and an interview with “Iron Man’s” Robert Downey Jr. on the challenges of the famous suit. Plus, we’ll be adding exciting star interviews and footage from the convention itself over the next few weeks, so there will be new content even after the convention is over. Viewers can find this content in their On Demand menus under Free Content.
Movies On Demand: (See complete list of all available titles below*)
Classic Comic-Book titles: Viewers will find a special Comic-Con category in their on demand menus for a great selection of classic comic-book and genre films. This folder is available on cable systems around the country such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Cox Communications, RCN, Mid-Continent and MetroCast. Among the wide variety of classic titles are the “X-Men” series, “Kick-Ass,” “Red,” “Sin City,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Hellboy,” “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” “Wanted,” “300,” “Green Lantern,” “V for Vendetta,” “Watchmen” (director’s cut), “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” “The Fantastic Four,” “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “Hulk,” “Scott Pilgrim vs the World,” “Batman Begins,” “Blade” and many more.
New Release Genre Titles: Many sci-fi, horror, comic book and action favorite movies are currently in the MOD catalogue, such as “Warm Bodies,” “Jack and the Giant Slayer” (3D), & “The Host” and many, many more (see attached). Even after the costumes are stored away, MOD keeps the genre alive with new movies year-round. Several notable movies in the category are premiering soon, including “Oblivion” and “Olympus Has Fallen.”
MODGeekstakes.com is the online home for MOD’s Comic-Con activity. There, viewers can check out all the special FOD behind-the-scenes features as mentioned above as well as enter our third annual Geekstakes at MODGeekStakes.com, for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa gift card. Plus, they can see more info about all the classic comic-book titles in the special Comic-Con folders on cable systems around the country and check out our behind-the-scenes photo gallery from San Diego.
And Facebook.com/moviesondemand as well as (@moviesondemand) will feature daily updates from the San Diego convention center. It’s all a celebration of the On Demand platform as the best way to watch the hottest genre hits from home via remote control.
Comic-Con attendees should keep an eye out for our beautiful, costumed Movies On Demand brand ambassadors who will be giving away cool movie-related prizes around the convention center.
The films above and original content is delivered to cable by iN DEMAND.
All 2013 MOD-themed Comic-Con activities and original FOD content are created 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, especially movies, on behalf of the cable industry, delivering films from all the major studios and indies to most cable systems around the country.
Movies on Demand (MOD) is supported by a national consortium of top movie studios and top cable systems around the country working together to promote MOD on Cable as the simplest and best way to rent the newest and hottest Hollywood movies available instantly just by pushing the button on a 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.
Movies On Demand at Comic-Con 2013
New release titles on MOD in the sci-fi, horror, comic book, hero, fantasy, end-of-the world themes. Look for these titles* in the main Movies On Demand menu:
New Releases Now Playing On Demand:
Rise of the Guardians (also in 3D) – Animated – until July 31, 2013
Europa Report – SciFi – until Aug. 1, 2013
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (also in 3D) – Adventure –until Aug. 18, 2013
Rapture-Palooza – Comedy – until Aug. 19, 2013
The Rambler – Horror – until Aug. 24, 2013
Berberian Sound Studio – Horror – until Sept. 5, 2013
Twixt – Horror – until Sept. 9, 2013
Oz the Great and Powerful (also in 3D) – Adventure – until Sept. 11, 2013
Maniac – Horror – until Sept. 12, 2013
Byzantium – Thriller – until Sept. 15, 2013
Stoker – Thriller – until Sept. 16, 2013
Upside Down – Romance – until Sept. 24, 2013
Mama – Horror – until Sept. 25, 2013
Texas Chainsaw – Horror – until Sept. 28, 2013
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (Unrated) – Action – until Sept. 29, 2013
Evil Dead – Horror – until Oct. 16, 2013
Beautiful Creatures – Romance – until Oct. 20, 2013
Sinister – Horror – until Oct. 31, 2013
The Host – SciFi – until Nov. 8, 2013
Jack the Giant Slayer (also in 3D) – Adventure – until Nov. 17, 2013
The Last Exorcism Part II (Unrated) – Horror – until Nov. 30, 2013
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 – Drama – until Nov. 30, 2013
Warm Bodies – Comedy – until Nov. 30, 2013
Escape From Planet Earth (also in 3D) – Adventure – until Dec. 14, 2013
Dark Skies – Horror– until Dec. 21, 2013
New Releases Upcoming On Demand:
Grabbers – SciFi – starts July 19, 2013
Trance – Thriller – starts July 23, 2013
Hell Baby – Comedy – starts July 25, 2013
Stranded – SciFi – starts July 25, 2013
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (also in 3D) – Action – starts July 30, 2013
Dead Before Dawn (also in 3D) – Comedy – starts Aug. 2, 2013
Oblivion – Action – starts Aug. 6, 2013
Olympus Has Fallen – Action – starts Aug. 13, 2013
No One Lives – Horror – starts Aug. 20, 2013
The Colony – SciFi – starts Aug. 22, 2013
Bad Milo! – Comedy – starts Aug. 29, 2013
Classic Comic Book Titles:
Look for the Comic-Con-themed folder in your On Demand menus. Available on most cable systems.* Here is just a selection of the titles included:
Blade: Trinity X-Men
Bullet to the Head
Captain America: The First Avenger
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Iron Man 2
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Fantastic Four
X-Men: First Class
X2: X-Men United
X-Men: The Last Stand
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
V for Vendetta
Watchmen (director’s cut)
*Titles are offered in SD and HD, plus 3D where indicated. Titles may vary by provider.