First it was the latest Bond flick and then A Quiet Place II and F9—blockbuster releases all over the world are being pulled and cinemas are closing, with movies recording unheard of box office lows.
We can’t blame the big production houses for wanting to protect their stars and their flicks, but we’d be lying if we said we weren’t a wee bit worried at the rate we’re burning through our Netflix binge list.
Fortunately, there’s some good news amidst all of the corona madness, several big-name studios have announced they’ll be serving up much-anticipated releases to our lounge rooms very soon.
Traditionally studios would implement a three-month window before theatrical releases could be rented on the likes of iTunes or Amazon. But many are throwing out the rule book and we’re just a little bit excited.
One of them is NBCUniversal, who just this week announced plans to release a number of their new films to on-demand services this Friday. Some of their big hitters include The Hunt, Emma and The Invisible Man. As it currently stands, they’ll only be available to rent in the US and select international markets for $US19.99 for a 48-hour period but we figure it won’t be long until they’re available down under.
It’s important to note that The Invisible Man and Emma are both still in Aussie cinemas while The Hunt is pegged for an April release. But with physical distancing becoming more and more common, we wouldn’t be surprised if Australia is soon able to rent these flicks too. Warner Bros. has also joined the party announcing Margot Robbie's, Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey will be available to stream on services like Amazon and iTunes as soon as April.
Closer to home, Disney has dropped Frozen 2 on its subscription streaming service Disney+ three months early so you can get your Elsa fix now. While iTunes has Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker available for purchase at $24.99.
We’ll keep you posted on when more blockbusters are available for rent in Australia.
In the meantime, check out these six streaming services that aren’t Netflix or Stan for more binge-worthy content.
Image Credit: Warner Bros.