Amazon and Google Stream Two Movies Before Theatrical Release

Posted Mon Mar 19, 2012 at 02:00 PM PDT by Dick Ward

One of them, 'The Hunter,' actually looks pretty good.

It's strange the way things work sometimes. Studio reactions to premium VOD what let users watch movies before released in theaters were incredibly negative, except for Magnolia, which is letting Amazon and Google have early access to 'The Hunter,' starring Willem Dafoe, Frances O'Connor and Sam Neill.

The movie was released on Australian theaters last year and is going to be coming out in the states next month. If you don't feel like going out though, you can watch it now through Google Play or rent it on Amazon. It's not too crazy expensive either – a 48 hour rental will cost you $9.99.

Google is also renting the film 'Dark Tide' which stars Halle Berry and looks absolutely dreadful. It's neat and all, but not exactly the kind of film that's going to draw a huge audience.

Source: Home Media Magazine

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