'The Resident' Starring Hillary Swank Gets Simultaneous VOD and Theatrical Release

Posted Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

DISH Network subscribers will be able to watch the movie on the 18th.

'The Resident' probably isn't a film you've heard of. It's a smaller movie that's getting a limited release. It stars Hillary Swank and Jeffrey Dean Morgan and will be hitting theaters on the 18th.

What sets 'The Resident' apart is that it's one of the movies being used to test the waters for early VODs. The movie will be available as an on-demand option for DISH network subscribers on the 18th as well - the same day it hits theaters.

'The Resident' will cost $4.99 for a standard definition VOD and $5.99 for HD - not bad considering the premium VOD price estimates being tossed around by most companies.

More important that just being a movie available early, this test is a good way to voice your opinion on premium, or just early, VODs. Money talks, and if you really want to start seeing VOD content like this pick up, ordering 'The Resident' is a good way to show it.

Source: Home Media Magazine

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