Along with our weekly article covering new Blu-ray Disc releases, here’s what’s new in Digital HD, a format that’s quickly becoming the media of choice for those who don’t want to deal with physical discs any more. And while packaged media is still popular, there are times when new movie releases pre-date Blu-ray and DVD releases by several weeks, as studios hope to maximize earning potentials.
The prices noted below are from Amazon, and are typically average or better than other video services. Digital SD format is usually less expensive than HD, although at times is priced exactly the same as HD. If you are planning on streaming to your HD or 4k TV, we strongly suggest buying the more expensive HD version of the film.
Digital movies are usually available to rent or purchase, however, new blockbuster titles such as this week’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. are only available to purchase until the title is released on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand.
New Digital Releases, Oct. 27, 2015
From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can. HD $14.99 SD $12.99
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
During the coldwar, CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin team up to stop an international criminal organization from destabilizing the fragile balance of power and creating a worldwide catastrophe. HD $19.99 SD $14.99
Fargo: Season 2 (2015)
The second season of the black comedy–crime drama television series created and written by Noah Hawley. In 1979, beautician Peggy Blumquist (Kirsten Dunst) and her husband, butcher Ed (Jesse Plemons) of Luverne, Minnesota, cover up a murder in Fargo, North Dakota. HD $25.99 SD $16.99
A billionaire (Ben Kingsley) undergoes a procedure that transfers his consciousness into young man’s body (Ryan Reynolds) and uncovers a conspiracy with the body’s origin. HD $14.99 SD $14.99
Green Lantern: Extended Cut (2015)
The Green Lantern extended cut contains 9 additional minutes including an alternate opening that provides more insight into the story that was seen in theaters. HD $19.99 SD $9.99
Mr. Holmes (2015)
Mr. Holmes, of Sherlock fame, has one last case to solve at the ripe old age of 93. The mystery has haunted him for fifty years. Now he must quietly slip out of retirement and pay a secret visit to his past in order to determine the future, in this intriguing and thoughtful suspense-thriller. HD $17.99 SD $19.99
The Gift (2015)
Jason Bateman, Joel Edgerton and Rebecca Hall star in this chilling psychological thriller that asks the question, “Are bygones ever really bygones?” HD $14.99 SD $14.99
FOREVER Season 1 (2015)
In this new drama series, medical examiner Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd) searches to solve the perplexing mystery of his immortality. Alana De La Garza and Judd Hirsch also star in the series. HD $38.99 SD $39.99
Radio America (2015)
Two farmers from a small town struggle to remain true to themselves when they experience a rapid rise to fame after entering a local music competition. HD $12.99 SD $12.99
A Borrowed Identity – English Subtitled (2015)
Eyad, a Palestinian Israeli boy, is given the chance to go to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem. As he desperately tries to fit in with his schoolmates within Israeli society, he falls in love with a Jewish girl and discovers that he will have to sacrifice his identity in order to be accepted. HD $14.99 SD $12.99
A study in the duality of man. Even after thousands and thousands of years, mankind still can’t get along with each other, the animals, or the environment, despite the advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy and religion. HD $12.99 SD $9.99
Here’s a link to all new Digital HD releases available at Amazon.