Film lovers cooped up at house due to the rising coronavirus risk are getting an surprising however welcome deal with from Hollywood studios: early video-on-demand (VOD) releases of some latest blockbusters, together with some movies nonetheless in theaters (the few which can be open, that’s).

Following the unprecedented closure of film theaters across the globe to assist curb the unfold of COVID-19, film studios have been frantically shuffling their schedules, suspending a few of their largest releases (resembling No Time to Die, A Quiet Place 2, and F9) for months and even till subsequent yr.

However Hollywood isn’t solely throwing out the rule e-book so far as their upcoming releases go; they’re additionally shattering the standard three-month U.S. theatrical window on the subject of more moderen and even present film releases.

Meaning as an alternative of ready till (most definitely) Might to lease the hit horror film The Invisible Man on iTunes or Amazon Prime Video, Common went forward and launched it in mid-March, approach forward of schedule.

Learn on for a listing of massive Hollywood films which can be coming early to VOD within the U.S., with extra certain to observe:

The Name of the Wild

U.S. theatrical launch date: February 21, 2020

VOD launch date: March 27

Value: $20 to purchase (iTunes, Amazon, Vudu)

The most recent remake of Jack London’s traditional novel obtained blended critiques, with critics dinging the “uncanny” CGI look of the movie’s canine protagonist, however Harrison Ford’s characteristically gruff but warm-hearted efficiency earned huge acclaim. The Name of the Wild struggled on the field workplace, however its early VOD launch together with its sweeping out of doors setting could also be simply the factor we want proper now.


U.S. theatrical launch date: February 14, 2020

VOD launch date: March 27

Value: $15 to purchase (iTunes, Amazon, Vudu)