A list of titles available for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Now and Hulu, beginning the week of Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.
Here’s what’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Now and Hulu, beginning the week of Friday, Aug. 28.
The new Netflix original series “Narcos” is a sprawling crime saga produced in Colombia by filmmaker José Padilha, who draws inspiration from “Goodfellas” and other American gangster movies for his take on drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and the rise of the cartels. In Spanish with subtitles, features explicit sex and violence. All 10 episodes of the first season are available.
The modern Gothic horror “Byzantium” (2012) is an inspired twist on the vampire myth from filmmaker Neil Jordan (R).
More streaming TV: “Once Upon a Time: Season 4” brings “Frozen” into Storybrooke’s fairy-tale world, and the CBS warhorse “NCIS: Season 12” keeps investigating military-related crimes. Both arrive a month before the new seasons debut on TV.
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For the kids: “Girl Meets World: Season 1,” originally made for the Disney Channel, is a sequel to the ’90s sitcom “Boy Meets World” for today’s teens and tweens. For the elementary-school set, there’s the Netflix original “Inspector Gadget: Season 2.”
Amazon Instant Prime
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (2014), the live-action reboot of the comic-book heroes in the half shell from Michael Bay, stars Megan Fox and Will Arnett with the CGI heroes. PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.
“Timbuktu” (2014), from the African nation of Mauritania, was an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. It has English subtitles and is PG-13.
In “Grantchester,” set in a picturesque British village in the early 1950s, a priest (James Norton) and a detective (Robson Green) solve murders the British TV mystery way.
Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand
Cameron Crowe’s sentimental and intermittently charming rom-com “Aloha” — starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams — was a major flop, but the PG-13 film has beautiful people, a Hawaiian setting and Bill Murray. The Cable On Demand rental features a bonus gag reel.
“Digging for Fire,” a low-key comic drama with Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt as a married couple on separate staycations, comes to VOD just days after its theatrical premiere. (It opens in Seattle at the Northwest Film Forum Aug. 28). Rated R.
Available same day as select theaters nationwide is the indie drama “Queen of Earth” (opening in Seattle Sept. 4) with Elisabeth Moss (no rating, adult themes); the post-apocalyptic “Z for Zachariah,” with Margot Robbie and Chiwetel Ejiofor (PG-13); and the comedy “7 Chinese Brothers,” with Jason Schwartzman (no rating, mature themes, opening at SIFF Cinema Uptown Aug. 28).
The cable TV series “Fargo: Season 1” isn’t exactly a spinoff of the movie, but it captures the sensibility and morbid sense of humor of the Coen Brothers and features a terrific cast that includes Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman.
New on disc this week
“Aloha,” “Two Days, One Night,” Citizenfour,” “Lila and Eve,” “The Walking Dead: The Complete Fifth Season.”
Now available at Redbox
“Aloha,” “Home,” “The Water Diviner,” “Lila and Eve.”