These 16 movies will be available online early to help ease your coronavirus anxiety

    Movie 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 greatest releases (reminiscent of No Time to Die, A Quiet Place 2, and F9) for months and even till subsequent yr.

    But Hollywood isn’t solely throwing out the rule ebook so far as their upcoming releases go; they’re additionally shattering the standard three-month U.S. theatrical window with regards to more moderen and even present film releases.

    That means as an alternative of ready till (most probably) May to hire the hit horror film The Invisible Man on iTunes or Amazon Prime Video, Universal plans to launch it as an internet rental as early as this week.

    Read on for an inventory of massive Hollywood films which can be coming early to VOD within the U.S., with extra positive to comply with:

    The Call of the Wild

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

    VOD launch date: March 27

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

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