SAME DAY AS THEATERSOctober 23, 2009


Magnolia Pictures

VOD not only offers PPV Movies that screened in theaters, but cutting edge, independent films the SAME DAY AS THEATERS. Whether you want to see films made outside the Hollywood system or future stars in breakout performances, see the latest from the film festival circuit in the comfort of your own home.

The House of the Devil (98 min)

Saw VI (really, 6th film already?!?) is opening this weekend and everyone is talking about Paranormal Activity, but real horror fans are turning their attention towards The House of the Devil.

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VOD Spotlight:  John SlossJanuary 12, 2010

VOD Spotlight:  John Sloss


John Sloss is the founder of Cinetic Media and Cinetic Rights Management, which launched the Cable On Demand channel, FilmBuff in 2009. On Demand Weekly interviewed Sloss regarding his first foray into Video On Demand and what he hopes FilmBuff will accomplish.
On Demand Weekly: You've had a notable career in helping independent films find their way to the big screen with other film distributors. What prompted you to create FilmBuff?
John Sloss: TV is the greatest impulse medium and I believe Cable VOD (Video On Demand) is a sleeping giant. With the crisis in the independent distribution market, I saw that even though distribution was challenged, VOD offers filmmakers a way to make real money. And, for audiences, the whole idea behind FilmBuff is to offer exclusive film selections culled from the very best new releases, festival winners and box-office sensations..
ODW: What makes for a successful VOD release?
JS:  Two things: what the content is and what you do with it. The content has to be high-quality, relevant programming. Relevant is a big deal for us. Since VOD is such a time-sensitive medium, that is films are only up for 90-120 days, we take seriously the goal of curating great content that is appropriate for that time period.
For example, Boondock Saints 2 is coming into the VOD window; we programmed the original film to appear alongside it. Another example is day-and-date films where the VOD window has attention drawn to it by the simultaneous theatrical release. Then, once you have the content, it comes down to what you do with it. We have a highly specialized internal marketing team who focuses solely on driving awareness for each of our VOD releases.
ODW: What was your most successful VOD release in 2009?
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Hot Movies on Demand SurrogatesFebruary 05, 2010

Hot Movies on Demand Surrogates

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Hot Movies On Demand - The Week’s Top Ten VOD Movies


Male Newscaster: Still no official word on when, or if, surrogate services can be restored. It appears, at least for now... that we are on our own.

-      Surrogates


The top ten video on demand (VOD) movies for the week ending January 31, 2010 are:


10. White Out                 

9. Gamer             

8. The Hurt Locker                                

7. The Hangover                                               

6. Whip It                              

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The Top Ten Hot Movies On Demand Love HappensFebruary 12, 2010

The Top Ten Hot Movies On Demand Love Happens

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

Hot Movies On Demand - The Week’s Top Ten VOD Movies


Eloise: Can I say something? And, and this comes from a place of total humility. With the acknowledgment that my life is a day-by-day experiment in... really bad decisions. But, er... you're really messed up.

              - Love Happens


The top ten video on demand (VOD) movies for the week ending February 7, 2010 are:


10. The Hangover                           

9. District 9                                    

8. Paranormal Activity                     

7. Surrogates                                                         

6. Inglourious Basterds                                                         


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Hot Movies On Demand This Week Couples RetreatFebruary 18, 2010

Hot Movies On Demand This Week Couples Retreat

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Hot Movies On Demand - The Week’s Top Ten VOD Movies


Dave: Hi, I'm Dave.
Ronnie: Ronnie.
Dave: That's a pretty name.
Ronnie: Thank you.
Dave: Do you have a phone? I need to call God and tell Him that one of His angels is missing.
Ronnie: That's a cheesy line.
Dave: I know, I have been out of it for a while. I've been married to this really hot redhead.

-       Couples Retreat


The top ten video on demand (VOD) movies for the week ending February 14, 2010 are:


10. The Hangover                           

9. Inglourious Basterds                               

8. Amelia               

7. Paranormal Activity                                                                                 

6. Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself                                                                           

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