Coming to Video-on-Demand in October 2016

Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Kate McKinnon in the 2016 'Ghostbusters'

The superhero hit X-Men: Apocalypse with Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence leading the mutant squad against ancient villain Oscar Isaac, the comedy reboot Ghostbusters with Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig heeding the call, and the alien invasion sequel Independence Day: Resurgence with Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, and Bill Pullman, are among the movies arriving from theaters to video-on-demand in the month of October.

Also coming in October are Alice Through the Looking Glass with Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter, The Legend of Tarzan with Alexander Skarsgård and Margot Robbie, Woody Allen’s Café Society with Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, Captain Fantastic with Viggo Mortensen raising a family off the grid, the true-life thriller The Infiltrator with Bryan Cranston, and animated sequel Ice Age: Collision Course.

Available On Demand same day as theaters are the western In A Valley Of Violence with Ethan Hawke and John Travolta, the based-on-a-true-story drama King Cobra with James Franco and Christian Slater, and the horror sequel Phantasm: Ravager with Angus Scrimm returning as The Tall Man.

Video-on-Demand, what used to be known pay-per-view, is essentially a streaming rental service and has become one of the most popular home viewing choices for new movies. It is available through most digital cable and satellite systems and most titles are also available through web-based VOD services like iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Flixster, and Google Play.

Here are a few notable arrivals coming to VOD in October

October 4
X-Men: Apocalypse
The Purge: Election Year
Chicken People
Kids In Love
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
Microbe & Gasoline
Phantasm: Ravager (same day as theaters)
Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (extended edition)

October 7
Flock of Dudes
The Greasy Strangler (same day as theaters)
The Great Gilly Hopkins (same day as theaters)
The Hollow (same day as theaters)
The Late Bloomer (same day as theaters)

October 11
The Legend of Tarzan
Ice Age: Collision Course
The Infiltrator
Les Cowboys
Blinky Bill the Movie
Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

October 14
Jack Goes Home
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (weeks before theaters)

October 18
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Café Society
Independence Day: Resurgence
Neither Heaven Nor Earth (Ni Le Ciel Ni La Terre)
Our Kind of Traitor

October 21
Mr. Church
Fear, Inc.
Good Kids (same day as theaters)
In A Valley Of Violence (same day as theaters)
King Cobra (same day as theaters)

October 25
Captain Fantastic
Lights Out
Papa: Hemingway in Cuba

Dates are subject to change without notice.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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