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by | May 26, 2015 | Comments

This week on streaming video, we’ve got a decent high school comedy and an action thriller starring Pierce Brosnan, Milla Jovovich, and Emma Thompson that premieres online the same day it hits theaters. If you’re not looking to own a new release, you can look forward to a few classics newly available on Netflix and Fandor this week, including one of Quentin Tarantino’s recent hits, an acclaimed indie drama, a horror comedy, a martial arts favorite, and even some classics from the likes of Sergei Eisenstein and Alexander Korda. Read on for the full list:

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Mae Whitman stars as Bianca, a normal happy high school senior who learns everyone refers to her as “the DUFF” (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Understandably mortified, Bianca enlists the help of her ex-BFF Wesley (Robbie Amell) to reinvent herself and shed her undesirable reputation, hoping to attract the attention of her crush in the process.

Available now on: iTunes



Arriving simultaneously in theaters and on VOD this week, this thriller stars Milla Jovovich as a Foreign Services Officer on the run from an assassin played by Pierce Brosnan after she’s framed for crimes she didn’t commit.

Available 5/29 on: iTunes, Vudu

New on Netflix

Inglourious Basterds


Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning revisionist war film stars an ensemble of actors — including Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger, and more — in a story about a small WWII strike force who carry out precision hits on the Nazi forces and take on Hitler himself.

Available now on: Netflix

The Blue Room


This Certified Fresh French thriller is the twisty tale of a man whose adulterous affairs lead to serious trouble.

Available now on: Netflix

The Boxtrolls


The titular creatures are kindly, goofy monsters that have raised a little boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright) as one of their own. But the nefarious Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley) wants to wipe out the Boxtrolls for personal gain, so it’s up to Eggs and his new friend Winnie (Elle Fanning) to stop him.

Available now on: Netflix



Céline Sciamma’s Certified Fresh drama is the story of a teenager with a troubled home life who finds solace with a group of street kids.

Available now on:


Graceland: Season One

USA’s crime drama depicts a group of law enforcement agents pulled from different agencies for a joint task force to live and work together out of a Southern California beach house.

Available now on: Netflix


The titular creatures menace a group of friends vacationing at remote cabin in this horror comedy.

Available now on: Netflix

New on Fandor

Ivan the Terrible


Sergei Eisenstein’s epic biography of the notorious Russian ruler cut a little too close to the bone for the Stalin regime, but this subversive masterpiece also contains some of the master director’s most astonishing visual flourishes.

Available now on: Fandor

That Hamilton Woman


Alexander Korda’s historical drama stars Vivien Leigh as Lady Emma Hamilton, the early 19th Century courtesan who married British ambassador Sir William Hamilton (Alan Mowbray) but left her husband for another man (Laurence Olivier) during the Napoleonic Wars.

Available now on: Fandor

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters


Paul Schrader’s visually stunning 1985 drama focuses on the life of Japanese writer Yukio Mishima (played by Ken Ogata), who famously committed public suicide in 1970.

Available now on: Fandor

Master of the Flying Guillotine


Martial arts aficionados will be well acquainted with this classic sequel to The One-Armed Boxer, in which the hero is hunted by a blind assassin adept at wielding a unique weapon.

Available now on: Fandor



Andrzej Wajda’s 1983 historical drama deals with literal guillotines, as Georges Danton (Gerard Depardieu) — the French President of the Committee of Public Safety — returns to Paris when Robespierre begins mass executions and the French Revolution gathers steam.

Available now on: Fandor

Lola Montes


Max Ophüls’s final film is a fictionalized biopic of the titular Irish dancer who was famous for her affairs with notable figures like Franz Liszt.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

Santa Sangre


Alejandro Jodorowsky’s bloody magic realist shocker is a surreal circus of infidelity, madness, and murder.

Available now on: Fandor