Earlier this week we shared some kid-friendly Instant Video movies currently priced at $4.99 to own in SD, and today we’re back to share some more grown-up fare that’s also currently priced at $4.99 to own in SD. Note that prices are subject to change at any time, so be sure to check out the sale listings soon! The selection includes such films as (descriptions from IMDB):
A Clockwork Orange (R, 4.5/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $4.99 to own in HD, $7.99 in HD)
Protagonist Alex DeLarge is an “ultraviolent” youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he’s arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programed to detest violence. If he goes through the program, his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex’s ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating. - Written by Nikki Carlyle
This panoramic tale of Savannah’s eccentricities focuses on a murder and the subsequent trial of Jim Williams (Kevin Spacey): self made man, art collector, antiques dealer, bon vivant and semi-closeted homosexual. John Kelso (John Cusack), a magazine reporter, finds himself in Savannah amid the beautiful architecture and odd doings to write a feature on one of William’s famous Christmas parties.
He is intrigued by Williams from the start, but his curiosity is piqued when he meets Jim’s violent, young and sexy lover, Billy. Later that night, Billy is dead, and Kelso stays on to cover the murder trial. Along the way he encounters the irrepressible Lady Chablis, a drag queen commedienne, Sonny Seiler, lawyer to Williams, whose famous dog UGA is the official mascot of the Georgia Bulldogs, an odd man who keeps flies attached to mini leashes on his lapels and threatens daily to poison the water supply, the Married Ladies Card Club, and Minerva, a spiritualist. Between being Jim’s buddy, cuddling up to a torch singer, meeting every eccentric in Savannah, participating in midnight graveyard rituals and helping solve the mysteries surrounding Billy’s murder, Kelso has his hands full. - Written by Teresa B. O’Donnell
Michael Clayton (R, 4/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $4.99 to own in HD, $7.99 in HD)
Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is Mr. Fix-It for his law firm, Kenner, Back and Ledeen.
A former District Attorney, Clayton uses his contacts in the police and the criminal justice system to bail out the firm’s wealthy corporate clients.
When one of the firm’s senior partners, Arthur Edens, has a nervous breakdown while taking a deposition in a lawsuit against a major agrochemicals company, Clayton is dispatched to bring him home.
What Clayton soon learns is Edens not only has doubts about defending the lawsuit but that the company may be acting on its own to ensure a positive outcome.
– Written by garykmcd
Excalibur (R, 4/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $4.99 to own in HD, $7.99 in HD)
As the title would suggest, it follows the travels of the legendary sword Excalibur through Arthurian myth, from the violent, powerful hands of Uther Pendragon, to a long-years’ rest in the stone to being redrawn by Uther’s son Arthur, who uses it to defeat the evil invaders and establish the great court of Camelot and the great Knights of the Round Table.
It is there in Arthur’s glory years and in his decline, brought on by the love affair between his wife Guenevere and best friend and best knight Sir Lancelot, the Holy Grail Quest which produces many casualties among the knights, and the arrival of Mordred, the son Arthur had by his evil half-sister, the sorceress Morgana.
Through it all, the magician Merlin watches over everything, always ready to throw in a Charm of Making when it’s called for. - Written by Tommy Peter