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Stream on Demand: ‘Danish Girl,’ ‘Creed’ hit On Demand

Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne in "The Danish Girl." (Focus Features)
Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne in "The Danish Girl." (Focus Features)
Sean Axmaker

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streaming services.

Pay-per-view /

Video on Demand

The Danish Girl arrives with Oscar gold: Alicia Vikander won best supporting actress (in what was really a leading role) as Danish painter Gerda Wegener, who supports her husband (Oscar nominee Eddie Redmayne) in his pioneering transgender odyssey. Rated R. Also on Blu-ray, DVD and digital formats.

Creed passes the gloves to the next generation, with Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed and Sylvester Stallone playing mentor and father figure as Rocky Balboa (PG-13).

Also new: Legend starring Tom Hardy as both Reggie and Ronald Kray, identical twin gangsters who terrorized London in the 1960s (R), the drug-fueled Christmas comedy The Night Before with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie (R), and Miss You Already with Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette as lifelong best friends (PG-13).

And you can still see newly minted Oscar winners Spotlight (best picture and best original screenplay), Room (best actress) and Bridge of Spies (best supporting actor).


If you need a break from the real-life political drama of the elections, you can now return to Frank Underwood’s world in House of Cards: Season 4 (2016) with Kevin Spacey. You decide if he’s better or worse than our actual candidates. All 13 episodes are now available to stream.

More streaming TV: the FX sitcom Louie: Season 5 with Louis C.K. (also on Amazon and Hulu), the British rural mystery series Midsomer Murders: Series 17,” and Skinwalkers: The Navajo Mysteries,” three made-for-PBS adaptations of Tony Hillerman’s novels.

A new batch of older films joins the catalog this month, including The Exorcist (1973, R), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982, PG), Blade Runner (the original theatrical cut, 1982, R), Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-winning Unforgiven (1992, R), and the hilariously redemptive Groundhog Day (1993, PG).

Amazon Prime Video

The End of the Tour stars Jason Segel as author David Foster Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as the Rolling Stone reporter profiling him for a feature story (R).

And don’t forget that you can stream Oscar winners Ex Machina (Best Visual Effects) and Amy (Best Documentary). Both R.


In case you missed the party on Sunday, The 88th Academy Awards is now available. Stream it in its entirety, or just sample the highlights.

Hulu adds the complete runs of Dawson’s Creek and Party of Five and the legal thriller Damages with Glenn Close and Rose Byrne to its TV archive.


It’s Dwayne Johnson versus earthquakes in the disaster movie San Andreas (2015, PG-13).

On disc

Home DVD: “Creed,” “The Danish Girl,” “Legend,” “The Night Before,” “Jafar Panahi’s Taxi”

Redbox: “The Night Before,” “Room,” “Suffragette,” “Miss You Already,” “Big Stone Gap”

Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at

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