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Explore a dystopian action-adventure in Divergent, see a sassy sleuth back in action in Veronica Mars and much more. See our full New Release Recap below.

Divergent: There seem to be a lot of dystopian action-adventure films as of late—from adaptations of young adult literature in the Hunger Games to the visually stunning film Oblivion, this genre never ceases to amaze, shock and entertain us.

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Based on the worldwide bestselling novel, Divergent is set in a dystopia where people are divided into different factions based on their human virtues. Protagonist Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) discovers that she is Divergent and will never fit into any group. It’s now up to Tris and other Divergents to find out what makes them so dangerous before a government conspiracy wipes them all out.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Super-Sized R-Rated Version): Back in 2004 (can you believe it’s been that long?) Ron Burgundy charmed us with his wit, amazing hair and anchorman talent. Now Ron Burgundy is back with a Super-Sized Version, packed with 763 new jokes.

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After losing both his job and his wife, Ron puts together an all-new team to create the world’s first 24-hour news network. Does this team have what it takes to take on this new challenge—all while staying classy?

The Suspect: Dong-chul (Gong Yoo) is a North Korean intelligence agent abandoned by his country and faced with a series of challenges after his family is murdered and he is forced to be on the run.

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Torn between grief for his loss and his desire for vengeance, Dong-chul takes a job as a driver for a powerful CEO. On the hunt for the truth, he will stop at nothing—including starting a war—in order to get what he wants.

Black Sails | Season 1: This action-adventures series is a prequel to a well-known story: Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Treasure Island. Set 20 years before the events of this literary classic, the familiar swashbuckling and brutal pirates are barreling across the early 18th-century Caribbean.

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The feared Captain Flint brings aboard a younger crewmember, John Silver, as they battle for the survival of New Providence Island.

Veronica Mars: A critically TV show made its way to the big screen and now  it’s our 99-cent rental of the week! That’s right, it’s the theatrical adventures of our favorite small-town sleuth, Veronica Mars.

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After finishing graduate school, Veronica Mars has put her private investigator career on hold. While interviewing for law firm jobs, she receives a call from her ex-boyfriend, desperately in need of her sleuthing skills. Veronica finds herself drawn back to her past that she had tried to put behind her.

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If you’re looking for an escape this week, then look no further because Video Unlimited has an exciting collection of films to transport you to a different world – whether real or imagined. From the post-apocalyptic world of Appleseed: Alpha to the pre-recession bloat of a Long Island neighborhood in Affluenza, this New Release Recap has it all.

Appleseed: Alpha: This highly anticipated action-adventure prequel to the Appleseed franchise features the director Shinji Aramaki and music from Skrillex.

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Set in a post-apocalyptic world, two mercenary soldiers, Deunan and Briareos, embark on a mission to the outskirts of their war-torn city. During their quest, the missionaries encounter two citizens from the utopian city of Olympus who might have the key to help save humanity.

Noah: Academy Award winners Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins and Jennifer Connolly star in this stunning and action-packed film which retells a well-known Biblical story.

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An enchanting film score and breathtaking scenery, act as a backdrop to this Biblical tale. Noah is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission: create an enormous ship to save the world’s creatures before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the Earth.

Affluenza: This film recounts the tale of the bloated and unfulfilled feeling of trying to keep up with the Joneses.

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Set in pre-recession suburbia, the aspiring photographer Fisher Miller (Ben Rosenfield) finds an escape from his middle-class life by moving to a wealthy Long Island neighborhood in an attempt to brush shoulders with the young, beautiful elite. He soon realizes that his entitled reality is spinning out of control.

Snowpiercer: This sci-fi thriller tells the tale of a post-apocalyptic world where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most of the planet.

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Humanity’s last survivors board a globe-spanning supertrain, known as Snowpiercer. Curtis (Chris Evans) risks it all to lead a mutiny to gain control of the train’s engine as well as the future of the survivors.

The Strain | Season 1: If you didn’t get enough vampire shenanigans from Twilight and True Blood, then you’re really going to sink your teeth into the aptly-titled first season of The Strain.

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Dr. Goodweather leads the CDC Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are charged with investigating a viral outbreak, which appears to have an ancient and evil strain of vampirism.

Rush: From the two-time Academy Award-winner Ron Howard comes this story of a legendary rivalry that led to a series of events that shocked the world. It’s our 99-cent rental of the week.

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During the golden age of Formula 1 racing, two drivers emerged as the best in the world: James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl). The two clash on and off the Grand Prix racetrack as they push themselves past the breaking point – both physically and emotionally – as they race to the top.

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Find out if a kid inspired by money can survive a night in a haunted theater and learn how to get the second installment of The Hunger Games series, starring Jennifer Lawrence, for less than a buck. Find this and more in this week’s New Release Recap.

Ghostlight: How far would you go to win $50,000? Would you spend the night in a place that’s been plagued by a series of mysterious deaths and suicides?

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After winning a radio contest, Andrew spends one night alone inside a haunted theater. His only task is to make it 12 hours without leaving… or dying. Sounds easy, right? Think again.

The Raid 2: Delivering the same high-energy plot as its predecessor, this film will definitely not disappoint die-hard martial arts fans.

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Picking up after the events of the first film, The Raid 2 follows Rama as he joins an anti-corruption task force and infiltrates the ranks of a Jakarta crime syndicate. Can he protect his family while uncovering the corruption within his own police force?

Jodorowsky’s Dune: Learn everything you need to know and then some about cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky.

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Experience a story about the relentless pursuit of a dream, and the necessity of art in this fascinating Jodorowsky-centric tale.

The Monuments Men (plus Bonus Features): Get this true story, starring A-listers George Clooney and Matt Damon, in HD for a super low price.

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A platoon of unlikely soldiers – including experts in various aspects of the art world – are pulled together and dubbed “The Monuments Men” as they travel across war-torn Europe to rescue artwork from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners.

Defiance | Season 2: Popular multi-platform shooter title + TV = a lot of action, drama and explosions.

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Set 2046, this drama introduces a completely transformed planet Earth, inhabited by the survivors of a universal war. Forced to live together, the disparate group struggles to build a new society among the devastation. In the center of it all is Lawman Jeb Nolan, played by True Blood’s Grant Bowler, who enlists the help of others in the struggle to maintain law and order in the town and region.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Get your hands on one of the hottest films of 2013 in this week’s 99 Cent Rental deal.

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In this second installment, Katniss and Peeta become targets of the Capitol after their recent victory in the 74th Hunger Games ignites a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. The two are focused back into the aquatic arena to face-off against past winners in what President Snow has declared the Quarter Quell.

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If you’re looking for some entertainment this holiday weekend, look no further because we have an explosive lineup of new releases. Embark on a jungle adventure in Rio 2, explore virtual identity in Transcendence and more. See our full new release recap below.

Transcendence (plus Bonus Features): If you had the choice to live forever, would you? This sci-fi thriller explores what happens when dreaming of the future leads to power that’s impossible to control.

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Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) creates a sentiment machine with his full range of emotions and memories. His controversial experiments become the target of anti-technology extremists who will stop at nothing to prevent him from continuing with his research. In their attempts to destroy his creation, they inadvertently lead to his transcendence.

Rio 2: The whole flock is back, plus a gaggle of new characters, including Bruno Mars and Kristen Chenoweth, in this musical action-adventure film.

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Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and their three kids embark on a colorful – and musical – journey as they’re forced from their home in Rio de Janeiro to the Amazon.

Dom Hemingway: Jude Law lets it all hang out in this comedy-drama about one man in search of redemption.

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The notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemmingway (Jude Law) is back on the streets after spending 12 years in prison. Dom sets off with his partner in crime Dickie (Richard E. Grant) in search of a long-awaited payday for keeping his mouth shut.

Teen Wolf | Season 4: The supernatural drama returns to the small screen for a fourth season, bringing back the all-star cast and adding several new faces.

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After the devastating losses in season three, Scott, Stiles, Lydia and Kira are back for a new school semester, with even more nail-biting worries. Expect more dance parties, were-creatures of all shapes and sizes, killer cliffhangers and, of course, teenage angst.

X-Men: The Last Stand: The non-stop action and spectacular effects of the X-Men franchise continue in this epic, mutant action-adventure film. If that isn’t enough to get you excited, this film is our 99-cent rental of the week!

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The mutants are faced with a life-changing dilemma: a controversial cure is discovered, allowing them the ability to give up their powers to become a mere mortal. Meanwhile, the usually peaceful mutant leader Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) goes head-to-head with his enemy, Magneto (Ian McKellen), forcing the mutants to engage in a battle to end all battles.

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This week, nab some exciting releases like crime thriller The Raid 2, season 4 of the popular TV series Arrested Development and more! See the full list below.

The Raid 2 (plus Bonus Features): Delivering the same high-energy plot as its predecessor, this film will definitely not disappoint die-hard martial arts fans.

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Picking up after the events of the first film, The Raid 2 follows Rama as he joins an anti-corruption taskforce and infiltrates the ranks of a Jakarta crime syndicate. Can he protect his family while uncovering the corruption within his own police force?

Bad Words: Jason Bateman makes his directorial debut with this quirky and charming comedy.

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Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who dreams of victory and fame. He finds a loophole in The Golden Quill national spelling bee rules, and decides to compete. Guy makes an unlikely alliance with one of his competitors, an awkward 10-year-old named Chaitanya (Rohan Chand), in hopes to make it to the finals.

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Take a break from the excitement of the World Cup this week with must-watch new releases: The LEGO Movie, House Cards Season 2 and more. See the full list of new releases available now on Video Unlimited.

The LEGO Movie: You’ll be surprised by the number of layers in this charming and hilarious movie. And, no, we’re not talking about LEGO bricks.

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An ordinary construction worker named Emmett (voiced by Chris Pratt) discovers that there is more to his world than meets the eye – in fact, he’s the key to saving the entire LEGO world. Emmett joins a fellowship of strangers in order to stop an evil tyrant, the hyper-conformist Lord Business.

A Fighting Man: Step into the ring with this story of hope, loyalty and second chances.

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The washed-up boxer, Sailor O’Connor (Dominic Purcell) steps back into the ring for one last fight. With the support of his old fight team, Sailor must face his personal demons or die trying to stay on his feet until the bloody end.

Willow Creek: This film tells the story of the great American tradition of venturing on a camping trip only to discover that you’re not alone. Sound familiar?

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Jim is a Bigfoot believer, who takes his girlfriend on a romantic getaway to the Six Rivers National Forest, in search of the site from the original Patterson-Gimlin film (the 1967 footage showing an enormous, hairy creature walking along a riverbed). The couple gets lost, of course, and discovers that something is stalking their every move.

House of Cards | Season 2: This series is packed with A-listers, polished character actors and finished with an all-consuming – and extremely addictive – plot.

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Claire and Francis Underwood continue to bulldoze anything in their path on their rise to power. In this vicious brand of politics, the characters backstab, form alliances, break those alliances, and more in their scramble to the top.

Bad Grandpa: If you’re looking for some shocking and hilarious entertainment for this weekend, then this comedy from the Jackass crew is perfect for you. And if that isn’t enough to get you excited it’s our 99-cent rental of the week!

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Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville), is an 86-year-old curmudgeon who is stuck taking care of his 8-year-old grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll). The two embark on a road trip through the heartland of America, playing pranks on unsuspecting, real-life people – all of whom have absolutely no idea that there’s a hidden camera.

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See Kevin Costner face his toughest mission yet in 3 Days to Kill and learn what happens when the “Love Train” plays in the disco-slasher-indie film Discopath. See the full New Release Recap below.

3 Days To Kill: Kevin Costner stars as Ethan Renner, an international spy attempting to leave his high-stakes lifestyle to spend more time with his family.

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For decades, Ethan has kept his wife and daughter out of harm’s way by keeping his career a secret from them. Now he faces his toughest mission yet: Raising a teenage daughter while his wife is out of town AND completing a critical assignment.

Discopath: When “Love Train” plays on your Music Unlimited playlist, do you squeeze into your bell-bottoms and start practicing The Hustle, or do you transform into a maniacal serial killer?

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Unfortunately, for Duane Lewis, a New York chef, disco music triggers a reaction that makes him go on a killing spree.

We Must Go: Get ready for the World Cup (which starts on June 12, if you didn’t know) by watching this inspirational documentary chronicling the journey of Egypt’s National Soccer Team.

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Despite their rich history and dedication to the sport, Egypt has been unable to qualify for the ultimate championship in 24 years. The Pharaohs team up with American coach Bob Bradley to realize their dream: Unite a nation by competing in one of the most prestigious soccer events in the world.

Ping Pong Summer: This summertime coming-of-age comedy is a witty, charming and nostalgic investigation of teenage angst.

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It’s 1985 and Rad Miracle (Marcello Conte) is an awkward 13-year-old who’s obsessed with ping pong and hip hop. While on vacation with his family in Ocean City, Maryland, he makes an unlikely friendship with his outcast next-door neighbor (Susan Sarandon) who mentors him on how to stand up to the neighborhood bullies.

True Detective | Season 1: Rewatch those thrilling scenes and catch those hidden clues in the first season of this police procedural. McConaughey and Woody Harrelson star as two detectives on an epic hunt for a serial killer in rural Louisiana.

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The series follows multiple timelines to trace the Louisiana State Police’s investigation of a serial killer across 17 years. The series opens in 1995 as Martin Hard (Woody Harrelson) and his partner, Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey), are investigating the death of a gruesome, ritualistic killing. The second timeline takes place in 2012 and follows Martin and Rust as another pair of detectives is grilling them on their mysterious past.

The Bling Ring (2013): From the Oscar award-winning writer and director Sofia Coppola comes this story about the naiveté of youth, which just so happens to be our 99 Cent Rental of the Week!

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A group of teenagers obsessed with celebrity culture decide to burglarize celebrities’ homes in Los Angeles, tracking their targets’ whereabouts online to find the opportune moment for a break-in

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This week’s New Release Recap includes a mixture of cinematic styles: experience breathtaking nautical battles in 300: Rise of an Empire, become awestruck by the meticulous and stylish backdrop in The Grand Budapest Hotel and much more. See the full list of new releases below.

300: Rise of an Empire (plus Bonus Features): Eva Green and Sullivan Stapleton star in this breathtaking sword-and-sandal fantasy film directed by Noam Murro.

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This new chapter in the 300 saga takes the battle to the sea as Themistokles faces off against the invading Persian forces, headed by the mortal–turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, the commander of the Persian army. Themistokles must unite all of Greece in order to lead a charge to change the tide of the war.

Bad Grandpa 0.5: Ever since Johnny Knoxville and his crew took their path of destruction to the big screen, it’s been their MO to overshoot and edit down to only the very best. Bad Grandpa 0.5 is no exception – it’s full of never-before-seen pranks and bonus scenes.

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You’ll get to see a whole new perspective on the crazy world of Irving Zisman, featuring celebrity guest stars Catherine Keener and Spike Jonze. Be warned: outrageous pranks and inappropriate jokes ahead!

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This week’s New Release Recap has several action-packed films to keep you on the edge of your seat. See all the action when you’re 40,000 feet in the air in Non-Stop, experience a double mission in Eastern Bandits and more. See the full New Release Recap below.

Non-Stop: Global star, Liam Neeson leads an all-star cast in this action thriller that takes place 40,000 feet in the air.

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During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshall Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) begins to receive cryptic text messages demanding that he transfer $150 million from the government to an offshore account. If he doesn’t procure the money, a passenger will be killed every 20 minutes.

Eastern Bandits: This film about loyalty, brotherhood and ambition tells the heroic story of a band of rebels and how their ambition could ultimately lead to their destruction.

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Youwang leads a posse of wandering bandits along with his fiercely loyal compatriots Kuei, San Pao, and Lady Dagger. The bandits set out on a double mission – both a rescue and a kidnapping – that will either make them legends or lead to their demise.

3 Days To Kill: This action-packed film explores two terrifying life events for an international spy: battling a terrorist and raising a teenage daughter.

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Kevin Costner plays an international spy who abandons his exciting lifestyle in order to spend more time with his estranged wife and daughter. Before he can become a family man, he has to complete one last mission: track down one of the world’s most ruthless terrorists.

24: Live Another Day | Season 1: There’s never a dull day for international mystery man, Jack Bauer. This fresh take on the Emmy Award-winning drama continues the story of Bauer four years after the events of season 8.

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The federal fugitive Jack Bauer has evaded capture with the aid of Chloe O’Brian. Bauer is apprehended by the CIA and forced to join an investigation into the threats against President James Heller.

Justice League: War: Our 99 cent rental of the week takes us to the shadows of Gotham City, where a mysterious and silent guardian lurks. Who is this, you ask? Batman, of course!

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Batman teams up with Earth’s greatest super heroes including the Kryptonian alien Superman, the Amazonian envoy Wonder Woman, and the scarlet speedster The Flash, to battle an impending threat much more dangerous than any of them have faced before. Can this group of unlikely companions face evil without self-destructing?

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This week’s New Release Recap has a mixture of films that all explore identity. Join a super human cyborg law enforcer in RoboCop, follow the story of a CIA analyst turned hardline operative in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and much more. See the full New Release Recap below.

RoboCop: This futuristic drama explores whether RoboCop is a mindless police cyborg or a man haunted by his past.

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The year is 2028 and OmniCorp, the leader in robot technology, jumps at the chance to turn a good cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) into a part-man, part-robot police officer. One thing OmniCorp didn’t count on was the humanity of the man in the machine.

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