If you’ve watched cable television at any point over the last decade or so, chances are you’re familiar with what Movies on Demand is. They’re the company that’s teamed up with all the big cable companies, like Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Cox Communications, RCN, Mid-Continent, and MetroCast, to bring one-click access pay-per-view movies to everyone’s cable boxes.
Anyway, Comic Con is coming up, which means we’re starting to see cases of corporate synergy popping up all over the geek sphere, and the latest promotional deal is bringing quite a bit of comic book movie-related content to all of us non-cord cutters’ living rooms, including free supplemental features, coverage from the Comic Con floor, and more opportunities to rent geek-friendly movies than you can shake a stick at.
Probably the most important info here is the free stuff. In addition to promising interviews and coverage from the convention floor popping up sometime in the upcoming weeks, MOD also reports that the “Free On Demand” section of their service will include a new feature looking at the best villains in the history of comic book movies, a look at some of the most notable female performers in comic book movie history, as well as features covering movies that will soon see sequels, like Red, 300, and Thor, and an interview with Robert Downey Jr. where he talks about what a pain in the ass dealing with the Iron Man suit is.
In addition to all of this free supplemental material, MOD is of course going to continue to give you access to all of the movies Comic Con attendees tend to like. Chances are you’ve seen most of them already, but if you’ve yet to catch up with Kick Ass, Red, Sin City, Captain America: The First Avenger, Iron Man and Iron Man 2, Thor, Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Wanted, 300, Green Lantern, V for Vendetta, Watchmen Director’s Cut, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Fantastic Four, X-Men: The Last Stand, Hulk, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Batman Begins, Blade, or any of the X-Men movies, starting now you’ll be able to find them all handily organized in their own special Comic Con category on the service.
Will any of this be enough to ease the pain of not being able to make it to San Diego for the event? Probably not. But it could provide momentary distraction from everyone who’s there’s incessant Twitter bragging.