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Jordan and Stallone star in ‘Creed’

“Creed” is out on streaming video and in DVD format.
“Creed” is out on streaming video and in DVD format. Warner Bros.

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 Stallone playing mentor and father figure as Rocky Balboa. PG-13.

Also new: “Legend” starring Tom Hardy as both Reggie and Ronald Kray, the 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), “Bridge of Spies” (Best Supporting Actor).

Netflix

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.

Hulu

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 their TV archive.

HBO Now

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

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

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