Rakuten TV’s January Blockbusters To Include “IT” & “Blade Runner 2049”

To see in the new year, Rakuten TV is pleased to announce the launch of its January 2018 slate which includes It, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Blade Runner 2049.

From 1st January, you’ll be able to grab a copy of the chilling IT, one of the standout films of 2017 and already the highest grossing horror film of all time! In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Taron Egerton returns in Matthew Vaughn’s explosive action-comedy, with a star-studded line up including Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Mark Strong.

You will also be able to explore the dystopian future in Denis Villeneuve’s visually stunning, Blade Runner 2049, which sees La La Land star, Ryan Gosling, pursing a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. If your tastes are most towards the artistic, discover what made Mother, one of the most controversial films of the year in Darren Aronofsky’s surreal, abstract thriller, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem.

On January 5, don’t miss Renegades, starring J.K. Simmons and Charlie Bewley. Created by the critically acclaimed writers of Fifth Element, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Luc Besson) and The Expendables 2, The Equalizer & The Mechanic (Richard Wenk), Renegades sees hardened Navy Seals discover hidden underwater treasure in a Bosnian Lake. This will be available on Rakuten TV on the same day it hits cinemas!

For the little ones, Rakuten will also be releasing Lego’s latest smash hit, The Lego Ninjago Movie and The Jungle Bunch. Also to be included in Rakuten TV’s January releases are the hugely popular Victoria & Abdul, Wind River and American Assassin.

These titles will be available through Rakuten TV on Smart TVs, tablets, PCs and consoles in the best audiovisual quality.


1st January


5th January


8th January

Victoria & Abdul

Wind River


American Assassin

13th January

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

15th January­­

The Jungle Bunch

Borg McEnroe

22nd January

Home Again

29th January

Blade Runner 2049

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

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Rory Fish has loved movies since he can remember. If he was to put together an "all time" top 10 of absolute favourites it would have to include North By Northwest, 12 Angry Men and Sunset Boulevard.

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