It’s almost that time of year of again when Punxsutawney Phil and fellow groundhogs “predict” our weather patterns by either seeing or not seeing their shadows on Groundhog Day. Among those who enjoy participating in the annual Feb. 2 celebration, watching Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day" is a favorite way. In the 1993 film, he stars as a cynical weatherman doomed to repeat the holiday again and again.
For those who want to rewatch the comedy classic, or view it for the first time, here are seven places you can watch the movie on TV, or online, in 2015:
1. AMC— In honor of the annual celebration, the AMC network will be airing the classic film four times this year. TV Guide reports that on Monday, Feb. 2, viewers can tune in at 10 a.m.,12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST to catch the film.
2. Amazon— If you prefer to watch the movie on your own time or on your mobile device, you can buy the movie via Amazon’s Instant Video service. A digital HD copy retails for $12.99. If you want a cheaper option, you can also rent the HD film via Amazon for $3.99.
3. YouTube— If you’re only interested in reliving the film’s best moments, consider checking out some of the movie’s more popular clips on YouTube. Some of the available scenes to view include the “Phil's a God" and “Groundhog Day... Again.” If you decide you want to watch the entire film on YouTube, you can rent it on Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's channel for $2.99.
4. Netflix— If you’re a subscriber of the subscription/streaming service Netflix, you can enjoy the 1993 Bill Murray classic free of charge. According to DVD.Netflix.com, the 101-minute film is one of the thousands of films currently available to livestream.
5. iTunes— If you prefer to use iTunes to buy and rent movies, the service also has the comedy classic available. An HD copy will set you back $12.99, while a standard-definition copy costs $9.99. An HD rental — which is valid 30 days after making the purchase, and 24 hours after clicking the play button — costs $3.99. A standard-definition rental retails for $2.99.
6. Blu-Ray— If you’re a true fan of “Groundhog Day,” you may want to splurge and pick up a copy of the special 15th anniversary edition DVD. Available on Blue-Ray.com (via Amazon) for $13.59, the DVD offers enhanced video and audio quality. Additional bonus content includes audio commentary and an interview with the late director, Harold Ramis. Other extras include the making-of documentary “The Weight of Time,” a lesson about Groundhogs, and an interactive game called “Needle Nose Ned’s PiP Popup Trivia Track."
7. DIRECTV- Customers of DIRECTV can watch “Groundhog Day” from the comfort of their own home, but it will cost them. The movie can be rented for two days from DIRECTV Cinema for $3.99.
Before you watch the film, check out the "Groundhog Day" movie trailer below: