New this week: Baywatch and The Lion King, new rentals, and more free anime

On deck: A double dose of pecs, some Puddin, and a king with no worries


Baywatch: Extended, Theatrical, and bundles

Baywatch is available now on Vudu! Extended Edition and exclusive bundle also available!


Sun’s out guns out. Times two. (Or would it be four?) Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron flex their biceps, pecs, and six-packs in this hilarious and self-aware reboot of the TV show that defined the ’90s.


Don’t worry, all the elements are there. And by that, we mean sun, surf, sand, and of course, action and campy jokes. (Ok, and bikinis.) Get the bundle with both the Theatrical and Extended Cut, or be a baller (see what we did there?) and watch it in all its shimmery glory in 4K UHD. If that’s not enough (but wait, there’s more), we have a Vudu exclusive Baywatch (Theatrical) and Pain & Gain (I watch a lot of movies…I know what I’m doing) bundle that’ll pump you up for just $19.99.


DCU: Batman and Harley Quinn

Watch animated film DCU: Batman and Harley Quinn on Vudu today!


If fun in the sun isn’t your thing, then maybe you want to brood in the dark with DCU: Batman and Harley Quinn. This latest animated movie pairs Batman, Nightwing, and Harley Quinn on a road trip to track down Poison Ivy. Pick it up now, same Bat-time, same Bat-place.


The Lion King (The Walt Disney Signature Collection)

Hakuna Matata, Vudu has The Lion King (Walt Disney Signature Edition) available now!


Disney is also delivering a bit of Hakuna Matata this Tuesday with the release of The Lion King (Walt Disney Signature Collection). That’s right, all your favorite friends and songs are back – but who knows for how long. So if you feel the (Disney) love tonight, then pick it up while you can. You know, because Disney Vault and all.


Fast and Factual


Documentary: McLaren

Fulfill your need for speed with McLaren, a new documentary about the founder of the automotive powerhouse.


You (and I) will probably never own a McLaren (fake it till you make it), but that shouldn’t stop you from checking out this fascinating documentary on the man himself, Bruce McLaren. This is a poignant and fascinating look into his life and must watch for any gear head or car aficionado.


Extra anime added. For free.


Free on Movies On Us

Yes you may have more free anime, watch on Movies On Us


We’re adding more free anime! If you didn’t catch it, we just added more Ranma ½ (up to Season 7), more episodes of Naruto Season 1, and soon, the new series Tiger and Bunny (a universe where a city’s superheroes have sold out to corporate sponsorship and prime time TV) all for free.


New to rent


Alien: Covenant; Everything, Everything; How to Be A Latin Lover

Alien: Covenant is now available for rent on Vudu. You can scream now.


I scream, you scream, we all scream…in space (but does anyone hear us?). Alien: Covenant is now available for rent, and it’ll definitely have you screaming. It’s freaky and creepy, and Michael Fassbender does a pretty dope job in dual roles. What dual roles? Watch and find out.


How to Be a Latin Lover teaches you all you need to know, rent it tonight on Vudu.


The drama/romance movie Everything, Everything is also available (a boy meets girl who lives in a bubble – metaphorically and literally – love story). Or have some laughs with How to Be a Latin Lover and get some earnest and well-meaning not-so-pro-tip-pro-tips on being a Don Juan.



THE LION KING, Simba, Rafiki, Sarabi, Mufasa, 1994, (c)Buena Vista Pictures





Get Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in 4K UHD, free movies & TV, new to rent, and more

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in 4K? Ok!


If you didn’t hear, we’ve got Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in 4K UHD with Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos sound! Now you can watch all of the galaxy-gallivanting antics with more clarity and color than you ever imagined (and as James Gunn wants you to watch it).


Get it now and watch instantly, and then join us on August 18th at 6 p.m. (PT) for our #VuduViewingParty and experience fun, trivia, and prizes. Why? Because we’re family.


Riding dirty with Tour de Pharmacy



The Tour de France happens later this week. Yeah, we aren’t going to watch either, because we are going to watch Tour de Pharmacy instead!


This hilarious mockumentary about a fictional 1982 Tour de France where every competitor dopes (wait, mockumentary or documentary?) is from the comedic mind of Andy Samberg and features a ton of great actors and cameos (and yes, that’s John Cena).


Relationships are hard, free movies are easy



Check out our For Better…Or Worse collection on Movies On Us and laugh or cry with a collection of free movies that examine the frailty of relationships.


Live a double life with Confessions of a Call Girl and Concussion, turn back time with Cher in Moonstruck, get house buying tips in The Amityville Horror, and get caught in a love triangle with Brothers.


Sometimes you feel like a rental


Sometimes you’re curious about a movie, but not enough to buy it. We get it. That’s why we’ve got rentals. And you don’t even have to leave the house (or the couch) to get them.


Get new rentals like Snatched (Amy Schumer’s parody of tourist kidnapping movies), The Dinner (dinner that includes a side of dark family secrets), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (anarchy in ancient times, and a lady in a lake), and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (for those of you seeking some family-friendly PG hilarity).



For what it’s worth, we just watched Going In Style – a geriatric heist movie with charm and laughs, like Oceans 11 in a large print edition – and it is hilarious. Sure there are some predictable old man gags and jokes, but the delivery is as spot on as age spots. And who doesn’t love Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin.


As always, you get 30 days to start your rental (because we know stuff comes up), and 24-72 hours to finish once you start.


Watch while it’s in theaters, without the theater


Shark Week may be over, but we’re keeping it alive with Open Water 3 (although we can’t say the same for the people in it). The premise hasn’t changed much through the series – friends go on a vacation and are left in shark infested waters – but it looks like a swimmingly good time (at least more so than watching Michael Phelps swim with sharks).


You can also check out the battle-filled medieval fantasy flick, The Veil, or watch some tech-toting Millennials get owned by their own apps in horror flick Bedeviled.



Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in 4K UHD with Dolby Vision and Atmos sound, now on Vudu

Get Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in 4K UHD on Vudu! HDX & SD available for pre-order now!

save the galaxy, again. This time in 4K.


Guess what we’ve got? It’s big. Like galactic big. We don’t know if we could make it clearer – because it doesn’t get much clearer than 4K UHD with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos sound. That’s right, we’ve got Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in 4K UHD  – and it is glorious.


Get it now for $24.99 and get $3 movie credit when you Pre-order


You still have a little bit of time to pre-order in UHD and qualify for $3 movie credit. Pre-order ends tonight at 9 p.m. (PT) so don’t wait. Get Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, with $3 movie credit, in glorious UHD. Just how glorious? Well, we think the guru of the Guardians, James Gunn himself, sums it up nicely:


“4K UltraHD is almost certainly the best way you can see this movie at home – with more definition and the most vibrant colors possible on your home screen, and with the brightest brights and the blackest blacks….This version is a roiling cinematic river of beauty and I’ve taken hundreds of hours personally making it look the best it can. This is one of the reasons why LIGHT and COLOR are such important elements of Vol. 2’s story, and why we screened the World Premiere in Los Angeles in essentially this format.”


Extras, Extras, read all about the Extras


This will be the first Disney movie released in this format, and it’s known that Gunn put his weight behind this initiative (good looking out). If it’s successful, could it mean Star Wars and Marvel movies in 4K? Yeah, we hope so too.


With the digital 4K UHD version, you’ll also get a slew of extras (slew is the industry term for eight), including:


  • The Making of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Guardians Inferno Music Video (ft. The Hoff)
  • Three Scene Breakdowns
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout (A look at the new Disneyland ride)



Join our #VuduViewingParty 8/18 at 6pm!


We’re not friends, we’re family


And family watches together with the #VuduViewingParty. Order Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and join us on August 18th at 6 p.m. (PT) for fun, trivia, and prizes! Learn more and RSVP today!




New this week on Vudu: Movies, TV, and Free Movies

Watch it today: Alien: Covenant, The Wall, Everything Everything, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul



We’ve been colonized, and we actually feel pretty good about it because it means Alien: Covenant has landed. Not only does this movie get us closer to the nitty-gritty of how the Xenomorphs came to be, but it does so in a delightfully frightening and bloody way. It’s got facehuggers, chestbursters, and a lot of freaked out colonists running around like chickens with their heads about to be chopped off. (Because they will be.)



And for fans looking to get a little more, you can also get an Alien: Covenant and Prometheus Bundle on Vudu!



If that’s not enough… 1) maybe don’t be so greedy, and 2) lucky for you, you can get the Walmart Exclusive gift set that includes Blu-ray, DVD, a limited edition t-shirt (size XL only), and an HDX digital movie – with free shipping! Be sure to purchase the Disc + Digital option.


You can also check out other new titles, like The Dinner, a thriller about sinners (based on the best-selling Dutch novel of the same title); the touching, coming of age love story Everything, Everything; the deadly, cat and mouse sniper story, The Wall; the off-beat comedy How to be a Latin Lover, and the kid-favorite Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.


Silicon Valley is Bach(manity)



We went to Comic-Con, and now we’re going to Hooli-Con with Season 4 of Silicon Valley – a comedy that hits close to home for us (literally, because we’re in Silicon Valley). Pivot your movie watching for a bit and get the entire season now.

Watch free comedy on Movies On Us


Like to laugh? No? Oh, well… so anyway, we’ve got a ton of great free comedy on Movies On Us. Free as in zero dollars.



Guffaw with Gallagher, nyuk it up with Nick Cannon, get some side-splitting laughs with Bob Saget, or have a hoot with DL Hughley.


While you’re there, you can also check out our HORRORible Vacations horror collection, New TV collection, and our Kung Fu Masters collection.

New rental: Sleight


Part sci-fi and part drama, Sleight uses more than sleight of hand to win you over. Following a street magician who’s got a little more up his sleeve, Sleight takes you on an imaginative and intense journey. It’s got some great performances, including a more than magical Jacob Latimore as Bo, and is worth a look.



Available 8/1 for Pre-Order – Alien: Covenant + get $3 movie credit on release!

Movement. Signal’s clean. Range, five days.


Pre-order Alien: Covenant on Vudu on 8/1!


In space, no one can hear you scream, but on Earth, can people hear your excitement of pre-ordering Alien: Covenant?


Pre-order this sequel to the Alien prequel Prometheus (it’s a sequel, and a prequel…a se-prequel – we’re making that a thing) AND you’ll also get $3 movie credit back when it’s released!


Alien: Covenant brings back some of the good old-fashioned, close-quarters space horror and it does it well. Freaky scenes with facehuggers? Check.



White-knuckle suspense? Check.



A Xenomorph evolution that’s so gruesome and horrific you can’t take your eyes of it? Check, check, and check.





And a Comic-Con experience that tested your ability to be a colonist aboard the Covenant? Check. Oh, you didn’t get to go? Don’t worry, we got you covered.



Ok, check. Not to mention the collectable pins for “surviving the experience.” Double check.



You hear that?


That’s what getting $3 movie credit for pre-ordering sounds like. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get this pre-order party started!