Make this Valentine’s extra red

Or should we say – make Valentine’s even Grey-ter

 

Sure there’s Red Red Wine, Lady in Red, and even Red Blooded Woman. But we think John Mellencamp said it best when he said, “Sometimes love don’t feel like it should. You make it, hurt so good,” – especially when it comes to the Fifty Shades series.

 

That’s right. It’s Valentine’s Day, and we’re pretty sure Hallmark didn’t have the Fifty Shades trilogy in mind when they popularized the holiday. But we ain’t mad.

 

We’re also not mad that Fifty Shades Freed is now available for pre-order on Vudu.

 

And apparently, you ain’t mad either. Both Fifty Shades of Grey and the sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, are rated 4-stars by the Vudu community. (Hey, don’t look at us, numbers don’t lie.)

 

So, don’t hold back. Just let go, free your inhibition, and admit that you don’t want to miss the climax of this wildly popular trilogy. Pre-order Fifty Shades Freed today. You’ll punish yourself if you don’t.

 

And if you haven’t seen the first two movies, there’s no better time than now to relinquish control and submit yourself to the power of the Fifty Shades movies.

 

Not that you need it, but here’s a little something extra to remind you where the series left off…and to get you in the mood – a behind the scenes clip from Fifty Shades Darker.

 

Love it or hate it, it’s Valentine’s Day

Roses are red, violets are blue, here are some Vudu Valentine’s Day facts, just for you

 

Since we couldn’t get all of you roses, we thought some fun facts would be just as sweet.

 

Not sweet enough? How about some great deals in our Valentine’s Day Sale, or if you’re protesting, our Love Sucks Sale. We’ve even got a Mix & Match Deal where you can get two movies for just $9.99. Protip: You can get more than one Mix & Match, so load up!

 

 

 

 

 

Watch Coco, Justice League, and Best Picture nominees

4K, HD

Plus, new rentals and free movies

 

A magical world, “magical” powers, and magical performances

 

We see dead people. But that’s because we’re watching Coco, now available on Vudu. Set on Dia de Muertos, this animated adventure brings the dead to life (bring out your dead) in a whole new way. A gloriously bright and colorful way that’s as visually inspiring as it is magical – especially in 4K + HDR (really, it’s amazing). Visit the magical world of the dead and watch today.

 

 

While none of the members of the Justice League can see the dead, they sure can send a lot of bad guys that way. Watch Batman, Aquaman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, and (spoiler alert) Superman save mankind from an out of this world threat (who was Born To Be Wild). Available now on Vudu in up to 4K + HDR.

 

 

For you collectors out there, you can also get the Disc + Digital + Walmart exclusive gift set that includes a set of Justice League character pins with the Blu-ray + HDX for $27.96. Watch the digital copy immediately and get the Blu-ray later (ships on or around 4/4/18, fulfillment by Walmart).

 

 

And since we’re on the subject, kids (or the kid in you) can get in on the DC superhero action with LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash. Hurry up, he’s going fast.

 

Oscar contenders – Lady Bird and Three Billboards

 

 

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, no it’s Lady Bird. A hero in her own right, Lady Bird (Saoirse Ronan aka Hanna) is battling with everything that stands in a high school teenager’s way – society, a strong-willed mother, self-doubt, and a ton of adults who seem to lack imagination and understanding. It’s a poignant and warm drama/comedy that will have you laughing at all the wrong places (hey, we’ve been there so we’re allowed to laugh at it) and remembering how wonderfully terrible that time in your life was.

 

 

Another Oscar favorite, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, is also available now on Vudu. This is an emotionally charged look at anger, grief, and ultimately, forgiveness. Fair warning, you have to be in the right mood to watch because it’s a helluva film and it is a bit heavy, but it truly is a profound and Oscar-worthy movie.

 

New rentals

 

 

Get Roman J. Esq on a 30-day retainer when you rent on Vudu. Every Vudu rental is good for up to 30 days because we know that life doesn’t always happen like we plan. Yup, that means you can get 30 days of Wonder too – also available to rent now. Once you start, get 24-72 hours to finish (title dependent). Renting has never been easier.

 

Free Bromances

 

Bromancing the stone. Pride and Brojudice. The Brobook. Brotanic. These are not real bromance movies – even though we kind of wish they were. But we do have some other bromance movies that are real and that you can watch for free. BECAUSE BROS DON’T CHARGE BROS, BRO.

 

 

Get your PLUR on (untz untz untz) for free with We Are Your Friends. Yeah, it’s got Zac Efron, but he’s a DJ, and he’s partying it up with his bros and Emily Ratajkowski (yeah, the model). So feel the beat, and the heat, for free, bro.

 

 

We’ve also got Flyboys because these boys fly and they look fly while doing it. Watch these WWI bros break hearts, boundaries, and the Germans in this high-flying freebie. Get historical action for free, bro.

 

 

Also, check out our bros from across the pond in the British comedy shows The Inbetweeners and Peep Show. Peep Show isn’t what you think – it’s about odd-couple style roommates, er, flatmates – but it’s British, so it is TV-MA. Same goes for The Inbetweeners, think the British equivalent of the American Pie gang (English pudding gang), but a TV series that’s also TV-MA. Bro out British style, govnah.

 

Check out our entire Bromance Collection here.

 

 

Congrats to our winners!

Winner, winner, Vudu dinner

 

Thank you to the thousands who entered our Hidden V’s Contest – the results are finally in!

 

Whether you read the email, our Facebook or Twitter posts, or were tipped off on this blog (lucky you), you answered the call, watched the video, and entered your guess.

 

We’ve drawn ten lucky winners out of a hat (well, not literally) and you’ve each won a $100 Vudu Credit. Bam! Spend that $100 Vudu Credit wisely – or not, and just have fun and go crazy.

 

Roxann Trexel                   Dawn Bieber

Lisa Lee                             John Enzweiler

Bob Bittner                         Denise Noble

Paula Hamilton                  Nicki Collins

Jeremy Dillon                     Christy Nather

 

For those of you who are wondering, there were a total of 19 hidden V’s. Did you find them all? If not, don’t feel too bad, we did warn you it’d be tough.

 

If you’re curious to know where they were, here’s a complete recap of all of them all (we’ve even included timestamps). Click on each image to enlarge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A big round of applause to all of you that watched the video and entered. Keep following this blog and our social media pages – Facebook and Twitter – for more contests and giveaways in the future! Congrats again guys! And be sure to check out the new vudu.com if you haven’t already!

 

 

Watch Daddy’s Home 2, Same Kind of Different As Me

Plus new to rent and free movies

 

What daddy issues?

 

Semi-dysfunctional co-dads Brad (Will Ferrell) and Dusty (“Marky” Mark Wahlberg) are back to make us laugh at the perils of fatherhood. And this time, Daddy’s Home 2 doubles down on daddies with John Lithgow and Mel Gibson as the dads’ dads (respectively) for double the dad jokes and dad bods.

 

Indie, but worth checking out(ie)

 

Don’t miss these great movies that didn’t get a huge marketing budget. Diverge is a post-apocalyptic thriller that follows a man who is given a unique opportunity to prevent the end of the world. Part sci-fi and part morality tale, it reminds us a little of 12 Monkeys – minus crazy Brad Pitt.

 

 

Keep Watching hasn’t gotten much hype from the studio, but this home invasion thriller just might have you hyperventilating. It’s got the whole hidden camera voyeur motif, a family trapped at home, and all the trappings of a great trapped-victim-fights-back-bloodbath.

 

 

And it may have subtitles (yeah, yeah, we know), but Extraordinary Mission has so much action that you might not even care. Follow the action as a police officer who goes undercover as a drug cartel member finds himself getting too deep into the role. If you like Infernal Affairs and classics like Hard Boiled, you’ll dig this.

 

Same, same, but different

 

For something a little different, Same Kind of Different As Me packs an emotional wallop and delivers a touching story of empathy understanding. And it’s got some big names delivering the big message, including Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, and Jon Voight.

 

Now available for rent

 

Get any of these newly available rentals and take up to 30 days to start them.

 

Your favorite moms you’d like to party with are back, and Christmas better watch out. A Bad Moms Christmas gives us more of our favorite bad moms and throws their moms into the mix (seems like adding parental units is the new secret sauce for a sequel). Hilarity ensues.

 

We’ve also got the red-hot Only the Brave, which pays homage to the 19 Hotshots firefighters who perished in the Yarnell Hill Fire in June of 2013; and Subrubicon, George Clooney’s twisted dark comedy of a father who finds himself in a set of unfortunate circumstances with the mob.

 

Free movies you’ll want more of

 

Free gets saucy with our Hot, and, uh, Steamy Collection on Movies On Us. Watch the sexy and daring Secretary, the hilarious comedy Afternoon Delight, season 1 of British dramas Lip Service (TV-MA) and Queer as Folk (TV-MA), and more.

 

Or check out our Laughing Through the Dysfunction, Psychokillers, and other collections.