NEW THIS WEEK: BUMBLEBEE AND MORE

STING LIKE A BEE

Optimus Prime may call the shots for the Autobots, Megatron may strike fear into the hearts of children, but since his cinematic debut in 2007’s Transformers, one Transformer has captured audience’s hearts like no other: Bumblebee.

With his eye-catching paint job, sound-sampling speech pattern, and fierce loyalty both to his friends and the planet Earth, Bumblebee is the heart, soul, and face of the Transformers franchise.

Bumblebee’s untold origin story is finally available for digital purchase in up to 4K + UHD quality, with all of the heart, heroics, and groundbreaking visuals that series fans expect.

Start up Bumblebee today to find out how one alien robot and his human friend (Hailee Steinfeld) changed the course of history for Transformers, humans, and moviegoers.

NEW TO RENT

When even the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man can’t save the city from the ultimate threat, he knows exactly who to call. Witness the ultimate team-up as the spider-heroes from different worlds join forces to wrap up evil just like flies in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

If you’re ready to link up with other spider-fans, get behind-the-scenes insights from writer-director Rodney Rothman, and win epic prizes like a Sony PS4 or 4K TV, make sure to swing in for the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Vudu Viewing Party this Friday 3/22 at 6PM PT. RSVP here and check back here on the blog tomorrow for more details.

Sometimes not even a spoonful of sugar can get the job done, and you have to take matters into your own hands. Say hello (again) to London’s most unconventional nanny in Mary Poppins Returns.

CRIMINALLY ENTERTAINING: FREE CRIME MOVIES & TV FOR FRIDAY

WITNESS THESE DIRTY DEEDS FOR FREE

Whether in real-life recreations or pure fiction, not all characters can walk the straight and narrow. Take a walk on the dark side with these true and not-so-true criminal capers available to watch for free.

When the case runs cold, who tells the chilling true story of disappearances, murders, and mysteries with no solution?

For 8 years Robert Stack presented the most foul and foreboding of these tales on Unsolved Mysteries, and Dennis Farina took on the mantle for 8 more years after that. You can watch the full first and second series of this cult classic true crime anthology for free, if you dare.

No more Mr. Nice Guy. Bernie was everyone’s favorite neighbor, until some unfortunate circumstances pushed him just a little too far in this comic retelling of a real-life crime.

Even a professional manhunter can sometimes end up being hunted. Watch a traumatized FBI agent defend his fellow rehab patient from a lurking serial killer in Eye See You.

Treason, murder, and downright nastiness are all in the family when you’re the heir to the throne. For this Outcast, reclaiming his rightful place is going to mean getting his hands dirty.

Want more misdeeds? Return to the scene of the crime with our full free collection here.

PRE-ORDER BUMBLEBEE, GET A $3 MOVIE CREDIT, AND WIN EPIC PRIZES

START YOUR ENGINES

Before Optimus Prime saved the Earth from Megatron (a few times), before the other Transformers even arrived on the planet, humanity’s survival depended on one bot: Bumblebee or (B-127, as he was previously known) .

With a little help from his new human friend Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), Bumblebee is ready to face down whatever the Decpticons throw at him, whether it’s missing memories, government agents, or legendary villains like Starscream and John Cena.

Bumblebee‘s untold story is crash-landing on Vudu next Tuesday (3/19) in up to 4K + UHD, and you can get a bonus $3 Vudu credit to spend on rentals and purchases when you pre-order the movie.

THE RACE IS ON FOR A SIGNED POSTER, PROP REPLICAS, AND MORE

Of course when it comes to Transformers there’s always more than meets the eye. We’re also celebrating Bumblebee‘s arrival by giving away some turbocharged prizes that would make even a gearhead like Charlie jealous .

Everyone who pre-orders Bumblebee before release day (3/19) will be entered to win. 8 lucky winners will receive a prize pack with a Bumblee t-shirt, miniature toy, and either a backpack or a hoodie (randomly selected).

One extra lucky participant will be racing away with a prize pack and a replica Walkman and bike helmet just like Charlie’s in the movie.

Only one Transformers fan can reign supreme. One grand prize winner will get bragging rights with a prize pack and a Bumblebee poster signed by the cast of the film.

Time to roll-out, pre-order Bumblebee, get your $3 credit, and get ready for the ultimate Autobot origin story. Full rules and details here.

RETURN TO CHERRY TREE LANE WITH A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT MARY POPPINS RETURNS

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Magic strikes twice on a certain winding London road, and you can rediscover the childhood wonder of Disney’s nanny-with-the-most in the all-new Mary Poppins Returns, available now in up to 4K + UHD.

Watch this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip to see how the creators and crew of Mary Poppins Returns recreated the special street where it all began.

TOP 10 VUDU DEALS OF THE WEEK

SPEND LESS, WATCH MORE

Now playing: New hit movies at home for less than the cost of a theater ticket. Start your movie night off right with these top titles currently on sale.

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There’s more streamable savings where those came from. Check out all of our Deals of the Week here.