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.



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.



New Movies and TV Shows on Vudu this week

Now on Vudu: King Arthur, Snatched, Rick and Morty S3, and The Simpsons S4-19


King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is available now on Vudu!


Get a new twist on an old king with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Arthur’s story is already more legend than lore, but Guy Ritchie and Charlie Hunnam shed all that to create their own legend (like that he was raised in a brothel). It’s got a lady in a lake, a sword in a stone, and all the Guy Ritchie style action you can handle.


Snatched is available now on Vudu!


While King Arthur is snatching swords from stones, Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn are getting Snatched while on vacation in South America. In this comedy, this mother/daughter odd couple have to work together to escape their kidnappers, the jungle, and their baggage with each other – hilarity and inappropriately awkward jokes ensue (would it be Amy Schumer if they didn’t?).


Rick and Morty S3 and The Simpsons S4-19 are available now on Vudu!


On the TV front, Rick and Morty jump dimensions and show up on Vudu with Season 3, available now by episode or Season Pass (in all its philosophizing and alcohol metabolizing glory). The Simpsons are also here and crowding the couch with Seasons 4-19 (only a gazillion more seasons to collect!).


Rent now: Ghost in the Shell and The Boss Baby


Rent The Boss Baby on Vudu today!


Ghost on the rental box be the boss of your rental with Ghost in the Shell and The Boss Baby on Vudu this week.


Don’t interrupt movie night. Rent, watch, and go to bed without returning a thing with Vudu. You’ll always have 30 days to start any rental, then you’ll have 24 hours to finish Ghost in the Shell and 48 hours to finish The Boss Baby.


Watch it free: Your favorite Stars of Gen X


Get your favorite Gen X stars in some of their greatest performances free with Movies On Us.


Watch The Company Men, and much more, free on Movies On Us!


Watch Ben Affleck take on the realities of the new economy when he’s downsized in The Company Men, adorkable underdog Jason Segel and Ed Helms learn to be happy with life in Jeff, Who Lives at Home, and Maggie Gyllenhall and James Spader get all 50 Shades before it was cool in Secretary.


Pre-order: Atomic Blonde, Dark Tower, Jumanji


There are some big titles hitting the theaters this week and that means they’ll be available for pre-order starting on Friday.


Pre-order Atomic Blonde on Vudu starting Friday!


Charlize Theron is kicking butt, hitting hard, and taking hits in Atomic Blonde, based on the graphic novel The Coldest City. This looks like a full-fledged adrenaline ride and we couldn’t be more excited.


Pre-order The Dark Tower on Vudu starting Friday!


Stephen King comes to life in The Dark Tower, a film adaptation of his book series of the same name. Watch Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey battle it out for the fate of the universe on the big screen, then pre-order it for your screen (any of them, we’re on almost all of them).


Pre-orer Jumanji on Vudu starting on Friday!


And it looks like the curse got bored with being a board game and decided to become a video game in this evolution of Jumanji (the game has evolved!). Robin Williams will always be our favorite, but seeing Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Heart together again (Central Intelligence!) means serious laughs.




This week: Unforgettable and The Circle, new rentals, Dunkirk pre-order, and free TV and anime



Technology. We rely on it. In fact, you’re using it now. So what happens when the technology we’ve glued our eyes to, looks back? Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, and John Boyega (why’s he not at his post, he’s just like TK-421) give you a look at how much we pay when we let technology take over our lives, in The Circle.


It’s good to be Unforgettable. Unless you’re Rosario Dawson. Then you wish Katherine Heigl would just forget you existed in this catty psychological thriller that pits ex-wife against new wife. (Have we seen this storyline before? We forget.) Catch the drama, but don’t catch feelings, and watch tonight.


Free TV and Anime, yeah, seriously


Ah, the good old days of free TV. Well, guess what? We’re bringing free TV back! (Yes, we say it like JT says it.)



Now on Movies On Us you can watch the select first seasons for FREE. We just added Andromeda (we’re bringing Kevin Sorbo back too), Shameless (the original British version, mate), Umbre (a cabbie moonlighting as a mob collection man), and The Inbetweeners (high school like on the other side of the pond isn’t much different).



And in case you missed it, Viz Media has partnered with Vudu to bring you a ton of anime for free. (If you’re not sure how anime differs from cartoons, you can learn more from our previous blog post.) So get ready to watch favorites like Death Note, Deltora Quest, Ranma ½, Naruto, and Vampire Knight – with new episodes added weekly, and more series on the way!


You can also read up on what’s going down with anime on the Viz blog.


Now for Rent: Kong: Skull Island and Free Fire


So maybe you saw War for the Planet of the Apes this weekend (available for pre-order now on Vudu). And maybe you’re amped for more monkeys and guns. Well, we got you covered with these rentals.



You want more monkeys? Well, we got the ultimate one, and you can rent him in Kong: Skull Island, today. A group of scientists flies out to an uncharted island in search of beasts – and boy do they find them. Beast vs. man, man vs. beast, or beast vs. beast, whatever it is, it’s on like Donkey Kong.



And if you’re looking for more guns, well, then say hello to my little friend, Free Fire. It’s pretty much a non-stop, 91-minute shootout (well, like 62 if you’re going to hold us to it). The bullets fly in this amazingly choreographed no-holds-barred shootout. Rent all the action tonight. We dare you to count how many rounds were fired.


Pre-order Silicon Valley S4 and Dunkirk



Get ready for Season 4 of the wildly popular and hilarious series Silicon Valley, now available for pre-order on Vudu (Bachmanity is back, baby). That’s right. It’s an IPO for your eyeballs, and you can get in on the ground floor starting today.


And this Friday, Christopher Nolan’s WW2 epic about the famous evacuation of over 400,000 British and Allied forces from the French coastal town of Dunkirk hits theaters. And as soon as it does, you can pre-order it on Vudu. (Gah, we Dun-can’t wait for this one.)