Super Duper Sneak Peek of the Deadpool Dream Suite

No guilt sneak peek, shhhhhh


Dopinder may have been born dope, but he’ll never be as dope as the #DeadpoolDreamSuite that dropped at Comic-Con this year.


And while #VuduSDCC2018 is giving one luck Comic-Con goer the chance to have a one night stand with the Dream Suite (if you’re here, you can enter here), we’re giving you the chance to peek behind the spandex – so to speak.


So let’s check out where the magic happens.



Looks like someone forgot to take off the katanas before sitting down on the couch….or there was a violent shake weight session that probably shouldn’t be brought up again.


This TV looks as old as Blind Al….OMG what are those? Deadpool 2 Digital Movie Cards with arts and crafts? Whaaaaaa.

Look at all those happy, happy trees. And happy, happy cocaine covered trees. What? Oh, snow! Snow covered trees!



Secret plans that aren’t so secret anymore…



Can you spot the easter egg?



Someone is an artist.



Oh. Oh, that’s just not right. Wow. Dark. Like DC Universe dark.



Imagine rolling on all of this for hours on end. We’re not including a blacklight. It’s probably for the best.


There it is, just a peek. Follow us on FB and Twitter for more pix, vids, and maybe even a 360 of the suite. Maybe.


Comic-Con is so much more extra


#VuduSDCC2018 has landed! So we’re not sure, but we think this Conan guy might be a big deal. This pale, red-headed late night host is like the unofficial greeter of Comic-Con. He welcomes your arrival, he brings you to your bags, and then he brings you your bags. We’re going to have to figure out who this dude is.



So, if you haven’t been, the sheer size and scale of Comic-Con is massive. As big as the convention center is, the event has expanded beyond that to the surrounding area, and even beyond that to Petco Park, and even well into the Gaslamp.



The Walking Dead is here, and they seem to get bigger and bigger every year.



This year they must really expect it to hit the fan because they’ve brought some backup.



And we’re pretty sure we know what Purge City is all about – and it ain’t parties. You can’t trick us, not today.



Some people skipped lunch – and their lives – to stand in line for some Hall H Panel Discussions. It’s only Wednesday folks.



So there it is, proof we’re here. So follow us with #VuduSDCC2018 and here to see what we’re up to. And if you see us walking around, say hi – we’ve got goodies and maybe even some tokens to tour the #DeadpoolDreamSuite.



Three directors. Three short Films. One Box.

Hooray for Hollywood


Walmart is back as a proud sponsor of the Oscars® for the second year in a row. You may recall that last year Walmart celebrated the art and magic of film by inviting three directors to create short films around a Walmart receipt.


Well this year, Walmart has teamed up with three female Oscar® nominees, and given them one objective – for each to create a short film that features a Walmart delivery box. Everything else was up to them. That’s right, complete creative control for some of the brightest women in Hollywood. We can’t wait either.


What’s in the box?


Watch all three teaser ads here


Be sure to catch all three films during The Oscars®.  That’s Sunday, March 4, airing live on ABC at 8 p.m. (EST) | 5 p.m. (PST)


Learn more about “The Box”, and watch behind the scenes footage here.


Vudu Honored as a Home Entertainment & Digital Leader by Variety

We went to Hollywood and got an award


Yeah, so that happened. While other people were goin’ up on a Tuesday, we were getting down in LA and being honored as a Variety Press Play: Home Entertainment and Digital Hall of Fame inductee. That’s right, Vudu is officially famous and we have an award to prove it.


The Variety Press Play gala recognizes industry-leading executives and companies for their contributions to digital entertainment and their impact on the future direction of film, TV, music, VR, and more.


Vudu was honored for the leadership role our service plays in encouraging consumer adoption of transactional digital entertainment by providing the highest quality content along with exceptional value and convenience.


Aside from the honor of being recognized for our dedication to delivering complete access to digital movies & TV anytime, anywhere, on nearly any device, it was also a fun night out hobnobbing with other industry leaders.


And because we’re still reeling from all the excitement, we wanted to share a few moments from last night with you.



Highlight of the night? Getting the award! Here’s Jeremy Verba, VP and GM, Vudu & Connected Home, receiving the award, and what he had to say about the honor:


“It’s a technology not for technology itself, not for innovation itself, but rather for getting the customer what they want. And what do they want? They want their content wherever they want it, however, they want it and on the device they want it. One of the things that Vudu’s really focused on is being ubiquitous, being on all the devices, being on all the operating systems, all the various cloud-based systems.”



The event was held at the beautiful Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills (that’s 90210 for those in the know). And we’re not saying they were trying to give us a little extra, but that looks an awful lot like Vudu blue. We’re just saying.



Oh, an award? We were just told there’d be food. And we gotta say, these Hollywood types eat pretty well.



We’re kind of a big deal now. You better recognize. Just kidding. Don’t worry, we’re still all about you, our Vudu fans. We won’t let this (semi) fame go to our heads.


We think one of our team members summed the night up best:


“Being in Silicon Valley, sometimes we feel more like a tech company than an entertainment company. Being at this event, with all the entertainment companies and studios, made us really feel that as much as we are a tech company, we are also an entertainment company. And getting the award proved that we are really making an impact in the entertainment industry.”


So THANK YOU, Vudu fans, for trusting us, believing in us, and helping to make us who we are. We promise to continue to always to do our best for you.



What the H-E-Double hockey sticks is Clean Version?

Vudu now has Clean Versions of your favorite Sony films!


You may have noticed something new on Vudu this week. We now offer a selection of Sony movies that have been adapted for a wider audience.


What does this mean? Simply stated, you can now watch the broadcast or airline versions of select films with some scenes of graphic violence, offensive language, sexual innuendo, and other adult content removed.


In more practical terms, it means no more rushing to cover a child’s eyes or ears (or even your own for that matter). And it means you can now hold your drinks and snacks (or each other), and simply enjoy the magic of family movie night without awkward surprises.


But if they took out the bad stuff, won’t it be…bad?


The Clean Versions are the same as those shown on network television or an airline. So don’t worry, you’re not really missing anything.


Plus, when you purchase the original theatrical version, you’ll find the Clean Version under Vudu Extras so you will have both versions of the movie at no additional cost.  So have your cake and eat it, too.


Where do I find these magically fantastic movies?


You’ll find your Clean Version under the Vudu Extras tab of the movie title, clearly marked with a Clean Version tag along the bottom of the cover. Playing the movie without the tag will play the theatrical release, not the Clean Version.


There are currently 24 Sony titles that have a Clean Version available. To find out which titles are available, simply head to our Clean Version collection room or look for the Clean Version tag on select title covers.


Why the funicular is my movie now a Clean Version?


If you happen to own a theatrical version of a Sony title that now has a Clean Version, lucky you! You now also have a Clean Version at no additional cost. (Let the fools have their tar-tar sauce….)


The cover art simply denotes that there’s now a Clean Version available to you, but rest assured we haven’t tried to clean up your act.


Clean Versions, but why?


Some people like action movies, some people like drama. Some people even – gasp – like documentaries. (JK, we love documentaries.) There’s no right or wrong to it, it’s just personal preference. Some people don’t like cursing. It’s cool, we’re not sold on quinoa. We’re just all about connecting people to the movies they love (man).


I must know more about Clean Version.


Check out the big brain on Brad. Well, head on over to Sony’s to get all the monster factual details.