The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival launches today in New York City, and for those of you around the country who are unable to attend in person, VUDU and Tribeca have made available five films and three behind-the-scenes featurettes that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home! Premiering today and running through June 23, VUDU and Tribeca are proud to announce the premiere of the following titles available to rent in SD, HD, and HDX!
John Barry, the iconic and legendary music composer, passed away on January 31, 2011 after suffering a heart attack at his New York home. The five time Academy Award winning composer had a career spanning over fifty years, where he created some of the most memorable film scores in cinema history.
He will be forever remembered as the composer of the James Bond film franchise. He scored twelve of the first fifteen James Bond films, including “Dr. No,” “Goldfinger,” “Thunderball”, “Moonraker”, and “Octopussy”. Though not officially credited with creating the renowned James Bond theme, Barry is known to have taken the theme, arranged it, and composed additional music to make it what it is remembered for today. In 2001, authorial matters surrounding the “true composer” to the James Bond theme went to High Court in London, with Barry attempting to receive partial credit as the composer. However, the jury ruled in favor of Monty Norman, who had been credited as the sole composer of the James Bond film since the first movie.
Boxee Box owners, the wait is over! Now you can stream the latest Hollywood releases directly to your Boxee Box. As our friends
at Boxee say, “The VUDU HDX format on the Boxee Box is a match made in geek heaven!” We have to agree!
Find out more about Boxee at www.boxeetv.com and read the full blog post on Boxee’s Blog. Any new VUDU user that signs up on Boxee Box will receive a $5.99 credit towards their first rental or purchase on VUDU. We are really excited to add the Boxee Box to our family of VUDU-enabled devices and to reach a new audience of movie lovers!
As some of you may have seen in the news about the big electronics show, CES, last week, we announced our entry into a whole new dimension – 3D! 3D was a huge trend at CES this year and we were able to chat about the state of the industry with our friends at USA Today, Hollywood Reporter, and Fortune among others.
We’re working with our partners to enable 3D streaming on multiple VUDU-enabled TVs and Blu-ray players so you can access the 3D content we have available now. We’re excited to announce that if you have a 3D-enabled TV hooked up to your PlayStation® 3, you can stream in 3D directly from VUDU.
So grab your 3D glasses and hang on!
We’ve teamed up with Sony Computer Entertainment America to deliver the world’s largest selection of streaming HD movies to PlayStation®3 owners, just in time for the Holidays! The PlayStation®3 VUDU application takes all of the High Definition streaming goodness that you already know and love and delivers it on a super fast, super powerful device, bringing you an incredibly high quality in-home cinema experience over your entertainment console.
VUDU aims to reach you on any connected device you use, and streaming to PS3™ is a new and very connected way to reach you. With VUDU on PS3™ we can deliver a truly immersive movie watching experience to those loyal to their entertainment console. VUDU will launch on PS3™ later this month, and will begin rolling out a new 2.0 interface to all VUDU enabled devices by the end of the year. So sit back, relax and get ready for some great movie watching!