And our Ready Player One #VuduViewingParty
Besides eye-popping action, next-level effects, and a killer 80s pop soundtrack, Steven Spielberg’s sprawling sci-fi epic, Ready Player One, boasts a treasure trove of nerd-stalgic pop-culture shoutouts that anyone who grew in the last three decades is sure to enjoy.
You can even experience the pulse-pounding, player vs. player action as it was meant to be seen, in full 4K + HDR (Dolby Vision and HDR10).
If you want to discuss the amazing homages to your favorite films with other eagle-eyed fans, we’ve got the party for you. Tune in tonight at 7pm PT (10pm ET) to our #VuduViewingParty and tweet along for the chance to win prize packs loaded up with iconic gear from your favorite franchises (including a few actual props from the set of Ready Player One). Click here to RSVP.
To fully appreciate the layers of meta mashup madness (which may require multiple viewings), snag our exclusive Disc + Digital Collector’s Set complete with a digital copy you can watch instantly (HDX) – you know, in case you had a #VuduViewingParty to attend, a Blu-ray to collect (shipped from Walmart.com on 7/24), a Ready Player One Rubik’s Cube, and sticker sheets.
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Ready Player One brings the 80s and 90s heat with Easter eggs from some of the most beloved animated classics, caped crusades, sci-fi smash hits, and horror hall-of-famers from geekdoms golden age. Check out some of the most unexpected and awesome appearances, complete with movie links for some of the characters’ (and sweet rides’) most iconic outings:
*SPOILERS* abound, so proceed with caution!
The Dark Knight, The Clown Prince of Crime, and the Maid of Mischief are all present and accounted for in the Oasis (Ready Player One’s virtual adventure-scape). Batman can be seen scaling Mount Everest while Harley and the Joker appear as playable characters within the game
Between a Star-Trek-themed funeral and a discarded bat’leth (blink and you’ll miss it), the Oasis may very well be the REAL final frontier.
They may not need roads, but time-travelling The DeLorean from Back to the Future handles them just fine with Wade behind the wheel.
The Iron Giant is admittedly hard to miss, playing a huge role in the climactic fight of good versus evil, and deservedly so given the warm place he holds in every 90s kid’s heart.