Family Fun: Best Served Frozen

February 25, 2014 is one cool day. That’s because not only is Disney’s Frozen now available to own on VUDU, but because today is also when Disney’s Frozen Sweepstakes—with an 8-day, 7-night trip to Norway as grand prize—officially begins!

Frozen has been praised as Disney’s best animated film since The Lion King, and a return to their golden age of animation. Inspired by ‘The Snow Queen’, a story by Hans Christian Andersen (of Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling and Thumbelina fairy tale fame), Frozen similarly revolves around a theme of love conquers—or heals—all, but also updates the storytelling and characters to fit today’s audiences.

For example, the film has no typical cackling villain. The main antagonist, Elsa, is misunderstood, not malevolent.

Elsa, the Snow Queen. Not your average princess.

You’ll also find no oppressed princesses here. Just shunned ones, as Frozen dives deep into sibling relationships and personalities that are familiar to many viewers.

Not one, but TWO princesses for kids to love

Of course, Disney couldn’t do away with the kooky sidekick. And that’s a good thing. Olaf the Snowman is one of the most adorably dim-witted characters to come out since Dory in Finding Nemo.

Olafa snowman who loves warm weather

Frozen is visually-spectacular and worth pausing just to see the amazing detail, designs and architecture of the ice structures.

Watch in HDX to see every sparkling shard

And of course, Frozen is a musical and has been especially noted for memorable songs such as ‘Let it Go’ and ‘In Summer’.

Get Frozen and listen to these songs again and again and again

Ultimately, Frozen is a triumph for Disney. One of the best animated films to come out in years and a welcome return to wholesome family entertainment with more sophisticated and modernized characters than expected. A worthy film to watch and own.

And if you can’t get enough of Frozen, Disney is launching a sweepstakes with an 8-day, 7-night trip to Norway grand prize. Just follow the links below to own the movie and enter the sweepstakes!

Watch Frozen, then get a chance to live it

Own Frozen today on VUDU!
In 2D with Bonus Features
In 3D
2D/3D Bundle with Bonus Features

Enter Disney’s Frozen Sweepstakes here >>

Date Night with VUDU Disc to Digital

We’ve launched a new video today to share the benefits of our In home Disc to Digital program!

Now we all love our DVDs and Blu-rays, but even Bert DiVietri, a San Francisco standup comedian who plays the main character in the video, admits collections can get out of hand. We caught up with Bert to talk about comedy, VUDU, disc to digital and DVD/Blu-ray collections.

V: Hi Bert.


V: How long have you been a comedian?

B: About 6 years now. I moved to San Francisco from the mid-west and started doing standup as well as voice-overs and acting in some videos, AND I have a sketch group called “Don’t Watch This Show LIVE!”

V: When did you know you wanted to do standup? And how would you describe your comedy style?

B: I wanted to do standup ever since I saw it when I was a child. My comedy idols are Jim Carrey, Tom Green and Nick Swardson. And my style of comedy kinda reflects all them quite a bit. It’s nothing like the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ last 3 albums; I can say that with confidence.

V: What did you think about VUDU when you first started working on this video?

B: Well I had heard of VUDU before, but wasn’t a big digital video guy. I buy a lot of DVDs and Blu-rays actually. Some of those DVD’s are mine but I need to make it clear that not all of them belonged to me. Having all those DVDs would mean I’d watched them all; which would mean I never leave my house. I feel like I wouldn’t be able to leave for another 50 years with all those DVD’s. Also it’s a commercial; that was not even my house.

V: Tell us about the character you created.

B: I was trying to be exactly like Jonah Hill in Moneyball. I think I nailed it. Also see that massive nerf gun next to me? Mine also. I brag about Nerf Guns.

V: What did you think when you first learned about Disc to Digital?

B: It was like a light bulb. A big “duh, why didn’t I think of that.” There have been times when I’ve been at a friend’s place and we wanted to watch a movie that I actually have, but didn’t feel like running home to grab. Having a copy in the cloud makes a lot of sense.

V: Would you ever get rid of your DVDs and Blu-rays?

B: Nah, I like having a collection. Basically in like three hours, my place would look like that mess again. Bur for new movies and shows I’m definitely considering just going all digital. It’ll be some combo.

V: So what is your favorite movie and TV show at the moment?

B: That’d be Wolf of Wallstreet. That movie was like Goodfellas for [censored]. I can’t wait to get it on Blu-ray and on VUDU ASAP! I am all about the digital baby. Because I know my friends are going to borrow my Blu-ray and forget to give it back. Also Homeland was my last favorite show. Sgt. Brody rules so hard.

V: The Vulcan hand salute was hilarious. Whose idea was that? And the popcorn?

B: Ha. Those were mine. We did a lot of takes and I was just messing around and trying to have fun. I took a tip from Jim Carrey. It’s just you and the camera, and you have to make something from nothing and hope to God it is funny or at least entertaining. I think it paid off. He is my idol.

V: So Bert, did your character even get a second date?

B: No. My fiance in real life would not be happy about that. Besides that she isn’t my type, she thought Jean-Luc Picard was a French luggage brand.

Check out more of Bert’s comedy and work at

Learn more about VUDU’s In home Disc to Digital.

New & Notable: Wadjda

Wadjda - Now available on VUDU
Wadjda - Now available on VUDU

Rarely does a film come out that deserves so much praise and attention, but today we’re lucky to have one. Wadjda has broken barriers in both story and production, and we’re proud to offer such an amazing film to own on VUDU.

Wadjda is the story of a young girl with big dreams and a tenacious character. All she wants is a bike. But here’s the catch: Wadjda is 10 years old and the only daughter in a traditional family in Saudi Arabia. The religious and social structures of an Islamic nation permeate the movie and we are constantly reminded (though not heavy-handedly). “Where is your headscarf?” a teacher reprimands. Wadjda’s father is almost non-existent, and focused on finding another wife with hopes of having a son. According to Wadjda’s mother, a bicycle will take the virginity of a girl.

Yet for all the frustration, hope and coming-of-age moments that are put in front us, the real story may be behind the scenes.

Wadjda is the first film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia—a place where cinemas are banned and effectively a death-knell to any investment in film. The director, Haifaa Al-Mansour, is a woman. Since in Saudi Arabia a woman is severely limited in her interactions with men, Haifaa often had to direct from inside a van and watch the actors only through a screen. She is also the first female filmmaker in Saudi Arabia.

Wadjda took Haifaa a grueling five years to make, but ultimately it paid off and Wadjda premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2012. It has gone on to be nominated for over 16 major awards and holds a rare 99% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and a full 5/5 ★★★★★ star VUDU community rating.

Watch it today on VUDU.

Valentine’s Day Deals to Love

Cozy up with your loved ones this week and watch any of over 100 romantic movies–only $6.99 in SD and $9.99 in HDX

Looking for something that tugs at the heart strings, but also tickles the funny bone? Check out titles like Date Night, 50 First Dates and Midnight in Paris in our Romantic Comedies section.

Or watch love find a way in The Notebook, City of Angels and Moulin Rouge, available in Romantic Dramas.

Of course, you can also fall head over heels again for classic romances like Casablanca, Gone with the Wind and Roman Holiday.

The sale begins today, February 2, and runs until February 15, 2014, so for lovely deals on these movies, bundle packs and rentals, visit our Valentine’s Day collection!

6 Tips to Get the Most Out of VUDU

It’s been a great holiday season at VUDU and we have tons of new users joining our community. Welcome all!

We’re glad you’ve chosen the best digital movie and TV show service around. We have the largest digital library available to rent or own, to stream or download—and you can watch from just about any device, from smart TVs to smart phones. You made the right choice, so to help you get the most out of VUDU, here are a few starter tips:

  1. Connect a free UltraViolet account to maximize your digital rights >>
    UltraViolet is the industry standard for digital movies and TV shows. Titles with UltraViolet rights have extra options to be shared and watched across platforms, devices and even retailers.
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    Kickstart your collection with this special welcome gift. Choose from 30 movies in our 1080p HDX format. If eligible, you can find this offer in the ‘Account Info’ page under ‘Saved Promotions’. You will need to enter a valid credit card but will not be charged.
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    Just enter it once, and rent or own your favorite movies and shows with just a few clicks. VUDU is a commitment-free, non-subscription service, so you will not be charged unless you make a purchase.
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    Add three more great films to your collection for only $5 each. This special offer is only valid for 30 days after you activate your 5 HDX movies offer, so act fast.
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    Just download our VUDU-to-Go application to your PC or Mac, pop-in your disc and get a digital copy in seconds
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    Halfway through a movie, but have to head out? VUDU lets you download or stream your movies to your laptop, tablet or even smartphone. That way you can enjoy your movies and shows on the go.

If you’ve completed all six tips, congratulations! Consider yourself a VUDU power user. Now enjoy your movies and TV shows.