VUDU on Boxee Box Today!

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!

New Release Tuesday: Buried, Jack Goes Boating, Takers and More!

Today sees the release of eleven new titles available to view from the comfort of your own home!

Buried – Paul Conroy wakes up six feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why. Buried with only a cell phone and lighter, his worst enemies are bad reception, a rapidly draining battery, and low oxygen. Paul only has ninety minutes to be rescued. Available to own or rent in SD, HD, and HDX!
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VUDU Takes You into a New Dimension

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!

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The Goonies – Now Available in HD!

The Goonies
Starring: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Robert Davi, Joe Pantoliano
Director: Richard Donner
Warner Bros.
Rated PG

The 1985 classic The Goonies is finally available in the format it always deserved to be—in HD. The epic adventure has never looked so good, thanks to a beautiful remastering done by the Warner Bros. team. In addition to this, for its 25th anniversary, Warner Bros. held a massive fan appreciation gathering in Astoria, Oregon (where the movie was filmed) featuring a tour of filming locations and guest appearances by the cast and crew. Now you can relive the greatness that is The Goonies, now available to own for under $5 or to rent on VUDU in SD, HD, and HDX.

The Goonies are a group of friends who derive their name from the “Goon Docks” neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon where they live. All their families’ homes are facing foreclosure due to the expanding Astoria Country Club. Knowing they’re about to be split up across the country, they set out on one last adventure. After discovering a treasure map, they go in search of the long, lost treasure of pirate One-Eyed Willie in the hopes of using the riches to save their homes. However, their journey forces them to cross paths with the criminal family the Fratellis. Now, they must elude the Fratellis and work their way through an intricate maze of underground tunnels, caves, and booby traps in order to save their lives and their futures.

One of the major highlights of The Goonies is Dave Grusin’s iconic and memorable soundtrack. Inspired and influenced by the pirate and swashbuckler films of the 1930s and 1940s, the soundtrack emphasizes adventure, danger, mystique, and suspense. The score utilizes a full orchestra with added electronic elements. Grusin has stated he didn’t want the score to be another symphonic clone, so he added the electronic music to highlight the adventure involving children. The Goonies score has become as an unforgettable as the movie itself.

Sequel? There have been talks of a sequel to The Goonies since the movie debuted 25 years ago. All original parties are ready-and-willing to participate, but no one wants to dive into something that won’t do justice to the original. Fans have been clamoring for a sequel for equally as long, but since as it has taken so long, many now feel things should be left alone to allow The Goonies to always be remembered the way it is. One thing for sure is that the movie holds up and is as good today as it was back in 1985.

DID YOU KNOW?

Data refers to an octopus being one of the scariest things he and the Goonies encountered in their journey. As anyone who has seen the movie knows, there is no scene with an octopus. Many fans were confused by the line until it was revealed that there was a deleted scene in which Data had to fight off an octopus. The scene would have occurred just before the Goonies boarded One-Eyed Willie’s ship.