Revisiting a Cult Classic: Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia
Starring: Jeff Daniels, Harley Jane Kozak, John Goodman, Julian Sands, Stuart Pankin
Director: Frank Marshall
Walt Disney Studios / Hollywood Pictures
Rated PG-13

The best horror movies aren’t the ones with loads of blood and gore; the best are the ones that play on our fears and get into our minds. A great horror film sticks in our brains and makes us reflect on it for days on end. One of the best films to do this is the 1990 horror (with a good mix of comedy thrown in) film Arachnophobia. Arachnophobia is cult classic with a fervent and loyal fan base. It’s one of those films that was overlooked when initially released, but has since obtained notoriety. Fans have been clamoring for this movie to receive a Blu-ray treatment for a while now. Director Frank Marshall “tweeted” on October 30, 2010 (http://twitter.com/#!/LeDoctor/status/29187672738) that perhaps this year the film would get the high-definition treatment. We here at VUDU say why wait?! Arachnophobia is available to rent in SD, HD, and HDX and is part of our $2 for 2 Nights program. No matter what video quality you rent in, you’re guaranteed 48-hours to watch the movie as many times as you want!
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Film Review: Takers

Takers
Starring: Idris Elba, Paul Walker, Matt Dillon, Michael Ealy, Jay Hernandez
Director: John Luessenhop
Sony Pictures
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, a sexual situation/partial nudity and some language

They’re suave, they’re sophisticated, they are the Takers. Another entry in the slick heist genre, Takers is a welcome addition showcasing a group of bank robbers who are efficient and precise when pulling off a job. The movie brings coolness and a sense of finesse amidst a constant barrage of action, explosions, and gunplay. Takers is pure escapist entertainment at its finest. It asks nothing more of you than to sit back, grab the popcorn, and enjoy the ride. Takers is now available on VUDU to own or rent it in SD, HD, and HDX!
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Wait, Does VUDU Look Different to You Today?

Yes! Yes it Does! Today our next generation interface will be pushed to most enabled devices. VUDU 2.0 is optimized for HD quality and to help you discover your next favorite movie even faster & more enjoyably. Everything you loved about the existing VUDU is the same – quick access to the hottest new releases, Rotten Tomatoes reviews, linked filmographies of cast and crew – is now even better.

Here is what you will find in the new UI:
-Improved browsing and navigation
-Faster access to more great movies
-Recommendations based on your viewing history
-A 2.0 interface optimized for HD viewing and next generation controllers

This will be automatic, no downloads or discs or extra clicks. If you have any questions or need more details you can find it here in our FAQ.

We are currently working to update VIZIO TVs & Samsung devices to the new 2.0 interface — we expect the update to roll out to those TVs and devices soon.

Take a look & let us know what you think here on our Facebook page.

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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