IT’S SANTA VS PREDATOR IN THE PREDATOR HOLIDAY SPECIAL

ALL IS SCARY AND BRIGHT

 

 

More powerful than Arnold Schwarzenegger and faster than the xenomorphs, the Predators’ have evolved and their newest target is the big man himself: jolly old St. Nick!

 

At least that’s the story in the all-new Predator Holiday Special, a stop-motion short film that’s more slay than sleigh. When the predators arrive to lay siege to the North Pole, it’s going to take all the elves and reindeer Santa’s got to keep the invaders at bay

 

You can get you hands on this festive firefight as a bonus feature when you purchase The Predator in up to 4K UHD for $9.99 or the Predator 4-Film Collection in up to 4K UHD for $24.99 on Vudu, or any of the other great films in the Predator collection just in time to add a little alien action to your yuletide festivities.

 

Already a devoted Predator-head? Vudu Claus wouldn’t leave you hanging! The bonus short will also be added to your Vudu copy of any of the previous Predator or Alien vs. Predator films, so you can get in on the animated adventure too.

 

 

 

TOP POSTS OF 2018

NEW YEAR, WHO DIS?

 

 

With updates, upgrades, and upticks galore, it’s been a wild ride of a year here on the Vudu blog. We appreciate your dedicated support through a year of big changes and bigger movies, and we can’t wait to share all the amazing things Vudu has in store for you in 2019.

 

Before moving on to bigger and better things, let’s take a look back at some of our biggest developments, features, and surprises of the last 12 months, as told by our most popular blog posts of 2018.

 

NEW WEBSITE

 

2018 came out swinging with one of our biggest bangs ever, a totally revamped Vudu.com, with a fresh new look, no tabs, improved search features and more. Our year of improvement started off right,  with the new site helping you find the right movies faster and easier than ever before.

 

NEW IOS APP

 

First comes website, then comes app. Our iOS app also got the upgrade treatment, with new navigation, rental downloads, and a slick new look that’s all about getting to the good stuff.

 

NEW TITLES ON DISC TO DIGITAL

 

2018 was the years of converters, as shown by the huge response to mobile disc-to-digital. There’s nothing better than bringing your favorite movies into the future with just a click, and with new titles added every month we’re keeping the conversion revolution going into 2019 and beyond.

 

#VUDUVIEWINGPARTIES

 

Why watch alone when you can roll with the biggest crew in all of streaming (and win epic swag to boot)? From Jumanji to Thor: Ragnarok to this month’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, #VUDUVIEWINGPARTY attendees partied all year long and got the prizes to prove it.

 

ALL-TIME GREATEST

 

What’s the greatest trilogy in all of cinema history? Who’s the creepiest horror villain? What’s the best way to corral your kids for movie night? We settled these questions and more with our info-packed poll results, and we’ll be answering plenty more burning movie questions in hte year to come.

 

 

MONDAY MOVIE NEWS

TIDINGS OF COMFORT AND JOY

 

Amazing savings, tantalizing sneak peeks, and helpful hints at franchise futures are all under the tree this holiday season.

 

VUDU 48-HOUR CHRISTMAS UHD SALE

 

 

Today and tomorrow, Vudu is bringing entertainment to the table with a heaping helping of hit movies in 4K UHD quality all for $10 or less.

 

You can check out the list of titles here and find the perfect pairing for celebrating the season your way.

 

HOLMES & WATSON VIGNETTE TRAILER

 

 

This ain’t your grandpa’s Sherlock Holmes (or your British cousin’s).

 

Will Ferrell and John C Reilly are putting their own spin on the classic detective tales in a new vignette trailer, and the proven partners are bumbling and bruising their way through every case, full steam ahead.

 

NEW PIRATES, SAME CARIBBEAN

 

 

Disney is forging ahead with an all-new, rebooted chapter in its Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, with a new cast and a first installment penned by the writers of Deadpool.

 

No word so far on what production might begin, but fans are already battening down the hatches for a new era of high seas adventure.

 

MORE JOHN WICK SEQUELS MAY BE ON THE WAY

 

 

With the rousing success of John Wick: Chapter 2 and a third film due out soon, series’ director Chad Stahelski has opened up about the possibility of future installments.

 

Stahelski expressed that he and star Keanu Reeves would be more than happy to continue the franchise for as long as it holds audiences’ interest, so with any luck the aggrieved assassin won’t be retiring any time soon (sorry, John).

 

 

ARE THESE MOVIES CHRISTMAS MOVIES?

MERRY MAYBES

 

We all know the holly jolly classics of yuletide movie canon: Rudolph, the Grinch, and even more recent additions like Elf.

 

But in recent years some less obviously contenders have been gunning for the title of “Christmas movie,” and the debate over what does and does not qualify has been getting as heated as a yule log. Time to examine some of the most controversial would-be Winter classics.

 

DIE HARD

 

 

The king of the Christmas conundrums and the one has inspired the most passionate debate, John McClane’s shoeless showdown, while not exactly festive, does technically take place on Christmas Eve.

 

The running, gunning, and general grit may drive away Christmas purists, but each December the Die Hard diehards say “Yippee Ki Yay, Kris Kringle!”

 

Still not convinced? Maybe the re-cut Christmas-themed Die Hard trailer will have you singing a different carol. Check it out by clicking “Trailer” here.

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

 

Ghouls, ghosts, and goblins galore don’t exactly scream December 25th, but how can a movie with Santa, elves, reindeer, and a sleigh NOT be a Christmas movie?

 

Torn between two seemingly opposite holidays, Jack Skellington and company prove that you don’t have to pick just one; blending our favorite festivities can produce a magical movie greater than the sum of its parts.

 

LOVE ACTUALLY

 

 

An ensemble romcom that just so happens to take place around the holidays? The all-time most romantic (at least by the numbers) Christmas movie?

 

Love Actually actually defies classification, perfect to get you in the post-Thanksgiving holiday spirit or as a sickly-sweet treat year-round. The cult classic’s best (and worst) storylines is a whole different debate…

 

KRAMPUS

 

 

Hang a left at Bad Santa, drive on past A Nightmare Before Christmas, and if you hit Krampus you may have gone too far (at least for some Christmas movie fans).

 

The terrifying tale of the kruel and kreepy Kristmas demon may not be traditional holiday fare, but for horror fans and those seeking something different it’s the perfect spice in the cider of feel-good family films.

 

BATMAN RETURNS

 

 

The caped crusader may not be the mysterious do-gooder we’re accustomed to seeing this time of year, but in between battling The Penguin and Catwoman, Batman does manage to squeeze some festive fisticuffs into this comic book classic.

 

It may not end with a turkey dinner or a rousing round of carols, but Batman Returns is just Christmas-y enough to get even the most Scrooge-like fan in the spirit.

 

 

FREE MOVIES AND TV FOR FRIDAY

EXCLUSIVELY ON VUDU

 

 

When setting traps and concealing identities is your job, knowing who to trust can get more than a little complicated. A simple extraction goes every which way but right in the CIA thriller Body of Lies.

 

 

Sell out or cash out? A jaded country star takes the third option, going for a quick walk that turns into a prolonged absence. What he finds along the way is Pure Country.

 

 

Convincing yourself that you’ve turned over a new leaf is hard enough; getting your old crew to let you walk away may require some extreme measures. No one said escaping A History of Violence would be easy.

 

TRUTH TO POWER

 

Whether about peace, love, or philosophy, the subjects of these documentaries all have something to tell us.

 

 

More than 13 million American children are bullied each year, and 5 of them are finally having their stories told. Shunned, assaulted, institutionalized, and deceased, the kids profiled in Bully are the faces of an epidemic

 

 

Before the legalization of interracial marriage, Mildred and Richard Loving took their relationship from the jailhouse to the courthouse to the highest authority in the land for the chance to be together. The Loving Story is their story.

 

 

There’s no other city like New York City, and there’s no NYC tour guide quite like Timothy “Speed” Levitch. Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of his hometown and countless existential musings, Speed makes sure The Cruise is an unforgettable ride.

 

Don’t know what to watch for movie night? We’ve got mysteries, histories, award-winners and more in our full free collection here.