Vudu, the digital transactional service from Fandango, is now available on Oculus Quest 1 and 2 virtual reality devices.
Without leaving their Oculus VR headsets, viewers through the Vudu app can immerse themselves in content such as the Ryan Reynolds film Free Guy, available to rent on Vudu starting Oct. 12 at $5.99, as well as Jungle Cruise, The Addams Family 2, F9: The Fast Saga and Marvel Studios’ Black Widow. Hundreds of 3D movies are also available to watch on Quest 2 devices, including The Boss Baby: Family Business, Venom, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ready Player One, Mad Max: Fury Road and Jurassic World.
“We’re excited that Vudu will now serve as the official movie and TV store on Oculus,” Fandango chief commercial officer Kevin Shepela said in a statement. “Fandango’s mission is to usher fans to the most moving entertainment experiences and we’re certainly able to deliver that promise with the new Vudu app on Oculus. We’re thrilled to be working with Oculus to help transport fans to new worlds in the most immersive formats available.”
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Available in more than 75 million U.S. TV-connected device households, according to The NPD Group, Vudu has more than 60 million registered users and serves millions of consumers daily across a wide selection of platforms and devices, including Samsung, LG and Vizio Smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, PlayStation, Xbox, TiVo and more.
Shout! Factory will release two documentaries, National Parks Adventure and Dream Big: Engineering Our World, in a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray set (including 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and digital copy) July 24.
Both were originally filmed for and seen in IMAX and Giant Screen theaters.
Narrated by Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure comes from filmmaker Greg MacGillivray and offers a sweeping overview of the national parks’ history.
Dream Big: Engineering Our World, narrated by Jeff Bridges, celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small. The first Giant Screen film for the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiative, Dream Big aims to inspire kids of diverse backgrounds to become innovators and will be accompanied by ongoing educational, museum and community efforts to expose young people from all backgrounds to engineering.
An education-focused 2-DVD edition of Dream Big: Engineering Our World will also be available featuring the movie along with a 150-page educator’s guide (12 lesson plans, including handouts), 10 educational shorts, eight behind-the-scenes featurettes and eight more short “Fun Fact” videos.
Shout! Factory’s catalog of 4K films also includes Journey to Space , Flight of the Butterflies, Rocky Mountain Express, Humpback Whales, Wonders Of The Arctic , The Last Reef: Cities Beneath The Sea and Mysteries of China.