Fandango’s Digital Service Vudu Bowing Leap Day Deals

Vudu, Fandango’s transactional video-on-demand service, is offering savings on sales and rentals of dozens of bundles, movies and TV shows to celebrate Leap Day (Feb. 29). 

On Feb. 29, Vudu is offering a one-day-only “Extra Day. Extra Savings” sale, with offers here on Leap Day. The sale will feature bundles and complete TV Series for $29 each and under, as well as more than 150 movies available for rent at $2.90 each.

Bundles and collections in the one-day-only sale include: 

  • “Better Call Saul” — The Complete Series
  • “Gilmore Girls” The Complete Series Collection
  • The Hunger Games 5-Film Collection (Bundle)
  • Illumination Presents Minions 5-Movie Collection
  • John Wick 4-Film Collection
  • Jurassic World Ultimate 6-Film Collection
  • Star Trek 10 Film Bundle Collection
  • “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (1987) Complete Series
  • Toy Story 4-Movie Collection

 

Top film titles included in the one-day-only sale include:

  • Back to the Future
  • Cast Away
  • Die Hard
  • Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
  • Dolittle
  • Get Shorty 
  • The Girl on the Train
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Jason Bourne
  • John Wick Chapter 2
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Ted 2

 

Fandango is also offering $2.29 off any movie ticket purchased Leap Day weekend (Feb. 29-March 3) with the code LEAP (while supplies last). 

Kaleidescape, Meyer Sound Offer Free Movie Collection With Purchase

Movie player maker Kaleidescape and Meyer Sound are offering a movie collection with purchase.

For a limited time, when customers purchase a Kaleidescape Terra movie server and Strato C movie player with any Meyer Sound loudspeaker surround system valued at more than $10,000 MSRP, they will receive a Meyer Sound-curated collection of movies valued at up to $1,000.

The movie collection, personally selected by Meyer Sound’s technical team, contains 40 titles with immersive audio, including some with Dolby Atmos soundtracks. Movies will be preloaded onto the Kaleidescape Terra server.

“This is an exceptional promotion that brings together two industry-leading brands. Kaleidescape’s lossless-quality soundtracks provide Meyer Sound systems with the full-fidelity audio needed for that magical escape from reality,” Norma Garcia-Muro, Kaleidescape VP of marketing, said in a statement. “The result is an exceptional level of pure, honest sound rendered to private cinemas of any size.”

The Kaleidescape Terra and Strato C system is designed to play 4K HDR movies with a video bitrate eight times higher than any streaming device and lossless-quality audio up to 10 times higher.

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“Working together, Meyer Sound and Kaleidescape will provide home cinema dealers with a personalized and unforgettable ‘big screen’ experience for their customers,” Blake Vackar, residential solutions manager for Meyer Sound, said in a statement. “No other source compares to Kaleidescape for providing such a versatile library with a lossless media path. With audio reproduced through Meyer Sound cinema systems, customers at home will hear exactly what the movie’s creators heard in the studio during the final mixing session. Thanks to this specially curated package, they will enjoy that experience across four decades of the absolute best in creative and dynamic cinema sound, from Apocalypse Now to Dune.”

A variety of Meyer Sound solutions are used in home cinemas, including the Ultra Reflex system, the first screen-channel loudspeaker system to deliver precise audio localization for direct view displays; the Bluehorn System, with full bandwidth studio monitors designed for high-resolution monitoring applications; and a line of self-powered full-range loudspeakers such as the ULTRA-X20.

The promotion is available from July 26 through Dec. 31 in the United States.

The curated list of movies includes:

Apocalypse Now
Atomic Blonde
The Batman
Black Hawk Down
Blade Runner 2049
Dune
Dunkirk
Encanto
Ferdinand
The Fifth Element
Finding Nemo
Galaxymphony
Gravity
Guardians of the Galaxy
Hans Zimmer: Live in Prague
Hugo
The Hurt Locker
Inception
Interstellar
La La Land
The Lion King
Mad Max: Fury Road
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Overlord
Phil Collins: Live at Montreux 2004
The Revenant
Road to Perdition
Rocketman
Roger Waters: The Wall
Sicario
Skyfall
Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Top Gun
Top Gun: Maverick
Tron: Legacy
True Grit
Walk the Line
West Side Story
Whiplash
Meyer Sound Cinema Stinger

Vudu Offering Horror Sale for Friday the 13th

Fandango’s transactional VOD service Vudu is offering sales on scary movies over the weekend starting Friday the 13th.

On Friday, May 13, only Vudu is offering a special sale of the original eight-movie bundle (“Friday the 13th” parts one through eight) in HDX for $13 (the HDX bundle is worth more than $100, according to Vudu). The sale ends at midnight PT on May 13.

Vudu is also slashing prices on top horror films, including The PredatorHereditaryA Nightmare on Elm StreetHalloween Kills and more with the Vudu Slasher Sale.

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Vudu Mounts Sale on More Than 100 Focus Features Films

As Focus Features’ The Northman arrives on Vudu May 12 and Downton Abbey: A New Era arrives in theaters May 20, Fandango’s transactional VOD service Vudu is hosting a sale on more than 100 other titles from the Focus Features library, celebrating 20 years of indie filmmaking.

The sale ends May 23.

This year’s Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay, Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, is available for sale at $12.99, while features such as Downton Abbey, The Card Counter, The Sparks Brothers, Wolf, Blue Bayou, Stillwater and Last Night in Soho are available at $9.99 each. Other titles, such as Promising Young Woman, Let Him Go, Harriet, On the Basis of Sex, Emma, Kajillionaire, Never Rarely Sometimes Always and The High Note, are on sale at $6.99 each.

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Vudu is also hosting a “Mix & Match” bundle sale, where customers can choose two qualifying Focus Features titles for the total price of $9.99. Qualifying titles include:

  • Atomic Blonde
  • Atonement
  • BlackKKlansman
  • Boy Erased
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Burn After Reading
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • The Danish Girl
  • Darkest Hour
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Harriet
  • In Bruges
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Milk
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Phantom Thread
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Tully
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Vudu Offering Discount on Anime Series ‘Hunter x Hunter’

Vudu is hosting a sale May 6-9 on the popular Japanese animated television series “Hunter x Hunter.” 

Anime fans can purchase the complete “Hunter x Hunter” series (seven seasons, 148 episodes) as one bundle for $99.99 (regularly priced at $270 for all 7 seasons) through the end of the day May 9.

The series is based on Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga series.

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Sling TV Introduces Half-Off Sale for New Customers

Sling TV is upgrading its offer for new customers, offering 50% off their first month.

The offer extends to base services Sling Orange ($35 per month), Sling Blue ($35 per month) or Sling Orange + Sling Blue ($50 per month). Customers will also be eligible for free DVR, one month free of Showtime and $5 off Starz for the first month. This offer replaces all other new customer offers.

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Sling TV is an app-based TV service allowing viewers to stream live television and on-demand content over the internet. Options include Channel Add-ons, Premiums Add-ons, DVR Plus and more.

Vudu Launches April Fool’s Day Comedy Sale

Vudu, Fandango’s transactional video-on-demand service, is launching an April Fool’s Day weekend sale (through April 4) on classic comedy films.

The service is offering sales on titles such as Mike Judge’s IdiocracyRomy & Michele’s High School Reunion and Airplane.  Comedy movie bundles on sale include the “Horrible Bosses” movies, the “Miss Congeniality” bundle, the Eddie Murphy four-film collection and the “Naked Gun” trilogy.

Titles are discounted up to 50% off regular prices.

Each week throughout the month of April, Vudu will host various sales devoted to comedic subgenres such as action comedies, raunchy comedies, horror comedies and family-oriented comedies.

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Vudu Hosting Weekend Sale on Viz Media Anime Series ‘Bleach’

Vudu is hosting a sale this weekend on Viz Media’s Japanese animated television series “Bleach,” based on Tite Kubo’s manga series, available on digital for the first time ever.   

Consumers can purchase the complete “Bleach” series (13 Seasons, 366 episodes) as one bundle for a special price from Feb. 25-28.

The complete series bundle can be purchased for $99.99 (regularly priced at $519.87 for all 13 seasons).

In the series, high school student Ichigo Kurosaki, who has the ability to see ghosts, gains soul reaper powers from Rukia Kuchiki and sets out to save the world from “Hollows.”

Fandango-owned Vudu is a transactional VOD service, offering more than 200,000 titles for digital rental or purchase.

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Vudu Launches Year-End Sale

Vudu, Fandango’s digital purchase and rental content service, is hosting a year-end sale through Jan. 3

Consumers who spend $40 or more on movie or TV content on Vudu receive a code for $10 off additional movies and TV purchases at the beginning of the year.  More details can be found at https://www.watchvudu.com/yearend.

In addition, many titles are on sale to purchase for as low as $7.99, and throughout the next two weeks, Vudu is offering thousands of additional movies, television seasons and bundled sets, many in 4K Ultra HD, for $4.99 and up.

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NPD Group to Be Acquired by Private Equity Firm

Research provider The NPD Group announced that private equity firm Hellman & Friedman has made a binding offer and entered into an exclusive agreement to acquire the company.

Under the deal, NPD executive chairman Tod Johnson and CEO Karyn Schoenbart will retain a minority stake in the business and continue to serve on the NPD board of directors.

The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2021, subject to the entry into the definitive sale agreement and satisfaction of its conditions.

“As a leading source of market information and advisory services for general merchandise and foodservice, NPD is committed to helping our clients and the industries we serve achieve data-driven growth for many years to come,” Johnson said in a statement. “H&F shares our focus on long-term growth and has the resources and expertise to not only continue but also accelerate NPD’s momentum and long track record of success. Both Karyn and I are delighted to have the opportunity to partner as minority investors alongside H&F as we work in close collaboration on a long-term strategic plan and transition over time to the next generation of NPD leadership.”    

“In a period of rapid change, NPD has helped guide our clients with omnichannel data, industry expertise, and analytics to help them understand unprecedented market shifts,” Schoenbart said in a statement. “It has been exciting to play an increasingly important role in the strategies of our clients by providing insight into what is happening today and what to anticipate in the future. We expect H&F to continue our tradition of client partnership and innovation with new products, data sources, and next generation platforms to make our information even more comprehensive, accessible, and actionable.”

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“Trusted by more than 2,000 customers in 19 countries, NPD is a market leader in its categories with an outstanding value proposition for customers and retailers. Tod and Karyn have led the company to great heights, and we look forward to working closely with them to build on this strong momentum,” Philip Hammarskjold, executive chairman of H&F, said in a statement.

“Rapidly evolving consumer expectations and the growth of e-commerce are accelerating the pace of change in the retail landscape. In an environment of unknowns, the ability for companies to use omnichannel analytics to measure and improve performance is more important than ever before, and NPD is extremely well positioned to provide these critical insights to its customers and retail partners,” Blake Kleinman, partner at H&F, said in a statement.

Founded in 1966, NPD is the eighth-largest market research company worldwide, with operations in the Americas, Europe and APAC, covering more than 20 industries.