Horror Comedy ‘What Doesn’t Kill Us’ Available on Digital June 14

Double Tap Entertainment’s zombie horror comedy What Doesn’t Kill Us is being released on digital June 14 from Mill Creek Entertainment.

In the film, years after the zombie apocalypse fails to wipe out humanity, rehabilitated zombies — or “necrosapians” — try to fit back into everyday society. Working a desk job, running for political office, and professional sports are seen through the eyes of the undead in this slice of life mockumentary. 

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The mockumentary stars Peyton Paulette (The Fast One, Sugar Tree, The History of Time Travel), and is directed by Zach Schlapkol, Jacob Kiesling and Ethan Cartwright. 

 

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 Deal for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Theatrical Tickets

Vudu is hosting a special movie ticket offer toward seeing Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick on the big screen.

Vudu customers can receive a $5 promo code towards a Fandango movie ticket for Top Gun: Maverick with the purchase of participating titles on Vudu. Titles include previous Tom Cruise classics, such as the original Top Gun, Mission: Impossible, Mission: Impossible II, Mission: Impossible III, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible — Fallout.

The deal runs through May 30.

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Drama ‘Firebird’ Arriving for Digital Purchase and VOD June 3 From Lionsgate

The drama Firebird arrives for digital purchase and on VOD in the United States and Canada June 3 from Lionsgate.

Directed and cowritten by Peeter Rebane (Tashi Delek, Robbie Williams: Fans Journey to Tallinn) and cowritten by actor Tom Prior (Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Theory of Everything), Firebird is based on true events during the Cold War at the height of 1970s Communist rule. The story follows a handsome young soldier who embarks on a clandestine love affair with a charismatic fighter pilot newly stationed at his Air Force base. Set in a time when men in uniform caught having a sexual affair were dealt a severe punishment, this is a story of two men who risked their freedom — and their lives — as their loyalties were torn between love and service to their country. 

Special features include a making-of documentary.

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Doc ‘The Quest: Nepal’ Headed to Digital May 24 From Gravitas Ventures

Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to the documentary The Quest: Nepal and will release it on TVOD/digital platforms May 24 timed to International Everest Day May 29.

It follows filmmaker and host Alex Harz’s personal journey through the culture of Nepal, including his harrowing climb of Mt. Everest. The film is a quest to deeper understand and climb the most iconic mountain in the world while unveiling the fascinating culture, history and nature of Nepal. Viewers visit one of the most surreal cities on earth, Kathmandu, before embarking with the climbers on the expedition in the film.

“I summited at 12:30 p.m. Nepal time on May 21, and had the whole summit to myself for 45 minutes alongside my climbing partner and Sherpa brother, Tashi Sherpa (as seen in The Quest: Nepal),” filmmaker and climber Harz said in a statement. “This is not only unheard of to have the whole upper mountain and summit to yourself, but was completely unexpected and unplanned for as well. The opportunity to bring this first-hand, life changing experience to audiences is a gift I’m truly grateful to offer.” 

International Everest Day commemorates the first time Everest was successfully summited on May 29, 1953, by Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay of Nepal, which is referenced in the film. Tashi and Harz  were all alone like Hillary and Norgay were back in 1953.

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The Quest: Nepal has won awards at the Buenos Aires International Film Festival, New York International Film Awards, Santa Monica Film Festival, Accolade Competition, Barcelona International Film Festival, Europe Film Festival U.K. (EFFUK), Las Vegas International Film & Screenplay Festival, Silk Road Film Awards Cannes and the Vegas Movie Awards.

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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Movies Anywhere Creates LGBTQ+ Movie Collection to Celebrate Pride Month

The cloud-based digital library service Movies Anywhere has created a collection of the LGBTQ+ movies  to celebrate Pride Month this year. 

Titles in the collection include The Fallout, Ammonite, Bad Education, Booksmart, Boy Erased, Bohemian Rhapsody, Love, Simon and Call Me By Your Name

Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment), The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, 20th Century Studios, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), and Warner Bros. Entertainment are all participating studios in Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere participating retailers include Apple TV, Prime Video, Vudu, Google Play/YouTube, Microsoft Movies & TV, Xfinity, Verizon Fios TV and DirecTV.

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Tops Vudu Chart for Fifth Week

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home for the fifth consecutive week led the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended April 17.

The Marvel Studios film is available for digital purchase and rental. As the film begins, Spider-Man’s identity is revealed, bringing his superhero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about at risk, including M.J. (Zendaya). When he enlists Doctor Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in the world, releasing Spider-Man villains from other universes.

Remaining at No. 2 was Lionsgate’s Roland Emmerich disaster film Moonfall, starring Halle Berry. Available for digital purchase beginning April 1, the film follows a space crew attempting to save the Earth when a mysterious force knocks the moon out of its orbit.

Debuting on the chart at No. 3 was the Mark Wahlberg film Infinite. The sci-fi actioner, available for digital rental and purchase April 12 from Paramount Pictures, is based on the book The Reincarnationist Papers and follows characters who must use memories and skills from past lives to protect the future of humanity.

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Illumination’s Sing 2 rose a spot to No. 4 on the chart. The animated sequel, distributed by Universal Pictures, is available for digital purchase and rental. It follows the animal singers as they plan a new show and try to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star, Clay Callaway (voice of Bono), to join them.

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Falling from No. 3 from No. 5 on the chart was Paramount’s The Contractor, which debuted for premium rental and sale April 1. The film stars Chris Pine as a former elite Special Forces Sergeant who contracts with a private military force and uncovers a conspiracy.

Also new to the chart for the week was A24’s indie horror flick X, landing at No. 7. Available for premium digital rental, the film follows a group of actors who set out to make an adult film in rural Texas and run afoul of their elderly hosts.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended April 17, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  2. Moonfall
  3. Infinite
  4. Sing 2
  5. The Contractor
  6. Dog
  7. X
  8. The Outfit
  9. Jackass Forever
  10. Marry Me

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Again Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home for the fourth consecutive week led the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended April 10.

The Marvel Studios film became available for digital purchase March 15. As the film begins, Spider-Man’s identity is revealed, bringing his superhero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about at risk, including M.J. (Zendaya). When he enlists Doctor Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in the world, releasing Spider-Man villains from other universes.

Remaining at No. 2 was Lionsgate’s Roland Emmerich disaster film Moonfall, starring Halle Berry. Available for digital purchase beginning April 1, the film follows a space crew who attempt to save the Earth when a mysterious force knocks the moon out of its orbit.

Rising to No. 3 from No. 4 was Paramount Pictures’ The Contractor, which debuted for premium rental and sale April 1. The film stars Chris Pine as a former elite Special Forces Sergeant who contracts with a private military force and uncovers a conspiracy.

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Rising to No. 4 from No. 7 on the chart was MGM’s Dog, available for premium digital rental. The film, starring and co-directed by Channing Tatum, follows the misadventures of two former Army Rangers paired against their will on a road trip. Army Ranger Briggs (Tatum) and Lulu (a Belgian Malinois dog) buckle into a 1984 Ford Bronco and race down the Pacific Coast in hopes of making it to a fellow soldier’s funeral on time.

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Illumination’s Sing 2 remained at No. 5 on the chart. The animated sequel, distributed by Universal Pictures, is available for digital purchase and rental. It follows the animal singers as they plan a new show and try to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star, Clay Callaway (voice of Bono), to join them.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended April 10, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  2. Moonfall
  3. The Contractor
  4. Dog
  5. Sing 2
  6. The Outfit
  7. Jackass Forever
  8. Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  9. Scream (2022)
  10. Death on the Nile