What’s New on VOD: VUDU August 2017

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What’s New on VOD: VUDU August 2017

August is a good time for funny business on VUDU. So stock up on laughing gas and skip the local chuckle-hut, it’s time to check out the VOD offerings!

VUDU is going hard in the paint with stand-up comedy specials for their Movies On Us section this August. Which is awesome, because between Alien: Covenant and The Wall, their premium offerings, are tragic.

Alien Covenant
“A priest, a rabbi, and a xenomorph walk into a bar… stop me if you’ve heard this one before.”
VUDU August 2017
No, VUDU, I refuse to catch them all!

After three months of checking VUDU out, I’m starting to notice their patterns. The first is their “pre-order X movie the week it hits theaters and get $8 off the ticket” promotions. The second is their “interested in X movie in theaters right now? Here are similar movies/prequels bundled together ON SALE!”. Lastly, they tend to knock $3 off if you pre-order their timed exclusives the week before they hit the site. All of this fits their M.O. to get you to own, not rent, their stuff.

That’s all fine and dandy if you are a collector. I’m not. As such, the site has started to lose it’s luster for me. The fact that app versions of VUDU on consoles (PS4, Xbox One) don’t even offer the Movies On Us option is also pissing me off. Still, they do tend to beat Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu to the punch on new releases, and sometimes that extends to their rental options as well as their purchase stuff. As such, they continue to be a relevant player in the streaming wars.

My Picks

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures, VUDU August 2017
Math (and smashing the white male domination of STEM) made fun!

This movie is fantastic, and right now it is on sale to rent for 99 cents. Get your ass to a couch right now, because “Everyone needs to see this“.

Tim Minchin and the Heritage Orchestra live at the Royal Albert

Tim Minchin VUDU August 2017
Charmed.

Tim Minchin is rapidly becoming one of my favorite comedians. He’s a Renaissance man in all meanings of the term. He sings, plays piano, composes and directs, and is a scholar as well as one of the most delightful champions of skepticism and the scientific method currently out there. Come for the wit, stay for the knowledge bombs.

VUDU August 2017

Timed Exclusives

  • Alien: Covenant (Purchase)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Purchase)
  • Everything Everything (Purchase)
  • Snatched (Purchase)
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (Purchase)(Rent Available Aug 8)
  • Kong: Skull Island (Purchase/Rent)
  • F8: Fate of the Furious Directors Cut (Purchase)

New to Rent

  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Going in Style
  • The Circle
  • Sleight


 

  • Allied (Rental Sale)
  • Hidden Figures (Rental Sale)
  • The Smurfs and the Lost Village (Rental Sale)
  • The Lego Batman Movie
  • C.H.I.P.S

Movies On Us

  • Moonstruck
  • The Discoveries
  • FX 1 and 2


 

  • The Other End of the Line
  • The Magnificent Seven
  • War Games: The Dead Code
  • Disturbing Behavior
  • Concussion
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Chapter 27
  • Rocky Marciano
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • The Amityville Horror
  • Race for your Life, Charlie Brown
  • Hang’em High
  • The Care Bears Movie
  • My Five Wives
  • College
  • Out Cold
  • Chairman of the Board (hahahahahaha…nope)
  • Return to Me
  • From Noon till Three
  • In the Time of the Butterflies
  • The Secret of NiMH (no, not the shitty one. The good one.)
  • That Guy… Who was in That Thing
  • 21 Hours at Munich
  • My Chauffer
  • The Curve
  • The Littlest Angel
  • Foolish
  • Gunfighter
  • RockaDoodle


 

  • Napoleon
  • Snake Eater (Stop, Lorenzo Lamas. Just. Stop.)
  • Asylum
  • Jingle Bells
  • Sucker Punch
  • Brannigan
  • Molly
  • O’Christmas Tree
  • Better than Chocolate (oh good, more artsy lesbian trash)
  • Moulin Rouge (1952)
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas (WTF is up with all the Xmas garbage? It’s August)
  • Inspector Clouseau
  • Ski Patrol
  • Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You
  • Loch Ness
  • Thunderbirds are GO (1968)
  • The Girl
  • Boom, Bust, Boom
  • The Matchmaker
  • Dark Horse
  • Aftermath
  • Dorfman in Love
  • The Butterfly Room
  • The Adventures of Greyfriar Bobby
  • Women Aren’t Funny
  • Delirious


 

  • Ghengis: the Legend of the Ten
  • Inside Out
  • All Babes Want to Kill Me
  • Living Hope
  • The Private Archives of Pablo Escobar
  • Four
  • My Name is Paul
  • The Paw Project
  • Fangoria Presents: (A Bunch of Stuff.)
  • Poverty Inc.
  • Season of a Lifetime
  • JFK: A President Betrayed (get your tinfoil hats out)
  • The Rape of Europa
  • The Trail

Movies On Us: Stand-up Spotlight!

  • Gallagher: Literally Everything He’s Ever Done… except that racist Mexican special.
  • Bill Hicks: Sane Man
  • Tim Allen: Men are Pigs
  • Bob Saget: That’s What I’m Talking About
  • Gary Gulman: In This Economy?
  • Tim Minchin and the Heritage Orchestra at the Royal Albert
  • Andy Peters: ?!
  • Jim Norton: Please Be Offended
  • Christian Finnegan: The Fun Part
  • Jeff Garcia: The Ten Dollar Ticket
  • Josh Blue: Delete
  • Tom Green Live (God will know if you watch this, and he’ll punish you accordingly)
  • Mike Birbiglia: What I Should Have Said was Nothing
  • Craig Ferguson: I’m Here to Help
  • Micheal Ian Black: Very Famous
  • Arnez J: Racially Motivated
  • Whitney Cummings: Money Shot (Really? Only one female comedienne in the line up and they pick the not funny one?)
  • F#ck Nick Cannon (I mean, I guess. If you want. Maybe after a few drinks, I dunno.)

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