VUDU Inc., the company that brings instant access to video content to the living room, announced an unprecedented collaboration with Universal Studios Home Entertainment to deliver the entire Bourne Trilogy in high definition (HD). The move marks the increasingly popular direct-to-download movie service’s first foray in HD programming.
VUDU and Universal will offer the three installments of the franchise available through the VUDU service in HD with Surround Sound starting November 23rd. For a limited time, VUDU will begin offering a bonus to its existing and future VUDU customers — the purchase of a VUDU set-top box now includes permanent copies of The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy in HD (a $50 value).
According to VUDU, these HD movies complement more than 5,000 titles available for rent or purchase directly through the television, without requiring a PC, cable service or satellite TV subscription. The availability of The Bourne Trilogy expands on a previously announced agreement with Universal to deliver content in HD format.
“Digital delivery of HD movies through VUDU makes it easy for consumers to get the high quality content they most want to watch, when they want to watch it,” says Tony Miranz, VUDU’s co-founder and EVP for Sales & Business Development, “Our agreement with Universal gives lovers of the Bourne series instant gratification in glorious HD right from the comfort of their own home. We share Universal’s passion for providing viewers with the ultimate in video content, and look forward to collaborating on many more top-quality Universal releases.”
VUDU enables high-speed broadband customers to get instant access through their TV to more than 5,000 movies from all the major and more than 20 independent studios and distributors. VUDU delivers movies to consumers as they are released by the studios to DVD and maintains an up-to-date library of current releases. VUDU lets consumers watch the movie they want to watch when they want to watch it — no planning necessary, no computer required, no software downloads and no cable TV service or satellite subscription needed.