As you know, we’re big movie fans in this house.
After the kids are in bed, one of our favorite ways to wind down is to watch a movie together. And on our date nights, many times (more often that not), you’ll find us at the movies.
So when I heard that you could pre-purchase one of our favorite summer action flicks (The Amazing Spider-Man) and get access to an early copy of the movie, over a week before it’s released in stores November 9? I knew it was for us. I mean, it would be like having a red carpet movie premiere right in our living room!
OK, more hardwood floor than red carpet. But you get the idea.
Either way, I wanted to make sure we had our “in” for what will be a perfect excuse for a movie premiere party with friends. So my favorite shopping buddy (my son) and I headed out to track down our copy.
As usual, when my best bud is with me, we somehow find ourselves in the toy aisle. Imagine that. Here’s one fun accessory that caught our eyes.
Cooler than the white and silver sequined Michael Jackson glove of my own childhood? Up for debate, I’d say. (OK, OK, I’ll give that one to you.)
Then we turned the corner and saw this bad boy.
Is this where shoestring potatoes originated? Ha! Ahh! I just saw the tagline on the box… “Mashing Crime in the Big City”. Well played, Spider Spud. Well played.
Anywho… we said our goodbyes to the toy aisle and moved over to Electronics, where it didn’t take long to locate The Amazing Spider-Man on Blu-Ray for pre-purchase.
So here’s how it works. You take the plastic-sealed (but empty-ish) Amazing Spider-Man case up to the register and pay like you normally would if it were the actual movie.
And here’s what you’ll find inside:
Then you log onto VUDU.com and enter your unique redemption code, found inside the case you just bought.
When you enter the redemption code, you’ll be asked to sign in, if you already have a VUDU account. If you’re new to VUDU (like I was), you’ll be asked to sign up for your free account. Just for signing up for a free VUDU account, you’ll get another free movie. Nice!
You’ll also be asked to enter your mailing address. Don’t forget to complete this step, because this is how you’ll get the Blu-Ray combo set (with limited edition Spiderman mask case) sent directly to your house when it’s released on Nov. 9.
Then you get your confirmation that you are in. See that list at the very bottom of the screen shot below? Those are all the ways you’ll be able to watch your early digital copy of The Amazing Spider-Man: on PlayStation 3, XBox 360, HDTVs and Blu-Ray and on PC, Mac or iPad.
But here’s the best part of your pre-purchase. While you wait for your physical copy of the movie to arrive at your doorstep, you’ll have plenty of time to perfect that upside-down, hanging-by-a-thread (literally) kiss.
But you’ll ALSO get early access to bonus features (deleted scenes and never-seen-before stunt footage) and, drumroll please… you’ll get to watch the movie more than a full week before anyone else. You’ll get to stream The Amazing Spider-Man on your VUDU account starting October 30.
Sweep up the dog hair and roll out the Halloween-themed red carpet, because there’s a party to be had, friends.
You can pre-purchase your copy of Amazing Spider-Man now. The movie itself hits shelves November 9th. Not that you’ll have to wait that long, of course.
Until then, watch this trailer closely to see if you can spot the Michael Jackson sequined glove.*
*By “Michael Jackson sequined glove”, I actually mean “much cooler, web-slinging, crime-fighting spider glove”. Sorry for the typo.
Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment #CBias #SocialFabric