Movie Gallery, Inc. Unveils New iPhone App and Web Sites to Deliver Movie Guidance On-The-Go and Online

Posted in iPhone News by admin. Published November 17th, 2009

Movie Gallery, Inc. Unveils New iPhone App and Web Sites to Deliver Movie Guidance On-The-Go and Online

DidjaC?(TM) App and Hollywood Video and Movie Gallery Web Sites Help Customers Make the Right Movie Choices, Purchases

WILSONVILLE, Ore. Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ — It’s the age old dilemma: what movie to watch? Now, with the help of Movie Gallery, Inc., film fanatics no longer need to feel stressed out about choosing the perfect movie. Today, the company unveils an innovative new iPhone app, DidjaC?(TM), and two new Web sites for the company’s Hollywood Video and Movie Gallery brands. The new properties enable consumers to receive personalized movie recommendations and get up-to-the-minute information on all things movies – bringing the in-store experience to customers online and at the touch of their finger tips. In addition, consumers can purchase their favorite films on the Web sites, take advantage of great deals on a large selection of used DVDs, and receive free shipping through the end of the year.

With thousands of movies to choose from, it’s often hard to decide what to watch, but the DidjaC? app makes it easy. Key features include:

  • Quick Pic: Can’t figure out what to watch? Get an instant recommendation by shaking the iPhone or selecting a specific movie genre
  • Search by Movie, Actor or Title: Get full movie details including synopses and “Movie Matches(TM)” for similar titles consumers might like
  • New Releases: Check out updates on all the latest and upcoming DVDs and Blu-Rays
  • Store Locator: Craving a movie now? Find the closest Hollywood Video or Movie Gallery store location
  • Movie Trailers: Watch hi-resolution trailers of more than 10,000 movies

The DidjaC? app is available for free from Apple’s App Store, HollywoodVideo.com and MovieGallery.com. DidjaC? allows users to leverage the convenience they are accustomed to experiencing with iPhone and iPod Touch devices.

“Our new DidjaC? app and brand Web sites provide reliable recommendations to help customers quickly solve the frustrating ‘what should I watch’ dilemma – regardless of where they are,” said Cliff Torng, chief marketing officer, Movie Gallery Inc. “In addition, our sites offer some of the best movie deals online, with free shipping. Whether trying to build up their own collection of DVDs, or looking for holiday gifts, what could be more convenient for shoppers?”

Search, Find, Buy, Love – Online

Movie Gallery, Inc. is unveiling new Web sites for both Hollywood Video and Movie Gallery in time for the holiday season. The sites are extensions of the great in-store experience found at both retailers, providing movie buffs and novices alike with excellent value and selection. Now, consumers can browse through the vast selection of movies online and purchase their favorites as gifts for family and friends. Highlights include:

  • E-commerce functionality, providing customers with:
    • The ability to reserve and purchase and a huge selection of new releases and catalog movies
    • Great deals on thousands of used DVD titles in the Clearance Sale section, with prices as low as $2.50
    • Gift cards available for purchase in any denomination
    • Free shipping on all ground orders through the end of the year
  • An enhanced store locator, offering directions and GPS pinpoint mapping
  • A gift registry, allowing site visitors to create wish lists or search for gifts for any special occasion
  • A video game section, featuring information about in-store game rental promotions
  • The DidjaC? recommendation engine, helping customers find the perfect movie – the app is available for download on each site and through Apple’s App Store

The DidjaC? service is also available in Hollywood Video and Movie Gallery stores nationwide. Select locations will feature DidjaC? self-service kiosks, while employees can help guests in other locations.

About Movie Gallery Inc.

Based in Wilsonville, Ore., Movie Gallery, Inc. is the second largest North American video and game rental company. The company operates more than 3,000 stores under the Movie Gallery, Hollywood Video and Game Crazy brands in all 50 U.S. states and Canada. Movie Gallery, Inc. recently introduced an innovative discount program in Movie Gallery and Hollywood Video stores called the PowerPlay(TM) Discount Program, which offers customers the least expensive rentals in the industry, with no due dates or late fees on any movie rental.

[Thanks: http://www.prnewswire.com]

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