Kaleidescape Adds Rotten Tomatoes® Movie Ratings
to Award-winning iPad App
INDIANAPOLIS, CEDIA EXPO – September 7, 2012 - Kaleidescape, Inc., the market leader in movie servers, today announced that it will integrate movie ratings and reviews from Rotten Tomatoes® into the free Kaleidescape App for iPad. Rotten Tomatoes offers a quick and easy aggregation of ratings and opinions from hundreds of movie reviewers.
The Kaleidescape App for iPad provides an immersive experience for browsing and searching your collection of movies. Once you've found something of interest, you can select a movie, scene, or song, and view it on your TV instantly. Information from Rotten Tomatoes will be seamlessly integrated into the app, putting reviews and ratings at your fingertips to help you choose something to watch. At the end of the movie, you can also use the app to compare your views with those of the leading experts.
"We're pleased to partner with Kaleidescape to make Rotten Tomatoes reviews and ratings available to their customers," said Steve Polsky, General Manager of Flixster, the parent company of Rotten Tomatoes. "Rotten Tomatoes ratings and reviews have become a trusted source for consumers to get a total picture of movie trends and critics' opinions."
"Kaleidescape customers have amassed an average of 508 movies each, many of which they have yet to watch," said Michael Malcolm, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Kaleidescape. "Our customers can now easily access the critical guidance from around the world that has been aggregated by Rotten Tomatoes, when deciding what to watch next from their personal collections."
The Kaleidescape App for iPad with Rotten Tomatoes ratings and reviews will be demonstrated in the Kaleidescape booth at CEDIA EXPO 2012 (Booth #3733) at the Indiana Convention Center from September 6–8, 2012, and will be available by the end of this year.
The Kaleidescape App for iPad is the first app ever to receive the Custom Retailer EXC!TE Award, winning it this year. It is also a finalist in CEDIA's 2012 Manufacturers' Excellence Award for Best New Product, whose winners will be announced on September 8, 2012.
Kaleidescape Introduces Exclusive Leonard Maltin Recommends Collection of Movies
New Collection Curated by Acclaimed Film Critic
INDIANAPOLIS, CEDIA EXPO – September 6, 2012 - Kaleidescape, Inc., the market leader in movie servers, has partnered with respected film critic Leonard Maltin to curate a unique compilation of historically significant films, and modern movies you may have missed. Available exclusively from Kaleidescape, the Leonard Maltin Recommends collection assists in the creation of the ultimate home cinema experience by identifying great films to add to your collection of movies.
Kaleidescape is producing exclusive video commentary in which Leonard Maltin will share his thoughts, personal anecdotes, and behind-the-scenes tidbits about each movie in the collection. Additional commentary will be added weekly, and the videos can be viewed on the Kaleidescape website.
"Living in a Big Way was one of Gene Kelly's rare commercial flops, but I selected it because it contains two of the most entertaining musical numbers he ever put on film," said Leonard Maltin. "These pearly gems are rescued by Kaleidescape's video bookmarks because you can simply select 'Fido and Me' or 'Playground Medley' to skip directly to the beginning of these innovative dances."
"Kaleidescape System owners are voracious consumers of movies, buying on average 51 titles per year," said Michael Malcolm, Kaleidescape's chairman, founder, and CEO. "We're thrilled to be working with Mr. Maltin; his insightful commentary will help our customers discover and appreciate these lesser known films."
Leonard Maltin Recommends is available on DVD (26 titles) and Blu-ray Disc (17 titles) at suggested retail prices of $545 and $445 respectively. Additional titles will be added to the collection quarterly.
Kaleidescape Adds Common Sense Media Parental Guidance to Award-winning iPad App
INDIANAPOLIS, CEDIA EXPO – September 6, 2012 - Kaleidescape, Inc., the market leader in movie servers, today announced that it will integrate Common Sense Media ratings and guidance into the Kaleidescape App for iPad. Common Sense Media is the leading independent organization for age-appropriate media ratings and reviews, as well as advice and education. Common Sense ratings are based on child development guidelines to provide parents with the trusted and detailed information needed to make great media choices for children. Every review contains a grid that objectively breaks down a movie's content, from violence and language to positive role models and message.
"With more than 17,000 reviews and ratings of nearly 5,000 movies, Common Sense Media is an extremely valuable resource for parents who are looking for more guidance and context in their movie reviews than what the MPAA or other outlets provide," said Amy Guggenheim Shenkan, President and COO of Common Sense Media. "Partnering with Kaleidescape provides Common Sense with the great opportunity to bring our ratings and reviews directly to parents right when they're making these crucial decisions."
The Kaleidescape App for iPad provides an immersive experience for browsing and searching your collection of movies. Once you've found something of interest, you can select a movie, scene, or song, and it plays on your TV instantly. Now, parents, together with their children, can make informed decisions on what is and what is not appropriate to watch.
"Kaleidescape was the first to develop a movie server with an onscreen user interface and remote control designed specifically for young children," said Michael Malcolm, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Kaleidescape. "The addition of Common Sense Media takes our focus on families with children one step further."
The Kaleidescape App for iPad with Common Sense Media age-based ratings and guidance will be demonstrated in the Kaleidescape booth at CEDIA EXPO 2012 (Booth #3733) at the Indiana Convention Center from September 6-8, 2012, and will be available by the end of this year.
The Kaleidescape App for iPad is the first app ever to receive the CustomRetailer EXC!TE Award, winning it this year. It is also a finalist in CEDIA's 2012 Manufacturers' Excellence Award for Best New Product, whose winners will be announced on September 8, 2012.