Ahead of it's release, we have a stunning extended clip from EuropaCorp and STXfilms' VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, in theaters July 21.
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is unveiling the first released clip from the movie, exclusively on the Amazon App. Customers can use the camera search feature or select a VALERIAN Sticker from the brand new Amazon Stickers feature to unlock the content. Customers who unlock exclusive content from today through July 23 will also be able to enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win an Echo Show, the newest Amazon device.
Amazon, EuropaCorp and STXfilms are teaming up to premier never before seen movie clips and content from VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, this summer's most groundbreaking and original sci-fi adventure, exclusively on the Amazon App. Starting today, customers have access to actual film clips simply by using the camera search feature. To reveal the exclusive content, customers open their Amazon App, tap the camera icon and then point it at the large printed code at the bottom of most Amazon boxes shipped across the US. Pointing the camera at VALERIAN artwork, like the movie poster or IMDb movie page will also work. Finally, starting tomorrow, Amazon App iPhone customers can access the exclusive content by tapping the "i" button on any character within the Amazon Stickers feature of camera search. VALERIAN will be released by STXfilms on behalf of EuropaCorp on July 21st and exclusive content will continue to be added to the Amazon App through July 23rd.
"Camera search within the Amazon App allows customer to point their camera at nearly anything and received product recommendations from Amazon, so what better way to unlock exclusive content from the most futuristic film of the summer," said Gautam Bhargava, VP Amazon Visual Search. "In fact, we were so excited about revealing this special content within our app we wanted to give customers not one, but two ways to view never before seen clips. We also created special edition VALERIAN stickers to celebrate the movie release, which if clicked upon will also grant customers access to the highly anticipated scenes."
"We're excited to partner with Amazon on a transformative new way for fans to engage with VALERIAN content. By activating visual search to bring people an exclusive experience at such a large scale, VALERIAN and Amazon are taking mobile discovery to the next level," said Amy Elkins, EVP of Media and Marketing Innovation at STXfilms.
Unlock Exclusive Content Using Camera Search
Amazon has long been the leader in mobile visual search, starting with the launch of camera search in the Amazon App in 2009. That first pioneering solution helped customers search for reviews, availability and pricing for products such as books, CDs and DVDs by pointing their phone's camera at the product. Since then, the solution has matured to offer many new features. Using modern artificial intelligence techniques in deep learning and machine vision, camera search now recognizes common everyday objects such as shoes, jeans, sunglasses and more including hundreds of millions of products within over 3000 categories. To explore exclusive VALERIAN content, customers simply open their Amazon App, tap the camera icon and then point it at the large printed code at the bottom of most Amazon boxes or at VALERIAN artwork like the movie poster or IMDb movie page at www.imdb.com/valerian.
Unlock Exclusive Content by Using Special Edition VALERIAN Amazon Stickers
Amazon Stickers launched last month and is an entertaining augmented reality feature designed to provide Amazon App customers a delightful experience for virtual shopping and visualizing products in their own home. Looking for gift inspiration? Want to see if that couch matches your living room? Need a second opinion on that yellow hat you like? Amazon Stickers provides a fun way to find, view, and share products on Amazon with friends and family. The special edition VALERIAN Stickers include characters like Sergeant Laureline, K-Tron, DA, Doghan Daguis, and Major Valerian and unlock special content when customers tap on the "i" above them. Starting tomorrow, you can find these VALERIAN Stickers and more by tapping on Amazon Stickers within the Camera Search function on the iOS Amazon App. Make sure you have the latest version of the app for access.
About VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.
In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.