Sony Network Entertainment Marketing Manager Christopher Lastrapes is here with this weekend's PlayStation Video Store and Music Unlimited updates today, as follows:
The Wolfpack is back and funnier than ever this week in New Releases!
The Hangover Part II hits our service with Bradley Cooper (Limitless), Ed Helms (The Office) and Zach Galifianakis (The Muppets) retracing their steps once again, this time in Thailand. And if you buy the 1080p HD version to own, you'll get over 14 minutes of bonus content to enjoy.
Daniel Craig (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Olivia Wilde (Tron: Legacy) and Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones) star in the alien western blockbuster Cowboys & Aliens this week in Movies. Follow as a band of cowboys and outlaws must stop a full on alien invasion. Plus, check out the Epic Adventures in Collections & Sales for a free 10 minute preview of the film.
You picked Captain America: The First Avenger as the winner in Bout 5 of our Theatrical Throwdown. As a bonus, we are making the 3D version available to rent for just 99₵ as well, in addition to SD and 1080p HD, from 2 pm Pacific Friday to 11 pm Pacific Sunday.
A full 3D television setup is required for the 3D rental. Find it in our 99 cent Movie Rents section of Rent Now! And be sure to visit our Facebook page starting noon on Sunday for next week's sci-fi showdown.
The new Men in Black 3 trailer with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones is coming to our service on Monday. To get ready, the first two films are now on sale for a limited time in Collections & Sales. Ensure you're prepared for the epic alien adventure to continue in 2012!
Also, check out the Planet of the Apes Sale in anticipation of the release of Rise of the Planet of the Apes next week. Own the SD version of the films that made this one of the most successful and beloved franchises in history, including the original Planet of the Apes, Beneath the Planet of the Apes and Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.
This week marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. We are commemorating in our Deal of the Week with great World War II content. Check out these low prices today!
The Walking Dead Theme ate up our top spot last week. Check it out now in the game section of the PlayStation Store.
Here's a glimpse at what's in store...
Just In TV
US Store: Covert Affairs: Season 2, One Piece: Season 1, Kyle XY: Season 3, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, The French Secret Service: Season 1, King of the Hill: Season 7, Private Practice: Seasons 2-3, and more!
Canada Store: One Piece: Season 1, Oz: Seasons 5-6, King of the Hill: Season 7, Running Wilde: Season 1, The French Secret Service: Season 1, and more!
New Release Movies
US Store: The Hangover Part II, Cowboys & Aliens, The Help, The Debt, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Point Blank, Psychic Experiment, Libertopia, Angel Dog, Life, Above All, Archie's Final Project, Arabia (IMAX), and many more.
Canada Store: The Hangover Part II, Cowboys & Aliens, The Help, The Debt, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Psychic Experiment, Libertopia, Angel Dog, Life, Above All, and many more.
Top US Movie Purchases
Friends with Benefits
30 Minutes or Less
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
The Hangover Part II
Our Idiot Brother
Cowboys & Aliens
Cowboys & Aliens (Extended Version)
Conan the Barbarian
The Change-Up (Unrated)
Top US TV Shows Purchases
Sons of Anarchy | Season 4 To Be - Act 2
The Walking Dead | Season 2 Pretty Much Dead Already
Sons of Anarchy | Season 4 To Be - Pt. 1
American Horror Story | Season 1 Spooky Little Girl
Supernatural | Season 7 Death's Door
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia | Season 7 Thunder Gun Express
The Walking Dead | Season 2 Secrets
Family Guy | Season 10 Cool Hand Peter
The Walking Dead | Season 2 What Lies Ahead
The Walking Dead | Season 2 Chupacabra
Top Video Themes
Walking Dead Theme
South Park Dynamic Theme
Fast Five Dynamic Theme
SpongeBob SquarePants Dynamic Theme
Sports Illustrated Swimsuits 2011 Dynamic Theme
Jackass 3.5 Dynamic Theme
Sons Of Anarchy Theme
Family Guy Theme
The Dark Knight: Batman Theme
This Holiday season, Sony Entertainment Network is offering the gift of a special 60 day free trial of the Music Unlimited Premium service for a limited time, just for PlayStation 3 users!
The Music Unlimited Premium plan includes offers unlimited access to a catalog of millions songs featuring classic favorites and the latest hits. You can find personalized channels categorized by Genre, Era, Mood or your favorite artist. No ads and unlimited skips.
You can even set up a cloud library of your favorite songs, playlists and channels accessible from a range of home, mobile and gaming devices including PSP, Android phone, Sony Tablet, network enabled Blu-Ray Disc player and Bravia TV, and any PC.
Here's how to download your free 60 day premium trial now:
• Go to the PlayStation Store and click on Media and Apps
• Click on the Apps Icon
• Download the Music Unlimited 60 Day FREE trial app.
• Go to the Music Icon on the XMB. Enjoy the Music Unlimited Premium Plan for free for 60 days!
Featured New Releases on Music Unlimited
Anyone worried that house band duties for Jimmy Fallon would negatively affect The Roots commercial output will rejoice with Undun.
Strutting to a 70's groove, the album follows the trials and tribulations of a fictional 25 year old man and his struggle from life through death. You could argue the band is maturing, the music more subdued and atmospheric than loud and beat driven. It's no less progressive however, and the band's anchors in drummer ?uestlove and MC Black Thought are both in fine form.
If you like: Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Kanye West
Recommended Track: "Kool On"
T-Pain - "rEVOLVEr"
Six years to the day after releasing his first album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, T-Pain wants to make it clear that he has grown a lot as an artist since 2005. He even "evolved" on social media, releasing the PrEVOLVEr mixtape once he hit 500,000 followers on Twitter. While best known for his use of auto-tune, T-Pain has taken ownership of the musical style, re-naming it "The T-Pain Effect" and fashioning his own, "I Am T-Pain" microphone to use on the album.
If you like: Wiz Khalifa, J. Cole, Flo Rida
Recommended Track: "5 O'Clock (ft. Lily Allen & Wiz Khalifa)"
Dia Frampton - "Red"
After starting sister-group Meg & Dia at age 18, Dia Frampton and co. gained moderate success before being dropped from their label in 2010. So what happens when you're only 23 and starting from scratch? For Dia, that meant finding her way onto NBC's talent search show, The Voice.
Audiences were introduced to a singer with the weight of music industry disappointment on her back, who quickly shook it off rose to be the runner up on the show. She landed her own solo deal and now releases an album that fluctuates from sugary pop to country to electronic; a reflection of continued exploration of her style with many years left to refine.
If you like: Meg & Dia, Ingrid Michaelson, Skylar Grey
Recommended Track: "Hearts Out to Dry"
Coming Next Week [12/13]
Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa - Mac and Devi Go to High School
We Bought a Zoo - Music By Jonsi - We Bought A Zoo (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Michael Buble - The Michael Buble Collection
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Stage Whisper
araabMUZIK - Electronic Dream
Anthony Hamilton - Back to Love
Dev - In the Dark (The Remixes)
More PlayStation 3 News...