August 3, 2012 // 9:24 pm
- Sony Entertainment Network Marketing Manager Jeff Safran
is here with this weekend's new Music and Video Unlimited releases today, as follows:
This week, the Music Unlimited
service features new releases
including Sparkle: the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Pitbull, as well as new albums from artists Joshua Radin, Reel Big Fish, Gloriana, The Locust and Toadies.
Also this week, check out the new Casablanca Records Premium Channel! The label was officially re-launched this year, after establishing its imprint decades ago during the disco movement.
The 2012 roster of dance music includes some seriously big names like Scissor Sisters and Ladyhawke, alongside debut artists Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Kindness. You can hear the whole thing now in the premium channels section of the Music Unlimited service.
On the video side, don't miss a big time discount on the hit 21 Jump Street. For a limited time, own the movie for only $12.99 in SD, or $14.99 in HD. The sale ends August 6th, so hurry up! Also in Movies, check out The Raid: Redemption this week before it hits DVD shelves, and revel in the spirit of the Games with Own $5 Films as we feature the Summer Olympics this week. Get pumped up with great Olympic-inspired films like Boys of Summer and Legendary.
Finally, we are always trying to add features you ask for, so here you go – The Video Unlimited
service brings you 10-Minute Previews, letting you watch up to 10 minutes of select movies absolutely free!
This feature gives you a great opportunity to decide whether you'll like a movie before you buy it. Simply visit the video store and navigate over to Collections & Sales > 10-Minute Previews.
Featured New Releases:
Various Artists - Sparkle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
In the upcoming re-make of the 1976 film, Jordin Sparks takes center stage once again, but this time on film, alongside some major talent, including Cee Leo Green. The movie comes out August 17th, but you can now listen to the soundtrack, which features R. Kelly as the main producers and songs from Curtis Mayfield, Goapele and more. However, all the talk will be about Whitney Houston, who not only had her last acting gig on the film, but recorded her last song, "Celebrate," a duet with Sparks that serves as a reminder of the kind of inspiration a talent like Houston was when set against a film about reaching for your dreams.
If You Like: Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, R. Kelly
Recommended Track: "Celebrate"
Pitbull - I Am Armando
Following on the hells of Pitbull's smash hit single, "Back in Time" (featured on the Men in Black III Soundtrack) this latest release is appropriately a step "back in time" as a re-birth of his first Spanish-speaking album, "Armando." "I Am Armando," features the original tracks such as, "Bon, Bon," "Maldito Alcohol," and "Watagatapitusberry," alongside two new brand new songs, "Crazy People," and "Echa P'lla (Manos Pa'rriba)"
If You Like: LMFAO, Shakira, Calle 13
Recommended Track: "Crazy People"
Other Featured Albums Available This Week 7/31/12:
Joshua Radin - Underwater
Reel Big Fish - Candy Coated Fury
VersaEmerge - Another Atmosphere Preview
Gloriana - A Thousand Miles Left Behind
Various Artists - Subliminal 2012 Mixed by Erick Morillo and SYMPHO NYMPHO
The Locust - Molecular Genetics From the Gold Standard
Julio Reyes - No Inventes
Thenewno2 - Thefearofmissiongout
Kany Garcia - Kany Garcia
A Bullet For Pretty Boy - Symbosis
Toadies - Play.Rock.Music
Ice Choir - Afar
Crucified Barbara - The Midnight Chase
Coming Up Next Week 8/7/12:
Various Artists - We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Man in Black
Linkin Park -. . . Live Around the World
Antony & The Johnsons - Cut The World
Elle Varner - Perfectly Imperfect
MUTEMATH - Odd Soul Live In DC
Perez Hilton - Perez Hilton Presents: Pop Up #1!
10 Years - Minus the Machine
Everlast - More Songs of the Ungrateful Living
My Morning Jacket - Outta My System: Remixes y Friendz
Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts Remix EP
Antibalas - Antibalas
Pet Shop Boys - Winner EP
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Between the Ditches
Sixpence None the Richer - Lost in Transition
Cold Specks - Hector
Black Francis - Live In Nijmegen
The Neighbourhood - I'm Sorry EP
Niki & The Dove - Instinct