October 21, 2011 // 1:35 pm
- Sony Network Entertainment Marketing Manager Christopher Lastrapes
has posted this weekend's PlayStation Video Store and Music Unlimited updates today, as follows:
Count down 13 days of chills and thrills this Halloween. Pay daily visit to the Video Store as we uncover freebies and spooktacular savings! Today, get a FREE rental of Scary Movie 4 and remember to vote for the next FREE movie of your choice
It's a battle between 1408 and Halloween - the movie that receives the most votes will be FREE next Friday, 10/28!
But wait, there are plenty of other cool Halloween swags in store! Here's a little glimpse...
• Zombie Apocalypse Sale (10/20 - 10/31): Get incredible savings on zombie movies like Night of the Living Dead and Shaun of the Dead.
• $0.99 Horror Rentals (10/21 - 10/31): Satisfy your horror fix with $0.99 horror rentals
• Buy Saw, Get the Theme (10/21 - 10/25): Buy Saw the original movie and get a free theme on us!
• $2.99 Scare Specials (10/23 - 10/31): Own horror films for just $2.99.
• Bloodthirsty Vampires Sale (10/24 - 10/31): Get incredible savings on vampire movies like Daybreakers and The Lost Boys.
• Theme Giveaway (10/25 - 10/31): Get a free spooky Halloween XMB theme!
• Horror Franchise Sale (10/26 - 10/31): Get discounts on movies from the Saw series and Freddy vs. Jason series.
Get a full list of available offers here
Avast there, me hearties. Captain Jack is back in New Releases! Catch the latest tale of his swashbuckling adventures in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as he seeks out the legendary Fountain of Youth. Johnny Depp (Rango) returns to a cast that includes Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech), Penélope Cruz (Nine) and Ian McShane (Coraline). Catch all the action in beautiful 1080p HD!
Grimm starts its spine-tingling first season later this month, but we have a 10 minute preview for you to enjoy in TV Shows. You'll find it in Free TV Extras, as well as all the great new and returning shows in our Fall TV Survival Guide.
America's favorite slackers are back in our Beavis and Butt-head Sale, now available in Collections & Sales. Check out their past antics to gear up for their triumphant return to television.
Pass the word to your friends with our Deal of the Week, highlighting the best in Red Eye Comedies. Dude, Where's My Car?, Up In Smoke and Totally Baked lead a selection of titles available at amazing low prices this week only!
The race is on between Brian O'Conner and Dominic Toretto with our brand new Fast Five Dynamic Theme. Check it out today in the Game Store and bring this great film franchise to your console today.
That and more in store...
Just In TV
US Store: Man Up: Season 1, Rules of Engagement: Season 6, X-Men Anime Series: Season 1, Flashpoint: Season 4, Get Out!: Season 18, and more!
Canada Store: Get Out!: Season 18, Carnivale: Seasons 1-2, In Treatment: Season 2, and more!
New Release Movies
US Store: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Monte Carlo, A Better Life, Page One: Inside the New York Times, Occupant, Robber, Killer Eye Halloween Haunt, and many more.
Canada Store: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Monte Carlo, Page One: Inside the New York Times, Occupant, Assassin's Code, Killer Eye Halloween Haunt, and many more.
Top US Movie Purchases
Fast Five (Extended Edition)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Green Lantern (Extended Cut)
Bad Teacher (Unrated)
Top US TV Shows Purchases
The Walking Dead | Season 2 - What Lies Ahead
Sons of Anarchy | Season 4 - Fruit for the Crows
Sons of Anarchy | Season 4 - With an X
Supernatural | Season 7 - Defending Your Life
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia | Season 7 - Frank's Brother
American Horror Story | Season 1 - Home Invasion
South Park: Uncensored | Season 15 - The Last of the Meheecans
Terra Nova | Season 1 - What Remains
Jersey Shore | Season 4 - Situation Problems
Terra Nova | Season 1 - The Runaway
Top Theme Purchases
South Park Dynamic PS3 Theme
The Dark Knight: Joker Theme
SpongeBob SquarePants Dynamic Theme
Sons Of Anarchy Theme
Sports Illustrated Swimsuits 2011 Dynamic Theme
Jackass 3.5 Dynamic Theme
Family Guy Theme
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Dynamic Theme
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Dynamic Theme
The Dark Knight: Batman Theme
Interview with composer Christopher Lennertz
The Sims Pets 3 Original Videogame Soundtrack arrives this week in the Music Unlimited service, along with Horrible Bosses in the Video Unlimited service - two projects scored by composer, Christopher Lennertz. We talked with him about the differences between composing for a video game, and a major film with members of Pearl Jam and the Dave Matthews Band. Check it out!
Featured New Releases on the Music Unlimited Service
Patrick Stump - Soul Punk
When imagining a solo departure from one of pop punk's most well-known bands, you may expect Patrick Stump from Fall Out Boy to take a more guitar-driven, even stripped-down approach.
Instead, Stump concentrated the energy from being in a rock band to piecing together a highly textured, beat-driven, catchy-as-they-come dance album. Having played all of the instruments and producing the album himself, there is everything, yet nothing, solo about it.
If you like: Fall Out Boy, Chromeo, Maroon 5
Recommended Track: "Explode"
Jane's Addiction - The Great Escape Artist
Perry Farrell is someone who has dipped his hands in multiple ventures, including several different music projects, as well as founding the 20-year-old Lollapalooza Music Festival.
It should come as no surprise that even within his projects, there are many internal and external creative forces, including original band members Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins, as well as contributions from former Guns'N'Roses member Duff McKagan and TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek. Big personalities like these may not always mesh together, but in this case, the sound is reigned to remain uniquely Jane's Addiction.
If you like: Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Velvet Revolver
Recommended Track: "Irresistible Force"
M83 - Hurry Up We're Dreaming
French maestro, Anthony Gonzalez aka M83, gave us one of the best albums of 2008 with Saturdays = Youth. The album melded his My Bloody Valentine influenced electronic ambience with traditional song structures in tribute to his favorite records of the 1980's.
Hurry Up, I'm Dreaming, casts an even wider net, alternatively lush and enveloping, urgent and dynamic. At 22 tracks and over 70 minutes, Dreaming is an ambitious double-album epic that succeeds at every turn. Expect to see it on many best albums lists of 2011.
If you like: LCD Soundsystem, Digitalis, Massive Attack
Recommended Track: "Midnight City"
Coming Soon - a Music Unlimited Service EXCLUSIVE!:
Surfer Blood - Tarot Classics (Commentary Version)
Surfer Blood is releasing an EP called Tarot Classics next week, the much-anticipated offering after their 2010 buzzworthy debut, Astro Coast. The band has given the Music Unlimited service an exclusive version of the album, with track-by-track audio commentary guiding you through the songs. Be sure to look for it next Tuesday, 10/25!