November 11, 2011 // 1:37 pm
- Sony Network Entertainment Marketing Manager Christopher Lastrapes
is here with this weekend's PlayStation Video Store and Music Unlimited updates today, as follows:
The boy who lived enters New Releases this week with the final chapter of his saga in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. The epic film series comes to an exciting conclusion with the ultimate showdown between the young wizard and the evil Lord Voldemort. Choose from SD or beautiful 1080p HD, as well as eye-popping action in Available in 3D.
Catch up on the entire series and the previous seven films in the Harry Potter Collection in Collections & Sales, featuring all the past adventures and some movies and great low prices. Hurry! The sale ends on November 21.
Get your laughs with The Change-Up this week in Movies. Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern) and Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses) star as two men who couldn't have more different lives. After a fateful wish one night, the two switch places and must live life in each other's shoes. Leslie Mann (Allen Gregory), Olivia Wilde (Cowboys & Aliens) and Alan Arkin (Get Smart) round out the cast.
Bout 1 of our Theatrical Throwdown is over and your votes made the difference. Rent the champion Scream 4 this weekend for just $0.99 in either SD of 1080p HD starting at 2pm Pacific Friday through Sunday at 11 pm. Find all our $0.99 deals in Rent Now and vote for your choice in Bout 2
starting Sunday afternoon.
Four of HBO's premium mini-series are now available to own in either SD or 1080p HD in TV Shows, the only place you can purchase great HBO content on your PS3 device. The award winning series Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Generation Kill and John Adams are available digitally for the first time!
Bloodsucking films that won't suck your pocketbook dry take over our Deal of the Week with Vampires. Films like Daybreakers and Bram Stoker's Dracula, plus the BBC series Being Human, are available at super low prices for this week only!
Need more zombies in your life? The Walking Dead Theme is now available with chilling creatures in the game section of the PlayStation Store.
Here's a look at what's new this week...
Just In TV
US Store: Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Generation Kill, John Adams, Green Lantern: The Animated Series: Season 1, WWE The Ladder Match 2, Vietnam in HD: Season 1, Prophets of Science Fiction: Season 1, One Piece: Season 1, Chrono Crusade, and more!
Canada Store: Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Generation Kill, John Adams, Mythbusters: Season 11, Primeval: Season 5, One Piece: Season 1, and more!
New Release Movies
US Store: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, The Change-Up, Arena, Atlas Shrugged Part 1, Age of the Dragons, 13, One Eyed Jacks, and many more.
Canada Store: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, The Change-Up, One Eyed Jacks, A Better Tomorrow, The River Why, and many more.
Top US Movie Purchases
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Captain America: The First Avenger
The Change-Up (Unrated)
Bad Teacher (Unrated)
Water for Elephants
Fast Five (Extended Edition)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Top US TV Shows Purchases
The Walking Dead | Season 2 - Cherokee Rose
The Walking Dead | Season 2 - Save The Last One
Sons of Anarchy | Season 4 - Hands
Sons of Anarchy | Season 4 - Kiss
The Walking Dead | Season 2 - Bloodletting
The Walking Dead | Season 2 - What Lies Ahead
American Horror Story | Season 1 - Halloween, Pt. 2
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia | Season 7 - The ANTI-Social Network
South Park: Uncensored | Season 15 - 1%
Family Guy | Season 10 - Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda
Introducing My Channels
We just updated the Music Unlimited
service application on PS3 with some great features that many of you have been asking for. The new "My Channels" function gives you added control over how you listen to and access music. "My Channels" lets you build custom radio stations around your favorite artists.
Simply type in the name of the artist and we'll populate a station with songs from that artist and related artists. This is available to both Basic and Premium subscribers and is yet another portal to discovering great music on the service.
Featured New Releases on Music Unlimited
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Sibling rivalry is nothing new. The Kinks started it, the Black Crowes continued it and perhaps Oasis has perfected it.
The commonality has generally been mediocre solo projects between inevitable reunions. Such was the case with Liam Gallagher's lackluster Beady Eye project, but his brother Noel bucks the trend with a beautiful and varied release that takes the Oasis template and seamlessly integrates strings, a choir and other subtleties. The record is quite possibly the only glimpse we will get of Noel as a solo artist, and with his excellent band of Flying Birds, it's one to savor.
If you like: Oasis, The Verve, Coldplay
Recommended Track: "If I Had a Gun"
Romeo Santos - Formula Vol. 1
As the former front man of a multi-platinum group, Romeo Santos is no stranger to making history. His group, Avenutra, pushed bachata music into the mainstream & debuted in the top 10 on their final album together. It's only appropriate that the first single from his solo debut would skyrocket to #1 on the Latin charts. Santos continues to keep his eyes set on a crossover by asking Usher and Lil' Wayne to join on the tracks, "Promise" and "All Aboard."
If you like: Aventura, Prince Royce, Usher
Recommended Track: "Soberbio"
Tech N9ne Collabos - Welcome to Strangeland
In the fourth installment of his "Collabos" series, Tech N9ne focuses on joining forces with artists on Strange Music, the label he started in 1998. A veteran with 12 other studio albums under his belt, he brings on artists like Jay Rock, Kutt Calhoun, Young Blood and more for this explosive partnership. This is a great way to discover some up and coming artists who have the blessing of one of the most prolific rappers in the game.
If you like: Tech N9ne, Big Scoob, Dr. Pharoah
Recommended Track: "Kocky"
Can't get enough after watching the Country Music Awards? Crank up the Music Unlimited service's Top 10 Country & Folk songs