Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but making a trip out on this day of love usually mean prix fixe menus, crowded theaters, which often come up short on romance. Save money and the hassle and keep it low-key with the Video Unlimited service this year. Single? No problem. Grab some pizza and beer and that’ll do too. This year, the Video Unlimited service brings you a Valentine’s Day Sale featuring a little something for both him and her.
Whether you’re planning a movie night with your loved ones, or enjoying a flick on your own, the Video Unlimited service has it all. Access all the movies on sale through the Sony Entertainment Network Web Store.
This is a jam-packed week for the Video Unlimited service and the PlayStation®Store as we welcome aboard several of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters and returning TV series!
First, own Skyfall before DVD and Blu-ray™ in stunning HD for an unbeatable price of just $14.99. In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must destroy the threat no matter how personal the cost. Want to see more gadget-equipped super-spy in action? Check out our 007 Collection for all 23 James Bond movies starring Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig.
No, that wasn’t an episode of Revolution you were watching last night (though NBC did a great job fanning the flames), but the annual excuse for all of us to eat our weight in chicken wings and feast on Madison avenue’s newest campaigns..
Despite the fact that the Baltimore Ravens won after the San Francisco 49ers came from way behind to make a game of it after an unusual power outage, much of the chatter this morning is all about the ads that showed up between downs. Some of our favorites are below and you can watch them all here. Let us know which ones you liked best in the comments below.
Got Milk: The Rock finally gets down to the business of stopping an invading alien army after making sure his girls have some fresh milk.
It’s almost time for Sunday’s big football game, and there’s no need to stray too far from your PS3 as you strap in for a weekend of athletic and culinary feats.
Fill your pre-bowl Saturday with selections from our roundup of top pigskin flicks in the Video Unlimited catalog. From the inspirational to the dramatic to the silly, there’s something here for football and movie fans of all types.
Take a look at the full list below and balance out your Puppy Bowl plans with one of these greats. And don’t forget about the Super Bowl Discount on Madden ‘13 in case you want to participate in some virtual play-calling of your own.
The East: Brit Marling plays a corporate security operative going undercover in an eco-terrorist organization that is targeting her client. This first trailer plays like a video of the group’s demands and shows what could be a really interesting espionage story.
Inside Llewyn Davis: The Coen Brothers are back with this period film about a traveling folk musician unlucky both in life and love. His ex-girlfriend, played by Carey Mulligan, seems to be a constant thorn in his side in what looks like another great film from this filmmaking pair.
Future Weather: After being abruptly abandoned by her mother, a young girl passionate about the environment must take survival into her own hands and learn to trust her grandmother as they leap into the unknown. This is a strong trailer for this small, character-driven movie.
Upside Down: Starring Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst (who gets to be in another movie with a gravity-defying kiss), this is a story of two people in love who are confounded by the economic differences that divide two twin planets with opposite gravity. Looks like a high-concept and intriguing take on Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers.
The Kitchen: With a soundtrack by fun. and other great bands, this story about a group of family and friends who convene for a very awkward 30th birthday party looks like it could be pretty uncomfortably funny.
The Video Unlimited service is bursting at the seams with savings that drive on the left side of the road. That’s right, we’re bringing you the BBC America Sale!
Now through February 12th, episodes of select shows including Doctor Who, Top Gear, Torchwood and more are available starting at $0.99 in SD and $1.99 in HD. If you’ve been hearing how great these shows are, and have been wanting to check them out, now’s the perfect time.
Find everything that’s on sale by navigating to TV > Discounts & Extras > BBC America Sale in the PlayStation®Store through your PlayStation 3, or click here to browse the web store. Find what you’d like to watch and have the episodes ready for download as soon as you get home and turn on your PS3™.
Taken 2 is once again takin’ the top spot on this week’s list of the most popular movies on the Video Unlimited service. The movie’s very particular set of skills allow it to do a snatch and grab of the pole position after coming in at #4 last week.
In the mood for something frightfully chilling this weekend? This week’s list includes The Possession, where a young girl’s ill-advised yard sale purchase leads to the unleashing of evil spirits, Paranormal Activity 4, the latest installment in the terrifying franchise and House at the End of the Street, where neighborhood demons that should have remained buried are brought to new life.
Also making the list are the poignant Frankenweenie from the mind of Tim Burton, Ted from the mind of Seth MacFarlane, the second part of the animated comics adaptation Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and more. Check out the rest of this week’s top Video Unlimited movie purchases below:
Mud: Two teenage boys meet a strange man (Matthew McConaughey) who is being hunted by the law.They form a pact to help him and the trailer gives a sense of genuine drama and intrigue as it’s revealed just who McConaughey’s character is.
Alrightalrightalright, get more McConaughey on Video Unlimited: Bernie, Daze and Confused
Spring Breakers: Four college girls (Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and others) set out to rob a restaurant to fund their spring break, but their vacation soon turns into a life of crime with James Franco leading the gang.
More crime sprees await in these movies: Savages, Natural Born Killers
Emperor: Tommy Lee Jones plays Gen. MacArthur, who is on an inspection tour of Japan immediately after the end of World War II. Matthew Fox plays his lead investigator in what should be a gripping historical drama.
Get more WWII historical drama by watching these great mini-series: Band of Brothers, The Pacific
Red 2: The lovable band of over-the-hill operatives are back for more antics. This time, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Anthony Hopkins are joining in on the festivities. This should be as fun and action-packed as the first.
See more action comedy with these flicks: RED, The Losers
The Brass Teapot: What would you do if you found a magical teapot with that dispensed money every time you were in pain? How often would you hurt yourself or the one you love? This trailer has the protagonists turning to everything from brazilian waxes to masochistic dental visits to keep their bills paid.
More religious comedy can be found by watching: Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Life of Brian
At Any Price: Dennis Quaid plays a big-time farmer whose son, played by Zac Efron, has no interest in the family business and instead wants to be a race car driver. There’s all sorts of family drama in what looks to be a very promising flick.
Get more Efron with these movies on the Video Unlimited service: 17 Again, The Lucky One
Lots of great new releases and deals are in store this week on the Video Unlimited service and inside the PlayStation®Store.
First, our 13 For ’13 sale kicks off with discounts on 2012’s most celebrated games and movies. Take up to 50% off select games and movies. And if you’re a PlayStation Plus member, you can take 75% off for games! Learn more.
Then, enjoy a heartwarming, coming-of-age comedy – The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The film captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of high school. Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson (in her first major role since Harry Potter) and Ezra Miller, the trio must navigate through love, loss, fear, hope in this unforgettable adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s beloved novel. Own the movie before it arrives on DVD and Blu-ray discs.
Then, don’t miss out on the riveting copy drama – End of Watch – as it is now newly available to rent starting at $3.99.
Then, from the creator of The Vampire Diaries and starring Kevin Bacon in his first primetime TV debut comes a physiological thriller The Following. In the premiere episode, FBI Agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) is called out of retirement to track down serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) who’s escaped from prison. Own the new episode in the TV section today.
Visit the video store to see what else we have to offer and tell us what you’re most excited about in the comments below.