We’re excited to announce the return of our popular series, Theatrical Throwdown. If you don’t remember this program from before, here’s how it works.
For the next six weeks, starting today through November 17th, you’ll have the opportunity to vote for two competing new release movies in weekly match ups. Whichever movie receives the most votes will be on sale the following weekend to rent for only 99¢ in SD and $1.99 in HD from PlayStation Store.
Here’s the schedule for each week’s Throwdown:
Monday (9:00am Pacific Time) until Wednesday (2:00pm Pacific Time) you can cast your vote here.
Wednesday (2:00pm Pacific Time) voting will close and the winning movie will be announced. Friday (2:00pm PT) until Sunday (11:00pm PT) the winning title will be on sale for 99¢ SD and $1.99 HD from PlayStation Store. You can find the winning title in our web store here, or if you’re navigating on your PS3 you can locate in the video section of PS Store.
Here are the weekly matchups* we have in store for you:
10/7 – Week 1 – Horror – The Last Exorcism Part II vs. Evil Dead
10/14 – Week 2 – Adventure – Oblivion vs. Django Unchained
10/21 – Week 3 – Comedy – Identity Thief vs. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
10/28 – Week 4 – Thriller – Olympus Has Fallen vs. Dead Man Down
11/4 – Week 5 – Fantasy – Jack the Giant Slayer vs. G.I. Joe: Retaliation
11/11 – Week 6 – Action – Pain & Gain vs. Snitch
Theatrical Throwdown program will be available for US and CA (English only) consumers. Voting takes place through the Theatrical Throwdown application on the PlayStation FB Page.
*Weekly match ups subject to change
Movie Marathon Challenge
In addition to Theatrical Throwdown, we’re offering you another collection of 99¢ rentals as part of our Movie Marathon Challenge.
For the next six weeks, we will have a collection of weekly 99¢ rentals (available all week long), for you to rent from PlayStation Store. Each week will have a theme/genre that corresponds with the list above. For example, week one is Horror movies, week 2 is Adventure movies etc.
Take the challenge now and get watching as many movies as you can for only 99¢. Get started here, or navigate on your PS3 console to the video section of PS Store.
Improved Streaming Now
These promotions are just in time to help launch our new HLS adaptive bitrate streaming technology that improves the viewing experience on PlayStation 3. The technology offers better streaming video quality by measuring your internet connection speed and serving up the best possible picture quickly, without unwanted skips or pauses during playback.