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Nov 13

Nov 13

PlayStation Network Video Content Update

Grace Chen's Avatar Posted by Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone,

Here’s the list of new arrivals and top downloads on the Video Store this week.

This weekend, you can celebrate MGM‘s 85th anniversary with a legendary collection of movies starting at $1.99, including Dirty Work, Hannibal, Species, Soul Plane and Walking Tall. Also, check out classic titles like Wizard of Oz, now available in the digital format for the first time. Watch the clip below for a sneak peak, then head to Featured Collections on the Video Store!


  • KatalystHQ | S2 – Max in NY
  • KatalystHQ | S2 – New Guy
  • KatalystHQ | S2 – Movie Pitches
  • KatalystHQ | S2 – Phone Voice
  • Drag Me to Hell Bonus Clip


  • Up!
  • Drag Me to Hell
  • Drag Me to Hell (Unrated)
  • Land of the Lost
  • Enlighten Up!
  • Familiar Strangers
  • Spread
  • The Merry Gentlemen
  • Eden Log
  • Fay Grim
  • The War Within
  • Woman Thou Art Loosed


  • Up!
  • The Ugly Truth
  • South Park: Imaginationland (Uncensored Director’s Cut)
  • Naruto: Shippuden the Movie
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Enlighten Up!
  • Familiar Strangers
  • Spread
  • Cashback
  • Demon Warriors
  • Diary of a Tired Black Man
  • Eden Log
  • Fay Grim
  • Keane
  • One Last Thing
  • Ong Bak
  • Quid Pro Quo
  • The War Within
  • Woman Thou Art Loosed
  • Yonkers Joe
  • Anvil! The Story of Anvil
  • 9 1/2 Weeks


  • American Dad | S5 – Man in Moonbounce
  • Family Guy | S8 – Hannah Banana
  • Mad Men | S3 – Shut the Door. Have a Seat.
  • The Cleveland Show | S1 – Cleveland Jr’s Cherry Bomb
  • CC Premium Stand-Up Specials – Gabriel Iglesias…I’m Not Fat, I’m Fluffy
  • Heroes | S4 – Known Unknowns
  • House | S6 – Shadowboxing
  • How I Met Your Mother | S5 – The Rough Patch
  • Spongebob Squarepants | S6 – Truth or Square
  • Trauma | S1 – That Fragile Hour
  • Sons of Anarchy | S2 – Balm
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit | S11 – Turmoil
  • Mercy | S1 – Destiny, Meet My Daughter, Veronica
  • The Ultimate Fighter | S10 – Rattled
  • Bones | S5 – The Dwarf in the Dirt
  • Ring of Honor Wrestling | S1 – Episode 15


  • Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team | S4 – Episode 5
  • Disorderly Conduct: Video on Patrol | S2 – Disorderly Conduct 11/06/2009
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon | S1 – Highlights: 11/2/09 – 11/6/09
  • Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil | S1
  • Classic Games – 1991 World Series, Game 7: Braves at Twins
  • Classic Games – Cal Ripken Becomes Baseball’s New Iron Man
  • Classic Games – 2001 World Series, Game 7: Yankees at Diamondbacks
  • Sit Down, Shut Up | S1 – Math Lab
  • Upright Citizens Brigade | S2
  • World’s Strictest Parents | S1 – The Knights
  • Saturday Night Live | S35 – Taylor Swift – November 7, 2009
  • American Dad | S5 – Man in Moonbounce
  • Brothers | S1 – NFL Comeback
  • Family Guy | S8 – Hannah Banana
  • Mad Men | S3 – Shut the Door. Have a Seat.
  • Metalocalypse | S3 – Renovation Klok
  • Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon | S1
  • Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew | S1 – Episode 2
  • The Cleveland Show | S1 – Cleveland Jr’s Cherry Bomb
  • The Girls Next Door | S6 – Uncover Girls
  • The Venture Bros. | S4 – Return To Malice
  • Titan Maximum | S1 – Megamum Overdrive
  • Tool Academy | S2 – Episode 10
  • Tough Love | S2 – Welcome to Bootcamp
  • CC Premium Stand-Up Specials – Gabriel Iglesias…I’m Not Fat, I’m Fluffy
  • Glenn Martin, DDS | S1 – Glenn Gary, Glenn Martin
  • Gossip Girl | S3 – They Shoot Humphreys, Don’t They?
  • Heroes | S4 – Known Unknowns
  • House | S6 – Shadowboxing
  • How I Met Your Mother | S5 – The Rough Patch
  • I Want to Work for Diddy | S2 – Sean John Reinvented
  • Jon & Kate Plus 8 | S5 – Viewer’s Top Moments
  • Lie to Me | S2 – Lack of Candor
  • Million Dollar Listing | S3 – Looking to Score in Malibu
  • Naoki Urasawa’s Monster | S1 – The Girl and the Seasoned Soldier
  • Naoki Urasawa’s Monster | S1 – A Past Erased
  • One Tree Hill | S7 – Now You Lift Your Eyes to the Sun
  • Spongebob Squarepants | S6 – Truth or Square
  • Trauma | S1 – That Fragile Hour
  • Two and a Half Men | S7 – Untainted by Filth
  • Dirty Jobs | S4 – Glass Maker
  • Naruto Shippuden Uncut | SVol. 1 – Run, Kankuro
  • Scare Tactics | S3 – The Collector
  • Sons of Anarchy | S2 – Balm
  • Tabatha’s Salon Takeover | S2 – Allure: Miami, Fl
  • The Biggest Loser | S8 – Episode #809 – Pt. 1 & 2
  • The Hills | S5 – On To The Next
  • The Universe | S4 – Extreme Energy
  • V | S1 – There Is No Normal Anymore
  • X-Play | S2009 – X-Play Weekly 11/11/09
  • GT Bonus Round | S3 – Behind the Warfare Part 1
  • Ghost Hunters Academy | S1 – Web of Deceit
  • Ghost Hunters | S5 – New Hampshire Gothic
  • Glee | S1 – Wheels
  • Human Wrecking Balls | S2 – Chopper Crunch
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit | S11 – Turmoil
  • Mercy | S1 – Destiny, Meet My Daughter, Veronica
  • Mythbusters | S7 – Crash and Burn
  • Nostradamus Effect | S1 – Satan’s Army
  • Secret Girlfriend | S1 – Secret Girlfriend 106
  • The Ultimate Fighter | S10 – Rattled
  • Bones | S5 – The Dwarf in the Dirt
  • Comedy Central Presents: Stand-Up
  • Martin Lawrence’s First Amendment | S3
  • Ring of Honor Wrestling | S1 – Episode 15
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars | S2 – Weapons Factory

Top Movies

  1. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
  2. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  3. I Love You, Beth Cooper
  4. The Proposal (2009)
  5. Orphan (2009)
  6. Aliens in the Attic
  7. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  8. Up
  9. Land of the Lost
  10. Mutant Chronicles

Top HD Movies

  1. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
  2. The Proposal (2009)
  3. I Love You, Beth Cooper
  4. Orphan (2009)
  5. Aliens in the Attic
  6. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  7. Mutant Chronicles
  8. Earth
  9. Stan Helsing
  10. Observe and Report

Top TV Episodes

  1. V | Season 1 – Pilot
  2. South Park: Uncensored | Season 13 – The F Word
  3. Smallville | Season 9 – Kandor
  4. Naruto Shippuden Uncut | Season Vol. 1 – Mission Cleared
  5. Family Guy | Season 8 – Hannah Banana
  6. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia | Season 5- Paddy’s Pub: Home of the Original Kitten Mittens
  7. South Park: Uncensored | Season 13 – Whale Whores
  8. Supernatural | Season 5 – Changing Channels
  9. The Office | Season 6 – Double Date
  10. V | Season 1 – There Is No Normal Anymore

Top HD TV Episodes

  1. South Park: Uncensored | Season 13 – The F Word
  2. South Park: Uncensored | Season 13 – Whale Whores
  3. Family Guy | Season 8 – Hannah Banana
  4. Family Guy | Season 8 – Road to Multi-verse
  5. Sons of Anarchy | Season 2 – Fa Guan
  6. The Office | Season 6 – Double Date
  7. Heroes | Season 4 – Shadowboxing
  8. Sons of Anarchy | Season 2 – Balm
  9. South Park: Uncensored | Season 13 – Butters’ Bottom Bitch
  10. House | Season 6 – Known Unknowns

Add Your Own

Pitch_Blak said:

November 13th, 5:09 am

Looks like a good update!

Zezzler said:

November 13th, 5:11 am


Pitch_Blak said:

November 13th, 5:11 am

Looks like a good update! I can’t wait for the store to release in Canada. I’m trying to get my parents to stop buying movies constantly and rent them instead. =P

Gothdom said:

November 13th, 5:22 am

Anyone heard of when it’ll be released in Canada?

TrueFFVIIFan said:

November 13th, 5:25 am

WHERE IS OPTIONAL SUBTITLE?!?!?!? COME ON!!! Get around to that, PLEASE?

KlepDog said:

November 13th, 5:37 am

WARNING: DO NOT buy any video content from the PSN if you think you ps3 will ever break. My “original” ps3 went south recently, and since it was out of warrenty I decided to purchase a new model instead of getting my old one repaired. I found out that the only way to “de-activate” a ps3 is on that ps3 itself.. so if its broken, you can NEVER deactivate it. I had already recycled my original ps3 (in an environmentally friendly way) before I found this out. I was told “you should have spent the $200 to get it repaired, there is nothing we can do”. I was flabbergasted… I can NEVER EVER download and watch ANY video content on my ps3 ever again! It let me purchase a video, but once they had my money I had no way to download it. And I NEVER will. That is what gets me, the “you are out of luck FOREVER” thing. I had been planning on buying my son a PSP Go! for Christmas and downloading all of the Star Wars Clone Wars for him to watch on it (along with some games). But I will NEVER be able to do this for him. Thanks, Sony!!!

KlepDog said:

November 13th, 5:41 am

By the way Sony, I will be posting the above comment every week on here. And I have been posting it on every ps3 website I can find. As much as I love my ps3, this one issue has ruined it for me. The “It Just Does Everything” isn’t true in my case anymore.

xPHATSOx said:

November 13th, 5:46 am

Thanks for the updates! I was wondering, why have you stopped access to the video store through the PSP? I just logged in with my PSPgo about 10 minutes ago to get UP! and the video button no longer shows in the PlayStation Store home page. Just wondering, thanks!

Hyperfludd said:

November 13th, 6:05 am

Soul Plane is NOT a classic.

SPOOKULA209 said:

November 13th, 6:07 am

@klep – u should be able to unless u game shared with someone else. They allow u 2 downloads per movie/episode so I would think it would still work. U should be able to redownload everything but this is the reason why I backup my ps3 every few months so I don’t lose anything just in case. Sorry to hear that man keep calling sony. Are u using the same account from your old ps3?

SPOOKULA209 said:

November 13th, 6:10 am

Oh by the way they can reset it they normally just refuse too because game sharing is so rampant. Maybe the video and game activation and deactivation is different. The refused to reset mine when I told them I had multiple ps3s a few months ago

Trigg said:

November 13th, 6:10 am

I would like to see what new anime has released from here since I can’t tell by looking at the names of the episodes.
@6 – I now deactivate my refurbished (launch model) PS3 after i’m done playing downloaded games in case my PS3 decides to fail. I also eject the disc after i’m done playing but this only lessens the chance of losing a game or system activation due to “YLoD”.

eaferrari24 said:

November 13th, 6:12 am

@9 uhh yes it is.. snoop dog flying a plane with hydraulics… nothing is more classic than that. :P

VassagoOo said:

November 13th, 6:12 am

Mister Chen, im sure alot of people ask you this but at least can you give a date or a year this service will become available for the canada(quebec) please you guy lose money lol. Take care and keep up the good work.

danscloud9 said:

November 13th, 6:23 am

Great update! I thought you meant movies for sale starting at $1.99, but you meant rental price starting at $1.99, right?

@ #6 KlepDog: Are you saying that you bought stuff from the video store, downloaded it, than your PS3 broke? You can backup your PS3 in case it does break, for future referance. You can also copy videos that you buy on to a PSP.

VenomXv said:

November 13th, 6:52 am

Any chance we’ll be getting ABC’s Lost on PSN?

Jimb0 said:

November 13th, 6:58 am

There’s something that really, REALLY bothers me about the Video Store interface for some reason. The “Popular Movies” box on the right, there’s this huge gap to the left of all of the movie titles. It looks really bad from a design/UI point of view.

The Game Store has dates in that spot, but since there are not dates associated with those movies, you end up with a strange looking empty space.

I’m sure it’s not priority, but please fix that. Add in release dates or move the titles over or something.

ArmoredAce said:

November 13th, 7:00 am

stop beating around the bush and give us premium avatars

Megakizz said:

November 13th, 7:28 am

I can only hope that the EU video store is this awesome when it is hopefully finaly released some time this month aparently

Dhrox said:

November 13th, 7:34 am


TwinDad said:

November 13th, 7:40 am

You can now backup the movies thanks to a firmware update. But since the DRM you can only restore to the PS3 that downloaded it. So your breaks and you get a refurbished unit. It won’t work. Video AFAIK is limited to one PS3. You can clear it out but not redownload. They admitted the short sidedness of this. I think they allow you to call and get the video downloads reset once as a courtesy, but only once and you have to call.

remanutd5 said:

November 13th, 7:46 am

hey Grace , i have a question is there any way to re download a movie that you bought from the PS store , i bought a movie a couple of days ago and i erased it by mistake but i dont see any option to re download it again , please answer my question , thank you

Onna76_NL said:

November 13th, 7:47 am

Its off topic but thought I’d like to share to you that:


MARCH, 9, 2010! That’s like 5 months earlier than first expected.

Just check the EU blog and the trailer ;)

remanutd5 said:

November 13th, 7:49 am

thanks Onna

LonestarF1 said:

November 13th, 7:51 am

@6 if you call Sony, they will deactivate the system for you. I know, because I had to do that myself.w


StalkingSilence said:

November 13th, 8:09 am

I like the “Free new arrivals” section. Thanks!

Happy_Spud said:

November 13th, 8:13 am

They should just disable the comments section on the video store updates because of all the whiners. Where’s the bitter Canadians?

triple_lei said:

November 13th, 8:18 am

Oh boy, now I gotta head out to 7-Eleven for yet ANOTHER $20 PSN card. I’ve resorted to going to several different 7-Elevens just to hide my purchasing habits…

daniel3334 said:

November 13th, 8:32 am

its sad the game section of the store cant update like this. its always 9 or 10 in the evening here on the east coast.what gives?

LonestarF1 said:

November 13th, 8:40 am

@29 Well to be fair, the video store updates throughout the week. The Friday post is just a collection of what has already been added since the last post. At least I think that’s how it works.

Albanian_Killa said:

November 13th, 9:59 am

It’s sad that Canada still doesn’t have access to the video store. I don’t think it’s that hard to implement it. So many companies are doing it…

triple_lei said:

November 13th, 10:18 am

Wait… Ong Bak is in English??? Bleh.

mixedkidbx said:

November 13th, 10:26 am

i hope that you guys will put Star Trek up on the movies on Tuesday the 17th. I really wanna watch this

Nimoy23 said:

November 13th, 10:33 am

Just a suggestion. Maybe you should point out the $1.99 price point is for SD rental.
I like turtles.

Happy_Spud said:

November 13th, 10:34 am

So after telling myself I could care less about the video store, I just had to download Breaking Bad season 2. I guess you should be jealous, Canada!

KidCommando said:

November 13th, 10:48 am

I know this is off topic, but just wanted to say the Netflix service that was just added to the PS3 is awesome! I got my disc last night and checked it out. Was very surprised at the quality, selection, and user interface.

Thanks for adding this FREE (minus Netflix account)feature. I could see myself using this frequently.

Man the PS3 is rollin!

KlepDog said:

November 13th, 11:13 am

I did get the dreaded “Yellow Ring”, and had backed up my videos. The problem is, my new ps3 is not “Activated” to play or download anything. And I can’t activate it because my broken system is the activated one. Keep in mind, this is VIDEO only. I had no issues re-downloading all of my purchased game content. I am using the same account I have had since day one.

Korlithiel said:

November 13th, 11:23 am

Not much I care for this week, but noting Hannibal is on there I might have to see if it’s at a reasonable price.

coppi6976 said:

November 13th, 11:33 am



November 13th, 12:08 pm

It says that Clone Wars: Weapon Factory is coming to the PS Store, but that episode doesn’t air until later today (Friday). Is that a mistake?

plaztiksyke said:

November 13th, 12:09 pm


Any word when the 24fps judder issue will be fixed? This has been narrowed to the PS3’s video player, and some acknowledgment that the issue has been reproduced internally would be nice.

To re-state the problem: downloaded and streaming videos encoded at 24fps are forced into 30fps playback by the PS3’s video player, resulting in a video artifact known as judder. (Automatic 3:2 detection is somehow circumvented on TVs that support it, as well.) Multiple people have reported this, and all of us can view 24fps Blu-ray titles without the judder motion artifact. This affects SD and HD content on both the PSN Video Store and Netflix.

Please, please acknowledge this issue and provide estimations/recommendations for a workaround or fix.


Thorpe89 said:

November 13th, 2:49 pm

Looks like Sony has a few problems to fix (see above comments).


November 13th, 6:00 pm


I have been asking you this for over a year…off and on…for once time it was weekly for 4 mos straight.

Since you will not comment on a fix to the DRM situation perhaps you could do some CUSTOMER SERVICE and actually write a blog post about what you can and cannot do with Video content.

As seen in this thread…many people think the backup function will rescue you from a borked machine. It emphatically does not yet the perception is out there.

Please do your customers, who continue to support you and your company, the favour of CLEARY stating what some of us are painfully aware of.

: If you buy video content and your system goes in for repairs you will lose your video content and the SONY Terms of Service state that SONY is under absolutely no obligation to assist recovering what may be hundreds of dollars worth of content. The backup function does not help this situation one iota :

tropicalskin said:

November 13th, 7:06 pm

Canadians are waiting!

Senjutsu_Dav said:

November 14th, 10:58 am

You want this in canada? Sign the petition:

PS: Grace Chen, could you make a “news” for canadians about this petition, “I stopped saying “canada” each time because of this petition, it’s the best way for sony to see really want a video store in canada too. Thanks anyway.

JamesSoprano said:

November 14th, 5:50 pm

@ 27

if you don;t like it when we reply



What about Canada ? ETC….

don’t come to the blog

Your Truly

A Canadian :D

Elvick_ said:

November 15th, 7:46 am

As another Canadian, I mimic wanting a damn video store.

Either that or remove the stupid store icon from the video section my PS3. No point in wasting space on my XMB when I can’t friggin’ use the thing.

sscoolChea said:

November 15th, 10:00 am

our video service is way better than netflix. I have use the free trial on netflix and thought it was weak . Whats the point of not being able to stream new arrivals .Only way you can get new arrivals is through a dvd or blu ray .

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