PlayStation Video Store update: Family Jewels, Water Horse, and Unforgiven

It’s almost Saturday night, and you still don’t know what you want to do with yourself. I went to see the Dark Knight last weekend, so my fill of the movie theater has been completed for the year. If you’re like me and you’d rather stay home to watch a new movie, the latest update to the video portion of the PlayStation store may seem enticing. This week is a mash of older movies and reality TV shows.

The highlights of the television portion is the introduction of Everest: Beyond the Limit. I know, it sounds completely dumb, but I was drawn into the series by the simple curiosity of why anyone in their right mind would think about scaling Mt. Everest. It turns out that no one in their right mind is willing to climb that thing, and watching these guys freeze to death, break their wrists, or stare at the sun too long is just too compelling to turn off. If you’re into the tattoo industry, episodes of LA and Miami Ink were uploaded as well. I personally enjoy Miami Ink, but it’s not like I have a bias or anything.

For movies, it’s all about Reign of Fire, King Arthur, and Unforgiven. Reign of Fire is a beautiful movie about a dragon ravaged Earth, starring the most amazing man in film history – Christian Bale. It’s kind of like Waterworld, except dragons instead of water. Also, Christian Bale. King Arthur is an attempt to convey an old story in the proper historical context. Unfortunately, it’s neither the correct context nor even the right fable. At least they tried, right? And Unforgiven is a western directed by Clint Eastwood. How apt.

Hit the break for the full release list this week, and don’t forget to tell me what you’re downloading.

This week we’ve added new video content from the following television series:

  • Everest: Beyond the Limit
  • Family Guy
  • Gene Simmons: Family Jewels
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  • LA Ink
  • Land Of The Giants
  • Miami Ink
  • My Name is Earl
  • Mythbusters
  • Prison Break
  • The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
  • Trinity Blood
  • Weaponology
  • Xam’d: Lost Memories (There’s a brand new episode every Tuesday!)

As well as the following feature films:

  • Fool’s Gold
  • King Arthur
  • Reign of Fire
  • Stay Alive
  • The Eye
  • The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
  • Unforgiven

[via PlayStation Blog]

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