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UK PSN Rental Sale On Game-Inspired Movies


Playstation 3 owners in the UK are getting a break on some select movie titles this week. Until June 23rd, a special cache of movies which are either adaptations of video games or inspired by video game imagery are on sale for £2.49 to rent and £6.99 to buy. The list is as follows:

  • Speed Racer
  • Dante's Inferno
  • Doom
  • Hellboy
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • Lara Croft: The Cradle of Life
  • The Hulk
  • Final Fantasy : The Spirits Within
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

The unfortunate reality of the movie/video game connection is that the results are rarely fantastic, with a few notable exceptions. Hellboy being one, although it's technically based off a graphic novel, and itself has only inspired some sub-par games. And The Hulk has some defenders, although again its connection to video games is tenuous at best. Most of the rest, while flashy and great popcorn gobbling fare, tend to leave much to be desired in the realm of substance and faithfulness to the source material. However, if the price is right, having these on your PS3 hard drive may well satisfy the gaymer geek within.

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Get your game on with the PlayStation®Network Collection of Movies inspired by Video Games

Perhaps it was Angelina as Lara Croft? Or maybe Megan as Mikaela in Tranformers? Whichever video game heroine you secretly loved, you can catch them all and many more heroes in one place now, as the PlayStation®Network Video Delivery Service and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEE) bring you the ultimate collection of movies inspired by video games.

To celebrate the E3 gaming conference this June, the Video Delivery Service is releasing a special collection of game movies.

Check out your favourite game's brought to life on the big screen until 23rd June including:

1. Speed Racer
2. Dantes Inferno

3. Doom

4. Hellboy

5. Resident Evil: Extinction

6. Lara Croft: The Cradle of Life

7. The Hulk

8. Final Fantasy : The Spirits Within

9. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Films are available to rent from £2.49 and buy from £6.99


cerberus635 said:

I wouldn't consider this a deal really.

Spirits Within for example can be bought on, 2 disc dvd for £4.99

Hellboy 3 disc directors cut £4.99

Transformers 2, £4.99

Doom £2.99!!!

Tomb Raider, £2.99!

etc etc.

Unless you get ALL of these movies for £6.99 then this has to be one of the worst "deals" ever.

And girls who like girls who like rumble packs!

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