Monday, July 12, 2010

The Experiment in September

Source: MovieWeb

If you didn't get enough Adrian Brody this last weekend in Predators, come September 21st you will get a second chance.

The Experiment is based off of a 2001 German film by the same name (Das Experiment in case you were wondering.) which is an interesting psychological thriller very loosely based off a real Stanford experiment. With the promise of $1,000 a day 24 men sign up for a social experiment. Said experiment breaks the men into two groups; prisoners (led by Adrian Brody) and guards (with Forrest Whitaker carrying the big nightstick) in what is meant to be a realistic prison simulation. But as the old adage goes; power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, and before you know it the relationship between the captives and the guards goes from tense to ... well, prison rules.

Although The Experiment boasts two Academy Award winning actors it is slated for a direct to DVD/Blu-ray release September 21st. No extras have been announced as of yet, but stay posted!

To sate your curiosity, here is a trailer for The Experiment:

Free Amazon Prime Account

Source: TechCrunch

Amazon Prime is a special type of account that gets you special perks, such as free two-day delivery,exclusive promotions and other goodies that costs $79 annually. While 80 bucks may be a bit steep if you don't regularly use Amazon for your online shopping they have a special offer for all college students. Now if you have a valid email ending in ".edu" and are currently enrolled in college you can get one year of Amazon Prime for free!

By joining Amazon Student, and verifying your college enrollment, you will automatically be given all of the perks Amazon Prime has to offer. For specific guidelines, and to see if you qualify check here.

Don't worry everyone else, even if you aren't a currently enrolled college student you may still be eligible for a 1-month free trial of Amazon Prime.

Speaking as a college dude, who occasionally buys movies online, the free 2-day delivery is enough to convince me to give this a try. I knew getting a higher education would pay off in the long run!

The Peacemaker Blu in September

Source: HighDef Disc News

Anybody has the potential to be a nuclear terrorist, even a piano teacher!

The 1997 action/thriller The Peacemaker is getting a Blu-ray release. The film stars Nicole Kidman as a nuclear weapons specialist and George Clooney as an special forces officer who have been tasked with finding missing Russian nuke (It is not in a vending machine, that is soooo Sum of all Fears.) before it falls into the hands of terrorists. But when they fail to get the warhead first they have a nearly impossible challenge; stop a terrorist who has absolutely no demands and intends on detonating the nuclear device somewhere in New York.

Extras Include:

  • Stunt Footage
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer