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The Drill Down 357: The Future’s So Bright
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Sling TV

This week, the FBI stands firm on the Sony hack, a top VC’s predictions for 2015, Apple unlocks the iPhone, DISH wants you to cut cable, thousands of free games, and drones on demand. All this, and much much more…

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Netflix Review Feature Coming Soon
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Geeks Of Doom has a long tradition in bringing our readers good quality reviews in a variety of media. From comics, books, films, and music, we’ve always done our best to give you our honest thoughts and opinions, even if they don’t fall within the contemporary hivemind opinions that permeate across the web.

And in the ever-changing landscape of media formats and availability, it’s time that tradition continued to reflect the latest accessible releases.

In a world that now sees online streaming, or VoD (Video On-Demand seems to be the cliché buzzword at the moment) becoming a dominant wave in the future, one of the leaders in this field is Netflix.

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Universal Feels Pressure, Decides Not To Offer Brett Ratner’s ‘Tower Heist’ On Demand
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Tower Heist

Remember just a week or so ago when it was announced that Universal Pictures would be offering the upcoming Brett Ratner comedy, Tower Heist, to people in their homes via video on demand three weeks after its theatrical release for an astounding $59.99? And remember how angry movie theater owners were at the very thought of the plan, threatening to boycott the movie? Well, those angry theater owners appear to have won this mini–battle.

It’s being reported that Universal has canceled their plans to offer Tower Heist early. The movie was only to be available in the Atlanta and Portland, Oregon regions to test how well it worked, but theater owners were set to refuse playing the movie in their establishments altogether. It’s unclear exactly what caused the change of heart specifically, but this is likely the reason Universal decided not to continue on and risk losing a sizable chunk of first through third–week profits.

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Digital Deal: ‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home’
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Star Trek IV: The Voyage HomeAmazon is offering up Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home for purchase for only $3.99 through their Video On Demand service.

This digital deal is only for today, Thursday, September 23, beginning at midnight PST and runs for 24 hours, so grab it while you can. The digital version is regularly $9.99, and the 24-hour rental is $2.99.

Visit the Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home product page to purchase the film.

Released in 1986, in this fourth film in the franchise, which was directed by Leonard Nimoy (who also stars as Spock), James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and the crew of the Enterprise go back in time to the year 1986 in an effort to save the Earth! People, there be whales in this movie!

To save Earth from an alien probe, Kirk and his crew go back in time to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it, humpback whales.

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Digital Deal: ‘Mad Men’ Season 1 For $9.99
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Mad MenAmazon is offering up the complete first season of Mad Men for purchase for only $9.99 through their Video On Demand service. This includes all 13 episodes of the AMC drama starring Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, and January Jones.

This digital deal is only for today, Thursday, August 9, so grab it while you can. The digital version is regularly $19.99, and sold separately, each episode is $1.99. (The HD version is $23.99 or $2.99 each episode.)

Visit the Mad Men Season 1 product page to purchase the entire season in standard definition for only $9.99.

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Digital Deal: ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan’
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Amazon is offering up Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan director’s cut for purchase for only $3.99 through their Video On Demand service.

This digital deal is only for today, Tuesday, September 7, beginning at midnight PST and runs for 24 hours, so grab it while you can. The digital version is regularly $9.99, and the 24-hour rental is $2.99.

Visit the Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan product page to purchase the film.

The movie is the second in the Star Trek film franchise and sees the return of William Shatner as James T. Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, along with other members of the original cast. Ricardo Montalban reprises his guest role from the television series as Khan, and the film introduces a young Kirstie Alley as Lt. Saavik.

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Digital Deal: ‘The Office’, ‘In Plain Sight’, ‘Precious’ & ‘Pirate Radio’
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This week, Amazon is offering up some great movie and television deals through their Video On Demand service. Of note, TODAY only, you can buy the entire Season 5 of NBC’s The Office for only $9.99 — that’s 26 episodes for ten bucks! And coming up on Wednesday, you can purchase the entire Season 1 of USA’s In Plain Slight for only $2.99! That’s all 12 hour-long episodes of the series.

Also available right are some Video On Demand Movies under $6 for purchase, with titles like The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings, The Karate Kid, The Godfather, The Matrix, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and tons more!

Monday, June 7

The Office Season 5: Purchase
Regularly : $19.99; On Sale: $9.99

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Deal: $4 Credit + Digital Offers On ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Terminator Salvation,’ ‘The Hangover’ & More
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harry potter and half-blood prince blu-rayFREE STUFF ALERT:

Right now, visit Amazon’s CODE REDEEM page and enter code AVODGIFT to receive $4 credit (no purchase necessary) to use towards a Video On Demand rental or purchase through Amazon’s VoD catalog. You have until January 3, 2010 11:59 PM PST to redeem the code and apply it to a rental or purchase.

Also, Amazon is currently offering several Buy Now Watch Now deals on the latest movie releases for U.S. customers.

Check out some of my picks here below from the eligible Buy Now Watch Now titles.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – 2-disc DVD or Blu-ray
Terminator Salvation – Blu-ray
The Hangover – 2-disc Unrated DVD or Blu-ray
Paranormal Activity – 2-disc DVD or Blu-ray
Interview with the Vampire – Blu-ray
Ghostbusters – Blu-ray
North by Northwest – 50th Anniversary Edition DVD
Bram Stoker’s Dracula – Blu-ray

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Contest: ‘Wanted’ VoD Prize Pack
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Win Awesome WANTED Prizes. Shirts, headphones and more!Today, the action-packed film Wanted, starring James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie as badass assassins, makes its Video On Demand (VOD) debut and in conjunction with this event, we here at Geeks of Doom have a really cool prize pack to give away to one (1) lucky reader!

One (1) winner will receive:

Wanted noise cancellation headphones
– a Wanted t-shirt
– a Wanted pen with holder

Check out the About section below for information about Video On Demand, as well as pics and video from Wanted.

TO ENTER: Fill out the form below and submit. Entry form is here after the jump.

RULES: One entry per person. All entries must be in by Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 9pm EST. This contest is only open to residents of the United States. No international entries will be accepted. Void where prohibited. Winners will be chosen randomly from valid entries and will be notified by email. NOTE: We will not sell your contact info into spam slavery. Enter with confidence.

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