Tag Archives: Star Wars

Sky Movie Premieres in October

  Sky Movies Premiere The Hunger Games: Mockingly Part 2 Cabin Fever The Last Witch Hunter Don’t Blink In the Heart of the Sea Unfriended Secret in Their Eyes Star Wars: The Force Awakens Sky Movies Extra October Gale Third Person Wish I Was Here Love the Coopers Jim and the Holograms Freeheld Youth The […]

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New Sky Pop-Up Channel Force to be Reckoned With

Sky Movies will launch a pop-up channel devoted to the Star Wars saga on December 6. The six-movie marathon on Channel 035 will showcase showing a different Star Wars instalment each night, starting with Episode IV: A New Hope, and continuing in order  of production year). From December 12 the movies, will play back-to-back but in episodic number […]

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New to Blu: November 11 – 17

One of the year’s best films, Ex_Machina, compounds its afterthought of a theatrical run in this territory with a subpar Blu-ray release. “The UK release is identical to ours, but here’s what the American Region A release contains that we miss out on: English DTS:X audio track English DTS-HD MA 7.1 audio track Through the Looking Glass: […]

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HD Highlight: The Big Bang Theory (S7, E22)

The Big Bang Theory: TV2, 9.00 Wednesday. One of The Big Bang Theory’s seven Emmy Award nominations for its seventh season is for Bob Newhart’s guest stint as Professor Proton (Arthur). Despite starring in his own distinguished sitcoms for more than 25 years, Newhart didn’t win his first prime-time Emmy until he guest starred in the previous season […]

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Top Gun Gets Top Specs for 3D Blu-ray

Maverick and Goose soon will be comin’ at ya’ from out of the wild blue yonder like never before. Tom Cruise’s 1986 fly-boy blockbuster, Top Gun, will land here March 6 on 3D Blu-ray, following a limited IMAX run in the US from February 8-13. Extras will include: Commentary by producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Tony Scott, co-screenwriter […]

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New to Blu: September 14-20

Star Wars is rocketing on to Blu-ray here days ahead of the rest of the galaxy. US and UK reviewers who have had a sneak peek say “if you grew up watching these films on VHS you’re going to be blown away” and not just by the image — the audio remastering’s also “a truly […]

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September 14 Lift-off for Star Wars Box Sets

September 14 Lift-off for Star Wars Box Sets

The Star Wars movies will go on sale in three different box-set configurations from September 14. Whereas the various Blu-ray editions of The Lord of the Rings trilogy were drip-fed into the NZ market, 20th Century Fox is giving Luke Skywalker stalwarts all the options from day one. The original trilogy and the prequel trilogy, […]

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HDTV Ratings: Horton Hears a Who vs Harry Potter 4

Even in SD, and three movies ago in the franchise, TV2’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire proved more spellbinding last night than TV3’s HD double-bill of Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who and Epic Movie. Potter 4 easily beat both movies in all the major demographics, scoring strongest with household shoppers with kids: […]

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Will the Force Be With 3DTV?

George Lucas isn’t among the sceptics predicting the early demise of 3DTV. Today it was revealed that The Phantom Menace would be the first of the six Star Wars movies to be re-released in 3D, in 2012, with the rest to follow in consecutive years. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lucas has been working on […]

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