Tag Archives: Titanic

Network Movies in HD: May 26 – June 1

   Saturday  Big Hero | TVNZ 2, 5.10 Jumanji | TVNZ 2, 7.00 Titanic | Three, 7.00 Ocean’s Twelve | TVNZ 2, 9.00 If I Stay | Three, 10.45         Seeking Justice | TVNZ 2, 11.30   Sunday Olympus Has Fallen | TVNZ 2, 8.30 Blue Jasmine | Maori TV, 8.30 Silent Hill: Revelation | TVNZ 2, 11.30   Monday   […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: December 29-January 4 UPDATED*

The networks won’t be setting the new year alight with any HD programming fireworks. Even by the diminishing programming standards of free-to-air TV, the line-up for the first week of 2013 is an astonishingly damp squib. There’s nothing new of note in HD on TV One to report while TV2 offers only the network HD […]

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New to Blu: September 12-18

The four Indiana Jones adventures and two Titanic movies set sail this week on Blu-ray. Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures can be bought only as a box set while the highest-grossing movie in history is out in 2D and 3D versions. Clearly, since it was released theatrically in 1997, the 3D release is a conversion. […]

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Tonight in HD: April 27

SoHo Highlight: How to Die in Oregon (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Physician-assisted suicide has been a legalised practice in Oregon since 1997. This award-winning HBO documentary focuses on the emotional experiences of the individuals who intend to use the law, and those who help them through the process. The Hollywood Reporter said director Peter Richardson’s “clear-eyed, compassionate documentary […]

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Titanic Finale Looms on TV One

TV One is re-arranging its Friday night deck chairs to bail out of its topsy-turvy ratings as fast as it can. After disastrous viewing figures for Titanic and Father and Son, it is expediting their exits from primetime. The penultimate and final episodes of Titanic will be double-billed this Friday at 8.30pm, so it doesn’t […]

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HDTV Ratings: April 20-22

TV One was on an HD ratings roll at the weekend, with Call the Midwife, The Food Truck and Hyundai Country Calendar dominating their time slots. Sunday night newcomer Call the Midwife delivered sturdy ratings for the 9.30 hour, averaging 7.3% of TV One’s 25-54 audience compared to Monster-in-Law’s 6.9% and House’s 2.9%. It was […]

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Tonight in HD: April 20 UPDATED*

Season Highlight: Titanic (TV One, 8.30) Political strife in Belfast interferes with the construction of the new liner, Titanic; a young engineer takes the opportunity of a lifetime; and class battles are overshadowed by a looming iceberg. Quipped Encyclopedia Titanic of episode two: “This production is beginning to make me fear the onset of Alzheimer’s. I just can’t […]

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The Week Ahead in HD: April 21-27

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i: Saturday Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) Terra Nova (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Movie: The Wolfman (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Movie: The Kingdom  (TV3, 10.35, 5.1, R) Sunday Pretty Little Liars (TV2, 5.30) The War at Home (TV2, 6.30, R) The Food Truck (TV One, 7.00) The Big Bang Theory (TV2, 7.00, R) Mike […]

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Bad Luck – and Good News – for Titanic Fans

TV One will screen a mini-series dramatisation of the sinking of the Titanic by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellows on Friday, April 13. As befits its date, the screening is unlucky for HD viewers as TV One will air Titanic in SD. The good news is the four-part drama will be released here on Blu-ray […]

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HDTV Ratings: September 15-19

            GI Joe rose up against The Mentalist last night to challenge the double-episode special in most of the key demographics. GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra started half-an-hour earlier and averaged over two-and-a-half hours: 8.4% of 25-54 year-olds versus The Mentalist’s 8.5% (over two hours) 8.5% of 18-39 year-olds […]

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