Tonight in HD: February 8

Sky Movies Premiere: Let Me In (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) What sort of vampire film would schlock-horror merchant Hammer make 35 years after its last? Merely one of the finest since Nosferatu first bared his fangs. Let Me In is that rare Hollywood beast, a re-make that improves on the original: 2008 Swedish art house sensation Let the Right One In. From the director of Cloverfield, Matt Reeves, it stars The Road’s Kodi Smit-McPhee in another extraordinary turn, as a lonely, bullied youngster who comes of age when he befriends a vampire in the guise of a 12-year-old girl (Kick Ass’ Chloe Grace Moretz). The question is, does she empower or enslave him? Both horrifying and heartrending, Let Me In never stops surprising with its artistry and audacity, and is so sublimely filmed that it’s a must to devour in HD. (2010) ✭✭✭✭✭

Die Hard 4.0 (TV3, 8.45, 5.1, R) Bruce Willis returns as John McClane, this time to thwart cyber-terrorists led by Justified’s Timothy Olyphant. One character’s description of the unstoppable hero is just as true of the movie: “There’s tough – and there’s stupid.” Cliff Curtis co-stars. (2007) ✭✭✭

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Ross visits Marcel, his monkey, in San Diego; Joey is stalked by a fan of his daytime drama. Chris Isaak and Brooke Shields guest star. ✭✭✭

Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Evan puts romance before friendship; Callum seizes a new challenge; Sarah fears Daniel has put his recovery at stake. ✭✭✭

Two and a Half Men (TV2, 7.30) Season premiere: Ashton Kutcher joins the cast as an Internet billionaire with a broken heart. ✭✭

2 Broke Girls (TV2, 8.00) Series premiere: Two waitresses in the same Brooklyn diner strike up an unlikely friendship. ✭✭✭

Winners & Losers (TV One, 8.30) The girls deal with the ramifications of the car accident. ✭✭

The Big Bang Theory (TV2, 8.30) Season premiere: Penny worries that she’s screwed things up permanently with her friends after her night with Raj, while Sheldon takes command of the paintball team. ✭✭✭✭

The Walking Dead (TV3, 9.00) Season premiere: On the highway out of Atlanta, Rick and his group are stopped by a threat unlike anything they have seen before and the group searches for someone who has gone missing. ✭✭✭✭

Harry’s Law (TV One, 9.30) Harry calls all hands on deck as the trial of the year officially begins; Adam preps Eric’s daughter for her pivotal testimony as Harry worries about Cassie’s impending cross-examination. ✭✭

Nikita (TV2, 10.30) Series return: If a US Senator agrees to help pass a bill that will continue to fund the Division, the agency will cover up the Senator’s secret affair — so Nikita attempts to expose the sex scandal. ✭✭

CSI (TV3, 12.00, 5.1, R, F) In the season 10-finale, the CSI’s lives are on the line as they close in on the elusive Dr Jekyll, and more than one member of the team may not live to see his capture. (Season 12 premieres 8.30 Monday.) ✭✭

Sky Movies Greats Premiere: Walking Tall (Sky 22, 8.30, 5.1) It’s impossible to imagine anyone involved with this doltish, thuggish slugfest walking tall afterwards. As an American critic quipped, it “exemplifies the dumbing down of stupidity.” Not so much a re-make as an “adaptation” of the 1973 action-thriller of the same name, it stars The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) as a returning Gulf war vet who uses a big stick to clean up his corrupted hometown. (2004)

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