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October 2008 Programming Highlights

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HDNet Movies Sneak Preview - Experience exclusive broadcasts of new films before they hit theaters and DVD


Splinter
Premieres Wednesday, October 29th at 8:00pm followed by encore presentations at 9:30 and 11:00pm
Starring Shea Whigham, Paulo Costanzo, Jill Wagner.
Directed by Toby Wilkins
Trapped in an isolated gas station by a veracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.

PROGRAM SPECIAL - Halloween Fright Fest Week


Sunday, October 26th


Edgar Allen Poe's Tales of Terror (premiere) - 7:00pm

Starring Vincent Price, Maggie Pierce, Leona Gage. Directed by Roger Corman

The Pit and the Pendulum - 8:30pm
Starring Vincent Price, John Kerr, Barbara Steele. Directed by Roger Corman

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? - 10:00pm
Starring Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono. Directed by Robert Aldrich
Academy Award winner for Best Costume Design. Academy Award nominations for Best Actress: Bette Davis,
Best Supporting Actor: Victor Buono, Best Cinematography and Best Sound
Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Actress: Bette Davis and Best Supporting Actor: Victor Buono

Monday, October 27th

Ghostbusters - 8:15pm
Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver. Directed by Ivan Reitman
Academy Award nominations for Best Visual Effects and Best Original Song
Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy, Best Performance by an Actor in a
Motion Picture: Billy Murray and Best Original Song - Motion Picture

Fright Night - 10:05pm
Starring Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse. Directed by Tom Holland

The Blob - 12:00am
Starring Kevin Dillon, Shawnee Smith, Candy Clark. Directed by Chuck Russell

Tuesday, October 28th

Infection - 8:30pm
Starring Michiko Hada, Mari Hoshino, Tae Kimura. Directed by Masavuki Ochiai

Premonition - 10:15pm
Starring Daisuke Ban, Maki Horikita, Hana Inoue. Directed by Norio Tsuruta

May - 12:00am
Starring Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto, Anna Faris. Directed by Lucky McKee

Wednesday, October 29th

Splinter (Sneak Preview premiere) - 8:00pm, 9:30pm and 11:00pm
Starring Shea Whigham, Paulo Costanzo, Jill Wagner. Directed by Toby Wilkins

John Carpenter's Vampires: Los Muertos - 12:30am
Starring Jon Bon Jovi, Cristian de la Fuente, Natasha Wagner. Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace

Thursday, October 30th


Resident Evil: Apocalypse (premiere) - 9:30pm

Starring Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr. Directed by Alexander Witt

Clive Barker's Hellraiser - 11:05pm
Starring Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence. Directed by Clive Barker

Friday, October 31st


Satan's Little Helper - 8:15pm

Starring Amanda Plummer, Kathryn Winnick, Alexander Brickel. Directed by Jeff Lieberman

Bubba Ho-Tep - 10:00pm

Starring Bruce Campbell, Bob Ivy, Ossie Davis. Directed by Don Coscarelli

Christine - 1:15am
Starring Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Harry Dean Stanton. Directed by John Carpenter


SPOTLIGHT FEATURES - Highlighted feature films airing on HDNet Movies


Chicago - Saturday, October 11th at 9:35pm

Starring Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere. Directed by Rob Marshall
Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Best Editing, Best Costume Design,
Best Sound, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Academy Award nominations for Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song, Best Actress: Renee Zellweger, Best Supporting Actor: John C. Reilly, Best Supporting Actress: Queen Latifah
Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actor: Richard Gere, Best Performance by an Actress: Renee Zellweger
Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Performance by an Actress: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Queen Latifah, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: John C. Reilly

The Color Purple - premieres Monday, October 6th at 8:00pm

Starring Whoopie Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey. Directed by Steven Spielberg
Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Writing, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Actress: Whoopie Goldberg, Best Supporting
Actress: Oprah Winfrey, Best Supporting Actress: Margaret Avery.
Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture: Whoopie Goldberg, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Oprah Winfrey

Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Saturday, October 18th at 8:00pm

Starring Richard Dreyfus, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr. Directed by Steven Spielberg
Academy Award winner for Best Cinematography
Academy Award nominations for Best Director, Effects, Supporting Actress: Melinda Dillon, Film Editing,
Sound, Music and Art Direction - Set Decoration
Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Screenplay and Best
Original Score

Good Night, and Good Luck - premieres Saturday, October 11th at 8:00pm

Starring David Strathairn, Patricia Clarkson, George Clooney. Directed by George Clooney
Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Lead Actor: David Strathairn
Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion Picture
Screenplay, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: David Strathairn

Lawrence of Arabia - Sunday, October 12th at 6:15pm

Starring Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn. Directed by David Lean
Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Music, Score, Best Sound, Best Film
Editing, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Academy Award nominations for Best Actor: Peter O'Toole, Best Supporting Actor: Omar Sharif, Best Writing
Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Motion Picture - Director, Best Supporting Actor: Omar
Sharif, Best Cinematography
Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Actor: Peter O'Toole, Best Motion Picture Actor: Anthony Quinn and
Best Motion Picture Score

Lethal Weapon - premieres Saturday, October 4th at 8:05pm

Starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey. Directed by Richard Donner
Academy Award nomination for Best Sound

Nixon - premieres Saturday, October 25th at 8:03pm

Starring Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Ed Harris. Directed by Oliver Stone
Academy Award nominations for Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins, Best Supporting Actress: Joan Allen, Best Writing and Best
Original Dramatic Score

HIGH DEFINITION PREMIERES - Films broadcast in High Definition for the first time on television


Major Dundee

Starring Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn. Directed by Sam Peckinpah

The Reivers

Starring Steve McQueen, Sharon Farrell, Will Geer. Directed by Mark Rydell
Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor: Rupert Crosse and Best Original Score
Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy: Steve McQueen and Best Supporting
Actor: Mitch Vogel

NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY - HDNet Movies presents American Films selected by the Library of Congress for historical and cultural preservation.


Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Starring Richard Dreyfus, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr. Directed by Steven Spielberg
Academy Award winner for Best Cinematography
Academy Award nominations for Best Director, Effects, Supporting Actress: Melinda Dillon, Film Editing,
Sound, Music and Art Direction - Set Decoration
Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Screenplay and Best
Original Score

Lawrence of Arabia

Starring Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn. Directed by David Lean
Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Music, Score, Best Sound, Best Film
Editing, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Academy Award nominations for Best Actor: Peter O'Toole, Best Supporting Actor: Omar Sharif, Best Writing
Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Motion Picture - Director, Best Supporting Actor: Omar
Sharif, Best Cinematography
Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Actor: Peter O'Toole, Best Motion Picture Actor: Anthony Quinn and Best Motion Picture Score

In Retro - Memorable Classic movies airing Sunday Nights


The Pink Panther - premieres Sunday, October 5th at 8:00pm

Starring Peter Sellers, David Niven, Robert Wagner. Directed by Blake Edwards
Academy Award nomination for Best Music, Score - Substantially Original
Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy: Peter Sellers

The Pink Panther Strikes Again - premieres Sunday, October 5th at 10:00pm
Starring Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Colin Blakely. Directed by Blake Edwards
Academy Award nomination for Best Music, Original Song
Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy and Best Motion Picture Actor: Peter Sellers

The Party - premieres Sunday, October 5th at 11:45pm

Starring Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Marge Champion. Directed by Blake Edwards

Lawrence of Arabia - Sunday, October 12th at 6:15pm
Starring Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn. Directed by David Lean
Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Music, Score, Best Sound, Best Film
Editing, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Academy Award nominations for Best Actor: Peter O'Toole, Best Supporting Actor: Omar Sharif, Best Writing
Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Motion Picture - Director, Best Supporting Actor: Omar
Sharif, Best Cinematography
Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Actor: Peter O'Toole, Best Motion Picture Actor: Anthony Quinn and Best Motion Picture Score

Major Dundee - premieres Sunday, October 12th at 10:00pm

Starring Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn. Directed by Sam Peckinpah

The Getaway - late night Sunday, October 12th at 12:05am

Starring Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson. Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Score

The Reivers - premieres Sunday, October 19th at 6:05pm

Starring Steve McQueen, Sharon Farrell, Will Geer. Directed by Mark Rydell
Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor: Rupert Crosse and Best Original Score
Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy: Steve McQueen and Best Supporting
Actor: Mitch Vogel

Hud - premieres Sunday, October 19th at 8:00pm

Starring Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal. Directed by Martin Ritt
Academy Award winner for Best Actress: Patricia Neal, Best Supporting Actor: Melvyn Douglas and Best Cinematography
Academy Award nominations for Best Director, Best Actor: Paul Newman, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and Best
Writing

Thunderbolt & Lightfoot - premieres Sunday, October 19th at 10:00pm
Starring Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy. Directed by Michael Cimino
Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges

Edgar Allen Poe's Tales of Terror - premieres Sunday, October 26th at 7:00pm

Starring Vincent Price, Maggie Pierce, Leona Gage. Directed by Roger Corman
The Pit and the Pendulum - Sunday, October 26th at 8:30pm
Starring Vincent Price, John Kerr, Barbara Steele. Directed by Roger Corman

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? - Sunday, October 26th at 10:00pm
Starring Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono. Directed by Robert Aldrich
Academy Award winner for Best Costume Design. Academy Award nominations for Best Actress: Bette Davis,
Best Supporting Actor: Victor Buono, Best Cinematography and Best Sound
Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Actress: Bette Davis and Best Supporting Actor: Victor Buono

ART HOUSE CINEMA - Independent films, foreign films and documentaries airing Tuesday Nights


Hope and Glory - premieres Tuesday, October 7th at 8:00pm
Starring Sebastian Rice Edwards, Sarah Miles, David Hayman. Directed by John Boorman
Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Writing, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy
Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay

Firelight - Tuesday, October 7th at 10:00pm
Starring Sophie Marceau, Stephen Dillane, Dominique Belcourt. Directed by William Nicholson
Jean de Florette - premieres Tuesday, October 14th at 8:05pm
Starring Yves Montand, Gerard Depardieau, Daniel Auteuil. Directed by Claude Berri
Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film
Manon of the Spring - premieres Tuesday, October 14th at 10:10pm
Starring Yves Montand, Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Beart. Directed by Claude Berri

The Boys and Girl From County Clare - Tuesday, October 21st at 8:00pm

Starring Bernard Hill, Colm Meaney, Andrea Corr. Directed by John Irvin

Evelyn - Tuesday, October 21st at 9:35pm

Starring Pierce Brosnan, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rae. Directed by Bruce Beresford
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