Cinemax-HD was running promos all during September hinting at the arrival of the complete series of films, coming in November. But they were being coy about it... "Order will be restored." The question was whether they'd be running it as an all-day Marathon, or in a daily strip? The answer to both questions turns out to be, Yes.
The 14 hour (13h,45m) Marathon starts on Saturday, Nov11, with an "all-day" showing of all 6 episodes I-VI back to back, starting at Midnight. Then it starts over again at 1:50pm on Saturday, then again (and again) on Sunday. 4 times in a row! Saturday through Sunday, until Monday morning at around 7:30am.
- 12:00am, Nov11
- 1:50pm, Nov11
- 3:40am, Nov12
- 5:40pm, Nov12
Then they're breaking it into two segments, on 2 consecutive days:
I-III back to back: 5:15pm, Nov16
IV-VI back to back: 5:45pm, Nov17
Then we finally get the "order restored" version, with IV-VI, then I-III airing daily at noon, from Nov20-25.
Lastly, another daily run of I-VI in the 10pm time-slot, from Nov26-Dec01.
The only thing that really surprised me was that they had been saying that "Sith" was going to run first (it's been airing on HBO, but not at all on MAX yet), and then
"order will be restored". But it looks like it's not going to play out that way. And why not focus on more airings with "order restored"? Luckily, with 4 Marathons in a row, you can jump in after the first 3 if you like.
In any event, definitely something to look forward to.
The only remaining question will be, which eps will be OAR? Fingers crossed on that one.