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July 2008 Programming Highlights


*All times listed are Eastern Standard Time

*Please check the complete Program Schedule or www.hdnetmovies.com for additional film, dates and times

PROGRAM SPECIAL

HDNet Movies presents a six feature film tribute to Director Steven Spielberg

The Sugarland Express - premieres Monday, July 28th at 8:05pm

Starring Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, William Atherton. Directed by Steven Spielberg


Empire of The Sun - Tuesday, July 29th at 8:00pm

Starring Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson. Directed by Steven Spielberg

Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Sound, Best Art Direction - Set Decoration,

Best Costume Design, Best Music - Original Score

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Original Score, Motion Picture


Duel - Wednesday, July 30th at 8:00pm

Starring Dennis Weaver, Tim Herbert, Charles Seel. Directed by Steven Spielberg

Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing

Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Movie Made for TV


E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (20th Anniversary Edition) - Thursday, July 31st at 8:00pm

Starring Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Drew Barrymore. Directed by Steven Spielberg

Academy Award winner for Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Sound, Best Visual Effects and Best Music

Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and New Motion Picture Star of the Year - Henry Thomas


Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Friday, August 1st 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


Jaws - premieres Saturday, August 2nd at 8:00pm

Starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw. Directed by Steven Spielberg

Academy Award winner for Best Film Editing, Best Sound and Best Music - Original Score

Academy Award nomination for Best Picture

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Motion Picture Director and Best Screenplay






SPOTLIGHT FEATURES - Highlighted feature films airing on HDNet Movies


E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (20th Anniversary Edition) - premieres Saturday, July 5th at 8:00pm

Starring Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Drew Barrymore. Directed by Steven Spielberg

Academy Award winner for Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Sound, Best Visual Effects and Best Music

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and New Motion Picture Star of the Year - Henry Thomas


In The Line of Fire- premieres Friday, July 4th at 8:00pm

Starring Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen

Academy Award nominations for Best Film Editing, Best Writing and Best Supporting Actor: John Malkovich

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: John Malkovich


The Jerk - premieres Friday, July 11th at 8:00pm

Starring Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams. Directed by Carl Reiner


JFK - Saturday, July 12th at 7:00pm

Starring Kevin Costner, Kevin Bacon, Tommy Lee Jones. Directed by Oliver Stone

Academy Award winner for Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones, Best Sound,

Best Writing and Best Original Score

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture Director

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Performance by an Actor: Kevin Costner, and

Best Motion Picture Screenplay


A Knight's Tale - premieres Thursday, July 3rd at 8:00pm

Starring Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell, Paul Bettany. Directed by Brian Helgeland

The Mothman Prophecies - premieres Friday, July 4th at 10:15pm

Starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Debra Messing. Directed by Mark Pellington


Veronica Guerin - premieres Saturday, July 26th at 8:15pm

Starring Cate Blanchett, Gerard McSorley, Ciaran Hinds. Directed by Joel Schumacher

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress: Cate Blanchett

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


See program schedule or www.hdnetmovies.com for complete listings of dates and times

Buffalo 66

Starring Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara. Directed by Vincent Gallo


Executive Action

Starring Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer. Directed by David Miller


Lilies of the Field

Starring Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann. Directed by Ralph Nelson

Academy Award winner for Best Actor: Sidney Poitier

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Black and White Cinematography, Best Writing and Best Supporting

Actress: Lilia Skala

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture Actor: Sidney Poitier and Best Film Promoting International Understanding

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Supporting Actress: Lilia Skala


The Mothman Prophecies

Starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Debra Messing. Directed by Mark Pellington


Superman III

Starring Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Annette O'Toole. Directed by Richard Lester


Veronica Guerin

Starring Cate Blanchett, Gerard McSorley, Ciaran Hinds. Directed by Joel Schumacher

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress: Cate Blanchett

NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY - HDNet Movies presents American Films selected by the Library of Congress for historical and cultural preservation. For more information on film preservation, visit www.loc.gov/film and www.filmpreservation.org


See program schedule or www.hdnetmovies.com for complete listings of dates and times


Bullitt

Starring Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset. Directed by Peter Yates

Academy Award winner for Best Film Editing

Academy Award nomination for Best Sound


Cool Hand Luke

Starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J.D. Cannon. Directed by Stuart Rosenberg

Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actor: George Kennedy

Academy Award nominations for Best Actor: Paul Newman, Best Writing and Best Original Score

Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture Actor: Paul Newman and Best Supporting Actor: George Kennedy


Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden. Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing and Best Actor: Peter Sellers


Easy Rider

Starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson. Directed by Dennis Hopper

Academy Award nominations for Best Writing and Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson


E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Starring Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Drew Barrymore. Directed by Steven Spielberg

Academy Award winner for Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Sound, Best Visual Effects and Best Music

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and New Motion Picture Star of the Year - Henry Thomas


Giant

Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean. Directed by George Stevens

Academy Award winner for Best Director

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor: Rock Hudson, Best Actor: James Dean, Best Supporting Actress: Mercedes McCambridge, Best Writing, Best Film Editing, Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, Best Music

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Motion Picture Director


Mean Streets

Starring Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval. Directed by Martin Scorsese


The Music Man

Starring Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett. Directed by Morton DaCosta

Academy Award winner for Best Music -scoring of music

Academy Award nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Sound, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture - Musical

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion Picture Actor: Robert Preston, Best Motion

Picture Actress: Shirley Jones, Best Motion Picture Supporting Actress: Hermione Gingold, Best Motion Picture Score


Network

Starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch. Directed by Sidney Lumet

Academy Award winner for Best Writing, Best Actress: Faye Dunaway, Best Actor: Peter Finch, Best Supporting Actress:

Beatrice Straight

Academy Award Nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Actor:

William Holden, Best Supporting Actor: Ned Beatty,

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion Picture Actress: Faye Dunaway, Best Motion Picture Actor: Peter Finch and Best Screenplay

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Motion Picture - Drama

In Retro - Memorable Classic movies airing Sunday Nights

Giant - Sunday, July 6th at 6:05pm

Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean. Directed by George Stevens

Academy Award winner for Best Director

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor: Rock Hudson, Best Actor: James Dean, Best Supporting Actress: Mercedes McCambridge, Best Writing, Best Film Editing, Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, Best Music

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Motion Picture Director


Lilies of the Field - premieres Sunday, July 6th at 9:30pm

Starring Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann. Directed by Ralph Nelson

Academy Award winner for Best Actor: Sidney Poitier

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Black and White Cinematography, Best Writing and Best Supporting

Actress: Lilia Skala

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture Actor: Sidney Poitier and Best Film Promoting International Understanding

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Supporting Actress: Lilia Skala


The Great Gatsby - Sunday, July 6th at 11:15pm

Starring Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern. Directed by Jack Clayton

Academy Award winner for Best Costume Design and Best Music, Original Song Score

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Supporting Actress: Karen Black

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor: Bruce Dern, Best Supporting Actor: Sam Waterston and

Most Promising Newcomer: Sam Waterston


Bullitt - Sunday, July 13th at 6:35pm

Starring Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset. Directed by Peter Yates

Academy Award winner for Best Film Editing

Academy Award nomination for Best Sound


Papillon - Sunday, July 13th at 8:30pm

Starring Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory. Directed by Franklin Schaffner

Academy Award nomination for Best Original Dramatic Score

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Motion Picture Actor: Steve McQueen


Mutiny on the Bounty - Sunday, July 13th at 11:05pm

Starring Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris. Directed by Lewis Milestone

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Original Song, Best Music: Score, Best Special Effects, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Motion Picture Score, Best Supporting Actress: Tarita


The Jerk - Sunday, July 20th at 7:00pm

Starring Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams. Directed by Carl Reiner


Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - Sunday, July 20th at 8:45pm

Starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden. Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing and Best Actor: Peter Sellers


Network - Sunday, July 20th at 10:30pm

Starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch. Directed by Sidney Lumet

Academy Award winner for Best Writing, Best Actress: Faye Dunaway, Best Actor: Peter Finch, Best Supporting Actress:

Beatrice Straight

Academy Award Nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Actor:

William Holden, Best Supporting Actor: Ned Beatty,

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion Picture Actress: Faye Dunaway, Best Motion Picture Actor: Peter Finch and Best Screenplay

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Motion Picture - Drama



Witness for the Prosecution - premieres Sunday, July 27th at 4:00pm

Starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dierich, Charles Laughton. Directed by Billy Wilder

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Sound, Best Actor: Charles Laughton,

Best Supporting Actress: Elsa Lanchester

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Supporting Actress: Elsa Lanchester

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion Picture Actress: Marlene Dietrich, Best Motion Picture Actor: Charles Laughton


Executive Action - premieres Sunday, July 27th at 6:00pm

Starring Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer. Directed by David Miller

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


Albino Alligator - premieres Tuesday, July 1st at 8:30pm

Starring Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway, Gary Sinise. Directed by Kevin Spacey


Igby Goes Down - Tuesday, July 1st at 10:15pm

Starring Kieran Culkin, Ryan Phillippe, Claire Danes. Directed by Burr Steers

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Actor: Kieran Culkin and Best Motion Picture Supporting Actress:

Susan Sarandon


Buffalo 66 - premieres late night Tuesday, July 1st at 12:00am

Starring Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara. Directed by Vincent Gallo


Swimming Upstream - premieres Tuesday, July 8th at 8:05pm

Starring Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Jesse Spencer. Directed by Russell Mulcahy


The Crossing Guard - premieres Tuesday, July 8th at 9:45

Starring Jack Nicholson, David Morse, Anjelica Huston. Directed by Sean Penn

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Angelica Huston


The Barbarian Invasions - Tuesday, July 8th at 11:45pm

Starring Remy Girard, Stephane Rousseau, Dorothee Berryman. Directed by Denys Arcand

Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film

Academy Award nomination for Best Writing - Original Screenplay

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film


Tsotsi! - Tuesday, July 15th at 8:15pm

Starring Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, Israel Makoe. Directed by Gavin Hood

Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film


City of God - Tuesday, July 15th at 10:00pm

Starring Alexandre Rodrigues, Leondro Firmini da Hora, Phellipe Haagensen. Directed by Fernando Meirelles

Academy Award nominations for Best Director, Best Editing, Best Cinematography and Best Writing

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film


Eat Drink Man Woman - Tuesday, July 22nd at 8:00pm

Starring Sihung Lung, Kuei-Mei Yang, Chien-Lien. Directed by Ang Lee

Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film


Farewell My Concubine - Tuesday, July 22nd at 10:05pm

Starring Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi, Gong Li. Directed by Chen Kaige

Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography

Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Language Film


Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love - late night Tuesday, July 22nd at 1:00am

Starring Indira Varma, Sarita Choudhury, Naveen Andrews. Directed by Mira Nair


Cry the Beloved Country - Tuesday, July 29th at 10:35pm

Starring James Earl Jones, Richard Harris, Charles S. Dutton. Directed by Darrell Roodt
 

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Thank you very much for the information, and thank you and your network for respecting the viewers' intelligence and sensibilities, and the filmmakers' intent by keeping the films in their OAR and unedited and commercial-free. Unfortunately, doing so is getting to be all too rare in television these days. I appreciate your commitment to keeping the films as they are, and not despoiling them. Oh, and that's a great list of films too. I have seen and love most of them. I'm looking forward to seeing most, if not all, of them in HD for the first time (for me).
 

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Thank you very much for the information, and thank you and your network for respecting the viewers' intelligence and sensibilities, and the filmmakers' intent by keeping the films in their OAR and unedited and commercial-free. Unfortunately, doing so is getting to be all too rare in television these days. I appreciate your commitment to keeping the films as they are, and not despoiling them.

Ditto. Well said.
 

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Good stuff as usual for HDNet movies... the only "shame" here is that it is not the original ET, but rather the "cleaned up" version for the 20th anniv. I would like to see the original as well and would probably record/keep both for posterity if they aired them both.
 

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Good stuff as usual for HDNet movies... the only "shame" here is that it is not the original ET, but rather the "cleaned up" version for the 20th anniv.

where in the cantina han shoots greedo 1st right.
 

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Good stuff as usual for HDNet movies... the only "shame" here is that it is not the original ET, but rather the "cleaned up" version for the 20th anniv. I would like to see the original as well and would probably record/keep both for posterity if they aired them both.

Just checking if all E. T. airing are same or diff versions?
 

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Thank you very much for the information, and thank you and your network for respecting the viewers' intelligence and sensibilities, and the filmmakers' intent by keeping the films in their OAR and unedited and commercial-free. Unfortunately, doing so is getting to be all too rare in television these days. I appreciate your commitment to keeping the films as they are, and not despoiling them. Oh, and that's a great list of films too. I have seen and love most of them. I'm looking forward to seeing most, if not all, of them in HD for the first time (for me).

double ditto! Nicely said Will2007...
 

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Thank you very much for the information, and thank you and your network for respecting the viewers' intelligence and sensibilities, and the filmmakers' intent by keeping the films in their OAR and unedited and commercial-free. Unfortunately, doing so is getting to be all too rare in television these days. I appreciate your commitment to keeping the films as they are, and not despoiling them. Oh, and that's a great list of films too. I have seen and love most of them. I'm looking forward to seeing most, if not all, of them in HD for the first time (for me).

Thank YOU for being a subscriber to HDNet Movies.


and THANKS to all the avs'ers who subscribe to HDNet and/or HDNet Movies via their cable or satellite provider.
 

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None of these posts mention that HDNet Movies is showing the wonderful film Real Genius this month.


I've seen it on SHO HD before, so this was a nice surprise.
 

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...and THANKS to all the avs'ers who subscribe to HDNet and/or HDNet Movies via their cable or satellite provider.

Thanks from me also... I DVRed Superman III earlier tonight while out shopping and am going to be watching it later this morning.


HDNet and HDNet Movies have had a lot of good stuff over the years, and it is always good to see new things added to the library... and especially stuff that can't be seen in HD anywhere else.
 

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None of these posts mention that HDNet Movies is showing the wonderful film Real Genius this month.


I've seen it on SHO HD before, so this was a nice surprise.

SWEET! I have got to get moving, and upgrade to HD cable so I can get HDNETM. So much good stuff airing regularly.

[Obligatory movie quote] "This is ice - this is what happens to water when it gets too cold. This is Kent - this is what happens to people when they get too sexually frustrated." [/Obligatory movie quote]
 

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HDnet is getting it right with the way they are showing movies, old and new. I have seen some amazing quality of picture and content of movies through my FIOS cable. Blu Ray needs to take notice. Many of the films I have seen are far better than BD, yes far better with more detail, clarity and no EE, DNR, etc. All the grain in all its glory is there. The only issue and it is rare is some macroblocking due to compression, otherwise I get virtually flawless presentations.
 

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HDnet is getting it right with the way they are showing movies, old and new. I have seen some amazing quality of picture and content of movies through my FIOS cable. Blu Ray needs to take notice. Many of the films I have seen are far better than BD, yes far better with more detail, clarity and no EE, DNR, etc.

That's strange. Most of the captures I've seen from HDNet have been pretty mushy, and it's not from overcompression as the filesizes are healthy. I'm sure Xylon or someone else that has a collection going can confirm.
 
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