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We've got Oscar winners, a bonus sneak preview, and lots of good stuff this month.


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March 2010 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

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

The Eclipse
Premieres Wednesday, March 24th at 8:00pm followed by encore presentations at 9:30pm and 11:00pm

Starring: Ciarán Hinds, Aidan Quinn, Iben Hjejle

Directed by Conor McPherson


Tony Award-nominated writer/director Conor McPherson (“Shining City,” “The Seafarer”) brings his dramatic powers to the screen in horror-love story hybrid. Ciarán Hinds (Munich, There Will Be Blood) plays a widower living in an Irish seaside town who is struggling to adjust to his new role as the sole caretaker of his two children. When he volunteers at a local literary festival, his life converges with an author of supernatural fiction (Iben Hjejle, High Fidelity) and a self-obsessed novelist (Aidan Quinn, Legends Of The Fall). The love triangle engenders passion and rage, and Hinds’ character finds himself increasingly haunted by apparitions too vivid to be mere nightmares.

The Warlords

Premieres Wednesday, March 31st at 8:15pm followed by encore presentations at 10:15pm and 12:15am


Starring: Jet Li, Andy Alu, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Xu Jinglei

Directed by Peter Ho-Sun Chan


Set in the midst of war and political upheaval during the Taiping Rebellion of the 1860s, WARLORDS stars Jet Li as General Pang, who barely survives a brutal massacre of his fellow soldiers by playing dead, and joins a band of bandits led by Er Hu (Andy Lau) and Wu Yang (Takeshi Kaneshiro). After fighting back attackers from an helpless village, the three men take an oath to become “blood brothers,” pledging loyalty to one another until death, but things quickly turn sour and the three men become embroiled in a web of political deceit, and a love triangle between Pang, Er Hu and a beautiful courtesan (Wu Jing-Lei).

SPOTLIGHT FEATURES – Highlighted feature films airing on HDNet Movies

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

Amelie – premiers Wednesday, March 17th at 8:00pm

Starring Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Academy Award nominations for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Cinematography,

Best Sound and Best Writing

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

Dave – premieres Friday, March 12th at 8:00pm

Starring Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella. Directed by Ivan Reitman

Academy Award nomination for Best Writing

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Motion Picture Film – Comedy/Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a

Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical: Kevin Kline

The Lost World: Jurassic Park – premieres Saturday, March 13th at 8:00pm

Starring Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Vince Vaughn. Directed by Steven Spielberg

Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects

Maverick – premieres Monday, March 8th at 8:00pm

Starring Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner. Directed by Richard Donner

Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design

The Outlaw Josey Wales – Thursday, March 11th at 8:05pm

Starring Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sandra Locke. Directed by Clint Eastwood

Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score

Tremors – premieres Saturday, March 13th at 10:15pm

Starring Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Michael Gross. Directed by Ron Underwood

The Three Musketeers – premieres Saturday, March 27th at 8:00pm

Starring Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris O’Donnell. Directed by Stephen Herek

KidScene - A morning block of kids and family films beginning at 9am daily

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

The Black Stallion

Starring Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr. Directed by Carroll Ballard

Academy Award winner for Special Achievement in Sound Editing - Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor: Mickey Rooney and Best Film Editing - Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Score


The Black Stallion Returns


Starring Kelly Reno, Vincent Spano, Teri Garr


Clifford


Starring Martin Short, Charles Grodin, Mary Steenburgen. Directed by Paul Flaherty

The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course

Starring Steve Irwin, Teri Irwin, Magda Szubanski. Directed by John Stainton

Freaky Friday

Starring Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin. Directed by Gary Nelson

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Actress: Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris, Best Original Song

Leroy & Stitch

Voices of Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere, Kevin McDonald. Directed by Tony Craig and Roberts Gannaway

Napoleon

Voices of Jamie Croft, Philip Quast, Susan Lyons. Directed by Mario Andreacchio

Pebble and the Penguin

Voices of Shani Wallis, S. Scott Bullock, Martin Short. Directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman

Puss in Boots

Starring Christopher Walken, Jason Connery, Carmela Marner. Directed by Eugene Marner

The Secret of NIMH

Voices of Dom DeLuise, Shannen Doherty, Wil Wheaton. Directed by Don Bluth

Starchaser: The Legend of Orin

Voices of Dennis Alwood, Carmen Argenziano, Daryl Bartley. Directed by Steven Hawn

Tarka the Otter

Starring Peter Ustinov, Peter Bennett, Edward Underdown. Directed by David Cobham

Thunderbird 6

Voices of Peter Dyneley, Sylvia Anderson, Shane Rimmer. Directed by David Lane

Thunderbirds Are GO

Voices of Peter Dyneley, Sylvia Anderson, Shane Rimmer. Directed by David Lane

PROGRAM SPECIAL – A weeklong tribute to Academy Award winning films leading up to the Oscars on March 7th

Marty – Monday, March 1st at 8:05pm

Starring Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti. Directed by Delbert Mann

Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor: Ernest Borgnine and Best Writing - Screenplay

The Bad and the Beautiful – Monday, March 1st at 9:45pm

Starring Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon. Directed by Vincente Minnelli

Academy Award winner for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Supporting Actress: Gloria Grahame, Best Costume

Design, Best Writing – Screenplay, and Best Cinematography

The Apartment – Tuesday, March 2nd at 8:00pm

Starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray. Directed by Billy Wilder

Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and

Best Writing – Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Pillow Talk – Tuesday, March 2nd at 10:15pm

Starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall. Directed by Michael Gordon

Academy Award winner for Best Writing – Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

On Golden Pond – Wednesday, March 3rd at 8:00pm

Starring Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda. Directed by Mark Rydell

Academy Award winner for Best Actor: Henry Fonda, Best Actress Katharine Hepburn and Best Writing – Screenplay

Based on Material from another Medium

Dead Poets Society – Wednesday, March 3rd at 10:00pm

Starring Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke. Directed by Peter Weir

Academy Award winner for Best Writing – Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

The Black Stallion – Thursday, March 4th at 8:00pm

Starring Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr. Directed by Carroll Ballard

Academy Award winner for Special Achievement in Sound Editing

The Big Country – Thursday, March 4th at 10:00pm

Starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Caroll Baker. Directed by William Wyler

Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actor: Burl Ives

Adaptation – Friday, March 5th at 8:00pm

Starring Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper. Directed by Spike Jonze

Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actor: Chris Cooper

The Crying Game – Friday, March 5th at 10:00pm

Starring Forrest Whitaker, Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson. Directed by Neil Jordan

Academy Award winner for Best Writing – Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

A River Runs Through It – Saturday, March 6th at 8:00pm

Starring Brad Pitt, Craig Sheffer, Tom Skerritt. Directed by Robert Redford

Academy Award winner for Best Cinematography

Unforgiven – Saturday, March 6th at 10:15pm


Starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Clint Eastwood

Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Gene Hackman

Doctor Zhivago – Sunday, March 7th at 5:45pm

Starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin. Directed by David Lean

Academy Award winner for Best Writing – Screenplay Based on Material from another Medium, Best

Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, Best Music – Score, Best Cinematography

Gigi – Sunday, March 7th at 9:00pm

Starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan. Directed by Vincente Minnelli - Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Writing - Screenplay Based on Material from another Medium, Best Original Song, and Best Music: Scoring of a Musical 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

Adam’s Rib

Starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday. Directed by George Cukor

Academy Award nomination for Best Writing

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress: Judy Holliday

The Apartment

Starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray. Directed by Billy Wilder

Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and Best Writing

Academy Award nominations for Best Actor: Jack Lemmon, Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine, Best Supporting Actor: Jack

Kruschen, Best Cinematography and Best Sound

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture – Comedy, Best Motion Picture Actor: Jack Lemmon and Best Motion

Picture Actress: Shirley MacLaine

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Motion Picture Director

The Bad and the Beautiful

Starring Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon. Directed by Vincente Minnelli

Academy Award winner for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Supporting Actress: Gloria Grahame, Best Costume

Design, Best Writing and Best Cinematography

Academy Award nomination for Best Actor: Kirk Douglas

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress: Gloria Grahame and Best Supporting Actor: Gilbert Roland

The Black Stallion

Starring Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr. Directed by Carroll Ballard

Academy Award winner for Special Achievement in Sound Editing

Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor: Mickey Rooney and Best Film Editing

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Score

Gigi

Starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan. Directed by Vincente Minnelli

Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best

Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Writing, Best Original Song, and Best Music: Scoring of a Musical Picture

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture – Musical, Best Motion Picture Director and Best Supporting Actress:

Hermione Gingold

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Actress: Leslie Caron, Best Motion Picture Actor: Maurice Chevalier, and Best Motion Picture Actor: Louis Jourdan

Marty

Starring Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti. Directed by Delbert Mann

Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor: Ernest Borgnine and Best Writing

Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress: Betsy Blair, Best Supporting Actor: Joe Mantell, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and Best Cinematography

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Starring Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sandra Locke. Directed by Clint Eastwood

Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score

Pillow Talk

Starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall. Directed by Michael Gordon

Academy Award winner for Best Writing - Academy Award nominations for Best Actress: Doris Day, Best Supporting Actress: Thelma Ritter, Best Music and Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture – Comedy, Best Motion Picture Actress: Doris Day and Best Motion Picture Supporting Actor: Tony Randall

Unforgiven

Starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Clint Eastwood

Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Gene Hackman

Academy Award nominations for Best Actor: Clint Eastwood, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best

Sound and Best Writing

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture Director: Clint Eastwood and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting

Role: Gene Hackman

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

In Retro – Memorable Classic movies airing Sunday Nights and throughout the month

Doctor Zhivago – Sunday, March 7th at 5:45pm

Starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin. Directed by David Lean

Academy Award winner for Best Writing, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, Best Music – Score,

Best Cinematography

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Sound and Best Supporting Actor:

Tom Courtenay

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Screenplay,

Best Original Score, Best Motion Picture Actor: Omar Sharif and Most Promising Newcomer: Geraldine Chaplin

Gigi - Sunday, March 7th at 9:00pm

Starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan. Directed by Vincente Minnelli

Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best

Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Writing, Best Original Song, and Best Music: Scoring of a Musical Picture

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture – Musical, Best Motion Picture Director and Best Supporting Actress:

Hermione Gingold

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Actress: Leslie Caron, Best Motion Picture Actor: Maurice Chevalier, and Best Motion Picture Actor: Louis Jourdan

The Missouri Breaks – premieres Sunday, March 14th at 8:00pm

Starring Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid. Directed by Arthur Penn

The China Syndrome – Sunday, March 14th at 10:15pm

Starring Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas. Directed by James Bridges

Academy Award nominations for Best Actress: Jane Fonda, Best Actor: Jack Lemmon, Best Writing and Best Art Direction-

Set Decoration

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion Picture Actress: Jane Fonda, Best Motion Picture Actor: Jack Lemmon, and Best Motion Picture Screenplay

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Sunday, March 21st at 6:00pm

Starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach. Directed by Sergio Leone

The Outlaw Josey Wales – Sunday, March 21st at 9:05pm

Starring Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sandra Locke. Directed by Clint Eastwood

Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score

Pillow Talk – Sunday, March 28th at 5:30pm

Starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall. Directed by Michael Gordon

Academy Award winner for Best Writing

Academy Award nominations for Best Actress: Doris Day, Best Supporting Actress: Thelma Ritter, Best Music and Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture – Comedy, Best Motion Picture Actress: Doris Day and Best Motion Picture Supporting Actor: Tony Randall

Send Me No Flowers – Sunday, March 28th at 8:15pm

Starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall. Directed by Norman Jewison

Lover Come Back – Sunday, March 28th at 10:05pm

Starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall. Directed by Delbert Mann

Academy Award nomination for Best Writing

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor: Tony Randall

The Thrill of It All – late night Sunday, March 28th at 12:00am

Starring Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis. Directed by Norman Jewison

ART HOUSE CINEMA – Independent films, foreign films and documentaries airing throughout the month

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

Amelie

Starring Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Academy Award nominations for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Cinematography,

Best Sound and Best Writing

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

Adaptation

Starring Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper. Directed by Spike Jonze

Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actor: Chris Cooper

Academy Award nomination for Best Actor: Nicholas Cage, Best Actress: Meryl Streep and Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay

The Company

Starring Neve Campbell, Malcolm McDowell, James Franco. Directed by Robert Altman

The Crying Game

Starring Forrest Whitaker, Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson. Directed by Neil Jordan

Academy Award winner for Best Writing – Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor: Stephen Rea, Best Supporting Actor: Jaye Davidson,

and Best Film Editing

Danny Deckchair

Starring Rhys Ifans, Miranda Otto, Justine Clarke. Directed by Jeff Balsmeyer

District B-13

Starring Cyril Raffaelli David Belle, Tony A’Mario. Directed by Pierre Morel

Pink Floyd: The Wall

Starring Bob Geldof, Bob Hoskins, Christine Hargreaves. Directed by Alan Parker
 

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Nice lineup this month.


The Warlords. Been wanting to catch that one. Thanks.


Caught The Secret of NIMH the other day- shockingly disturbing and violent for a "G" rated movie. So much so I started a thread about it in the DVD/Movies forum.


ZRoss- Any info if Tron is going to be on "Movies"? It's on HDNet main on 3/3 and I'd like to view it without breaks.
 

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Hmmm. Only two things of interest for me this month:

The China Syndrome - yet another film that I've managed to avoid all these years;

Amelie - This is one of my favorite films, and I've been eager to see an HD version of it.


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I assume that Leroy and Stitch is really Lilo and Stitch? And, if so, is that the first animated Disney movie that HDNet Movies will show?
 

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Copied from the "TRON on HD NET" thread:


Some are reporting - or SPECULATING at least:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/44138


..that tomorrow night's HD NET broadcast of TRON will be the 1st time the newly remastered for BD version is being shown. Apparently director Steven Lisberger (also a writer/exec producer for the upcoming TRON: LEGACY sequel) was overheard at a premiere last week saying that he had finished tweaking the original for a BD release this year as a ramp up for the new movie.


While no George Lucas-level CG add-ons were done, a ton of color correction has apparently been applied. Sounds as if the "computer" world finally looks the way Lisberger had invisioned, but 80's-era FX could not completely nail down.


Curious to see if HD NET does in fact have the new BD remaster available - will hit the DVR to record to see for myself.
 

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Just to clarify, it is Leroy & Stitch, not Lilo (though she is in the movie!).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0486761/


And, yes, you nailed; this is our first Disney animated movie. Good catch!

Tron is animated.



Leroy & Stitch. You know when I first read that I thought it was either a typo or a totally different movie (heh, for some reason it sounds like an "Adult" film title to me
). I assume this was one of Disney's "DTV" sequels, when they were big into doing that sort of thing?
 

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Is the Apartment with Jack Lemmon and Shirley Mclain a true HD show? It looked damn good! I have not been able to find where it was released on blu-ray or hd-dvd.


Is it just an upconvert?
 

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Is the Apartment with Jack Lemmon and Shirley Mclain a true HD show? It looked damn good! I have not been able to find where it was released on blu-ray or hd-dvd.


Is it just an upconvert?

Thanks for the question. As a general rule, we don't upconvert--so you are seeing the real deal when you watch our network.


I'm glad you enjoyed the movie!
 

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Is the Apartment with Jack Lemmon and Shirley Mclain a true HD show? It looked damn good! I have not been able to find where it was released on blu-ray or hd-dvd.

That is part of the joy that is HDNet (and MGM-HD as well)...seeing so many classic films in HD that are not (and may never be) on Blu-Ray. I still keep hoping for TIME MACHINE and WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM. Hint, hint.
 
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