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Old 07-29-2008, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Liqwid View Post
This makes me wish I had HDNet, now. This is one of my all time favorite movies. Excuse me as I go and cry now.
This little quote gave me an idea…

The following is a list of all the August premieres on HDNET Movies. This reference is set up to torture Chris while simultaneously informing the rest of you lucky HDNET subscribers.

Look for these films broadcast for the first time ever in High Definition on HDNET Movies:

See it in High Definition before it hits theaters.

Rating: R
Year: 2008
Cast: Brian Cox, Tom Sizemore, Robert Englund
Director: Trygve Allister Diesen

Synopsis: A reclusive man seeks justice and redemption after witnessing a random act of violence.

Run Time: 1:38

Air Dates:
Wed, Aug 6th - 8:15 PM ET, 10:00 PM ET & 11:45 PM ET

Films broadcast for the first time ever on HDNET Movies

About A Boy
Rating: PG-13
Year: 2002
Cast: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette
Director: Chris Weitz

Synopsis: An immature, wealthy 30-something and a lonely young boy become unlikely friends who influence each others' lives.

Run Time: 1:41

Air Dates:
Sat, Aug 16th - 8:15 PM ET / 11:45 PM ET
Wed, Aug 27th - 8:15 PM ET
Thu, Aug 28th - 12:00 AM ET

Cinema Paradiso
Rating: PG
Year: 1989
Cast: Antonella Attili, Enzo Cannavale, Isa Danieli
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

Synopsis: A filmmaker's love of cinema is explored through his childhood memories of spending time with the local projectionist in a small town movie theater.

Run Time: 2:04
Language: Italian/English/Portuguese

Air Dates:
Tue, Aug 12th - 8:00 PM ET
Wed, Aug 13th - 12:00 AM ET
Sun, Aug 17th - 1:15 PM ET
Sat, Aug 23rd - 9:45 AM ET

Critical Care
Rating: R
Year: 1997
Cast: James Spader, Kyra Sedgwick, Helen Mirren
Director: Sidney Lumet

Synopsis: A smart, cynical comedy about a young doctor who faces a tough decision when people begin to exploit his comatose, millionaire patient.

Run Time: 1:46

Air Dates:
Sat, Aug 16th - 2:30 AM ET

Dead Poets Society
Rating: PG
Year: 1989
Cast: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke
Director: Peter Weir

Synopsis: A rebellious English professor helps open the minds of his sheltered private school students.

Run Time: 2:08

Air Dates:
Thu, Aug 7th - 8:00 PM ET
Fri, Aug 8th - 12:30 AM ET
Mon, Aug 18th - 10:00 PM ET
Tue, Aug 19th - 2:15 AM ET
Sun, Aug 24th - 12:00 PM ET

Rating: R
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Joseph Fiennes
Director: Shekhar Kapur

Synopsis: Elizabeth must navigate her way through assassination attempts and traitors during her ascension to the throne in England.

Run Time: 2:03

Air Dates:
Tue, Aug 5th - 8:00 PM ET
Wed, Aug 6th - 12:00 AM ET
Wed, Aug 13th - 10:00 PM ET
Thu, Aug 14th - 1:45 AM ET
Sat, Aug 23rd - 10:30 PM ET
Sun, Aug 24th - 2:45 AM ET

Europa Europa
Rating: R
Year: 1990
Cast: Marco Hofschneider, Julie Delpy, Rene Hofschneider
Director: Agnieszka Holland

Synopsis: When a Jewish boy is separated from his family, he must deny his heritage and join the Nazi youth in order to survive. Based on a true story.

Run Time: 1:53
Language: German (English Subtitles)

Air Dates:
Tue, Aug 5th - 10:05 PM ET
Wed, Aug 6th - 2:05 AM ET
Thu, Aug 14th - 3:50 AM ET
Tue, Aug 19th - 4:30 AM ET

Rating: R
Year: 1998
Cast: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland
Director: Gregory Hoblit

Synopsis: After catching a serial killer, homicide detective John Hobbes unwittingly enters into a game of cat-and-mouse with a vengeful demon.

Run Time: 2:04

Air Dates:
Sat, Aug 9th - 8:00 PM ET
Sun, Aug 10th - 12:00 AM ET
Wed, Aug 20th - 10:00 PM ET
Thu, Aug 21st - 2:00 AM ET

Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home
Rating: PG
Year: 1995
Cast: Jason James Richter, Francis Capra, Mary Kate Schellhardt
Director: Dwight H. Little

Synopsis: When an oil tanker crashes, Jesse and Elvis must help Willy and his whale family back to the open ocean.

Run Time: 1:37

Air Dates:
Fri, Aug 1st - 12:15 PM ET
Wed, Aug 13th - 10:15 AM ET

The Hudsucker Proxy
Rating: PG
Year: 1994
Cast: Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Newman
Director: Joel Coen

Synopsis: Tim Robbins stars as a small town imbecile promoted to president of a large corporation in the Cohen Brothers' quirky tribute to Frank Capra and Howard Hawks.

Run Time: 1:50

Air Dates:
Fri, Aug 8th - 8:00 PM ET & 11:45 PM ET
Sat, Aug 16th - 6:15 PM ET
Thu, Aug 21st - 4:05 PM ET
Wed, Aug 27th - 10:00 PM ET
Thu, Aug 28th - 1:45 AM ET

Rating: PG
Year: 1975
Cast: Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw
Director: Steven Spielberg

Synopsis: Steven Spielberg's Oscar winning story of a fisherman, a scientist, and a police chief, who set out to stop a great white shark menacing a small resort town.

Run Time: 2:04

Air Dates:
Sat, Aug 2nd - 8:00 PM ET
Sun, Aug 3rd - 12:15 AM ET
Sun, Aug 17th - 10:00 PM ET
Mon, Aug 18th - 2:15 AM ET

John Carpenter's Vampires: Los Muertos
Rating: R
Year: 2002
Cast: Jon Bon Jovi, Cristian de la Fuente, Natasha Wagner
Director: Tommy Lee Wallace

Synopsis: The Vatican enlists a grizzled vampire hunter to stop a group of vampires from finding a crucifix that will allow them to walk during the day.

Run Time: 1:33

Air Dates:
Fri, Aug 15th - 2:05 AM ET
Thu, Aug 21st - 4:15 AM ET

King Arthur
Rating: PG-13
Year: 2004
Cast: Clive Owen, Ioan Gruffudd, Keira Knightley
Director: Antoine Fuqua

Synopsis: In this modern retelling, King Arthur and his knights must defeat the Sarmatian army in order to gain their freedom.

Run Time: 2:05

Air Dates:
Sat, Aug 23rd - 8:15 PM ET
Sun, Aug 24th - 12:35 AM ET

Rating: R
Year: 2002
Cast: Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto, Anna Faris
Director: Lucky McKee

Synopsis: A strange young girl who has always had trouble fitting in builds herself a friend...out of human body parts.

Run Time: 1:33

Air Dates:
Fri, Aug 15th - 3:45 AM ET

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
Rating: PG-13
Year: 1994
Cast: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy
Director: Peter Segal

Synopsis: Lt. Frank Drebin leaves retirement to foil a terrorist plot to destroy the Oscars.

Run Time: 1:23

Air Dates:
Fri, Aug 15th - 9:45 PM ET
Sat, Aug 16th - 1:05 AM ET
Sun, Aug 24th - 8:45 AM ET

Never Talk To Strangers
Rating: R
Year: 1995
Cast: Rebecca DeMornay, Antonio Banderas, Dennis Miller
Director: Peter Hall

Synopsis: A shy psychologist enters into a passionate relationship with a man who may be a serial killer.

Run Time: 1:26

Air Dates:
Tue, Aug 5th - 4:00 AM ET

The Stupids
Rating: PG
Year: 1996
Cast: Tom Arnold, Jessica Lundy, Bug Hall
Director: John Landis

Synopsis: The aptly named Stupid family stumbles upon a government conspiracy while trying to discover who is "stealing" their trash.

Run Time: 1:33

Air Dates:
Fri, Aug 15th - 6:30 PM ET
Sat, Aug 16th - 4:16 AM ET
Wed, Aug 27th - 7:30 AM ET

Set those DVRs accordingly.....

*NOTE* The listed times are Eastern Standard Time (EST). For those on the West Coast (like me) the times are three hours earlier.
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:43 AM
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Got CapDVHS set for Sat at 5:00pm, August seems to be a good month for recording. I've been waiting for Mark to air this in it's true form as opposed to UHD's crappy broadcasting due to commercials.
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