Sunday, February 2, 2014

BREAKING. Massive Steven Spielberg movie festival coming to DStv and M-Net's M-Net Movies Showcase channel during March.

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A massive Steven Spielberg movie festival of more than 31 50! films is coming to M-Net's M-Net Movies Showcase (DStv 108) channel in March for DStv subscribers with Spielberg after Spielberg movie.

The treasure trove of Spielberg movies - including have to watch special director's cut movies like Close Encounters of the Third Kind will be unspooling on the M-Net supplied movie channel to MultiChoice during the month of March.

Analysing the new "big music,with big crescendos" on-air M-Net teaser promo which the pay-TV broadcaster started running on Sunday evening during Survivor South Africa: Champions on the M-Net channel, its clear that the M-Net Movies Showcase movie channel on DStv will showcase tens of Steven Spielberg's biggest movies during March.

Some of these movies include the Jurassic Park movies, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, War Horse, the Indiana Jones movies, War of the Worlds, The Color Purple, Hook, Catch Me If You Can, Men in Black and many more which will definitely be a part of M-Net and M-Net Movies Showcase's "The Big Spielberg Experience".

These are the movies of which clips are included in the on-air promo teaser.

It's likely that at least 31 Steven Spielberg movies for the entire 31 days of March - if not more movies where Steven Spielberg were involved with, either as director or producer - will be shown on M-Net Movies Showcase during March with a new one every day.

UPDATE 19:40: M-Net confirms the news following a media enquiry I made after I've seen the promo and tells TV with Thinus that "in March M-Net Movies Showcase will be screening more than 50 films by Steven Spielberg, undoubtedly the greatest filmmaker of all time".

M-Net says that "an unprecedented 31 day Spielberg experience is awaiting M-Net Movies Showcase viewers in the month of March".

"Having so many Spielberg films on a movie channel in one month is an extra-ordinary feat," says Lani Lombard, M-Net's head of publicity.

"This is the biggest Spielberg extravaganza ever, and the results of more than two years of planning and hard work on the side of our M-Net movie team."

"In the late nineties M-Net ran a Steven Spielberg movie festival that captured the imagination of our viewers.This one is way bigger and a comprehensive update of his massive oeuvre. It's a mega-treat for movie lovers."

M-Net Movies Showcase will have at least one Steven Spielberg movie per day during March in primetime, or some days more than one.

"While some viewers will dip into the schedule to watch their favourite Spielberg movies again or find out what the fuss was about, some others - cinema-buffs - will be able to track in detail the way movies changed over the years, the Spielberg way," says Lani Lombard.

DStv subscribers will also be able to watch the acclaimed Steven Spielberg mini-series The Band of Brothers and The Pacific on M-Net Movies Showcase during March.

Here is the list of movies from Steven Spielberg which will be shown during March on M-Net Movies Showcase:

ET: The Extra-Terrestrial
Jurassic Park
The Lost World – Jurassic Park
The Color Purple
Saving Private Ryan
The Terminal,
The Adventures of Tin Tin: Secret of the Unicorn
The Twilight Zone
Schindler's List
AI Artificial Intelligence
War of the Worlds
War Horse
Sugarland Express
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (director's cut)
Empire of the Sun
Minority Report
Catch me if you can

Here is the additional list of movies which will be on M-Net Movies Showcase during March as part of "The Spielberg Experience" in which Steven Spielberg was the executive producer or producer:

Men In Black
Men In Black II
Men In Black III
Cowboys & Aliens
Monster House
Jurassic Park III
The Flintstones
Cape Fear
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Back to the Future
Back to the Future II
Back to the Future III
The Goonies
Land Before Time
Batteries Not Included
American Tail: Fievel Goes West
Money Pit

Band of Brothers (10 part mini-series)
The Pacific (10 part mini-series)