Friday, July 21, 2006


Sunday Night's Alright For Watching

On this Sunday evening, something magical and amazing is going to happen - FilmFour is going to be on Freeview.

From their website:

'Why is Film4 going free-to-air?'

'It is Channel 4's ambition to widen its digital offering, so that a greater range of programming is available within digital homes. Over the years we have developed a strong and valuable film channel, which we feel should be available to as wide an audience as possible. We are therefore making it available to everyone with digital TV.'

This, folks, is just about the best that's ever happened in the history of mankind. Just listen:

'Will you still be showing foreign language and extreme films - if so when?'

'Yes, these films will remain a key part of our schedule and will play across the time zones. In the first month we will be screening a season of Roberto Rossellini films, to mark the centenary of his birth. We are also showing 7 films from the Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, including Princess Mononoke and Kiki's Delivery Service, screening in August in afternoon slots. 9pm will see the UK TV premiere of The Motorcycle Diaries, and there will be films from Kurosawa, Almodovar, Cocteau and Renoir to look forward to in the first few months. Our Saturday Night Shocks strand, every Saturday at 11pm, launches with the UK TV premiere of Wolf Creek and other early highlights will include Audition and The Blair Witch Project, plus the UK TV premiere of Lady Vengeance.'

Oh. My. God. Seriously, I'm never leaving the house ever again. Of course, the first night has to be great:

1) 'Lost In Translation'
2) 'Sexy Beast' - oh hell yes! (long time readers will know that I can evangelise about this film for hours)
3) 'Infernal Affairs'

Seriously, put a spread out, invite all your mates over, fill the fridge with as many beers as it'll take, and forget about all your woes, cos life is officially sweet.

'That'll be the last time you ever tell me my tie's not on straight, punk.'

Seriously, I'm never leaving the house ever again.

lol, neither am i. i'm totally stoked about this.
It really is fantastic news. I've always wanted FilmFour and never been able to afford it.
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