[02/28/08 - 04:20 PM]
Universal Hd Is High Impact Television with Notable Films Throughout the Month of March
"This March, our viewers will see some of the greatest films as they've never seen them before - in 1080i high definition," said NBC Universal Cale's Dan Harrison.

[via press release from Universal HD]


BURBANK, Calif. � February 28, 2008 � Universal HD enters March in full swing with a major dose of movies this month. High quality movies in high definition are broadcast all month long in all genres, with a special family-themed Easter Sunday, a night of Tuesday comedy featuring alums of "Saturday Night Live" and "Three Amigos." Viewers can also tune-in for a daytime comedy event not to be missed and Universal HD brings back round three of "Showtime Championship Boxing."

"This March, our viewers will see some of the greatest films as they've never seen them before � in 1080i high definition," said Dan Harrison, Senior Vice President, Emerging Networks, NBC Universal Cable. "Experiencing a movie in HD is like watching it for the first time."

Universal HD presents March Most Valuable Players every Thursday, featuring the biggest stars in the best quality. Viewers are seeing double when Brad Pitt stars back to back in "Meet Joe Black" on Thursday, March 6 at 6pm ET and "Spy Game" at 9:30pm ET. Brad's friends follow his lead with Andy Garcia in "Night Falls on Manhattan" at 12am ET and Don Cheadle in the critically acclaimed "Hotel Rwanda" at 2am ET. Stanley Kubrick's films add to the drama with "2001: A Space Odyssey" on Thursday, March 13 at 8pm and 1am ET, followed by "Full Metal Jacket" at 10:30pm and 3:30am ET. On Thursday, March 20, Harrison Ford is poised and proper in "Sabrina" at 6:30pm and 11pm ET followed by a frenzied Ford in "Frantic" at 9pm and 1:30am ET. Double feature Thursdays wrap up the month with America's tough guy Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday, March 27 with "The Last Action Hero" at 7pm and 12am ET and "End of Days" at 9:30pm ET.

In honor of Easter Sunday, Universal HD brings families together with a night of family-themed movies and a special episode of "My Big Fat Greek Life." Viewers can wind their holiday down with the heartfelt movie "My Girl 2" at 7pm and 1:30am ET followed by some family dysfunction in "Addams Family Values" at 9pm ET. An episode of "My Big Fat Greek Life: Greek Easter" follows and the night concludes in London with Hugh Grant in "About a Boy" at 11:30pm ET.

Three of the funniest actors in film team up in four laugh out loud comedies for a special Amigo Tuesday on March 4. Chevy Chase begins the night in a comedy classic: "National Lampoon's European Vacation" at 6pm and 12am ET. Martin Short follows in the hilarious "The Big Picture" at 8pm and 2am ET and the premiere of "Jiminy Glick in La La Wood" at 10pm ET. The laughs continue with the incomparable Steve Martin in "The Jerk" at 4am ET.

Fans get another dose of comedy when Big Movie Thursday gives them a movie event during the day. On Thursday, March 27, viewers have another chance to watch "The Big Picture" at 8am and 1:30pm ET, followed by "The Big Tease" at 10am and 3:30pm ET and "Big Night" at 11:30am and 5pm ET.

Universal HD keeps up the boxing tradition with a third round of "Showtime Championship Boxing" on Sunday, March 30 at 8pm ET/PT featuring Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez III in the ring.

Other March monthly highlights include:

COMEDY TUESDAY MOVIES, beginning at 6pm ET:
"National Lampoon's European Vacation," "The Big Picture," "Jiminy Glick in La La Wood," 'The Jerk" 3/4
"Flashback," "Necessary Roughness," "Private Parts" 3/11
"About a Boy," "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," "The First Wives Club" 3/18
"The Fisher King," "Waking Ned Devine," "If Lucy Fell" 3/25

"Runaway," "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Full Metal Jacket" 3/6
"Meet Joe Black," "Spy Game," "Night Falls on Manhattan," "Hotel Rwanda" 3/13
"Sabrina," "Frantic," "Children of a Lesser God" 3/20
"Last Action Hero," "End of Days," "Stargate" 3/27

DRAMA FRIDAY MOVIES, beginning at 8pm ET:
"Bonfire of the Vanities," "Full Metal Jacket" 3/7
"Little Nikita," "Hotel Rwanda" 3/14
"The Jackal," "Manhunter" 3/21
"Frantic," "Night Falls on Manhattan" 3/28

SCI FI SATURDAY MOVIES, beginning at 10pm ET:
"2001: A Space Odyssey" 3/1
"Stargate" 3/8
"Frankenstein Unbound" 3/15
"The Relic" 3/22
"Wing Commander" 3/29

CRIME SUNDAY MOVIES, beginning at 8pm ET:
"Dead-Bang" 3/2
"Night Falls on Manhattan" 3/9
"Blind Fury" 3/16
Pre-Empted for Easter 3/23
Pre-Empted for "Showtime Championship Boxing" 3/30

  [february 2008]  


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