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What's With The Movie Rotation Cycles?
Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:09 PM
Two that come to mind because they've shown up so much lately are "Earth Girls Are Easy" and "Big Trouble in Little China". "Transylvania 6-5000" did the circuit a few weeks ago also.
I'm sure there are more examples.
HD, SchmacHD!! Just be glad you've got a picture at all.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:25 PM
Often too, when it comes to older films that have been around a lot, rather than pay big bucks to get them exclusively the channels may opt to lease shorter "windows of availability" . For example, certain films might run on HBO/Cinemax for say the first six months of the year and then move to Encore for the second six months.
As for basic channels, TCM, TBS and TNT are all owned by Time-Warner and while most of what TCM shows is limited to that channel, often certain well known classics like THE WIZARD OF OZ or GONE WITH THE WIND end up on their other channels too. Of course, when TCM shows a film it's uncut and commercial free, but when the others show it, it's edited and loaded with commercials.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:36 PM