Get ready to relive and experience some of the greatest and best-loved films ever made, all day, every day, with the arrival of a new movie channel, SONY MOVIES CLASSIC, launching in the UK on 7th January 2020.
Celebrating quality cinema from the ‘40s to the Noughties, SONY MOVIES CLASSIC will air iconic films from the Golden Age of Hollywood, landmark movies from every decade, key films of the British new-wave, and modern masterpieces. With access to an extensive library of valuable and important titles, SONY MOVIES CLASSIC promises you masterpieces such as Gandhi, Kramer vs. Kramer, Oliver!, Easy Rider, Antony and Cleopatra, From Here to Eternity and much, much more… It’s the best of the big screen, now on your small screen. Highlights include:
From day one Sony Movies Classic serves up the stars at their very best as the 7th January sees Rita Hayworth, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Orson Welles, Meryl Streep, and Gregory Peck all take to the screen. Launch day will delight with screenings of Ladies of the Chorus, A Man For All Seasons, The French Lieutenant’s Woman and Jamaica Inn, among others.
With the best films, come the best stars, and Sony Movies Classic has plenty. See Humphrey Bogart, named by the AFI as American cinema’s Greatest Male Star, star alongside Katharine Hepburn in The African Queen. See Hepburn again at her most thrilling when she features in esteemed Southern Gothic mystery, Suddenly, Last Summer – a title that also showcases the great Elizabeth Taylor. And Clint Eastwood will also be bringing some Hollywood heat to those cold January nights, in his ultimate psychological stalker outing, Play Misty For Me.
What would Hollywood be without its gallery of merry pranksters? Some of cinema’s finest talents made themselves in comedy, and Sony Movies Classic will be celebrating these comic titans with some of their best performances. From comic collectives like the Marx Brothers – in all-time great slapstick Duck Soup – to stand-alone legends like master-of-disguise Peter Sellers in The Mouse that Roared, and plucky man of the people George Formby, featuring in I Didn’t Do It.
Kitchen Sink Classics
Sony Movies Classic will honour the long British tradition of social realist filmmaking that gave us unbridled access into the lives of “real folks”, their kitchen sinks and all. Sony Movies Classic sees legendary British actor Albert Finney star as a belligerent, boozing antihero in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. Or be transported back to the grimy streets of ‘60s Salford in Tony Richardson’s masterpiece, A Taste of Honey, and the tough world of reform schools in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.
So, this New Year, tune in to this cinematic celebration that spans a variety of different genres and eras, and features some of the biggest stars to ever grace our screens.
SONY MOVIES CLASSIC, the new home of classic cinema, will be available on:
Sky 319, Freeview 50, Freesat 303 and Virgin 424.
SONY MOVIES CLASSIC is part of the UK’s first free-to-air movie network, sitting alongside SONY MOVIES and SONY MOVIES ACTION.
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