Star Chinese Movies 2 launches on Hong Kong’s now TV

MUMBAI: Star has launched Star Chinese Movies 2 on 21 July, 2008 on now TV channel 140 in Hong Kong.

Broadcast in both Cantonese and Mandarin, the new channel will showcase the most popular and award-winning Hong Kong movies from the 1970’s to 1990’s.

Star Chinese Movies features a line-up including Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Stephen Chow and Chow Yun Fat, and celebrated filmmakers such as John Woo, Johnny To and Tsui Hark.

Star Taiwan general manager Jason Siu said, “Since launching Star Chinese Movies 2 in Singapore and North America, we have had some great feedback from viewers, who have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to watch many of the defining moments in the history of Chinese filmmaking. We’re excited to be able to to bring these magnificent films to movie lovers in Hong Kong, who have already made our flagship Chinese movie channel Star Chinese Movies the most popular movie channel in the territory.”

Star Chinese Movies 2 will screen Chinese titles across genres of kung fu/martial arts, action, crime/thriller, comedy, drama and romance. The channel will kick off with a Bruce Lee Retrospective, featuring the legend’s masterpieces as a tribute during the 35th anniversary of his untimely death. Other timeless titles to appear on the channel include John Woo and Chow Yun Fat’s A Better Tomorrow series, Jackie Chan’s Police Story series, Jet Li’s Once Upon A Time series, Stephen Chow’s slapstick comedies, and award-winning dramas starring Maggie Cheung and Anita Mui.