Pix lines up Rocky marathon in June


MUMBAI: Sony’s English movie channel Pix has lined up KnockOut movies for the month of June.

Beginning with an ode to Sylvester Stallone every Monday on Perfect 10, Pix brings you the awe-inspiring tale about the struggle of Rocky Balboa. The Rocky series Part I to IV – will be aired on the channel.

In 1975, virtually unknown in Hollywood, Sylvester Stallone wrote the script of Rocky in three days after attending a boxing match between the small-time underdog Chuck Wepner and the great Muhammad Ali and then was born Rocky Balboa.

Rocky, of course, was the fictitious alter-ego of Stallone. After a hard round of negotiations with Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, a team of experienced and knowledgeable filmmakers, Stallone struck a deal wherein they allowed him to play the title role.

Rocky II took off from where Rocky ended, with the entire cast of Rocky reuniting with Stallone at the helm as writer and director in pursuit of the heavyweight championship. In Rocky III, Balboa goes through changes internally and externally in attempts to improve his personal life and hold on to the heavy weight title and finds its not nearly as difficult to reach the top as it is to stay there. In Rocky IV Rocky comes out of retirement to do battle for the greatest prize of all – America. 


The channel has also lined up a Brad Pitt special and will air his movies from 12 – 15 June on Perfect 10.

Thelma and Louise, the movie that got him noticed and started him on his road to stardom. Also coming up on 13 June is Legends Of the Fall, an epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.


This film is followed by Seven Years in Tibet on 14 June due to which Brad was banned from entering China. Lastly catch Brad in Snatch directed by Guy Ritchie better known as Madonna’s husband. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels – an action packed English comedy will also be aired on Perfect 10 on 16 June.

PIX will also air a two movie special with Marlon Brando on 22 and 23 June at 10 pm. Watch this legendary actor excel in Island of Dr. Moreau, a film about Dr Moreau an obsessive scientist who is experimenting on turning animals into humans and A Dry White Season a sensitive film on Apartheid in South Africa.

On 30 June, Pix brings you the critically acclaimed, Oscar winning film Platoon. Platoon is a film on the Vietnam war made by Director Oliver Stone based on his own experiences in Vietnam. In this film, Charlie Sheen plays Chris Taylor, an idealistic student who dropped out of college, joined the army, and volunteered for Vietnam. His idealism and view of war in general rapidly changes during the course of the film.

After the action Pix has lined up a laughathon from 4 – 9 June. The movies that will be aired are Nadine, My Man Adam, No Small Affair, The Opposite of Sex on Great at 8.

The channel will also air four episodes of Inside the Actors Studio. On 3 June, the legendary Robert Redford will be seen in a two hour special Inside the Actors Studio followed by his film The Natural. Another two hour special with the Barbara Streisand followed by one her most hilarious films The Owl & the Pussycat at 9 pm will be aired on June 10. Martin Sheen’s episode will be aired on 17 June followed by his film Little Girl who Lives Down the lane which also stars Jodie Foster. Jude Law will appear on Inside the Actors Studio on 24 June.