Press Release #43 (1/27/10)
iN DEMAND Announces New Movies On Demand Category Launching on Cable Feb. 1, 2010
in Celebration of Black History Month
"Black Cinema On Demand" to Celebrate
The Most Influential Black Artists of the Cinema
New York, Jan 27, 2010 - In celebration of Black History Month, digital cable subscribers across the United States will be able to access a brand new category of Movies on Demand (MOD). Feb 1, 2010 heralds the launch of "Black Cinema On Demand," announced iN DEMAND, the leading distributor of MOD to cable. The category will include some of the most acclaimed, award-winning and influential films created by or featuring the most celebrated black directors, actors and themes. Viewers will have a chance to revisit these pivotal films or see them for the first time on demand.
Many of the films in the new category have altered our collective consciousness, enabled discourse, broken our hearts, created controversy and made stars. Included are current and classic films - historical dramas, documentaries, comedies, biography and romance. Featured movies are from some of the most celebrated directors: Spike Lee's brutally honest "Do the Right Thing," (1989) and the powerful Malcolm X (1992); Steven Spielberg's heart wrenching "The Color Purple" (1985) and historical "Amistad" (1997), Ed Zwick's harrowing "Blood Diamond" (2006), Denzel Washington's multi-award-winning "Antwone Fisher" (2002), Taylor Hackford's musical homage to Ray Charles, "Ray" (2004) and Tyler Perry's comical "I Can Do Bad All By Myself" (2007).
The movies feature great actors such as Angela Bassett, Morgan Freeman, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Denzel Washington, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Chris Rock, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anthony Hopkins, Danny Aiello and many other stars in memorable performances. Included are documentary tributes to two of the greatest sports figures of our time, Muhammad Ali and LeBron James.
Systems set to carry the offering include Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, Bresnan Communications and RCN. Prices for the films range from $1.95-4.99.
With Movies On Demand through digital cable, viewers can watch movies instantly, pause, fast-forward and rewind. Viewers can find "Black Cinema On Demand" by going to their on-screen guides or their cable system websites.
Below is a list of the movies available on "Black Cinema On Demand" starting in February 2010. All titles begin on Feb. 1 except as noted:
"Antwone Fisher" (2002) Derek Luke, Denzel Washington. PG-13
"How Stella Got Her Groove Back" (1998) Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs. R
"Brown Sugar" (2002) Nicole Parker, Taye Diggs. PG-13
"Facing Ali" (2010) Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali. R (docu.)
"Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself" (2007) Taraji P. Henson, Adam Rodriguez. PG-13 2/2/10
"More than A Game" (2009) LeBron James, Sian Cotton. PG (docu.) 2/2/10
"Tyler Perry's "Daddy's Little Girls" (2007) Idris Elba, Gabrielle Union PG-13
"Amistad" (1997) Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman. R
"Do the Right Thing" (1989) Samuel L. Jackson, Danny Aiello. R
"Ray" (2004) Jamie Foxx, Regina King. PG-13
"The Best Man" (1999) Terrence Howard, Taye Diggs. R
"Malcolm X" (1992) Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett. PG-13
"The Color Purple" (1985) Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover. PG-13
"Akeelah and The Bee" (2006) Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne. PG
"Blood Diamond" (2006) Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly. R
About iN DEMAND L.L.C.
iN DEMAND L.L.C. is the pioneer and world leader in providing exciting transactional entertainment delivered through television's most innovative technologies. iN DEMAND creates and delivers programming through cable Pay-Per-View (PPV), Video-On-Demand (VOD) as well as on digital platforms. PPV programming includes movies, boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts events and the digital out-of-market subscription professional sports packages for MLB, the NBA, the NHL and MLS. The company also offers a range of VOD products including first-run movies and serves as the exclusive TV home of Howard Stern via its Howard TV On Demand offering. Content is delivered in both Standard and High Definition. iN DEMAND's owners are Comcast iN DEMAND Holdings, Inc., Cox Communications Holdings, Inc., and Time Warner Entertainment - Advance/Newhouse Partnership. Further information about the company can be found at www.indemand.com.
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