Cult and classic movies will feature aplenty in the next pop-up channel to be initiated on DStv, focusing on 100 unmissable movies that feature on most peoples’ must-see lists.
Liz Dziva, publicity and public relations manager of MultiChoice Zimbabwe, said the introduction of pop-up channels two years ago had been highly popular with DStv viewers, and the latest pop-up channel would launch on Monday, October 30, to be known as the M-Net Movies Bucket List channel.
“It will focus on a selection of fine films and all-time favourites, showcased exclusively to DStv Premium subscribers on channel 109, and the line-up is both exciting and varied,” she said.
The first of the 100 movies will be screened at 6pm on Monday, October 30 and the countdown from 100 to number one will continue to Saturday, December 2, when the final screening takes place at 8.30pm.
Depending on the duration and age restrictions of the films, the daily countdown runs on weekdays from 6pm and on weekends at 4pm.
Said Ms Dziva: “The M-Net Movies Bucket List has been compiled by a team of film experts and fanatics, and their criteria for selection dictated that a movie had to be entrenched in popular culture, define an era, shift mediums, uproot the status quo, delight a variety of audiences, impress critics worldwide and ignite a love for movies.
“The previous themed pop-up channels, such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Fast & Furious and James Bond channels, were huge hits and M-Net has promised to keep creating unique experiences for M-Net Movies audiences.
With the M-Net Movie Bucket List the pop-up concept goes to the next level, as viewers been never before been able to see so many magnificent movies in one place over such a short space of time. We know they will enjoy this hot 100.”
M-Net Movies will share the titles of the movies numbered from 100 to 11 on its programming schedules, but the Top 10 films on the list will be a top secret.
This means that the final films on the M-Net Movies Bucket List will only be revealed to DStv customers on the day of the screening.
“Viewers will have to tune in to channel 109 on the day these top 10 films air to find out their identity,” said Ms Dziva“Keeping hush about these titles adds to the excitement of this movie compilation.
We all have our own bucket lists based on our own tastes and we believe it will be great fun for movie fans to compare notes and see whether their favourites have made it onto the pop-up channel, especially the top 10.
“M-Net Movies will also add excitement with M-Net Movies Bucket List Bonus Features as well as a fabulous viewers competition. To compete in this competition, viewers should create their own the Top 10 movie list at mnet.tv/bucketlist.
The competition closes on November 30, just before the Top 10 hits the screen.
Among the titles in the Bucket List, Bonus Features will be vintage silver screen darlings that were groundbreaking in their time, such as Mary Poppins, Casablanca and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
The M-Net Movies Bucket List schedule, but not the Top 10, will be published on www.mnet.tv and viewers will also be able to check out titles on the Electronic Programming Guide or catch up on DStv Catch Up Plus.