Saturday, May 25, 2013
MOVIES TV NETWORK vs THIS TV vs GET TV
To all the movie lovers in the United States.....
On Monday, May 27, a new FREE over-the-air movie channel will start broadcasting flicks in WIDEscreen.
I repeat, WIDEscreen!
The new channel is called MOVIES!
The previews I've seen, look great!
They've been showing clips from THE FRENCH CONNECTION, THE SEVEN-UPS, TAXI DRIVER, THE LORDS OF FLATBUSH, THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, MARILYN MONROE MOVIES, and lots more!
I used to love THIS TV, but the countless mind-numbing commercials have taken their toll on me.
And more importantly, THIS TV only broadcasts butchered FULLscreen versions of movies... that really pisses me off!
THIS TV also airs far too many tv shows, and kid shows.
See links below.....
GET TV ( LINK ADDED ON OCTOBER 8, 2013 )
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2013.....
Well, it seems that ANOTHER FREE over-the-air MOVIE CHANNEL called GET TV, will premiere this fall!
GET TV allegedly has ties to SONY. It will supposedly focus on older movies.
I've been told, that in some markets, GET TV will air on UNIVISION owned sub-channels.
Last night, I recorded a RARE film that aired on MOVIES! TV NETWORK - which is allegedly connected to FOX. It's called THE SICILIAN CLAN, and it was shown in WIDEscreen.
Below are some screen-grabs from a DVD+RW I made.
Note, the total ABSENCE of a newtowrk logo in the corner!
I repeat NO logo!
The logo only materializes every so often, and then... POOF!, it DISAPPEARS!
It's FREE over-the-air TV, so there's going to be censorship... You can't have everything.
The station ID, also DISAPPEARS after a few seconds, and it only appears at the bottom of the screen. So when watching a WIDEscreen movie, it's NOT a bother!
Before every movie starts, they put the following disclaimer on screen - QUOTE: "This film has NOT been edited for time in order to fit in more commercials"
I guess someone at MOVIES! has been reading all of the complaints that have been posted on the internet.
Below are screen-grabs from a movie called THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN that aired on THIS TV.
Note the fucking logo that NEVER GOES AWAY, and the FULLscreen presentation.
They also plaster promo blurbs all over the screen!
And of course, the never ending stream of commercials that are guaranteed to cure your insomnia!
Films are butchered to FULLscreen, then butchered for content, and then butchered yet again - to squeeze in as many commercials as possible! Unfortunately, that's business as usual for most tv networks in the United States.