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Old 09-09-2011, 00:27
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Mainly talking about terrestrial TV.

Child's Play and all it's sequals have never been shown on terrestrial TV in Britain.

Nor has Mulholland Drive. It's criminal.
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:36
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Think Child's Play was on freeview not long ago or it might have been on the Horror Channel but it was on when flicking over not long ago.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:37
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I'm sure one of the Childs Play films have been shown on terrestrial. I can't recall if Mulholland Drive was shown on Film4, I know it was shown at one of their outside events.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:53
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A little film called Date with an Angel never gets shown on terrestrial, which is a shame because it's a lovely and funny 80s comedy.

Also, Night of the comet has only ever had one airing years ago.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:59
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A little film called Date with an Angel never gets shown on terrestrial, which is a shame because it's a lovely and funny 80s comedy.

Also, Night of the comet has only ever had one airing years ago.
This was on MGM HD not long ago
Because I recorded it on the PVR.
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Old 09-09-2011, 13:03
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The first Child's Play film has definitely been shown on the BBC, that's when I first saw it. Probably not been on since the Bulger incident though.
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Old 09-09-2011, 15:24
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when was the last time they showed The Changeling on TV

the george c scott, peter medak directed classic horror film from the 70s


I could be me missing it in the listings, but I can't recall it being shown on tv for years
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Old 09-09-2011, 15:31
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Would a film like Salo ever get a airing on UK television.

There must be a rule of thumb?.
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Old 09-09-2011, 15:36
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Has Phantasm ever been shown on TV?
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Old 09-09-2011, 15:48
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Think Child's Play was on freeview not long ago or it might have been on the Horror Channel but it was on when flicking over not long ago.
It was on ITV4 on 31/08 at midnight and it is shown quite regularly.
http://digiguide.tv/programme-detail...27s+Play/Film/

Child's Play 3 was on the following night at 11.10pm, also on ITV4.
http://digiguide.tv/programme-detail...s+Play+3/Film/
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Old 09-09-2011, 17:29
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The horror film DEAD SNOW
Michael Winterbottom's film 9 SONGS
The Rodriguez/Tarantino film DEATHPROOF has been on Sky Movies but not PLANET TERROR
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Old 09-09-2011, 18:16
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Hairspray! It was released over 4 years ago and I never see it on Sky anymore. It's a really good film and would probably do well for TV ratings.
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Old 09-09-2011, 18:46
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Hairspray! It was released over 4 years ago and I never see it on Sky anymore. It's a really good film and would probably do well for TV ratings.
Good one. You'd be hard pressed to find a similarly inoffensive, major motion-picture that hasn't been on terrestrial TV or Sky.
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Old 09-09-2011, 22:21
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Think Child's Play was on freeview not long ago or it might have been on the Horror Channel but it was on when flicking over not long ago.
I'm sure one of the Childs Play films have been shown on terrestrial. I can't recall if Mulholland Drive was shown on Film4, I know it was shown at one of their outside events.
It was on ITV4 on 31/08 at midnight and it is shown quite regularly.
http://digiguide.tv/programme-detail...27s+Play/Film/

Child's Play 3 was on the following night at 11.10pm, also on ITV4.
http://digiguide.tv/programme-detail...s+Play+3/Film/
The Child's Play films have been shown on Sky Movies, Film4, ITV4 and FX.

My point was they have never been shown on terrestrial TV.
(The 5 main channels)

It's like channels are happy to show them on digital as long as they aren't shown on terrestrial TV. Incase the tabloid media kick up a fuss. Which is ridiculous. If it's ok to show them on digital, then surely it's ok to show them on terrestrial.

The accusation that the murderers of Jamie Bulger had even seen any Child's Play film was later said to be a complete and utter lie on the part of certain tabloid papers.
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Old 09-09-2011, 22:24
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Very few people have no terrestrial any more now.
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Old 09-09-2011, 22:36
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Obviously a lot of the classic Disney films never get shown.
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Old 09-09-2011, 22:37
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This was on MGM HD not long ago
Because I recorded it on the PVR.
Which one
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Old 09-09-2011, 22:40
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None of the 3 Lord of the Rings films have ever been shown on any of the Irish channels here in Ireland, 10 years after the first one came out and they still haven't been shown here on TV

I know Channel 4 in the UK have shown them a few times over the years
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Old 09-09-2011, 22:46
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Night Of The Comet
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:02
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Night of the comet has only ever had one airing years ago.

This has turned up on MGM HD last week.

FILM: Night of the Comet
On: MGM HD (313)
Date: Monday 5th September 2011 (Already shown)
Time: 07:25 to 09:05 (1 hour and 40 minutes long)

But there's no future airings showing up at the moment.
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:59
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Liquid Sky ?
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Old 10-09-2011, 02:16
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The Child's Play films have been shown on Sky Movies, Film4, ITV4 and FX.

My point was they have never been shown on terrestrial TV.
(The 5 main channels)
I can guarantee Child's Play 1 was shown on BBC on one occasion - I taped it off the channel in 1991.

I'm sure A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 has never been shown on any of the main 5 channels. Always found that strange as not only is considered the best of the franchise, but it was also a big financial hit.

For some reason, Rocky Balboa has yet to premiere on free TV. Neither has the Black Christmas remake.

For obvious reasons, a number of once unavailable iconic movies have yet to show up on terrestrial TV, or free TV at all: Cannibal Holocaust, Salo and Last House on the Left.
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Old 10-09-2011, 03:39
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I can guarantee Child's Play 1 was shown on BBC on one occasion - I taped it off the channel in 1991.
I bet they didn't mention that when the media were trying their best to brainwash us in to believing these films were 'evil' in the embarrassing "burn the video nasties" travesty.

It hasn't been shown on the 5 main channels since the media's lies.
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:39
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Yep, according to BFI only Child's Play was shown once on the BBC, on 9th November 1991. The rest have yet to be screened on terrestrial television.
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:48
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This has turned up on MGM HD last week.

FILM: Night of the Comet
On: MGM HD (313)
Date: Monday 5th September 2011 (Already shown)
Time: 07:25 to 09:05 (1 hour and 40 minutes long)

But there's no future airings showing up at the moment.
I don't have HD. But no matter, we have the film on VHS somewhere, I think
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