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Channel launching exclusively for BT’s TV subscribers on Friday with titles including Only God Forgives.
AMC has expanded its drama and film schedule ahead of its UK launch later this week.
The channel has now picked up a raft of feature films and Us drama series and from several international distributors.
Feature film deals have been signed ahead of launch with companies including Paramount Pictures, Miramax, Icon Film Distribution as well as Sony and Lionsgate. The agreements give AMC UK access to movies including Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives, starring Ryan Gosling, Mel Gibson’s The Beaver and Julianne Moore’s Shelter.
TV programmes include two series of period drama Manhattan from Lionsgate, a drama based around nuclear weapon project The Manhattan Project.
It has also picked up Cleaners, Sony Pictures Television’ crime action series which launched on the broadcaster’s Ott subscription service Crackle.
Separately, the channel has struck library deals for complete »
London — AMC’s U.K. channel, which launches on pay TV platform BT on Aug. 28, will boast a wide array of movie and TV series premieres, including “Fear the Walking Dead.”
The channel, which will be called AMC from BT, will be the exclusive U.K. home of “Fear the Walking Dead,” the companion series to global hit “The Walking Dead.” The first episode of “Fear the Walking Dead” will be made available free of charge to all audiences on the BT Showcase Channel on the Freeview platform, as well as premiering on AMC from BT on Aug. 31. The AMC from BT channel will be available for free to all BT TV and BT Sport subscribers.
The channel will also premiere the drama “Rectify,” from the producers of “Breaking Bad,” exclusively on Sept. 1.
AMC from BT will also feature the exclusive U.K. television premieres of several movies, including “Only God Forgives, »
- Leo Barraclough
April 21st is another big day for genre fans looking to add to their home entertainment collections, as we’ve got a bounty of titles heading our way this Tuesday. The good folks over at Scream Factory are keeping busy with the release of several great Blu-rays, including their Collector’s Edition of John Carpenter’s Escape From New York and their Ghoulies double feature. Joe Lynch’s Everly and the film fest sensation A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night are also making their way to Blu-ray and DVD this week, and we’ve got a Ton of indie titles arriving Tuesday to look forward to, including the latest from the great Jeffrey Combs, Motivational Growth.
Escape from New York (Collector’s Edition) (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)
A thrilling landmark film that jolts along at a breakneck pace, Escape From New York leapt to cult status with high-octane action, edge-of-your-seat »
- Heather Wixson
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