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Star Movies builds up to the New Year with 'Robomania'

Mumbai, December 6, 2005: Its part man?part machine?but all cop?it's the future of law enforcement! Sci-fi movie lovers are in for a special treat this December as Star Movies bids goodbye to the year with the exclusive screening of Robomania, highlighting some of the all time favorite robot movies every Saturday night at 9 p.m.! So gear up and catch the best movies of this genre, starting with the acclaimed classic of a man turned machine, RoboCop, followed by its two sequels, RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3. And if that was not enough to get your adrenaline rushing, watch one of the biggest movies of 2004- I, Robot which will air back-to-back this New Year's Eve.

Starting December 10th, Star Movies will showcase the first part of the action-packed Trilogy of RoboCop. The story of androids on the silver screen cannot pass without a mention of this contemporary classic. This movie talks about the aftermath of economic and moral collapse, which led to city with cesspool of crime and anarchy, forcing the under funded police to fall under the stewardship of corporate juggernaut OCP. In his first day patrolling Old Detroit, feared gang leader Clarence Boddicker kills officer Alex Murphy. OCP scientists are able to use Murphy's remains to build a cybernetic soldier codenamed Robocop. Dubbed the future of law enforcement, Robocop begins a one-man war on crime. When memories of his former life begin to surface, Robocop becomes obsessed with tracking down Boddicker and claiming revenge, even as his handlers try to rein him in.

Considered by many critics to be one of the best films of its genre, this Classic was followed by two sequels, which will be aired on December 17, and 24, 2005.

Race into the future, on New Year's Eve by tuning into the revolutionary robots-in-revolt thriller I, Robot, where a man must uphold the law and keep the machines in check. The back-to-back premiere of one of the BIGGEST movies of 2004 is all set to enthrall the viewers on December 31st 2005, 9 pm onwards.

So tune in to Star Movies for a complete action packed month and catch all the very best of sci-fi films with the Robomania starting December 10, 2005.

Star, a wholly-owned subsidiary of News Corporation, is Asia's leading multi-platform content and service provider. Star's over 40 distributed services in seven languages reach more than 300 million viewers across 53 Asian countries. Star television channels include Star Chinese Channel, Star Plus, Star World, Xing Kong, Vijay, Phoenix Chinese Channel, Channel [V], ESPN, Star Sports, Star Chinese Movies, Star Gold, Star Mandarin Movies, Star Movies, Phoenix Movies Channel, Star News, Phoenix InfoNews Channel, in addition to distributed channels National Geographic Channel, A1, The History Channel, Fox News and Sky News. Star has interests in cable systems in India and Taiwan. It also powers the launch of Total TV in Taiwan, Asia's first interactive digital cable TV services. In addition, it provides advertising sales and marketing services and is a key source of programming expertise for Radio City, the first FM radio network to launch in India.

For further information please contact:

In Mumbai

Zeenat Khan

Communications Department

STAR (India) Ltd.

Tel No. 91-22-56305555

Shiraz Bhavnani / Aditi Chada

Vaishnavi Corporate Communications

Tel: 91-22-5656 8787

Fax: 91-22-5656 8788

Email: sbhavnani@vccpl.com / achada@vccpl.com

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