Celebrate The Best of 2006 on HBO this December

Mumbai, November 28: It’s time to bid goodbye to another fantastic year on HBO. Recollect all the fun and entertainment that you had on HBO this year with special blocks that will keep you glued to the television sets all through the month. HBO presents a superhit Hollywood movie on `Blockbuster of the Month’ and a brand new premiere every Saturday night on `HBO Saturday Nights’. Reminiscing the excitement of 2006, HBO presents `Best of Blockbuster of the Month’ and `Best of Romance Blockbuster’ to revive the thrill all over again.


Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas! Celebrate this Christmas with the Krank family in HBO’s Blockbuster of the Month `Christmas With The Kranks’ starring Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Aykroyd on December 22 at 9 pm. The Kranks have always celebrated a picture-perfect Christmas. But with their only daughter away from home on her Peace Corps assignment, Nora (Golden Globe® winner Jamie Lee Curtis, The Kid & I, Freaky Friday) and Luther (Golden Globe® winner Tim Allen, The Shaggy Dog, The Santa Clause 2) are suffering from empty nest syndrome and decide to skip Christmas in favor of a Caribbean cruise. Just as the Kranks are preparing for their Christmas Day departure, they get a call from their daughter, who announces that she is coming home for Christmas. Suddenly, hilarity ensues as the Kranks scramble to put together their annual Christmas Eve party and a normal, highly festive holiday in just a few hours.


Usher in 2007 with a Hollywood treat with HBO’s `New Year’s Eve Treat: The Spider and The Cat’ starting 10:45 pm on December 31. Start the party with `Spiderman 2’ starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and others. Catch Halle Berry as sexy superhero in `Catwoman’


Relive old memories as we bring you the biggest movies of the year in `Best of Blockbuster of the Month’ every Thursday at 9 pm. Watch a prince’s love story that leads the entire kingdom to war in `Troy’ on December 7, starring Brad Pitt, Eric Bana and Orlando Bloom. Watch the final part of Peter Jackson’s masterpiece `Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King’ on December 14.


The stellar cast of Ocean’s Eleven returns with its thrilling sequel Ocean’s Twelve. Meet your favourite stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta Jones and Matt Damon in this cool crime caper on December 21.


The deadly Anaconda fights back in order to protect its nesting ground from the explorers in `Anacondas: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid’ on December 28.


Cozy up with your loved one in front of the TV this December as HBO presents the `Best of Romance Blockbusters’ every Monday right after the 9 pm movie. Jennifer Garner stars in the hilarious comedy `13 Going on 30’ about a girl too eager to grow up. Watch this pre-teen girl grow up to be a 30 year old, in love with her childhood friend on December 25.


On December 18, meet Lucy who suffers from a short-term memory loss that causes no trace of what she did the day before in her memory. Find how her love Henry woos her everyday and helps her reconnect with her past in `50 First Dates’.


Jack Ryan’s (Owen Wilson) life brings him to a stage where he has to choose one among woman, money and the honorable path. Follow up with his dilemma of life in `The Big Bounce’ on December 11


What happens when your boss is half your age and falls for your own daughter? This causes an uneasy friendship between Dennis Quaid and Topher Grace in `The Good Company’. Enjoy this blockbuster on December 4


HBO guarantees loads of fun and excitement with a brand new premier every Saturday night at 9 pm with `HBO Saturday Nights’ featuring `Adventures of Shark Girl and Lava Girl’ on December 2, `XXX: The Next Level’ on December 9, `Kicking And Screaming’ on December 16 , `Two Brothers’ on December 23 and `King’s Ransom’ on December 30.


HBO brings the best of Hollywood by premiering the top blockbuster movies on television first in South Asia through exclusive licensing deals with four major Hollywood studios – Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment (Columbia/ TriStar), Universal and Warner Bros.


Prime time viewing on HBO includes HBO Blockbuster Of The Month, a special television event that premieres a mega blockbuster movie every month, HBO Saturday Nights, which premieres a new box office hit each week throughout the year; HBO Sunday Super Hits, which showcases the blockbuster hits, star-studded hits, favourite genre hits, Asian hits, highly acclaimed hits and so much more. In addition, HBO features at least 3- 4 new movie showcases every month to offer viewers an interesting mix of Hollywood movies based on exciting themes.


For further information, please contact:

Manisha Manchanda, HBO Asia

Tel: 0124 - 4028888


Nimisha Bhargava, CMCG India

Tel-fax: 022 – 24450991 - 6


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