'Fantastic Four' to premiere on Star Movies this Friday

Mumbai, November 29, 2006… Astronauts. Superheroes. Celebrities. Together, they turn tragedy into triumph and catastrophe into coalition, using their unique and formidable powers to protect the citizens of New York City against any threat that may arise. To the world, they are the Fantastic Four. To each other, they are a family. Starring Ioan Gruffudd and Jessica Alba, Star Movies presents the exclusive premiere of "Fantastic Four", this Friday night, December 1st at 9 p.m.


When an experimental space voyage goes awry, four people are changed by cosmic rays. Reed Richards, inventor and leader of the group gains the ability to stretch his body, and takes the name, Mr. Fantastic. His girlfriend, Sue Storm, gains the ability to turn invisible and create force fields, calling herself the Invisible Woman. Her younger brother Johnny Storm gains the ability to control fire, including covering his own body with flame, becoming the Human Torch. Pilot Ben Grimm is turned into a super-strong rock creature calling himself Thing. Together, they use their unique powers to explore the strange aspects of the world, and to foil the evil plans of Doctor Doom.


Fantastic Four is based on Marvel's longest running comic book series, which has well-earned its moniker as "The Greatest Comic in the World." The movie required four times the special effects power of any previous comic-to-film epics. But for all its state-of-the-art effects, what makes Fantastic Four special is its humor and emotion.




So don't forget to tune in to the exclusive premiere of Fantastic Four, this Friday, December 1st at 9 p.m. only on Star Movies.

About Star

STAR is a leading media and entertainment company in Asia. STAR broadcasts 60 television services in nine languages to more than 300 million viewers across 53 Asian countries. STAR channels cover all genres including general entertainment (Star Plus, Xing Kong, Star Chinese Channel, Star One, Star Utsav, Star World, Vijay, Phoenix Chinese), sports (ESPN, Star Sports), movies (Star Chinese Movies, Star Gold, Star Movies), music (Channel [V]), and news and current affairs (Star News, Star Ananda, Phoenix InfoNews Channel).


STAR controls over 20,000 hours of Indian and Chinese programming and also owns the world's largest contemporary Chinese film library, with more than 600 titles, featuring superstars including Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fat and Bruce Lee. In partnership with leading companies in Asia, STAR businesses extend to filmed entertainment, television production, cable systems, direct-to-home services, terrestrial TV broadcasting, wireless and digital services. STAR is a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corporation.


For further information please contact:

In Mumbai

Zeenat Khan

Asst Vice President, Publicity

STAR (India) Ltd.

Tel No. 91-22-28523880

Shiraz Bhavnani / Aditi Chada

Vaishnavi Corporate Communications

Tel: 91-22-5656 8787

Fax: 91-22-5656 8788 /

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