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When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS, SBS 2, NITV and On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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29 Sep 2015 - 9:59 AM  UPDATED 13 Oct 2015 - 9:17 AM

Monday, 5 October

Freddy vs Jason

8:30pm, SBS 2
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2003

Director: Ronny Yu
Starring: Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Kelly Rowland
What's it about?
The two biggest icons of the slasher genre finally meet in Freddy vs Jason. Banished for eternity, Freddy Krueger devises a plan to manipulate Jason into continuing his work, terrorising the teenagers of Elm Street. All goes well until Freddy realizes that Jason won't step aside for him and is none too pleased, which will lead to a frightening showdown between evil and evil.

The Devil's Rejects

10:20pm, SBS 2

MA15+
Director: Rob Zombie
Starring: Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley 
What's it about?
Join the members of the psychopathic Firefly family as they try to outrun the cops (no angels themselves) - and leave a trail of dead bodies in their wake. This sequel to heavy metal star Rob Zombie’s The House of 1000 Corpses boasts a body count that rivals the original. Gruesome, funny and nasty.

 

Tuesday, 6 October

The Incite Mill: 7 Day Death Game

12:05am, SBS
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Japan, 2010
D
irector: Hideo Nakata
Starring: Nagisa Katahira, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Tatsuya Fujiwara
What's it about?
From the creator of Japan’s smash horror hit Ringu, comes the terrifying story of ten people who agree to take the same lucrative "job", but find themselves locked in an underground complex and forced to play a murder game for seven days.

The Story of Film (Part 13/15)

12:55am, SBS 2
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M
UK, 2011
Director: Mark Cousins
What's it about? 
(1990-1998) The Last Days of Celluloid. This series covers the film landscape from silent cinema to the modern day digital era. A new decade brought with it a wealth of new discoveries as Quentin Tarantino blasted the landscape, Baz Luhrmann's madcap frenetic film language sat alongside Iranian cinema, and new Japanese horror terrified global audiences.

Read interview with director Mark Cousins

 

Wednesday, 7 October

Scream

Watch it now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 1996
Director: Wes Craven
Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette
What's it about?
Horror master Wes Craven reinvigorated the slasher genre with the massively successful Scream in 1996. A masked killer begins murdering teenagers in a small town, and as the body count rises, one girl and her friends contemplate the "rules" of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

Watch original The Movie Show 4-star review
Read: How Wes Craven redefined horror
SBS 2: Wednesday Movie Slayhem

Halloween

10:30pm, SBS 2
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 1978
Director:
 John Carpenter
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran 
What's it about?
This John Carpenter's thriller forever changed the face of horror. Admired and imitated for over 30 years, original masked monster Michael Myers remains one of the most terrifying creations in film history. On one particularly fraught-filled Halloween night, young Michael Myers brutally slaughtered his sister, terrifying a community and beginning a legacy of terror. Institutionalized for 15 years, Michael breaks out to fulfill his insatiable bloodlust. 

Read: Maika Monroe on It Follows and Her 5 Favourite Scream Queens
SBS 2: Wednesday Movie Slayhem

The Story of Film (Part 15/15)

12:40am, SBS 2
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
UK, 2011
Director: Mark Cousins
What's it about? 
(2000 Onwards) Film Moves Full Circle. This series covers the film landscape from silent cinema to the modern day digital era. In a post 9/11 world, the medium itself underwent massive industrial changes propelling films into a bold new direction.

The Extraordinary Voyage

2:30am, SBS
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

PG
France, 2011
Directors: Serge Bromberg, Eric Lange
Starring: Costa-Gavras, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Michel Gondry
What's it about?
One of cinema's most unforgettable images is that of the Man in the Moon being poked in the eye by a rocket ship. Georges Méliès was the creator of that image, and his film, A Trip to the Moon, was released in 1902. This fascinating documentary charts Méliès’s career and the history of silent cinema alongside the painstaking restoration of the only known hand-coloured film print of A Trip to the Moon.

'A Trip to the Moon': The world's first sci-fi

  

Thursday, 8 October

Fightville

9:30pm, SBS 2
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2011
Directors: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker
What's it about?
This documentary explores the world of young athletes in southern Louisiana as they work toward achieving their goals of becoming professional mixed martial arts fighters.

Explore SBS On Demand collection: Fighters

Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

11:10pm, SBS 2
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MA15+
USA, 2011
Director: Michael Rapaport 
What's it about?
A documentary film directed by Michael Rapaport about one of the most influential and groundbreaking musical groups in hip-hop history. Having released five gold and platinum selling albums within eight years, A Tribe Called Quest has been one of the most commercially successful and artistically significant musical groups in recent history, and regarded as iconic pioneers of hip hop. The band's sudden break-up in 1998 shocked the industry and saddened the scores of fans, whose appetite for the group's innovative musical stylings never seems to diminish.

 

Friday, 9 October

There Will Be Blood

8:30pm, SBS
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2007
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Kevin J. O'Connor, Ciarán Hinds, Daniel Day-Lewis
What's it about?
Inspired by the 1927 Upton Sinclair novel, Oil!, There Will Be Blood chronicles the rise of rugged prospector, Daniel Plainview, in a sprawling epic about family, greed, corruption, religion, and the pursuit of the American dream. After receiving a tip from a stranger about an oil-rich community, Daniel establishes himself with his adopted son in a small town called Little Boston, and begins to drill. But trouble starts to plague the new dig, which local preacher, Eli Sunday, believes is a direct result of Daniel's refusal to let him bless the project.

Watch original The Movie Show 5-star review
Read review

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

10:00pm, SBS 2
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

M
China, 2000
Director: Hark Tsui
Starring: Jet Li, Siu-Wong Fan, Xun Zhou
What's it about?
From legendary martial arts director Tsui Hark comes this action epic starring Jet Li. Dragon Inn is the rumoured location of a lost city buried under the desert, and its hidden treasure is supposedly only revealed every 60 years by a mighty storm. With the storm approaching, groups arrive at the Dragon Inn desperate to find the treasure – from gangs of marauders, to the Imperial Assassins, to the righteous General Zhao. As they find themselves locked within the Inn, the stage is set for a violent game of cat and mouse.

Read 4-star review

House of Pleasures

11:25pm, SBS
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
France, 2011
Director: Bertrand Bonello
Starring: Hafsia Herzi, Céline Sallette, Jasmine Trinca
What's it about?
Follows the lives of a group of prostitutes living in a luxurious Parisian brothel in the dawn of the 20th Century. From pregnancy scares, to marriage proposals, to drug use and violent clients, this film explore the drama of this hidden world.

Il Divo

1:40am, SBS
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Italy, 2008
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Starring: Flavio Bucci, Giulio Bosetti, Anna Bonaiuto, Toni Servillo
What's it about?
For more than 50 years, he has been Italy's most powerful, feared and enigmatic politician. And as Giulio Andreotti begins his seventh term as prime minister, he and his hardliner faction take control of a country reeling from the brazen murders of several high-level bankers, judges and journalists, as well as the kidnapping and assassination of former prime minister, Aldo Moro. Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes in 2008.

 

Saturday, 10 October

Dallas Buyers Club

8:30pm, SBS
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2013
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto
What's it about?
Matthew McConaughey plays AIDS patient-turned-accidental activist Ron Woodruff. In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease. 

Read review & Watch trailer
Read interview with director and cast
SBS: True Stories Season

The First Grader

9:30pm, SBS 2
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

M
UK, 2010
Director: Justin Chadwick
Starring: Oliver Litondo, Tony Kgoroge, Naomie Harris
What's it about?
The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. Winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 2011 Emden International Film Festival.

Read review

Ghost Graduation

11:25pm, SBS 2
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

M
Spain, 2012
Director: Javier Ruiz Caldera
Starring: Raúl Arévalo, Alexandra Jiménez, Javier Bódalo
What's it about?
From an early age, high school teacher Modesto has been able to see ghosts, but rather than acknowledge his gift, he is convinced that he is losing his mind and spends all his money on shrinks. After being fired from every job he has ever held, Modesto is called upon by the principal of Monforte High to deal with a rather peculiar problem that only Modesto can deal with: a group of ghost students that has been haunting the school since dying in a grisly accident in 1986, causing endless mischief and havoc.

 

Sunday, 11 October

The Proposition

9:30pm, NITV

MA15+
Australia, 2005
Director: John Hillcoat
Starring: Guy Pearce, Danny Huston, Ray Winstone
What's it about?
A violent western with a twist, from the pen of Nick Cave. In the harsh outback of 1880s Australia, the brutal Burns brothers are wanted for a vicious crime. When Charlie Burns is captured, the officer arresting makes a startling proposition in order to end the cycle of violence: Charlie must hunt down and murder his violent older brother, in order to save his youngest brother from the noose.

Why You Should Watch: The Proposition
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Muscle Shoals

10:05pm, SBS
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PG
USA, 2013
Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier
Starring: Jimmy Cliff, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards
What's it about?
A compelling documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as 'I'll Take You There', 'Brown Sugar', and 'When a Man Loves a Woman'. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, he brought black and white musicians together to create music that would last for generations.

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