Complete Star Wars marathon on Cinemax in November
After securing all the Star Wars films on DVD, the first thing I did was to start with The Phantom Menace and watch all of the films in story order. Of course, I had to make due with Lucas' egregious digitally "improved" versions of the original trilogy. Sure, now you can get the original theatrical versions on DVD, but back then they weren't available. Why not just attach a vacuum hose to my wallet, George?
Sorry, I'm getting off the subject, which is that in November, Cinemax will be airing all six Star Wars movies both in release order and in story order. Now you can see how how Anakin turned from a young lad on Tatooine who wasn't a very good actor into the Dark Lord of the Sith with James Earl Jones' vocal cords. You'll also see Leia help smuggle both the Death Star plans and two cinnamon buns strapped to the side of her head, thwarting the Emperor's diabolical plan to win the Intergalactic Bake Off and Craft Fair. Cinemax on Demand will also be offering all six movies starting November 2nd, plus video extras, including a deleted scene in which a group of confused Ewoks take turns pooping into R2-D2.
The Cinemax Star Wars marathon kicks off on November 10 at midnight with The Phantom Menace, with the other movies following in story order and ending at 7:00 am on November 13. The prequels will air again, in order, on November 16 starting at 5:15 pm. The original trilogy will also air again on November 17, starting at 5:45 pm. One movie will air, this time in release order, every day at noon November 20-25. They will then air yet again, this time in story order, one movie per night starting at 10pm on November 26 and running through December 1. Oh yeah, and the movies will be shown in HD.