Superheroes Come to Starz

Fri, March 30th, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

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Official Press Release

Englewood, Colo. – Comic books are set to attack Starz in advance of the anticipated theatrical release of Spider-ManTM 3. Beginning Wednesday, April 4, you can see sneak-peeks of the superhero movie and enter the "Starz Spider-ManTM 3 Sweepstakes." Later in the month, watch the premiere of the Starz-exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the movie, "On the Set: Spider-ManTM 3" and "When Comic Books Attack," a day-long marathon of comic-book inspired films.

"On the Set: Spider-ManTM 3" features interviews with Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, plus behind-the-scenes footage and clips from the film. This exclusive special premieres on Starz Saturday, April 28 at 10:55 p.m. (ET/PT), with repeat plays scheduled on all of the Starz thematic channels.

The "Starz Spider-ManTM 3 Sweepstakes" begins on Wednesday, April 4 and runs through Sunday, May 4. One grand prize winner will be awarded a Sony Bravia 40" LCD HDTV and 100 first prize winners will receive a Spider-ManTM 3 poster. Enter to win the "Starz Spider-ManTM 3 Sweepstakes" by filling out the entry form at http://www.starz.com.

The "When Comic Books Attack" marathon airs on Starz Thursday, May 3 and will feature "On the Set: Spider-ManTM 3" and other comic-book inspired films including Sin City, Underworld: Evolution, Silver Hawk, Blade, Judge Dredd, Dick Tracy, Darkman, and Batman and Robin. For scheduling information visit http://www.starz.com.

"Movie-goers have been looking forward to the theatrical release of Spider-ManTM 3 for the past three years," said Jonathan Shair, vice president of planning and scheduling, Starz Entertainment. "We were happy to partner with Sony and Columbia Pictures to give Starz viewers a chance to celebrate its hugely-anticipated release with a national sweepstakes and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie."

Columbia Pictures' Spider-ManTM 3 reunites the cast and filmmakers from the first two blockbuster adventures for a web of vengeance, love and forgiveness that will transport worldwide audiences to thrilling new heights on May 4, 2007.

In Spider-ManTM 3, based on the legendary Marvel Comics series, Peter Parker has finally managed to strike a balance between his devotion to M.J. and his duties as a superhero. But there is a storm brewing on the horizon. When his suit suddenly changes, turning jet-black and enhancing his powers, it transforms Peter as well. Under the influence of the suit, Peter's pride and overconfidence take hold and he begins to neglect the ones he cares about the most. As two of the most-feared villains yet, Sandman and Venom, gather unparalleled power and a thirst for retribution, Spider-Man's greatest battle is the one within himself – he will need to rediscover who he is and what makes him the hero people love.

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz and Encore brands with approximately 15.5 million and 27.3 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Starz On Demand and VongoSM. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to Liberty Capital Group.

 
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