Just come across an odd bit of scheduling in the guides…
TV2 Monday Morning Aug 31
The Gift AO 00:15 – 02:30
A clairvoyant in a small Southern town is recruited to help solve the mysterious disappearance of a beautiful socialite. Starring Cate Blanchett and Greg Kinnear. Directed by Sam Raimi (2001).
TV3 Saturday Movie: The Gift Sat-05-Sep 20:30
DESCRIPTION: Supernatural horror meets character drama in this Sam Raimi-directed thriller. Set in Georgia, the film concerns a widowed mother named Annie (Cate Blanchett) who is blessed with the ability to have psychic visions. When Annie is asked to use her powers to investigate the murder of a rich society girl (Katie Holmes) who was engaged to a local high school principal (Greg Kinnear), she finds her ‘gift’ is as destructive as it is helpful. Also starring Giovanni Ribisi, Hilary Swank and Keanu Reeves.
1) How does it end up with both channels having the rights to screen the movie (unless TVNZ’s contract with the movie supplier for The Gift ends on 31 August, which is plausible)…
2) Isn’t it funny that a 8:30 movie on TV3 is a graveyarder for TV2?