Celestial movies to bring “Rain: The Best Show” and action drama “Hero” to your homes
Singapore (17 September 2012) – Come September, Celestial Movies, the biggest 24-hour Chinese movie service in Asia and beyond, will debut not one, but two special events – the world TV premiere of Korean pop superstar Rain’s latest concert, Rain: The Best Show, and the first and exclusive broadcast of big-budget Korean action drama HERO. These two shows will dovetail Celestial Movies’ programme lineup beyond movies to provide the best of Asian entertainment featuring the biggest stars and productions to viewers of the cable channel. Besides these special events, Celestial Movies will continue to bring first and exclusive movie premieres to its subscribers this September, such as the 2012 Hong Kong Film Award-winning movie Life Without Principle.
Rain: The Best Show
Rain: The Best Show will be making its television premiere on Celestial Movies before any other channel in the world. With a budget of over US$3 million, the concert was shot in 3D (although it will be broadcasted in 2D) and is a culmination of Rain’s greatest hits from his 10-year career as an artist and superstar. The concert was recorded on 25th September, 2011 at Seoul’s Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium during the last stop of his world tour. This was Rain’s final concert performance before his enlistment into South Korean military last year. He will not be able to perform commercially until the completion of his service term in July 2013. As such, the TV debut of Rain: The Best Show will be the only opportunity for fans in Singapore to relive and indulge in Rain’s suave and electrifying persona during the concert at this point in time.
Rain: The Best Show – Singapore Special
As the first TV channel in the world to broadcast this latest concert of Rain, Celestial Movies will be giving out 15 sets of Rain: The Best Show photobook that are exclusively produced for Singapore only. The photobook will feature never-seen-before Rain: The Best Show photographs. To top it off, each photobook will have one personalized picture at its last page, rendering each of the 15 sets exclusive to each individual winner. Fans of Rain will have to write in to justify why they are Rain’s biggest fans in 50 words. Entries with full contact details can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 21st September 2012, before midnight. Participants will also have to indicate the web portal that they saw this contest. Winners will be notified via email.
Rain: The Best Show will premiere on Celestial Movies on 23rd September at 9pm, SingTel mio TV ch 52 and Starhub Cable TV Ch 868.
“Celestial Movies aims to bring the biggest stars and the biggest productions to our audience so we are thrilled to be bringing two big special events for our viewers in September,” said Ofanny Choi, Executive Vice President, TV Networks, Celestial Tiger Entertainment. “With Rain: The Best Show, we are offering our subscribers something rare on Asian pay TV channels these days, the exclusive premiere of a program in the whole world. With HERO, the big budget nature of this production makes it feel more filmic than your typical Korean drama. I think our viewers are in for a treat this September with two special events and the premiere of an award-winning movie.”
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