HD Heads-Up: March 30-April 5
Easter Weekend will deliver ad-free, free-to-air, HD movie mania.
TV3 will drop its Simpsons/Family Guy double-bill on Easter Sunday to screen the network HD premiere of Hop at 7pm.
It will air opposite TV2’s HD re-run of the Adam Sandler comedy, Bedtime Stories.
TV2’s Easter Sunday schedule will overflow with HD movies, starting in the morning with a “Batmania” double-bill — Tim Burton’s Batman (11.40) and even better Batman Returns (1.55) — and closing with another resurrection of the heaven-sent comedy, Michael (10.25).
On Monday it will air, off-peak, the network HD premiere of Where the Wild Things Are (midday).
Even TV One will have an Easter Monday HD movie: a 7am repeat of the risible William and Kate.
TV3, meanwhile, will follow Hop with an HD re-run of My Life in Ruins (8.35), the NZ HD TV premiere of Kiwi comedy The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell (10.10) and an HD re-run of The Truth About Cats and Dogs (11.30).
The same day it will resume Dogs in the City in a new weekly slot (5.10) and early on Sunday morning will re-run in HD the Hugh Grant comedy, Nine Months (2.40).
The week’s only other HD highlights are the return of Border Security on Monday (TV One, 7.30) and the season finales of Kingdom of Plants on Tuesday (TV One, 8.30) and The Walking Dead on Wednesday (TV2, 10.50).