To coincide with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s upcoming Australian visit on March 17, Foxtel Movies presents an epic lineup of nineteen Arnie films on a dedicated pop-up channel, available to Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum subscribers, from 6.00am on Friday, March 17 through to Monday, March 20.
An Australian television first, the huge four-day movie marathon will feature an impressive lineup of smash-hit films, launching with Conan the Barbarian, through to comedy classics Twins and Kindergarten Cop and the juggernaut Terminator movies.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has dominated the entertainment industry for over 30 years. A sports icon and Hollywood actor, his films have grossed over $3 billion worldwide to date.
By the age of 20, Schwarzenegger conquered the world of competitive bodybuilding, becoming the youngest person ever to win the Mr Universe title. His big movie break came in 1982 when the sword and sorcery epic, Conan the Barbarian, hit box office gold and in 1984, Schwarzenegger made cinema history as the title character in James Cameron’s sci-fi thriller, Terminator. He served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 – 2010.
Schwarzenegger is still passionate about filmmaking and fitness and will be visiting Australia for the inaugural 2017 Arnold Classic Australia Multi-Sport Festival from March 17-19 in Melbourne, an initiative of Schwarzenegger’s featuring live sports, health and fitness activities.
The Arnie pop-up channel follows on from Foxtel Movies’ successful series of pop-up channels, including the Star Wars, Harry Potter, Fast and Furious and Batman vs Superman pop-ups.
The nineteen movies featured on the Arnie pop-up, running back-to-back, are as follows:
Conan the Barbarian
The epic tale of a boy sold into slavery who becomes a mighty warrior seeking revenge against the evil warlord whose savages massacred his people.
Retired Special Forces colonel John Matrix races to rescue his kidnapped daughter from an exiled dictator who threatens to kill her unless Matrix assassinates a political rival.
CIA mercenaries sent to the jungles of Central America to find missing airmen are picked off by a high-tech, extra-terrestrial killing machine that skins everyone alive.
The Running Man
A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.
A Moscow cop teams up with a Chicago officer to hunt down a dangerous Russian drug lord.
An experiment to create a perfect human produced not one but two - twins in mismatched shapes. They set off on a comic adventure to find their mother.
You'll never guess who's going to have a baby. Watch as the maternal tables are turned forever when, after taking an experimental drug, a male scientist becomes pregnant.
An undercover cop whose attempt to locate a boy and his mother leads him to a kindergarten where he poses as an unlikely teacher. A classic comedy with a sharp crime edge to it.
Harry is a Special Agent, but to his wife, he's just a boring computer salesman. His two lives unexpectedly collide, finding themselves in the clutches of international terrorists.
The Last Stand
When the leader of a drug cartel makes a deadly escape for an FBI prisoner convoy the only obstacle in his way is a sheriff and his team, setting the stage for a classic showdown.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
The Terminator is back and now he's one of the good guys, assigned to protect freedom fighter John Connor from a cyborg sent by the leader of the human resistance in the future.
Douglas Quaid dreams he lived on Mars, so Recall gives him a powerful hallucinogenic drug to make it a reality.
An elite federal marshal erases the pasts of jeopardised informers and relocates them into safe anonymity.
End of Days
It's up to a burned out former New York Cop to save a girl, the world and his own soul as he faces a powerful enemy.
A Los Angeles fireman seeks revenge after his wife and son are killed in a terrorist bombing.
Mercenaries who take on a mission to overthrow a South American dictator find out that a double-cross makes them expendable.
Deceived and wrongly imprisoned, Ray Breslin must recruit a fellow inmate to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison.
When an elite DEA team takes down a drug lord $10 million goes missing from a cartel safe house. Suddenly members of the team are picked off one by one.
The Arnie pop-up channel will be available in HD* to Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum subscribers on channel 400. Channel 400 is now home to a series of hugely popular and exclusive pop-up movie events and is also available to stream on Foxtel Play.
Subscribers can also watch the Arnie pop-up movies when and where they want On Demand with an internet-connected iQ box – and viewers can also stream the movies On Demand on Foxtel Play.