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Preview: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

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31 August 2015
Kicking off the start of the Star Wars Pop Up Channel is the fourth episode in the saga. It may seem contrary to start in the middle of the franchise, but many Star Wars’ fans believe the original trilogy (IV, V, VI) should be watched before the prequel trilogy (I,II, III).
star wars a new hope

Kicking off the start of the Star Wars Pop Up Channel is the fourth episode in the saga. It may seem contrary to start in the middle of the franchise, but many Star Wars’ fans believe the original trilogy (IV, V, VI) should be watched before the prequel trilogy (I,II, III).

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope will be aired on the following dates on the M-Net Movies Star Wars Pop Up Channel on DStv 109:

Monday 31 August, 06:00 and 19:30

Sunday 6 September, 07:40

Monday 7 September, 10:00 and 20:00

Sunday 13 September, 07:40

Year of release: 1977

Director: George Lucas

Production budget: $11 million

How much did it make at the box office worldwide: $775.4 million

Best quote: “Use the force.”

Best good guy: Han Solo

Best bad guy: Darth Vader

Celebrity Fan: Simon Pegg

The English actor once said “I measure my life in terms of my relationship with Star Wars”. It seems only fitting, then, that Pegg has been cast in The Force Awakens. Talk about the stuff of dreams!

Did you know?

Star Wars: A New Hope was released as Star Wars, but retitled to the former for the theatrical re-release in 1981.

We love it for:

  • the magnificent opening scene
  • the coolest and cutest robotic side-kicks
  • launching Harrison Ford’s career

Behind the Scenes 

Watch behind the scenes specials of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope on the following days:

Monday 31 August, 19:10 - 19:30

Sunday 6 September, 07:20 - 07:40, 23:40 - 00:00

Monday 7 September, 07:35 - 08:00, 19:32 - 20:00

Sunday 13 September, 06:00 - 06:10, 07:22 - 07:40, 23:34 - 00:00

Don’t miss out on any of the Star Wars sagas with DStv Catch-Up. Only available on the DStv Explora to DStv Premium customers from 31 August. 

For even more magic, follow all the Star Wars action on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #MNetStarWars. You’ll also find us on WeChat on the ID mnettv.

Don’t forget you can download the M-Net app for Apple and Android. Planning your M-Net Star Wars viewing has never been so easy!