Tuesday 26 March 2024

Thrills, Kills, and The Blob: LEGEND's April Film Lineup


As spring unfolds, the airwaves are set to sizzle with a riveting lineup of cinematic treats courtesy of TV channel LEGEND. This April, buckle up for a rollercoaster ride through action-packed thrillers, spine-chilling horrors, and cult classics as LEGEND unveils eleven channel premieres, promising an electrifying viewing experience for movie aficionados.

Leading the charge are the UK TV premieres of two adrenaline-fueled action flicks featuring the indomitable Bruce Willis. First up is "HARD KILL" (2020), where Willis stars as billionaire tech CEO Donovan Chalmers, who enlists a team of mercenaries to safeguard a piece of world-threatening technology. The stakes escalate when Chalmers' daughter is snatched by a ruthless terrorist group, setting the stage for a high-octane showdown.

Following hot on its heels is "AMERICAN SIEGE" (2021), which sees Willis donning the sheriff's hat as Ben Watts, a small-town lawman thrust into a desperate race against time to thwart a gang of thieves holding a wealthy doctor hostage. With tension simmering and action aplenty, Willis delivers a masterclass in gritty heroism.

But the adrenaline rush doesn't stop there. LEGEND is set to transport viewers into the heart of the action with a diverse array of premieres. From the dystopian dystopia of "DEATH RACE 2000" (1975), where contestants vie for victory by mowing down pedestrians in a brutal cross-country race, to the gritty crime drama of "VILLAIN" (2020), starring Craig Fairbrass as a former convict drawn back into the criminal underworld, the lineup promises edge-of-your-seat thrills at every turn.

For those with a taste for the supernatural, LEGEND has unearthed some spine-tingling gems. Sink your teeth into "THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA" (1973), the eighth installment in Hammer's Dracula series, featuring the iconic Christopher Lee in his final outing as the legendary vampire. Or why not delve into the surreal horrors of "BEWARE! THE BLOB" (1972), a quirky sequel to the cult classic creature feature that sees the titular gelatinous menace wreaking havoc once more?

And let's not forget the timeless classics making their LEGEND debut. Alan J. Pakula's "THE DEVIL’S OWN" (1996), starring Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt, offers a gripping tale of loyalty and betrayal set against the backdrop of Irish-American gang warfare. Meanwhile, "A REASON TO LIVE, A REASON TO DIE" (1972), a spaghetti Western starring Telly Savalas and James Coburn, serves up a hearty dose of frontier justice as a disgraced army officer seeks redemption on the battlefield.

Rounding out the lineup is the critically acclaimed "BUTTERFLY ON A WHEEL" (2007), a tense psychological thriller starring Pierce Brosnan and Gerard Butler, which explores the lengths one man will go to save his family from a sadistic tormentor.

With a lineup this electrifying, April promises to be a month to remember for LEGEND viewers. So, grab your popcorn, dim the lights, and prepare for a cinematic journey like no other, as LEGEND delivers thrills, kills, and everything in between.

TV: Sky 148 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 41 / Freesat 137