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Encore Westerns Visits ‘New Frontier’

9/07/2005 6:50 AM Eastern

Encore Westerns wants its subscribers to know that all Westerns weren’t made before 1990.

The Starz Entertainment Group LLC-owned service said Wednesday that it will feature movie showcase “The New Frontier” every Saturday night in October at 8 p.m. (EST/PST).

“Through the modern-day interpretations of the genre that viewers will see as part of ‘The New Frontier’ programming initiative, the Wild West lives on for a new generation of film fans,” Starz vice president of programming and scheduling Michael Ruggiero said in a prepared statement.

The New Frontier schedule:

• Oct. 1: OpenRange (2003), directed by Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves) and starring Robert Duvall, Costner, Diego Luna, Abraham Benrubi and Annette Bening.

• Oct. 8: Bad Girls (1994), starring Andie MacDowell, Drew Barrymore, Madeleine Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson and Dermot Mulroney.

• Oct. 15: ColdMountain (2003), starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger and Eileen Atkins and directed by Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley).

• Oct. 22: Into the Badlands (1991), starring Bruce Dern, Mariel Hemingway, Helen Hunt and Dylan McDermott.

• Oct. 29: Hooded Angels (2000, a.k.a. Glory Glory), starring Chantelle Stander, Paul Johansson, Juliana Venter, Amanda Donohoe and Gary Busey.

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