For the past six years the BBC here in England have broadcast Paycheck every 15 months or so, meaning that we are well over due a showing since it was last on back in August of 2011.
Auntie Beeb is finally putting us out of our misery with a late showing on Friday (12th April 2013) at 23:55. Despite the hour you can still watch Kathryn’s appearance in the John Woo (who also made Broken Arrow) action film, based on a short story by Philip K Dick and starring Ben Affleck (Argo), and be in bed by 12:10am.
Details of the BBC1/BBC1 HD broadcast can be found on the BBC’s website.
Paycheck already features in the KM UK Gallery and you can read a brief write-up of Kathryn’s role in the film in a previous post.
We haven’t used the countdown timer in a while so here is one to the start of the film:
I haven’t done one of my Media Alert posts in a while. The Media Alert category is reserved to alert UK television viewers of upcoming showings of Kathryn’s work. This week sees one of Kathryn’s movie guest starring roles hit the small screen again.
Paycheck, starring Ben Affleck, gets its biennial outing on BBC1 this Friday (5th August 2011). It starts late (11:45pm) but the only bits worth seeing are all in the first 10 minutes so you can be done with it by midnight. It is also being shown in high definition on BBC1 HD for those that have access to it. The BBC’s website has more details HERE.
There are already, of course, Full HD screencaps from the film in the Gallery. See a previous post HERE for more details on Kathryn’s unforgettable, by everyone except Mr Affleck’s character that is, role
As an additional part of KM UK’s Summer Of HD posts I’ll be upgrading some of the past Public Appearance photos to full size, having had to previously shrink some for technical reasons. I’ll most likely post these in batches based on the year, possibly splitting the busier years up.
Let’s start with 2003 and the première of the movie Paycheck. 8 of the images have now been upgraded. The image descriptions will show which have been changed. Kathryn looks great in her red dress and ever present smile.
Don’t forget to check out the incredible, and full of surprises, full HD (1080p) screencaps of Kathryn as Rita.
December 2003. Was it really as long a go as that?
Yep. The premiere of the movie Paycheck was on 18 December 2003. There have been images from the event in the Gallery since the start, but 6 newly found HQ images have just been added. Kathryn looks amazing and very happy in her dark red dress. Find the new photos here.
Don’t forget to check out the incredible full HD (1080p) screencaps of Kathryn as Rita Dunne as well.
10 minutes in and we’re Dunne. Rita Dunne that is. That’s all we get of Kathryn, starring as Rita, in the sci-fi movie Paycheck, which stars Ben Affleck, as Jennings, and Uma Thurman.
Well, when I say “that’s all we get”… we actually get quite a lot more than we might have bargained for in that brief time. The rest of movie is very mediocre but that first 10 minutes is well worth watching. Kathryn completely steals the show.
Rita initially appears to just be a corporate lawyer tasked with supplying Jennings with the facilities he requires to do the job he’s been contracted to do to earn his paycheck (see what they’ve done there?). The task is to reverse engineering (and it’s a very backward view on such work) a rival’s product so this company can make their own, better version. Once completed Jennings will have his memory of this time wiped to protect him and the company. Rita, however, has a plan of her own to leave an indelible mark on him.
She fails, but in spectacular fashion, leaving us, the movie viewing public, with some unforgettable scenes. Rita Dunne gives us a whole new perspective on Kathryn, and what a delightful view it is
New Full HD (1080p) screencaps and a video clip have been added to the Gallery.