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Dragonair features a month of Oscars special onboard
Hottest Hollywood films offered before Hong Kong release

21 Feb 2014

(HONG KONG) Dragonair is celebrating the 2014 Oscars® season by bringing onboard a selection of this year’s nominated films and past winners throughout March. 

The special selection of 39 Oscar-related titles, featuring 15 new releases nominated in this year’s Academy Awards, 24 past Best Picture winners and previous winners in other categories,  will be shown on the airline’s StudioKA entertainment system* starting 1 March 2014.  Four of the 15 Hollywood new releases listed below will come ahead of local Hong Kong cinema releases:

1.    All is Lost - no Hong Kong release date yet

2.    Inside Llewyn Davis - Hong Kong theatrical release on 17 April

3.    Nebraska - Hong Kong theatrical release on 27 March

4.    20 Feet from Stardom - no Hong Kong release date yet

Dragonair introduced StudioKA, a brand-new inflight entertainment system, last March when it launched new Business Class and Economy Class products.  The entire retrofit program is scheduled for completion by 2014.

StudioKA, a widescreen, on-demand inflight entertainment system, offers passengers a wide range of exciting entertainment options through its extensive library, with more than 100 Hollywood blockbusters and popular Asian movies, 500-plus Western and Asian TV programmes, 888 music CDs, 22 radio channels, and programmes in nine languages.

Dragonair Chief Executive Officer Patrick Yeung said: “Dragonair is committed to offering passengers superior products and services to make their journey a relaxing and pleasant one.  We continually work to enrich our inflight entertainment by introducing surprises from time to time.  I hope our passengers will find this Oscars special exciting and enjoyable.”

The 39 Oscar-related titles are:

15 Academy Award-nominated new releases:

·      12 Years a Slave

·      All is Lostno Hong Kong release date yet

·      August: Osage County

·      Blue Jasmine

·      Captain Phillips

·      Frozen

·      Gravity

·      Inside Llewyn Davis- Hong Kong theatrical release on 17 April

·      NebraskaHong Kong theatrical release on 27 March

·      Philomena

·      Prisoners

·      The Book Thief

·      The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

·      20 Feet from Stardomno Hong Kong release date yet

·      Dallas Buyers Club

15 past Best Picture winners:

·      A Beautiful Mind

·      Argo

·      Chicago

·      Crash

·      Gladiator

·      Million Dollar Baby

·      No Country for Old Men

·      Shakespeare in Love

·      Slumdog Millionaire

·      The Artist

·      The Departed

·      The Hurt Locker

·      The King’s Speech

·      The Lord of the Rings:  The Return of the King

·      Titani

 Nine previous winners in other categories:

·      A Separation

·      Beginners

·      Crazy heart

·      Once

·      La Dolce Vita

·      Happy Feet

·      Dumbo

·      Tarzan (1999)

·      The Little mermaid

 

 * The complete collection of Oscar movies will be featured onboard all of Dragonair’s aircraft equipped with audio and video on demand system.

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