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Sky Movies subscribers have three more film premieres to look forward to this Friday December 20th, including a prequel to an all-time classic, a romantic comedy with an ensemble cast, and a CGI sequel for the kids.

'Oz The Great and Powerful' makes its UK TV debut on Sky Premiere this weekend, telling the tale of how the 'wonderful wizard' came to be just that.

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Sam Raimi's prequel to 1939's Technicolor classic 'The Wizard of Oz' sees James Franco as the man behind the curtain, who is whisked away to the Land of Oz via a tornado.

He is shown real magic by a trio of witches - Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams - in this beautifully crafted Disney picture.

With a good versus evil plot, and plenty of computer-generated effects, 'Oz The Great and Powerful' is a film the whole family can enjoy in the run-up to Christmas.

Another movie airing for the first time this Friday is 'New Year's Eve', the latest release from Garry Marshall - director of 2010 triumph 'Valentine's Day'.

Like his previous hit, this is a patchwork-quilt movie featuring plenty of star performers - including the likes of Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick and John Lithgow.

This multi-stranded romance sees the lives of several New York couples and singles intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.


Sky Movies subscribers can also enjoy 'Sammy's Great Escape' on Sky Premiere - the follow-up to the 2010 animated film 'A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures'.

In this new adventure, Sammy and his friend Ray are busy minding the hatchlings when they are scooped up by a poacher.

Sold to an aquarium in far-off Dubai, they devise an escape plan - with the help of a few oddball inmates.

At present, Sky Movies can be added to existing Sky TV bundles for £8 per month for six months, rising to £16 per month thereafter.

Alternatively, households can sign up for a Sky TV package - available from £21.50 per month - and include Sky Movies with their deal.

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