South African television viewers will be enjoying a feast films from Videovision Entertainment, the producers of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, on the SABC television channels during the month of June. The films that will be broadcast are Cry, The Beloved Country and three Leon Schuster films, Mr. Bones 1, Mr. Bones 2 and The Millennium Menace.
Cry, The Beloved Country which is based on the classic novel by Alan Paton, was as the first film to be made in South Africa after the country achieved democracy in 1994. The film closely followed the prevailing mood of South Africa at the time with its central themes of forgiveness and reconciliation. The film which star James Earl Jones, Richard Harris, Leleti Khumalo and Vusi Kunene. It is the story of two fathers – one black, the other white who find common ground to reconcile their differences. Cry, The Beloved Country will be broadcast on SABC 1 on Sunday 8 June.
Mr. Bones 1 starring South Africa’s Number One Box Office star, Leon Schuster, is set against the backdrop of the Sun City Million Dollar Golf Challenge. The film is a classic slapstick comedy with elements that are uniquely South African and features a menagerie of indigenous animals, an astounding array of stunts and special effects that will thrill audiences. The film will be broadcast on Sunday, 15 June on SABC 3.
Mr. Bones 2: Back From The Past, is the story of Hekule, the King of Kuvukiland who is given a gemstone by the dying Kunji Balanadin. The stone is cursed and causes Hekule to become possessed by the spirit of the mischievous Kunji. It is up Mr. Bones, the royal witch doctor to cure the King and get rid of the cursed stone by returning the gem to its home in an Indian fishing village. The film stars Leon Schuster, Leeanda Reddy, Kaseran Pillay, Tongayi Chirisa and Meren Reddy. Mr. Bones 2 will be broadcast on Sunday, 22 June on SABC 3.
Mama Jack follows the hapless journey of Jack Theron, who works on a film set, but the producer hates him. In a bid to get rid of Jack, the producer spikes his drink at a glamorous function, and before long Jack has unwittingly offended all the attending dignitaries, ruined the function and got himself on the wrong side of the law. Jack turns to his friend, Shorty, a make-up artist for help, and emerges disguised as, Mama Jack who finds ‘herself’ employed by the producer’s fiancée but begins to fall in love with ‘her’ new boss. The films features a star studded cast with Leon Schuster, Alfred Nthombela, Jerry Mofokeng, Lionel Newton, Sharleen Surtie-Richards and Mary-Ann Barlow. The film will be broadcast on Sunday, 29 June on SABC 3.
Executive Producer, Sanjeev Singh commented, “We are delighted to have our films broadcast on SABC television which ensure that these entertaining South African films are enjoyed by viewers across the country. We are also pleased that Leon Schuster’s The Millennium Menace will be broadcast on SABC 3 on 6 July and Red Dust, the powerful film set against the backdrop of the Truth and Reconciliation film on 20 July on SABC 1.”
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