Star launches Chinese Movies 2

Sister channel features Hong Kong classics

HONG KONG -- Star TV will launch the Star Chinese Movies 2 channel July 21 on Hong Kong's NOW-TV, the company announced Thursday.

An affiliate of the popular Star Chinese Movies channel, the new venture will feature Hong Kong films from 1970-90 and kick off with a Bruce Lee retrospective to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the martial arts master's death.

Also showing will be films by superstars Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh as well as filmmakers John Woo, Johnnie To and Tsui Hark.

Star Chinese Movies 2 first launched in Singapore on StarHub Digital Cable in January and in North America via IPTV KyLinTV in February and Dish TV in March.