He will offer comments on the five films in segments that appear before and after the movie starts and also in three segments that will appear between segments of the films, said Wendy Miller, vice president of development and current programming at Playboy TV.
It's the history that might attract viewers, suggested Miller, the Playboy TV executive.
"You might think of them as just old smut, but each of them has a really interesting story," she
came up with the idea a few months ago, and found that January had room in the programming schedule.
"Why don't we really do something, run the movie and give some history, and show why they are actually important movies that played a role in history?
does not run commercials and is viewed only by subscribers.
Procuring the films for the network posed a small challenge, Miller
While some of the movies are now part of the public domain, in other cases some companies claim to control the rights, and that had to be navigated.
In other cases, getting a high-quality print of the films proved difficult.
"Some of them were hard to find," she
For "Deep Throat," for example, executives actually examined Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's 16-milimeter copy of the film before chancing upon a digital print, said Miller.
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