Strike up the music, Groundhog's Day has begun!
In honor of Groundhog Day on Sunday, Feb. 2 (the annual tradition in which we await for a critter to show his shadow and predict our weather), many resort to staying inside and re-watching the classic fantasy drama of the same name. Released in 1993, “Groundhog Day” stars veteran actor Bill Murray as Phil, a cynical TV weatherman, and his repetitive journey as he is forced to relive the holiday day-in and day-out while out on assignment in Punxsutawney, Penn., until --spoiler alert—he gets it “right.”
So when and where can you re-watch the classic flick this holiday? Whether you want to watch the film on cable television, online from the comfort of your own computer, or on your smart devices, there are options available for every “Groundhog” fan in 2014.
According to TV Guide, there are limited showings of “Groundhog Day” on cable television in January and February. (Possibly due to Groundhog Day falling on the same day at the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII.) ESQTV will air the classic film three times prior to the big day: Thursday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 31 at 12 a.m. CMT will be airing the film closer to the actual holiday on two separate occasions: Sunday, Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m.
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For those looking to own their very own physical copy of the classic film, various outlets are currently selling the flick. Target.com is offering the widescreen, 15th anniversary edition DVD for $9.99. A Blu-Ray, widescreen version is available for purchase at Walmart.com for $14.27. For those who prefer to catch up on the festive film via their electronic smart devices, a digital copy can be purchased and instantly downloaded on iTunes for $9.99.
“Groundhog Day” first premiered in theaters on February 12, 1993. Directed by Harold Ramis of “Ghostbusters“ fame, “Sex, Lies and Videotape“ actress Andie MacDowell starred alongside as Murray as on-screen love interest, Rita. The film, which currently has a 97 percent “fresh” rating on RottenTomatoes.com, has since gained a cult following, even earning itself its own Facebook fan page, Ground Hog Day the Movie Fan Club.