The Tyrant of Castile

The Tyrant of Castile 1963

it's a fast moving blood and thunder tale well rendered and at least rooted in fact, and has a good feel for the period. It's interesting to have a look at somewhere else in medieval Europe besides England and France for a change. After all, Spain, Portugal, and the Italian states and some other principalities were big players at that time, too.

Trailing the Killer

Trailing the Killer 1932

While the original title, "Trailing the Killer" isn't a misnomer, it was a bit misleading since the "trailer" is a dog named Caesar Caesar the Dog) and the killer is a mountain lion, aka as a cougar or puma the narrator was quick to point out. But the makers also pointed out that Caesar "is the most intelligent dog actor since Rin-Tin-Tin" which probably lured a few Rin-Tin-Tin fans with a show-me attitude. Caesar prowls around the woods of the Northwest, dispatches a rattlesnake, visits his she-wolf mate and their pups, pauses to watch the dainty habits of a raccoon personally washing every morsel of food before eating it---and that raccoon had enough food to use up several minutes of running time---and then saves sheepherder Pierre (Francis McDonald)) from getting et up by one mean mountain lion. Rin-Tin-Tin he ain't, but then who was? Commonwealth...

The Spider

The Spider

When his archaeologist sister is possessed by the spirit of a vengeful woman, a young student finds himself enmeshed in a revenge plot aimed at his father, the incarnation of an evil emperor.

Defenders of the Law

Defenders of the Law 1931

A gang of racketeers, with the aid of a high-ranking city official has control of a big-city, and the police plant an undercover cop to gather evidence against the hoodlums - except the police keep telling the wrong person what they are up to.

The Little Patriot

The Little Patriot 1995

Join in one boy's heroic adventure as he fights in the struggle for freedom on the American frontier. James Todd is a young boy growing up in the hostile American wilderness-a rugged and dangerous land also inhabited by the American Indians. His peaceful life is shattered when the treacherous British troops suddenly storm through the countryside in an attempt to crush the American Revolution. During the battle for freedom, James is ruthlessly captured and held prisoner in the enemy fort by the brutal Major Smythe. But his bravery seems without limits as an unlikely and legendary alliance is forged with the neighboring Indians in a bold and fearless rescue effort. It is a rugged and wondrous adventure which culminates as the fortress is infiltrated and James narrowly escapes to lead the spirited fight against the British Red Coats.

Duck Village

Duck Village 1976

In the village called Utka (Duck), in an old larder, there lived a house sprite, Shishok. A real one, with horns and in a fur coat, jolly and mischievous. He could walk through walls and find lost things. The only thing distressing Shishok was that the children stopped seeing him when they grew up. Everything had changed with the arrival of an 8-year-old girl, Olya, who came to the village for vacations…

Flame Of Stamboul

Flame Of Stamboul 1951

An American agent working undercover as a cafe pianist in Cairo sets out to capture a notorious spy and jewel thief known as "The Voice". Director Ray Nazarro's 1951 drama stars Richard Denning, Lisa Ferraday, Norman Lloyd, George Zucco, Nestor Paiva, Donald Randolph and Dick Elliott.

Khareba and Gogia

Khareba and Gogia 1987

Khareba Jibuti, Prince Kharashvili’s right hand man becomes an outlaw after he witnesses a series of injustices. After meeting another outlaw Gogia Kenkiashvili he joins his bunch in the forest. They cause lots of trouble for the local rich thus winning the hearts and minds of poor people. Nevertheless, when captain Akhvlediani opens the hunting season on two renowned outlaws he finds a much-needed man who is ready to show him their whereabouts.

Samurai from Somewhere

Samurai from Somewhere 1964

This brilliant motion picture is also based on the writings of Yamamoto Shugoro. It tells the story of Young Lord Takenaka who stands to succeed his father until a series of violent actions lead his retainers to think that he has gone mad with blood-lust. Never offering any explanation, he continues his seemingly unprovoked attacks until he is sent away from his domain. The secondary title "Mondo Muyo" translates roughly as "no need for questions and answers" or in effect "Don't waste your breath asking why". There is superb action throughout and regardless of his bloody actions, Takenaka presents a sympathetic persona. The grand finale brings the reasons for his crimes out as a revelation unlike anything ever seen in a samurai film.

Wonder Pets!: Save the Nutcracker

Wonder Pets!: Save the Nutcracker 2008

A collection of Christmas-themed Wonder Pets Episodes. Save The Nutcracker When the Mouse King steals the Wonder Pet's Nutcracker, our heroes must follow him into a Christmas book to get it back - all to the sounds of Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet.

Committed

Committed 2007

Featuring Britain's best rock climbers, plus top overseas visitors, Committed packs in over 200 'E' points of action: The hardest and most dangerous ascents that have been grabbing the climbing headlines everywhere. It examines the diversity of climbing style and location that together, make the British Trad scene unique and respected right around the world. The featured climbs include numerous hard first ascents, audacious repeats and bold solos. From the sea cliffs of Scotland, to the gritstone test pieces of Enlgand, to the mountains in Ireland and Wales...

O Cabeleira

O Cabeleira 1963

Based on the novel by Franklin Távora, the film follows the adventures of a father and a son in 18th century Brazil.

King of the Sea

King of the Sea 1994

A young orphan boy is rescued from the sea and raised by a pirate lord. Here he and his young companions become skilled pirates of the South China Sea.