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Description: Continuing after the first "Subspecies", a girl who has just become a vampire tries to escape the evil vampire, Radu, who seeks her as his love interest. But she has taken the vampire family's bloodstone, and actually Radu gotta search her to receive it back. While her sister comes to Romania to save her soul. It might be to late....
Description: Still in the thrall of the evil vampire Radu, Michelle yearns to be taught the skills of the vampire. Meanwhile, her sister Becky tries to gratis her from his evil clutches, and this time, she's brought some help.
Description: Vampire fledgling Michelle Morgan has escaped the grasp of her master Radu Vladislas. Found by a girl called Ana, she is taken to a hospital where a doctor claims to be able to cure her vampirism. Radu, recovering from the near-death delivered by Michelle and her friends, travels to Bucharest to follow his fledgling. He visits the vampire Ash's stronghold. Ash and his protege Serena plot to destroy Radu and employ the support of the humans, Ana and the Doctor.
Description: When the sour-sweet wind begins blowing again, the Whos retreat to their homes because they know the Grinch will later be a'prowlin. Young Eukariah Who has to create a trip to the Euphemism (outhouse), when the wind blows him away to a confrontation with the gruesome Grinch. Eukariah decides that the Grinch gotta be stopped, so he faces his fears and confronts the Grinch and his spooks.
Description: A witch, disgruntled by the fact that no one takes Halloween seriously anymore, decides to stir things up and disrupt the social gathering in her old house as well as turn a couple of children who love creatures into current monsters.
Description: Having escaped years of imprisonment, vampire warrioress Selene finds herself in a changed globe where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans and are conducting an all-out fight to eradicate both immortal species. Actually Selene gotta war the humans and a frightening fresh breed of super Lycans to ensure the death dealers' survival.
Description: One night, 18 year old Lena is bitten by Louise, leader of a female vampire trio that are as deadly as they are beautiful. Her newfound vampiric lifestyle is a blessing and a curse at the same time. At first, she enjoys the limitless freedom, the luxury, the parties. But later the murderous blood lust of her comrades in arms proves too much for her, and she falls dangerously in love with Tom, a young undercover cop. When she resolves to turn her back on the bloodsucking band of sisters, Louise fury knows no bounds. Lena will have to select between immortal love and immortal life.
Description: A Humble Life is certainly real to its title, a documentary study of the day-to-day globe of Umeno Mathuyoshi, an old girl who lives in an isolated mountain house in the Nara prefecture in Japan.
Description: Mafalda is a comic strip written and drawn by Argentine cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado, better known by his pen name Quino. The strip details a 6-year-old woman called Mafalda, who is deeply concerned about humanity and globe peace and rebels vs the actual state of the world. The strip ran from 1964 to 1973 and was very famous in Latin America, Europe, Quebec, and in Asia, leading to two animated cartoon series and a movie.
Description: When Kyle (Jameson Baltes) and Evie (Brittney Bowman) Preston begin exploring the grounds of their late grandmother's house they explore an old, abandoned mine shaft and later search that the old lady's stories about fairies trapped underground were true. Imprisoned many years ago by two battling giants, the fairies actually risk being lost forever unless Kyle and Evie can search a method to support them. The task becomes even more urgent when the children's father (Corbin Bernsen) is taken ill, and they need the fairies to cure him with their magic
Description: Mighty Zeus brings Hercules' mother, Alcmene, to Mount Olympus, and Hercules, believing she has been kidnapped, leads a rescue point to save her. Zeus' jealous wife, Hera, decides that it could actually be her time to rule the universe. Hera steals the Chronos Stone, source of the God's power, and unleashes the four Titans from their eons of imprisonment. With these mad behemoths on the loose, only the combined forces of Hercules and Xena, together with their trusty sidekicks Iolaus and Gabrielle, can save Mount Olympus.
Description: The first wedding anniversary of Princess Odette and Prince Derek is distracted by field fires set by Knuckles. His master Clavius, wants to defeat the world, and he needs to capture a giant orb to do that. Clavius kidnaps Queen Uberta and Odette with Derek have to save her.
Description: Madsen, a bounty hunter with a terrible liver and an even worse attitude, with the support of the lovely Dr. Forster, gotta stop Dr. Oh and Takeru and restore order to the world.
Description: Roland Brissot purchased for a nickel a talisman that gives him love, fame and wealth. The talisman is a slash left hand, and it works perfectly. But of course there is nothing gratis in this world, and after one year the devil comes and asks for his due... Written by Yepok
Description: In ancient Persia the son of Ali Baba (of forty thieves fame), Kashma Baba is a military cadet by day and a party goer by night. He falls for a woman who he soon finds is an escaped slave woman belonging to the wicked Caliph. They flee to his father's palace. But alas, there's more to her than meets the eye. Will the evil schemers succeed? The sons of the Forty Thieves to the rescue!
Description: Based on the Japanese legend of 15th century adventurer, Oguri Hangan Daisukeshige (Tatsuya Nakamura), Toyoda territories us in a surreal globe of tattooed Japanese slave workers whose true life roles serve more as symbols than current characters. After being hired by a local despot, Daizen, to massage away a nasty venereal disease, Oguri is viley betrayed after refusing to stay longer.
Description: When his mother rents their vacant room to a peculiar composer, Christoph can't trust his terrible luck. But as the abrasive boarder, Ludwig Van Beethoven, starts creating his masterful 9th Symphony, Christoph is won over by the majesty of his music. This lighthearted family drama was awarded the 1993 Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program.
Description: In October of 1981, Curtis Danko, the creepy child from the tiny city of Walker Falls, was killed in a mysterious accident. He left behind a warning to the town: "If you ever have other Halloween again, I will return and destroy you all!" Curtis was buried in a locked crypt, along with a sculpture so evil, that unearthly fates were told to await anyone who looked at it. Now, 20 years later, the Walker boys have returned to Walker Falls. They begin a chain of happenings that unleashes an units of zombies on the town. Has Curtis Danko risen from the grave to exact his revenge? And will the folks of Walker Falls create it through the night?
Description: The year is 1999 and the story is now a number of sub-plots all revolving around the 13-year old Clara, a woman that can predict the future and has telekinetic powers. The sub-plots contain a man in her class who has a crush on her, his family, her family and her principal that keeps talking French for some strange reason.
Description: Hrdinou příběhu je silný a odvážný mladý kovář s dobrým srdcem. Jmenuje se Mikeš a stejně jako jeho otec i on zatouží vydat se do světa na zkušenou. Cestou se spřátelí se dvěma mladými siláky, mlynářským pomocníkem Matějem a pacholkem Ondrou. Když se dovědí o třech krásných princeznách, které záhadně zmizely, přesvědčí Mikeš své lenivé společníky, aby se vydali ztracené královské dcery hledat. Po dlouhé cestě plné překážek se jim podaří zjistit, že princezny unesl zlý Černý král. Když se Mikešovi podaří přelstít ohyzdnou babici, a výměnou za její utržený vous získat její služby, podaří se jim osvobodit dvě ze tří princezen. Boj o záchranu třetí, nejkrásnější princezny však bude mnohem obtížnější.
Description: In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in problem owing cash to some terrible guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to the nice powwow, an Indian meeting. While traveling, Grandpa says mysterious Indian tales of love, friendship and magic.
Description: A romantic comedy set in the Southern California beach scene. Down on his luck, Scotty McKay becomes the master of a very lonely genie, who brings him wealth, power and real love. Miracles can happen!
Description: Jimmy, a young man trying to gain acceptance from his peers, is horrified when he sees a circus trainer abusing a bear cub. One of the circus employees says Jimmy that there is a magic cave in the hills nearby that can move folks to other time, and that maybe he can test it to support the bear. Jimmy does some exploring, finds the cave, and is amazed to search himself transported back to the early 1800's where he encounters Jeremiah, a nature-loving mountain boy with a bear mate of his own. Jeremiah agrees to come to the future and support out Jimmy, but the 21st century is quite various from the 19th, and springing the bear cub will not be as simple as Jeremiah thinks. Not in any method similar to the "Grizzly Adams" tv series.
Description: It’s 1860 and a U.S. Marshal is escorting his prisoner, Thomas Redding, to trial for the killing of two women. They wind up in a city that no one ever knew of with ghostly occurrences. The avenging Greek Goddess Nemesis says the Marshal that here everyone is treated equally. The Marshal kills the ghost of a boy whom he killed years earlier few times and Redding becomes the victim of the spirits of the girls he killed, only to be brought back by Nemesis. The Marshal uses his wits to be rid of all ghosts. Nemesis appears as a hideous human/reptilian monster about to slay the Marshal. Darlene reappears and stops Nemesis citing she was created for the retribution of humans and not her own. With that, the girls disappear. In Yuma, Redding is found guilty at trial but punishment had already been served by Maxine and Darlene and Redding is released. In a flash, Redding is transported back to the City of Justice by Nemesis and actually faces revenge by all the boys he killed.
Description: Wilder and Wallace are brothers and pyrokinetics. Ever since childhood they've been able to begin fires with their minds but following a tragedy in which they accidentally killed a man, the brothers have grown up very differently. Wilder has become a regular 9-5 workaday joe but Wallace performs his feats with a traveling circus. When the circus comes to Wilder's home city Wallace begins coming on powerful to Wilder's wife, Vida who, ironically, is a slight pyromaniac.
Description: In an isolated tiny city in the Pacific Northwest, Sylvia's teenaged life of juggling two boyfriends and an overprotective father is turned upside down when she discovers she has a bizarre virus which has randomly plagued the girls in her community for decades and shamefully forced those afflicted into hiding. Sylvia undergoes a horrifying physical transformation, and she finds herself drawn into a persecuted underworld where she starts an astonishing adventure of freakish self-discovery. Marker is a classic coming-of-age tale with a horror twist, which pits its heroine vs her oppressors - the town's non-afflicted - in a war for self-determination--and survival.
Description: Nice journeys can hatch from the smallest eggs. Fucsia wants to learn to do magic just like her father, and so is satisfied as punch when she is allowed to go to witches' school. There, Fucsia learns to create wind and conjures with the clouds. But her magic often has unexpected results, however, as she is sometimes that tiny bit too ambitious.
Description: From the warped mind of underground auteur Nickname Zedd comes this campy horrorfest that follows screwy scientist Dr. Frankenberry as he attempts to resurrect the dead, aided by his hunchbacked minion. Adding to the twisted fun are Donna Death as bloodsucking temptress Scumbalina, Richard Hell as punk-rock cowboy crooner the Rawhide Child and Tyler Smith as Frankenberry’s monstrous two-headed creation, Formaldehyde Man.
Description: The film "Something fully different" from 1985 is Trond Kirkvaag, Knut Lystad and Lars Mjøen's first and only full-length detail film. It's about the man Buffalo left on the stairs to the childless couple Bull. But Buffalo is not like another children. He can not withstand sunlight, garlic and crosses, and suffer from powerful urge to bite, especially at full moon ... Buffalo's many disability leads to difficulties in most areas. But first and foremost, Buffalo issues with love. Svalbard is her name and it's love at first sight. But fate and the defense makes them the ad, and a fateful meeting with a garlic pizza later, the hook on the door for Buffalo and Svalbard, to tell nothing of the nail in the coffin ... A typical Trond Kirkvaag - Knut Lystad - Lars Mjøen comedy spun around vampire films and bloody social satire.
Description: Sinbad, armed with rumors of ancient gold, finds himself sneaking into the desert camp of the evil wizard Al-Jibar. Hidden among the many relics is an ivory scroll situation containing the logs of the pirate Captain Minos, which will lead Sinbad to the golden head of the Colossus of Rhodes.
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This Portuguese mini-series is extremely rare. There was a translated ver shown on Australian TV only once. If you can, test to search a copy of this broadcast. Its worth it.This three episode series comprises the journeys of a young boy. They every enjoy out like a fairy tale. The mood is very light and dreamy. The stories are nice and very unique. The first two episodes are fairly straight forward, but the third is quite difficult to understand. It doesn't really matter though, because the mood and the visuals are what makes the them so good.Its difficult to describe... the series is not action oriented, but it is quick paced. It left me with the feeling that, even though I had just watched it, I had heard these stories as a kid and were remembering them years later. This is definately worthwhile. If you ever receive a possibility to see Manoel on the Isle of Marvels, do it. Its a shame to allow this series fade into oblivion.
This review is for the full-length, 152 minute version, Manoel dans l'île des merveilles.Part 1, Les Destins de Manoel: Manoel is a 7-year old kid (the actor looks a tiny older) living on Madeira, an island west of Portugal. He lives with his mother and father and at the beginning of the movie they have suffered a robbery, the loss of the family jewels. Manoel doesn't really know how necessary this will be as he goes off to school; he hears a strange voice, guiding him and calling him, and he decides to skip school and visit a forbidden garden behind a gate. Walking through the door he enters a large launch zone and a feeling of mystery and oppressiveness is upon him and the viewer. He walks through a cave to a cliff above the coast and meets other young boy, apparently himself from the future, who says him the storyline of what he has done today and what the future will bring. This starts a string of episodes in which whether Manoel goes off with a hoary old seaman, search the jewels, answers few questions from his teacher in the right method or doesn't do these things changes the course of his and his family's life. Finally in an effort to avert catastrophe, it seems that his only choice is death for himself, but then Part 2, Le pique-nique des rêves: Only on a particular mountain meadow can Manoel and his fellow school-children engage in a common dream, a dream that their teacher wishes to control so that they can achieve something the island needs, a hospital; but Manoel cannot receive to sleep and he screws up the dream, encountering a strange boy who is whacking a tree to receive wine from it. The tree is a relative, and the boy has control over his relatives who serve him as trees, and over the birds; he is apparently an immortal magician. He tricks Manoel into switching bodies with him through a coin that Manoel gives him, and Manoel instantly regrets the switch as he cannot function in the adult world. He tries to communicate with his parents, but they think him angry and the wizard supports to hold him away by attacking him with birds; Manoel finally steals into the house at night and finds the coin, and the wizard disappears after the switch. Manoel is sent to live with his aunt and cousins in a large old mansion some distance away at this point, as his mother dies suddenly (again her death was the first which he went back in time to avert in the first episode). He is driven there by a Danish sailor who speaks English to him. His 2 male cousins, about his age, enjoy weird violent minigames and there are apparently ghosts; his older female cousin is a smoker and perhaps a rebel. We are also introduced to the world's woman chess champion, Marylina, a woman about Manoel's age who was eugenically bred and artificially born from a girl who was dead, a storyline which harks back to a storyline said by the old sailor in episode 1 of a shark-child. Manoel listens to her storyline on the radio, then plays an odd minigame on the roof of the house with his cousins as the sun is setting, in one of the most visually striking sequences of the film, and then Part 3, La petite championne d'echecs: Part 3 seems to me more overtly theatrically/filmic than the first two episodes; at the beginning Manoel's aunt may evoke Norma Desmond, and the house that faded, grand movie-château, and there is even seemingly a William Holden type, though no one lies in the swimming pool, in fact at one mission Manoel flies above it, by magic. There is a sailor who visits the house, who may be a younger ver of the old seamen in part 1, or not; hand-shadow minigames are played by children and sailor. There is a striking stage where Manoel is pulled through a keyhole while listening to the adults; one of Manoel's cousins disappears and the aid of Marylina, the only person smart enough to solve the mystery, is enlisted. There is talk of mysteries and conspiracies, the Eiffel Turret and coca cola. A long stage in a nursery with the kids testing and just a tip of the erotic, childish and wonderful but then turning scary as the sailor returns, perhaps a villain; he is killed and we search out that he is but a doll. Adult Manoel, years later, walks through the empty mansion and sadly pronounces it smaller than he remembered it .and then 7-year-old Manoel is watching a group of children, much like his classmates from Episode 2, being led up a hill; this time they are dressed in uniforms and are telling their mother's name, "Mary" over and over.A movie celebrating the magic and the terrors of the childish imagination, obviously; firmly grounded in Ruiz's well-developed surrealistic world-view, which seems to derive in part from influences as diverse as Borges, H.G. Wells, Orson Welles, Jacques Rivette, Luis Buñuel, filtered through his own displacement and his pan-cultural history as a filmmaker and a person. 'Manoel' is a phantasmagoria of concepts about imagination, adulthood seen from childhood, destiny, the nature of play, performance, magic, voyages .it is very beautifully shot and evocative of a timeless, mystical zone outside of the globe we know, despite its obvious weak budget and 16mm format. Ruiz is a master of sound as well as photo his birds are as terrifying as Hitchcock's, and he also gets a unbelievable tons of melody from his usual composer, Jorge Arriagada lullabies, lush Hollywood romantic symphonic, weird electronic scary melody reminiscent of "Dr. Who", and the lovely music-box lullabies that launch and close each segment.
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