Secret Identity

Secret Identity 2011

When Janet visits her grandmother Faye to ask to use her wedding ring, she discovers a secret that stirs up nostalgia for the romance and heroism of an age long since passed.

The Guards

The Guards 1965

A hand is pulling the emergency breaks on a train, and a young military recruit has his live all changed. No one can answer a girl's question in court. What colour are dreams? A gathering of destinies. Can anyone answer why things happen?

A Witch Without a Broom

A Witch Without a Broom 1967

A flirtatious sorcerous fancies a handsome human professor. Cross time antics arise when she attempts to bring the hapless professor into her alternate dimension.

Abracadabra

Abracadabra 1986

In 1980, a crack team of Taoists (garbed like ninjas!) successfully vanquish a mob of ghosts -- except for female demon Pinkish Red, who manages to escape. Six years later, Cici Shin (Charine Chan Kar-ling) and her cousin, Lily Li (Ann Bridgewater), open a boutique and need a mirror for their fitting room. The mall security guard finds one for them in the basement but, naturally, Pinkish Red resides inside it and, when Cici cleans the mirror’s surface, the ghost is able to enter back into the real world.

That Forward Center Dies at Dawn

That Forward Center Dies at Dawn 1961

A unique idea is pulled off in this amusing fantasy-drama with implications that lie beyond the story itself. Ably directed by René Mugica, the tale begins when a young soccer player is sold at auction and expects to end up on a major team. Instead, he discovers he has been acquired by a super-rich tycoon whose objective in life is to collect the best -- not art or stamps -- but people. The wealthy collector does not allow his "collection" to do anything, which amounts to imprisoning everyone in a golden cage. While the ballerina he has on file expresses her longing for her art by surreptitiously dancing in the rain, the soccer player has a much more aggressive game plan for getting out of this predicament.

Dragon's Rage

Dragon's Rage 2012

The sorcerer elf Tesselink brings together an unlikely band of adventurers, two humans, a goblin and a fearless warrior elf. Together they become the Order of the Bloodsteel Knights and embark on their dangerous mission.

What's in the Bible: Battle for the Promised Land

What's in the Bible: Battle for the Promised Land

"Battle for the Promised Land" contains two 25-minute episodes. Episode 1: "Finally, the Promised Land!" covers Joshua and tricky questions about fighting and killing in the Bible. Episode 2: "Cycle of Misery" covers the time of the Judges and the Bible’s romance story – Ruth!

Spanish Clair de Lune

Spanish Clair de Lune 1909

Two lovers perform a fandango dance. A jealous quarrel follows and the heart-broken swain decides to end it all. He throws himself from the window of his room, but instead of being killed the anchor of a passing balloon intercepts his flight and he is taken up high into the clouds. Laughing at the poor, unfortunate mortal, the moon arouses the anger of the desperate lover and a battle between the two ensues.

Jesters-Jokes

Jesters-Jokes 1908

A cheeky female jester uses the smoke of her cigarette to make things appear and disappear. After showing her talents by playing with a chair or a dog, she lets clowns appear; one female, and two male. The male clowns fight each other over the girl who gets changed over and over again by the jester.

She

She 1911

This Thannhouser two-reeler features actor James Cruze who was to earn more fame as a director (THE COVERED WAGON) than as an actor. This is a typical very early silent film with flimsy sets, a few outdoor scenes (a rocky shore line, dunes), and jerky editing. The acting is all silent exclamatory style and it resembles more a tableaux than a narrative. As was typical of this period, title cards merely explain the action that is about to take place. There is no dialogue.

It's Never Too Late

It's Never Too Late 1956

When a sedate wife and mother decides her family takes her for granted, she pens a movie script -- and it becomes a hit film. Suddenly faced with instant celebrity, she must choose between being a highly paid author and a middle-class housewife.

Dragon Blue

Dragon Blue 1996

Mayuko is a feng shui expert who, in a nearly absurd rush of exposition in the first scene of Dragon Blue, discovers that she is the blood heir of the Dragon Clan and a born demon hunter. It's a completely unmotivated but thoroughly spooky encounter between Mayuko and a demonic ghost, and she's saved by an ancient priest spirit who explains her legacy. "Why does this always happen to me?" she ponders before flying off to a remote island to investigate an ancient curse and battle a legendary Sea Demon. Mayuko befriends a burly, chivalrous detective and a little orphan boy nicknamed "the Devil's Child" who hides his own dark secret.

Animal Games

Animal Games 2004

As the human world gathers to stage the Olympic Games, this programme looks at what would happen if animals were to do the same. Competitors from the mammal, bird, insect, reptile and fish nations are scaled to human size as they compete in Olympic events. On screen BBC sport graphics impart facts and figures, with commentary from John Motson and Jonathan Pearce.