The story of Amy Johnson who disappeared while piloting a RAF Wellington Bomber
Set in the splendor and terror of the Spanish Inquisition, Flame in the Wind tells the story of Carlos, an earnest young nobleman who is faced with a choice: the church system offers safety, protection, and respectability; the Scriptures offer Christ and salvation from sin—and with these torture and death.
James Scott's biopic of his father William Scott, his childhood and his origins as a painter.
Julius Caesar turned military victories into political power. His ambition created a colossal empire, and he gave his name to the rulers who succeeded him. From his strategic brilliance to the Ides of March this documentary examines the legendary ruler whose genius and determination forged an empire that would stand for centuries.
As rumors spread about a hidden treasure worth 300 billion yen buried somewhere underneath a mountain hot spring resort large numbers of people flock to the local inn hotel managed by a madam with 2 things on their mind.....treasure hunting in the daytime and sex hunting in the night time. The geishas at the inn have their hands full as the inn is fully booked. The rumors even attract a shrewd rich tycoon named Yagisawa to the inn. Yagisawa immediately makes an offer to buy the inn at 80 million yen which is considered too low by the madam. However when "news" that some gold pieces have been unearthed Yagisawa agrees to buy the inn at madams asking price of 100 million yen. Is this a con job or are the buried treasures real?
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In 1864, the death of the emperor of China's Taiping rebellion gives the rival Ch'ings an opportunity to attack. They break into the Taiping capital; the emperor's son goes into hiding, taking with him his family's invaluable sword. The loyal army chief, Gao Dekum, wants to find the young man and reinstall him as emperor of the heavenly kingdom of great peace. But he is double-crossed by Bei Wenbing. Several years later, after ardent training in kung fu, Gao's son Yulong and his daughter are ready to avenge their father's death and lead the Taiping loyalists into battle against the Ch'ings. A showdown between Yulong and Bei appears inevitable.
Pierre Pilote was one of the top Defencemen in the NHL for the Chicago Blackhawks, back in the original six era. Pierre along with his children share stories of his journey to the NHL and all his accomplishments throughout his legendary career.
Independent filmmaker Raymond Red's first crossover to full-length feature is a highly visual chronicle of the rise and fall of revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio. Noted for its heavy stylistics and painstaking attention to filmic detail, the biopic also tackles the momentous events surrounding the Philippine struggle against Spanish colonialism. The historical epic is a most fitting cinematic memorial to the centenary of Philippine independence.
A study of England's history, with particular emphasis on the role religion has played in shaping the nation and its people. Includes scenes of Stonehenge, the sanctuary at Glastonbury, the fortress of Maiden Castle, and Bamburg Castle. (worldcat.org)
The life and work of the hero of 1821 Papaflessas that during the liberation struggle of the Greeks against the Turks, revolutionizing the elders and the world to declare war!!! Up to the heroic battle Maniaki.... A movie that shows the heroism and sacrifice of the Greeks for their homeland and their freedom
The folktale about Bloody Lady Bathory, doomed to bathe in the blood of young girls in order to be forever youthful herself
After the murder of the Russian Emperor Peter III, who was succeeded by Empress Catherine, Satan decides that the balance between good and evil on Earth has been destabilized. In order to set things right, he sends his representative to Earth - the teacher Farfa, who bears an unusual resemblance to Peter III. His mission is to seize power from the old Duke of Montenegro, and then to take back the Russian throne as Peter III. The people of Montenegro accept Farfa as their new leader, and he proclaims himself the new Emperor, Scepan Mali, successfully resisting an invasion by the Turks. Farfa is touched by the Montenegrins' kindness and courage, falls in love with the beautiful Elfa, and fails to follow Satan's plan. Not one to be crossed, Satan sets out to kill him.
The film portraits the stage previous to the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution, from the end of Porfirio Díaz´ government, the social volatility, the ephemeral government of Madero and the presence of the working class in the figures of Villa and Zapata, until the signing if the Constitution of 1917. All of this through moving images, filmed during those events mainly by the Alva brothers, filmmakers of that time. Those images let us perceive the contradictory and shuddered glance of the people of that period.
Eric Liddell - China's first gold medalist and one of Scotland's greatest athletes - returns to war-torn China.