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    The Hobbit (adaptations)

    • Films In Series: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    March 1953 saw the first authorized adaptation of the book The Hobbit, a stage production by St. Margaret's School, Edinburgh. The Hobbit has since been adapted for other media many times including adaptations for stage, screen, radio, and gaming, both board and video games. Several of these adaptations have received critical recognition of their own, including a video game that won the Golden Joystick Award, a scenario of a war game that won an Origins Award, and an animated picture nominated for a Hugo Award. The following is a list of dramatizations of The Hobbit. The Soddit or Let's Cash in Again is a 2003 parody written by A.R.R.R. Roberts. The book consists of primarily slapstick-style jokes, with characters of slightly different names from the original ones (for example, Bingo as opposed to Bilbo) and a slightly altered main storyline. As the book progresses, the story departs further and further from the original storyline that it parodies. A fifteen-part adaptation of The Hobbit was published as a "visual serial" in Fleetway Publications' Princess and Girl magazine in the United Kingdom. The story was published on a weekly basis between 10 October 1964 and 16 January 1965,
    7.38
    8 votes
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    Aesop's Film Fables

    Aesop's Film Fables

    Aesop's Film Fables was a series of animated short subjects, created by American cartoonist Paul Terry. Terry came upon the inspiration for the series by young actor-turned-writer Howard Estabrook, who suggested making a series of cartoons based on Aesop's Fables. Although Terry later claimed he had never heard of Aesop, he felt that Estabrook's idea was something worthwhile. Terry immediately began to set up a new studio called Fables Studios, Inc. and received backing from the Keith-Albee Theatre circuit. The series launched on May 13, 1921 with The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs. Only the earliest films were loose adaptations of the actual Fables while later entries usually revolved around cats, mice, and the disgruntled Farmer Al Falfa. Each short concluded with a "moral" that usually had nothing to do with the actual cartoon itself. Terry staffer Mannie Davis once remarked that the morals were even "funnier than the whole picture itself." "The fact that they're ambiguous is the thing that made 'em funny," Terry once said. Morals included "Go around with a chip on your shoulder and someone will knock your block off" or "Marriage is a good institution, but who wants to live in
    8.50
    6 votes
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    Bourne

    • Films In Series: The Bourne Identity
    The Bourne films are a series of action/thriller spy films based on the character Jason Bourne, a former CIA assassin suffering from extreme memory loss, created by author Robert Ludlum. All three of Ludlum's novels were adapted for the screen, featuring Matt Damon as the titular character in each. Doug Liman directed The Bourne Identity (2002), Paul Greengrass directed The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). Tony Gilroy co-wrote each film and directed The Bourne Legacy (2012). The series is noted for its realism, in contrast to the growing use of computer-generated imagery in the action genre. Director Doug Liman stated that he had been a fan of The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum since he read it in high school. Near the end of production of Liman's previous film Swingers, Liman decided to develop a film adaptation of the novel. After more than two years of securing rights to the book from Warner Brothers and a further year of screenplay development with screenwriter Tony Gilroy, the film went through two years of production. Liman approached a wide range of actors for the role of Bourne, including Russell Crowe and Sylvester Stallone, before he eventually
    8.33
    6 votes
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    The Chronicles of Narnia

    • Films In Series: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of English fantasy films from Walden Media that are based on The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of novels written by C. S. Lewis. From the seven books, there have been three film adaptations so far—The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Prince Caspian (2008), and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010). The series revolves around the adventures of children in the fictional world of Narnia, guided by Aslan, a talking lion and the true king of Narnia. Most of the children featured were the Pevensie siblings and the prominent antagonist featured was the White Witch (sometimes known as Jadis, who came from a different world in The Magician's Nephew). The first two films were directed by Andrew Adamson, produced by Mark Johnson, and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The third film is the first of the chronicles to be released in Digital 3D. It was directed by Michael Apted and distributed by 20th Century Fox. The first film is the 44th highest-grossing film of all time. The series has now grossed over $1.5 billion, making it the 22nd highest-grossing film series of all time. C. S. Lewis never sold the film rights to the Narnia series, being
    7.29
    7 votes
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    Babylon Park

    Babylon Park is a spoof of Babylon 5 and South Park that debuted on the internet in 1998, created by Christopher Russo. It presents the Babylon 5 cast with South Park character designs. It spawned several short films, including later productions with actual cast and crew from Babylon 5. Babylon Park was born from a comment Christopher Russo made on rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated: "Oh my God, they killed Koshi!" That comment spawned a website expounding on the joke. Shortly after the debut of that site, Russo was approached by the Atlanta, Georgia-based NicholsFilm group, who desired to make a short fan film based on the concept. Russo granted permission, and Babylon Park: The Movie made its debut at the 1998 DragonCon, along with Russo's own short Spoohunter. The movie portion was written and directed by Alyssa Gobelle, and was an instant hit not only with fans, but with the Babylon 5 cast and crew, many of whom were in attendance at the convention. After the DragonCon premiere, Russo went forward with plans to make more shorts, but without the involvement of Gobelle or the Nicholsfilm crew. Nicholsfilm would later produce another parody, Crusade Wars, lampooning the network
    8.80
    5 votes
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    Crayon Shin-chan

    • Films In Series: Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called: Operation Golden Spy
    Crayon Shin-chan (クレヨンしんちゃん, Kureyon Shin-chan, also known as Shin-chan) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui. It follows the adventures of the five-year-old Shinnosuke "Shin" Nohara and his parents, baby sister, dog, neighbors, and friends and is set in Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture. An anime adaptation of the series began airing on TV Asahi in 1992, and continues to this day. Due to the death of author Usui, the manga in its current form ended on September 11, 2009, as announced in a broadcast of the anime on October 16, 2009. Although the series formally ended on February 5, 2010, it was announced on December 1, 2009 that a new manga would began in the summer of 2010 by members of Usui's team. Crayon Shin-chan first appeared in a Japanese weekly magazine called Weekly Manga Action, which is published by Futabasha. The anime Crayon Shin-chan has been on TV Asahi since April 13, 1992, and on several television networks, worldwide. Many of the jokes in the series stem from Shin-chan's occasionally weird, unnatural and inappropriate use of language, as well as from his inappropriate behavior. Consequently, non-Japanese readers and viewers may find it
    8.80
    5 votes
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    Hanna-Barbera Superstars 10

    Hanna-Barbera Superstars 10 is an anthology series of ten animated films for television produced by Hanna-Barbera for syndication and ran from 1987 to 1988, featuring Hanna-Barbera's popular animated characters in feature-length adventures. Originally, the televised movies were distributed through Worldvision Enterprises (now CBS Television Distribution). Today, Warner Bros. owns the rights. All of the films except Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears were released on VHS shortly after broadcast. The movie finally saw a VHS release in 1991. To date, the Yogi Bear and Scooby-Doo television movies in the series have been released on DVD from Warner Home Video. On December 7, 2010, Warner Bros. released Yogi's Great Escape on DVD in region 1 via their Warner Archive Collection. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Warner's online store and only in the US. Warner Home Video also released Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers on DVD in Region 1 on June 1, 2004. and Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School on DVD in Region 1 on June 4, 2002. The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones has been released on VHS three times, first by Worldvision Home Video (now part of
    7.50
    6 votes
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    Hoot Kloot

    Hoot Kloot

    • Films In Series: Kloot's Kounty
    Hoot Kloot was a series of 17 theatrical cartoon shorts produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises from 1973 to 1974. Sheriff Hoot Kloot is a diminutive, short-tempered lawman who tries to maintain order in a remote western town. He is aided by his loyal horse Fester, whom Kloot refers to simply as "Horse." Fester remains Kloot's honest and faithful friend, often giving the Sheriff the benefit of his homespun widsom while battling Crazywolf, a looney, sheep-stealing dog. Hoot Kloot was later broadcast as part of the NBC Saturday morning cartoon series The Pink Panther and Friends. All cartoons written by John W. Dunn.
    7.50
    6 votes
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    Reboot Batman film series

    • Films In Series: Batman Begins
    In 2005, the Batman series of films was formally resurrected with the critical and commercial success of Batman Begins. Begins was a reboot of the entire series under the direction of Christopher Nolan with Christian Bale as Batman. A sequel has been commissioned titled The Dark Knight for a 2008 release. The series was placed on hold due to the dismal box office performance of Batman & Robin. Warner Bros. attempted to pursue several projects to resurrect the series, but did not succeed in doing so until establishing Christopher Nolan to direct Batman Begins (2005), which rebooted the film series' continuity. Nolan is currently directing The Dark Knight, which continues the story restarted by Batman Begins. In September 2000, Warner Bros. hired Darren Aronofsky to direct Batman: Year One, a film adaptation of the 1987 comic book Batman: Year One by Frank Miller. Nolan explained that as long as he is directing, he is not including Robin in the franchise because Christian Bale was still portraying a "young Batman", which meant Robin was "still in a crib somewhere". In addition, Nolan considered the Penguin difficult to portray on film, explaining, "There are certain characters
    8.60
    5 votes
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    Lord John's Journal

    Lord John's Journal

    Lord John's Journal (also known as The Journal of Lord John) is a 1915 American silent mystery film directed by Edward J. Le Saint based on a story by Harvey Gates. Starring William Garwood in the lead role.
    5.75
    8 votes
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    Time of Eve

    Time of Eve

    • Films In Series: Akiko: Time of Eve
    Time of Eve (イヴの時間, Ivu no Jikan) is a six-episode ONA anime series created by Yasuhiro Yoshiura, the director of Aquatic Language and Pale Cocoon. Produced by Studio Rikka and DIRECTIONS, Inc., the series streamed on Yahoo! Japan from August 1, 2008 to September 18, 2009, with simulcasts by Crunchyroll. The official website mentions the series as "first season", leaving the second season a possibility, but it has not since been confirmed. A theatrical version of Time of Eve premiered in Japan on March 6, 2010. In the not-too-distant future, androids have come into common usage. Rikuo Sakisaka, who has taken robots for granted for his entire life, one day discovers that Sammy, his home android, has been acting independently and coming and going on her own. He finds a strange phrase recorded in her activity log, "Are you enjoying the Time of Eve?". He, along with his friend Masakazu Masaki, traces Sammy's movements and finds an unusual cafe, "The Time of Eve". Nagi, the barista, informs them that the cafe's main rule is to not discriminate between humans and androids. Within the cafe, androids do not display their status rings, and, when patrons depart, the door is automatically
    7.17
    6 votes
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    Office Space

    Milton was a series of animated shorts created by Mike Judge in 1991. They aired on Saturday Night Live in the mid 1990s, and like Mike Judge's other early shorts, appeared on MTV's Liquid Television in the early 1990s. The 1999 film Office Space was based upon the cartoons, and featured actor Stephen Root in the role of Milton Waddams. In the cartoon shorts all voices are by Mike Judge. Although Milton was the title character from the shorts, the role was a supporting character in the Office Space movie, as was his boss, Bill Lumbergh (played by actor Gary Cole in Office Space).
    8.00
    5 votes
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    30 Second Bunny Theater

    30-Second Bunnies Theatre is a Webby Award-winning Flash cartoon series featuring films re-enacted by anthropomorphic animated bunnies in 30 seconds. The series is produced by Angry Alien Productions. The series debuted in 2004, when website creator Jennifer Shiman was looking to create a funny web series. She created a version of The Exorcist, re-enacted by animated bunnies in only 30 seconds. It was a huge hit, prompting Shiman and company to create more "30 second bunny movies". In 2005, the "bunny troupe" was commissioned by Starz! to make new shorts. Each Starz-commissioned re-enactment has premiered on Starz on Demand as well as Starz Ticket before moving online. The series take on Star Wars was also featured on CNN on April 16, 2006. The series took on the popular comedy Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, which was released to the Starz Bunny Club on January 16, 2007, the day after Sacha Baron Cohen won the Golden Globe for Best Actor (Musical or Comedy). The short can be viewed here. Angry Alien Productions finally released the shorts on DVD on October 20, 2009. However, the Titanic short was included on that film's 4-Disc
    6.83
    6 votes
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    Guinea Pig

    • Films In Series: Guinea Pig: Devil's Experiment
    The Guinea Pig films (ギニーピッグ, Ginī Piggu) are a series of seven controversial Japanese gore-slasher horror film from the 1980-90s. The series achieved global notoriety mostly for the first two films as the producer needed to prove that nobody was actually hurt or murdered. The producer Hideshi Hino's original concept was to create a film adaptation of his manga work. The tapes gained notoriety in Japan during the late 1980s and early 1990s when the fourth film of the series (Mermaid in a Manhole) was found showcased in the 5,763 videotape collection of Japanese serial killer Tsutomu Miyazaki. It was erroneously reported originally as being the second film of the series. It was widely but mistakenly believed that Miyazaki re-enacted a scene from the second film as a part of his crimes. Because of the initial controversy surrounding the series, the series went out of production in Japan. However, the entire series has since been reissued on DVD in the United States, the Netherlands, the UK, and Austria. In 1991, the films received additional media attention when film personality Chris Gore met actor Charlie Sheen and gave him a copy. Sheen then watched Flowers of Flesh and Blood and,
    9.00
    4 votes
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    Shake, Rattle & Roll

    • Films In Series: Shake, Rattle & Roll 8
    Shake, Rattle & Roll is a Filipino horror film series dating back to 1984. It is currently produced by Regal Films. Most of the series are official entries for the Metro Manila Film Festival with the exception of the sixth installment which premiered in January 1997. The title is solely based on the song of the same name. This horror film franchise which is currently owned by Regal Films is known to be the only film series in the Philippines with the most movie installments. The first installment was released under the defunct Athena Productions while all the succeeding series are produced by Regal Entertainment. As of 2012, there are thirteen installments of the movie series. The latest installment was released on Christmas Day or December 25 2011 at the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival as one of many official entries at the event. "BASO" Three friends deiced to perform a spirit of the glass in an abandoned house. Everything was working well until the spirit escapes through the glass and brought the three characters into past. They discovered their identity from the past which leads to a horrifying revelation. Each of them plays a certain role in their previous lives which haunts
    7.80
    5 votes
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    Knockouts - The Ladies Of TNA Wrestling

    Knockouts - The Ladies Of TNA Wrestling

    Knockouts: The Ladies of TNA Wrestling is a DVD series showcasing the women of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, known as TNA "Knockouts". Volume One was released August 29, 2006. Features included interviews, a preview of Kim's movie Royal Kill, Brooks at a ballpark in search of a date, footage of photo shoots, photo galleries and a never before aired match between Gail Kim and Traci Brooks.
    7.60
    5 votes
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    True Life Adventures

    • Films In Series: In Beaver Valley
    The True-Life Adventures series is a collection of short subject documentary films produced by Walt Disney Productions roughly between the years 1948 and 1960. The series won numerous Academy Awards for the studio including five awards for Best Two Reel Live Action Short. It inspired a daily panel comic strip that was distributed from 1955 to 1971. Several of the films were adapted in comic book format as one shots in the Dell Comics Four Color series. The films were among the earliest production experience for Roy E. Disney. Also this film series was the launching pad for Disney's new distributor, Buena Vista International. TV episodes are from Disney's anthology TV series. In 2007, Disney established a new nature film label called Disneynature. The following short were edited out the other shorts/films/episodes for educational purpose ether a fragment were experted out of longer film or two or more sequence were edited together from more than two or more different films to form "new" film. Thus they are not included on the Legacy DVDs. Films made up of stock footage two or more Disney nature films and thus not listed with respective original film above: All of the True-Life
    7.60
    5 votes
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    Harry Potter film series

    Harry Potter film series

    • Films In Series: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    The Harry Potter film series is a British-American film series based on the Harry Potter novels by the British author J. K. Rowling. The series is distributed by Warner Bros. and consists of eight fantasy films beginning with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) and culminating with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011). It is the highest-grossing film series of all-time in inflation unadjusted dollars, with $7.7 billion in worldwide receipts. Each film is in the list of highest-grossing films of all-time in inflation unadjusted dollars and is a critical success. The series was produced by David Heyman and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as the three leading characters, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Four directors worked on the series: Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell, and David Yates. Production took over ten years to complete, with the main story arc following Harry Potter's quest to overcome his conflict with Lord Voldemort. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final novel in the series, was adapted into two feature-length parts. Part 1 was released in November 2010 and Part 2 was
    8.75
    4 votes
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    Fantastic Four film series

    • Films In Series: Fantastic Four
    Fantastic Four is a film series consisting of two superhero films based on the fictional Marvel Comics team Fantastic Four. The series includes Fantastic Four (2005) and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), both released by 20th Century Fox. The films are based around four main characters, known formally as Reed Richards, Susan Storm, Ben Grimm and Johnny Storm, and how they adapt to the superpowers they attain. Each vary in their reactions: Reed feels responsible for their powers; Susan dislikes the public attention the powers have given them; Johnny accepts the powers and wants to exploit this opportunity; and Ben hates what he's become, as he's the most visibly affected and now has to deal with the changes. In addition to these four, Dr. Victor von Doom, who is also affected, shows the dark route that the misuse of the powers can take, and feels more powerful because of these "gifts." Constantin Film controlled the rights for the characters in the mid-1980s, and while a low-budget film was produced in 1992 so Constantin could retain the license, the first installment of the series only entered production in 2004. The Fantastic Four films received mostly unfavorable
    6.50
    6 votes
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    Pirates of the Caribbean films

    Pirates of the Caribbean films

    • Films In Series: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
    Pirates of the Caribbean is a series of fantasy adventure films directed by Gore Verbinski (1–3) and Rob Marshall (4), written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. While Disney marketers claim that all four films are based on Walt Disney's theme park ride of the same name, the films owe much to Douglas Fairbank's 1926 The Black Pirate, Warner Brothers' 1935 Captain Blood, and other classic swashbuckling films of the thirties and forties. Pirates of the Caribbean films follow the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), Captain Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), Joshamee Gibbs (Kevin McNally), Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), Angelica (Penélope Cruz) and Blackbeard (Ian McShane). The films started with their first release on the big screen in 2003 with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. After the success of the first film, Walt Disney Pictures revealed that a trilogy was in the works. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was released three years later in 2006. The sequel proved successful, breaking records worldwide the day of its premiere. In the end, it earned
    7.40
    5 votes
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    Tammy

    • Films In Series: Tammy and the Bachelor
    The Tammy movies are a series of four light-hearted American films about a naive 18-year-old girl from Mississippi produced by Universal between 1957 and 1967. The main character of the movies is Tambrey "Tammy" Tyree, portrayed as a sweet and polite country girl looking for romantic love. Some elements common to each film are: Tammy falling in love; Tammy singing about being in love; Tammy being hurt by sophisticated city folk; city folk learning something from Tammy; Tammy "puckering up" and then comparing the kiss with her first kiss; Tammy praying to God and talking to her grandmother; Tammy quoting from the Bible; and Tammy relating the wisdom of her grandfather, a lay-preacher and moonshiner. Tammy's speech is stereotypical of dialects of the rural Deep South. Bachelor Peter Brent is rescued by young Tammy and her grandfather when his plane crashes in a swamp, and brought to their houseboat, the Ellen B. When Pete is well enough, he returns home to his fiancée. However, Tammy's grandfather gets caught for moonshining and goes to jail, so he sends Tammy to stay with Pete. Tammy's home cooking, enthusiasm, and sunny personality change Pete and his family. The cast includes
    7.40
    5 votes
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    Mission: Impossible

    • Films In Series: Mission: Impossible II
    The Mission: Impossible films are a series of action films based on the television series of the same name. The films feature Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, an IMF agent. The series is the 13th highest grossing film series of all time with over $2 billion worth of worldwide gross. Set in 1996, Ethan Hunt is framed for not only the murder of his fellow IMF agents during a Prague Embassy mission gone wrong, but is also wrongly accused of selling government secrets to a mysterious international criminal known only as "Max". Set in 2000, Ethan Hunt sends Nyah Nordoff-Hall undercover to stop an ex-IMF agent's mad scheme to steal a deadly virus and sell the antidote to the highest bidder. Set in 2006, Ethan Hunt, retired from being an IMF team leader and engaged to be married, assembles a team to face a ruthless arms and information broker intending to sell a mysterious dangerous object known as "The Rabbit's Foot". Set in 2011, Ethan Hunt, as well as the entire IMF are placed with the blame of the bombing of the Kremlin. He and three others must stop a man bent on a global nuclear war. In a 5 December 2011 interview it was revealed that Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, and Brad Bird are
    6.33
    6 votes
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    Huggetts Trilogy

    • Films In Series: The Huggetts Abroad
    The Huggetts is a series of three British films released in the late 1940s, released by Gainsborough Pictures, centering around the character of Joe Huggett played by veteran actor Jack Warner, the head of a working class London family. Along with the Gainsborough melodramas the Huggetts were popular, lucrative films for the studio. The films document the various dramas of the family, including Joe Huggett standing for election, and a holiday to South Africa involving smuggled diamonds. The films were popular with post-war British audiences. The family had first appeared in the film Holiday Camp (1947), which was then spun off for a series of films. Another film Christmas with the Huggetts was planned but never made. A radio series ran from 1953 to 1962. Harrison and Warner were later reunited in the film Home and Away, about a family in similar circumstances to the Huggetts, who win the football pools. The 1952 film The Happy Family, starring Harrison, was also influenced by the Huggetts. The Huggetts boxset including all three films and Holiday Camp was released on Region Two DVD in May 2007.
    7.20
    5 votes
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    Return of the Living Dead

    • Films In Series: Return of the Living Dead
    Return of the Living Dead is a zombie film series of five films beginning with the 1985 film The Return of the Living Dead. The series came about as a dispute between John A. Russo and George A. Romero over how to handle sequels to their 1968 film, Night of the Living Dead. The two reached a settlement wherein Romero's sequels would be referred to as the Dead movies, and Russo's sequels would bear the suffix Living Dead. Thus, each man was able to do what he pleased with the series, while still having one another's work distinct and be considered canon. Following this decision, Russo wrote a horror novel, Return of the Living Dead (novel), which he planned on adapting into a film script. Although the film rights were initially sold in 1979, they were passed along by several different studios and directors before finally being obtained by Tobe Hooper, for whom Russo wrote a script. Hooper dropped out of the project, though, and the script never came to fruition. Following Hooper's departure from the project, Russo, along with his new partner, Dan O'Bannon, wrote a new script (with Russo adapting it into an accompanying novel), also entitled The Return of the Living Dead. This
    7.20
    5 votes
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    Black Society Trilogy

    The Black Society Trilogy refers to the three yakuza centric films directed by Takashi Miike. The films feature many of the same cast and crew and were very important films in the emergence of Miike's career and rise to notoriety.
    8.25
    4 votes
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    Duel Project

    Duel Project

    • Films In Series: Aragami
    The Duel Project was a challenge issued to Ryuhei Kitamura and Yukihiko Tsutsumi by producer Shinya Kawai during a night of drinking. The challenge was for the two directors to see who could make the best feature film with two principal actors/actresses battling in one principal location in the time span of one week. Kitamura's half was the film Aragami with Tsutsumi's being 2LDK.
    8.25
    4 votes
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    Amityville Horror saga

    The Amityville Horror is a series of horror films that center around events in a haunted house in Amityville, New York. The rights to the 10 films, released from 1979 to most recently 2011, have at various times been owned by several different production and distribution companies internationally and in the United States. American International Pictures produced and released the original film, before Orion Pictures bought the rights to the film, as well as II and 3-D. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) now owns films one through 3-D, and released them in a box set in 2005. While 4 was a TV film broadcast on NBC, it has been released multiple times by independent distribution companies in recent years (one of which was Vidmark, who also released Curse; Vidmark is now owned by Lionsgate). It's About Time, A New Generation and Dollhouse have all been released by Republic Pictures. Finally, the 2005 remake's release was handled by MGM, while Haunting was produced and distributed by The Asylum. The 1984 British film Bloodbath at the House of Death is largely a spoof of the 1979 film. In The Simpsons' first Halloween special, Treehouse of Horror, the family experiences paranormal activity in
    7.00
    5 votes
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    Star Wars

    Star Wars

    • Films In Series: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
    Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise that consists of a film series created by George Lucas. The film series has spawned a media franchise outside the film series called the Expanded Universe including books, television series, computer and video games, and comic books. These supplements to the film trilogies have resulted in significant development of the series' fictional universe. These media kept the franchise active in the interim between the film trilogies. The franchise portrays a universe which is in a galaxy that is described as far, far away. It commonly portrays Jedi as a representation of good, in conflict with the Sith, their evil counterpart. Their weapon of choice, the lightsaber, is commonly recognized in popular culture. The fictional universe also contains many themes, especially influences of philosophy and religion. The first film in the series was originally released on May 25, 1977, under the title Star Wars, by 20th Century Fox, and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, followed by two sequels, released at three-year intervals. Sixteen years after the release of the trilogy's final film, the first in a new prequel trilogy of films was
    7.00
    5 votes
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    Aces Go Places film series

    Aces Go Places film series

    • Films In Series: Aces Go Places 3
    Aces Go Places (最佳拍檔系列), or Mad Mission (US title), is a series of Hong Kong action comedy films that are parodies of the James Bond film series. The films star Sam Hui as King Kong, a master thief and martial arts expert who is aided by his bumbling sidekick, Detective Albert "Baldy" Au, portrayed by Karl Maka. The series began in 1982, with the first two films directed by Eric Tsang. Subsequent films were directed, respectively by Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam and Lau Kar-leung. A sixth film, '97 Aces Go Places was made in 1997 with a different cast.
    8.00
    4 votes
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    Cosplay Complex

    Cosplay Complex

    • Films In Series: Cosplay Complex Round 3: The Final Battle: Showdown in the East Oizumi Academy Gym
    Cosplay Complex (こすぷれCOMPLEX) is a comedy anime original video animation that is centered around the after school cosplay club at East Oizumi Academy. The girls in the club practice so that they may one day be able to compete in cosplay competitions. Voiced by Sakura Nogawa (Japanese), Larissa Wolcott (English) Voiced by Saeko Chiba (Japanese), Carla Witt (English) Voiced by Ai Shimizu (Japanese), Tiger Darrow (English) Voiced by Akeno Watanabe (Japanese), Jenny Smolins (English) Voiced by Chiaki Takahashi (Japanese), Jenny Larson (English) Voiced by Susumu Chiba (Japanese), Corey Gagne (English) Voiced by Kenichi Ono (Japanese), Arthur Tilotson (English) Voiced by Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), John Minnich (English) Voiced by Masumi Asano (Japanese), Camille Chen (English) Voiced by Kikuko Inoue (Japanese), Kimberly Dilts (English) The audience in the first episode's opening is made up entirely of characters from the director's previous anime. Many of the costumes worn by the characters are references to characters from other anime, for example Delmo's bunnygirl costume is a reference to the white rabbit in Miyuki-Chan in Wonderland.
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    Original trilogy

    The original trilogy (sometimes referred to as the Classic Trilogy) is a term used to describe the first three films released in the Star Wars saga. The original trilogy is also sometimes used to describe the original versions of the first three Star Wars films released as opposed to the versions released in theaters in 1997 or on DVD in 2004 with some changes made. In 2006, Lucasfilm released the original unaltered versions of the films, following the release of the 2004 remastered edition of the trilogy several months before. They are: The prequel trilogy is a term used to describe the three films of the Star Wars saga whose events take place before the original trilogy. They are: The original trilogy, which picks up 19 years after the events of the prequel trilogy, centers around Luke Skywalker, a farmboy of the planet Tatooine. Luke, restless for adventure, joins the ragtag Rebel Alliance in its struggle to overthrow the evil Galactic Empire. He trains to become a Jedi Knight like his father, whom he believes to have been killed by the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader. He is profoundly shaken upon learning that his father is actually Darth Vader himself. Luke successfully
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    The Matrix series

    The Matrix series

    • Films In Series: The Matrix Reloaded
    The Matrix is a science fiction action media franchise created by Andy and Larry Wachowski and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The series began with the feature film The Matrix (1999), and continued with two sequels, The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). The characters and settings of the films are further explored in other media set in the same fictional universe, including animation, comics and video games. The series features a cyberpunk story incorporating references to numerous philosophical and religious ideas. Other influences include mythology, anime, and Hong Kong action films (particularly "heroic bloodshed" and martial arts movies). Two of the Matrix video games, both directed by the Wachowskis, are a part of the official chronology. Enter the Matrix, mainly focused on Niobe and also written by the Wachowskis, connects the story of the short animated film Final Flight of the Osiris with the events of Reloaded, while The Matrix Online is the direct sequel of Revolutions. The series depicts a dystopia in which Earth is dominated by sentient machines that were created early in the 21st century and rebelled against humanity. At one point, humans
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    Shrek Film Series

    • Films In Series: Shrek
    The Shrek franchise from DreamWorks Animation, based on William Steig's picture book, Shrek!, consists of four computer-animated films including: Shrek (2001), Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek the Third (2007), and Shrek Forever After (2010). A short 3D film, Shrek 4-D, which originally was a theme park ride, was released in 2003. A spin-off project, the Christmas television special Shrek the Halls, premiered on ABC in the USA and worldwide in 2007 to successful ratings as well as another spin-off project, the Halloween television special Scared Shrekless, which premiered on NBC in the USA in 2010. A spin-off film titled Puss in Boots was released in October 2011. In May 2010, The New York Times called the principal Shrek characters "brilliantly realized" and said "nearly a decade after the first Shrek film they remain as vital and engaging fusions of image, personality and voice as any characters in the history of animation." The series has been a great financial success, being the 7th highest-grossing franchise of all time, and the highest-grossing animated franchise. Shrek, a solitary ogre, finds a surprise when fairy tale creatures are sent to live in his swamp by the evil Lord Farquaad.
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    The Vengeance Trilogy

    • Films In Series: Oldboy
    The Vengeance Trilogy (Korean: 복수 삼부작) is a series of three films, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), Oldboy (2003), and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005), directed by South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook. Each deals with the themes of revenge, violence and salvation. The films are not narratively connected and are not a formal trilogy. They were dubbed a trilogy by international critics because of their thematic links. In the United Kingdom, Tartan Films released the box set of the three films on DVD. In the United States, Vivendi Entertainment released the same set. The first installment in Park's trilogy was the 2002 film, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, a bleak and violent tale of revenge gone wrong. It tells the story of a deaf-mute man who kidnaps a young girl to pay for his sister's much-needed kidney transplant. When the young girl accidentally dies, her bereaved father goes on a search for answers and vengeance. The film did reasonably well at the box office in South Korea and was named the best film of 2002 by internet blogger Harry Knowles. Park's next film in the trilogy was the hugely successful 2003 film, Oldboy. It told the story of a man who is imprisoned for fifteen
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    Ocean’s Trilogy

    Ocean’s Trilogy

    • Films In Series: Ocean's Thirteen
    The Ocean's Trilogy is a series of three caper comedies directed by Steven Soderbergh and produced by Jerry Weintraub for Warner Bros., between 2001 and 2007. The first of the films, Ocean's Eleven (2001) was a remake of the 1960 film of the same name and was followed, due to an immense commercial success, by sequels Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). The films combine well-known elements from heist films and con artist films, presented in a slick and cool style, with a notable absence of violence and gunplay, and an emphasis on humor and lightheartedness. Just out of prison, master thief Danny Ocean plans an elaborate casino-heist to win back his ex-wife, recruiting a wild bunch of thieves and con men to pull off the complex job. The Ocean's crew goes to Europe for some heists to get back enough money to pay casino tycoon Terry Benedict, but seem to run into a thievery competition with a mysterious French rival. The eleven plan to rig a new casino's opening night after its ruthless owner (Al Pacino) double crosses one of the gang. Although the numbering of the titles (11, 12, 13) could potentially go on forever, which has been the subject of jokes both in
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    The Adventures of Seinfeld and Superman

    • Films In Series: A Uniform Used to Mean Something
    The Adventures of Seinfeld & Superman was a series of short film commercials promoting American Express featuring Jerry Seinfeld as himself and Patrick Warburton (who previously costarred with Seinfeld on Seinfeld, as David Puddy) as the voice of Superman. The films were directed by Barry Levinson. In addition to being on the Internet, they aired on television during 2004 and one time on TBS in 2003. In addition to promoting American Express, the premise of the films were to show Seinfeld and Superman as friends, and much of the humor originated from the various situations the two found themselves in (for example, Superman anticipating hooking up his TV to surround sound, despite the fact that he already has super-hearing, as Jerry casually points out). There were two films made: A Uniform Used to Mean Something... and Hindsight is 20/20, each about five minutes in length.
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    BMW films

    • Films In Series: The Hire: Ticker
    The BMW film series, The Hire was a series of eight short films (averaging about ten minutes each) produced for the Internet in 2001 and 2002. A form of branded content, all eight films featured popular filmmakers from across the globe, starred Clive Owen as the "Driver", and highlighted the performance aspects of various BMW automobiles. The plots of each of the films differ, but one constant remains: Clive Owen plays "The Driver", a man who goes from place to place (in presumably rented BMW automobiles), getting hired by various people to be a sort of transport for their vital needs. On April 26, 2001, John Frankenheimer's Ambush premiered on the BMW Films website and, two weeks later, was followed by Ang Lee's Chosen. Soon after, director Wong Kar-Wai was tapped to make a third film entitled The Follow, a dramatic piece about a runaway wife being followed by "The Driver". The film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and received rave reviews. It was followed by Guy Ritchie's Star and Alejandro González Iñárritu's Powder Keg. After the series began, BMW saw their 2001 sales numbers go up 12% from the previous year. The movies were viewed over 11 million times in four months. Two
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    Carnosaur Tetralogie

    • Films In Series: Carnosaur
    Carnosaur is a film series released from 1993-1996. The first film is (very) loosely based on the novel of the same name. Surprisingly, some say, they managed to cobble it and the two sequels (Carnosaur 2 and Carnosaur 3: Primal Species) before the people at Universal had cobbled together The Lost World.
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    The Century of the Self

    The Century of the Self

    • Films In Series: The Century of the Self - 2: The Engineering of Consent
    To many in both politics and business, the triumph of the self is the ultimate expression of democracy, where power has finally moved to the people. Certainly the people may feel they are in charge, but are they really? The Century of the Self tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society in Britain and the United States. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interests?
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    Steal This Film

    Steal This Film

    • Films In Series: Steal This Film - Part One
    Steal This Film is a film series documenting the movement against intellectual property produced by The League of Noble Peers and released via the BitTorrent peer-to-peer protocol. Two parts, and one special The Pirate Bay trial edition of the first part, have been released so far, and The League of Noble Peers is working on "Steal this Film - The Movie" and a new project entitled "The Oil of the 21st Century". Part One, shot in Sweden and released in August 2006, combines accounts from prominent players in the Swedish piracy culture (The Pirate Bay, Piratbyrån, and the Pirate Party) with found material, propaganda-like slogans and Vox Pops. It includes interviews with The Pirate Bay members Fredrik Neij (tiamo), Gottfrid Svartholm (anakata) and Peter Sunde (brokep) that were later re-used by agreement in the documentary film Good Copy Bad Copy, as well as with Piratbyrån members Rasmus Fleischer (rsms), Johan (krignell) and Sara Andersson (fraux). The film is notable for its critical analysis of an alleged regulatory capture attempt performed by the Hollywood film lobby to leverage economic sanctions by the United States government on Sweden through the WTO. Evidence is presented
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    Au Pair film series

    • Films In Series: Au Pair II
    Au Pair is a television film trilogy directed by Mark Griffiths and is released by Saban Entertainment, but then releaaed by ABC Family.
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    Rebuild of Evangelion

    • Films In Series: Evangelion: 2.0
    Rebuild of Evangelion, known in Japan as Evangelion: The New Movies (ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版, Evangerion Shin Gekijōban), is a Japanese animated film series and a remake (and continuation) of the original Neon Genesis Evangelion anime produced by Studio Khara and KlockWorx in partnership with Gainax. Hideaki Anno served as the writer and general manager of the project, with Kazuya Tsurumaki and Masayuki directing the films themselves.Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Ikuto Yamashita, and Shirō Sagisu returned to provide character designs, mechanical designs, and music respectively. The film tetralogy utilizes newly available 3D CG animation and provides new scenes, settings, and characters, with a completely new conclusion in the fourth film. Another stated intention of the series is for it to be more accessible to non-fans than the original TV series and films were. The concept of jo-ha-kyū (序破急), which roughly corresponds to "beginning", "middle", and "end", originated in classical gagaku music and is best known to describe the acts of a noh play. In lieu of the traditional classification, the production team has chosen to represent kyū (急, [ˈkʲu͍ː], "hurry") with the Roman letter Q, for
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    Tom and Jerry

    • Films In Series: Puss Gets the Boot
    Tom and Jerry is a series of theatrical animated cartoon films created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, centering on a never-ending rivalry between a cat (Tom) and a mouse (Jerry) whose chases and battles often involved comic violence (despite this they sometimes become allies to defeat a 'greater enemy' such as Spike the dog). Hanna and Barbera ultimately wrote, produced and directed 114 Tom and Jerry shorts at the MGM cartoon studio in Hollywood between 1940 and 1957, when the animation unit was closed. The original series is notable for having won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film seven times, tying it with Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies as the theatrical animated series with the most Oscars. A longtime television staple, Tom and Jerry has a worldwide audience that consists of children, teenagers and adults, and has also been recognized as one of the most famous and longest-lived rivalries in American cinema. In 2000, TIME named the series one of the greatest television shows of all time. Beginning in 1960, in addition to the original 114 Hanna-Barbera cartoons, MGM had new shorts produced by Rembrandt Films, led by Gene Deitch in Eastern
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    Koker trilogy

    • Films In Series: Life, and Nothing More...
    Koker trilogy refers to a series of three films directed by Abbas Kiarostami, Where Is the Friend's Home? (1987), And Life Goes On (a.k.a. Life and Nothing More, 1992) and Through the Olive Trees (1994). The designation was done by film theorists and critics. However Kiarostami resists the designation, noting that the films are connected only by the accident of place (Koker is the name of a village in northern Iran). He has suggested that it might be more appropriate to consider the latter two titles plus Taste of Cherry (1997) as a trilogy, since these are connected by a theme: the preciousness of life. Where Is the Friend's Home? depicts the simple story of a young boy who travels from Koker to a neighbouring village to return the notebook of a schoolmate. Life and Nothing More follows a father and his young son as they drive from Tehran to Koker in search of the two young boys from Where Is the Friend's Home?, fearing that the two might have perished in the 1990 earthquake that killed 50,000 people in northern Iran. Through the Olive Trees examines the making of a small scene from Life and Nothing More, forcing us to view a peripheral drama from Life and Nothing More as the
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    Prequel trilogy

    • Films In Series: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
    The prequel trilogy (commonly abbreviated PT by fans) is a term used to describe the three films of the Star Wars saga whose events take place before the original trilogy. They are: In Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, the first film in the trilogy, Jedi Knights Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are sent to the planet Naboo to mediate a dispute between the Galactic Republic and the corrupt Trade Federation, and are charged with protecting Naboo's Queen, Padmᅢᄅ Amidala. The three are unexpectedly routed to the planet Tatooine, where they discover Anakin Skywalker, a six-year-old slave, whom Qui-Gon believes to be destined to bring balance to the Force. After winning his freedom in a podrace, Anakin reluctantly leaves his mother behind on Tatooine. In the ensuing battle between the Naboo and the Trade Federation, Qui-Gon is killed in a battle with Sith Lord Darth Maul, who is in turn slain by Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan promises his dying master that he will train Anakin to become a Jedi Knight. Days later, Obi-Wan and Anakin are received as heroes on Naboo, honored by Queen Amidala and the Republic's new Chancellor, Palpatine. Ten years later, in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the
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    Spider-Man film series

    • Films In Series: Spider-Man 2
    The fictional character Spider-Man, a comic book superhero featured in Marvel Comics publications, has appeared in four films since his inception. The rights to a motion picture based on Spider-Man were purchased in 1985 and moved through various production companies and studios, at one point having James Cameron to direct, before being secured by Sony Pictures Entertainment. Sony hired comic book fan Sam Raimi to direct the first three films: Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), and Spider-Man 3 (2007). Through the films, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) developed a relationship with his high school crush Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), and as Spider-Man, he has battled villains including the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), the Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), and Venom (Topher Grace). Raimi's trilogy, produced on a total budget of US$597 million, grossed nearly $2.5 billion worldwide, with the fourth achieving $752 million. Each film set several box office records, with all three included in the top 20 highest-grossing domestic films as well as the top 30 highest-grossing worldwide films. The series over all is the eighth highest-grossing film
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    Dirty Harry

    • Films In Series: Dirty Harry
    Dirty Harry is the name of a series of films and novels featuring fictional San Francisco Police Department Homicide Division Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan, portrayed by Clint Eastwood. Eastwood's character also helped popularize the .44 Magnum, as Harry Callahan is famously shown wielding his Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver. Dirty Harry (1971), directed by Don Siegel. Harry tracks serial killer Scorpio (loosely based on the Zodiac killer). Eastwood's iconic portrayal of the blunt-speaking, unorthodox detective set the style for a number of his subsequent roles, and its box-office success led to the production of four sequels. The "alienated cop" motif was subsequently imitated by a number of other films. At the beginning and end of the film, Callahan corners a criminal and says, "You've got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?" (The line is often misquoted as "Do you feel lucky, punk?") This movie became iconic, mirrored by other movies, especially the rest of the Dirty Harry films, because it was a portrayal of social protests, pointing out that it was easier for the justice system to protect potential suspects ahead of enforcing the rights of
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    Laurel and Hardy films

    • Films In Series: Beau Hunks
    This is the complete list of films which either star or feature the comedy team of Laurel and Hardy. Together, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy appeared in 107 short films and features. For filmographies of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy without the other, see Filmography of Oliver Hardy and Filmography of Stan Laurel. For songs in their films, see Laurel and Hardy music = Academy Award winner § = three-reeler short film (30 minutes) §§ = four-reeler short film (40 minutes)
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    Toy Story

    Toy Story

    • Films In Series: Toy Story
    Toy Story is a CGI animated media franchise created by Pixar and distributed by Disney, beginning with the original 1995 film, Toy Story. The franchise focuses on a group of toys that secretly come to life and end up unexpectedly embarking on life-changing adventures. The first two films of the franchise were directed by John Lasseter, and the third by Lee Unkrich, co-director of the second film (together with Lasseter and Ash Brannon). All three films, produced on a total budget of US$320 million, have grossed more than $1.9 billion worldwide. Each film set box office records, with the third included in the highest-grossing domestic and top 10 all-time worldwide films. Critics have given all three films extremely positive reviews. Special Blu-ray and DVD editions of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 were released on March 23, 2010. They were also re-released in theaters as a Disney Digital 3-D "double feature" for at least two weeks in October 2009. The series is currently the 15th highest-grossing franchise worldwide, and is among the most critically acclaimed trilogies of all time. On November 1, 2011, all three Toy Story films were released in Disney Blu-ray 3D as a trilogy pack and as
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    Alice Comedies

    • Films In Series: Alice's Wonderland
    The "Alice Comedies" are a series of animated cartoons created by Walt Disney in the 1920s, in which a live action little girl named Alice (originally played by Virginia Davis) and an animated cat named Julius have adventures in an animated landscape. Disney, Ub Iwerks, and their staff made the first Alice Comedy, a one-reel (ten-minute) short subject titled Alice's Wonderland, while still heading the failing Laugh-O-Gram Studio in Kansas City, Missouri. Alice's Wonderland begins with Alice entering a cartoon studio to witness cartoons being created. Alice is amazed by what she sees: The cartoon characters come to life and play around. After heading to bed that night, she dreams of being in the cartoon world, welcomed by all of the characters. Alice plays with them until a group of lions break free from a cage and chase her. This short helped set the stage for what was to come in the later Alice Comedies, as it established the world as a playful dream and also introduced the elements which would soon define the series. After completing the film, the studio went bankrupt and was forced to shut down. After raising money by working as a freelance photographer, Disney bought a one-way
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    Scary Movie film series

    • Films In Series: Scary Movie 3
    Scary Movie is a series of American comedy films created by Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans that mainly specialize in parodyzing horror films, which have collectively grossed over $818 million at the box-office worldwide. The two main recurring actors of the series are Anna Faris and Regina Hall as Cindy Campbell and Brenda Meeks, and are also joined by new or recurring actors and characters. The franchise was conceptualized by The Wayans Brothers who wrote and directed the first two films before leaving the franchise. They were distributed by Dimension Films through two different studios: Miramax Films, as it was originally the studio's genre film label during executive producers Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein's run and produced the first three films, and The Weinstein Company, the brothers' newly formed studio, which currently produces the rest of the series' release after departing from Miramax and taking the Dimension Films label with them. Scary Movie (July 7, 2000) is the first film that premiered in the series. Scary Movie was the highest grossing film of the series, grossing $278,019,771 worldwide. It is a spoof of several films, with a focus on the Scream and I Know
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    Spy Kids

    • Films In Series: Spy Kids
    The Spy Kids series is a series of family action adventure films created by Robert Rodriguez. The main plot follows the adventures of two Cortez children who become involved in their parents' espionage. The rest of their family are spies as well, including their estranged uncle Machete and maternal grandparents. The films tend to have a strong Hispanic heritage theme, as Rodriguez is of Mexican descent, although the dialogue is predominately in English. McDonald's released Spy Kids toys in Happy Meals by the time all four films were released. Ten years before the first film, there was a period of enormous political turmoil. Fearless agents were recruited for espionage missions against enemy spies. Gregorio Cortez and Ingrid Avellan (Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino) were enemy spies assigned to kill each other, but instead they fell in love and married. After an atypical wedding, Gregorio and Ingrid took a break from espionage and started a family. After retiring from espionage for ten years, Gregorio and Ingrid are pulled back into duty for their important assignment, despite the fact they were out of practice and were captured. Their two children, Carmen and Juni (Alexa Vega and
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    Star Wreck

    Star Wreck is a series of Finnish Star Trek parody movies started by Samuli Torssonen in 1992. The first movie, simply named Star Wreck, was a simple Star Control-like animation with three ships shooting at each other, but later movies featured 3D CGI, animated characters and, in the latest films, live actors. Often Star Wreck is used to refer to the latest and most popular film Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning. Star Wreck relates the adventures of James B. Pirk (named after the Star Trek character James T. Kirk), Captain of the starship C.P.P. Potkustartti (English C.P.P. Kickstart). Other characters include Mr. Fukov, Mr. Spook (Finnish: Mr. Spökö), Mr. Dwarf (Wuf), Ensign Shitty and Mr. Info (loosely based, respectively, on Star Trek's Pavel Chekov, Mr. Spock, Worf, Scotty, and Data). The characters speak Finnish, but subtitles in various languages, including Klingon, are available. All Star Wreck films are available for free download and viewing online. They are offered under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercials licence. Star Wreck 4.5 indeed came after Star Wreck V, although its events take place between IV and V. The first five Star Wreck films were re-released
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    Staya erusa

    Staya Erusa is a series of films, a type of documentaries, also called Notion Pictures, that provide insights. The films try to link the world’s needs and the measure in which we – as Mankind – are conscious. Staya Erusa claims, that through a broader perspective or more consciousness, solutions can be found for the challenges that Mankind faces. Using animations and interviews with renowned scientists and authors, insight is provided into consciousness, cosmos and life and death, especially life after death. Staya Erusa wants to contribute to the expansion of consciousness by means of a series of media expressions (films, books, Internet). In 2007, the website and two ‘Notion Pictures’ (documentaries that provide insights) introduce a far broader reality to the public. Staya Erusa – The Beginning, was a pilot film by Harry Beckers, Claudia Bredewold and Ronald Jan Heijn. The film was released in the Netherlands in 2006 and shown in art houses. That year, Staya Erusa became the best visited film in a number of art houses. In 2007, the international remake Staya Erusa – Find the Book of Knowledge was launched, a film to which also Uri Geller contributed. Staya Erusa – Find the
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    American Pie film series

    • Films In Series: American Pie
    American Pie is a series of teen films conceived by Adam Herz . The first film in the series was released on July 9, 1999, by Universal Pictures, and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, spawning two immediate sequels, released at two-year intervals. From 2005 to 2009, four spin-off films were released. In 2012, a fourth theatrical film was released and a fifth film has been announced. Throughout the first film in the original series, Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs) tries to develop a relationship with his school classmate Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth), and along with his best friends Kevin Myers (Thomas Ian Nicholas), Paul Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), and Chris Ostreicher (Chris Klein), attempts to lose his virginity. In the second film, with good friend, and Finch's frenemy Steve Stifler (Seann William Scott), the friends host a summer party and Jim switches his interest to his friend Michelle Flaherty (Alyson Hannigan). In the third film, Jim and Michelle plan to marry, but the forced invitation of Stifler could ruin everything. In the fourth film, the gang gets back together in anticipation for their thirteenth high school reunion. The spin-off series revolves around relatives of
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    Hallmark Hall of Fame

    • Films In Series: Sarah, Plain and Tall
    Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of television, it has a historically long run, beginning in 1951 and continuing into 2012. From 1954 onward, all of its productions have been shown in color, although color television video productions were extremely rare in 1954. Many television movies have been shown on the program since its debut, though the program began with live telecasts of dramas and then moved into videotaped productions before finally turning to filmed ones. The series has received eighty Emmy Awards, twenty-four Christopher Awards, eleven Peabody Awards, nine Golden Globes, and four Humanitas Prizes. Once a common practice in American television, it is the last remaining television program where the title contains the name of the sponsor. Unlike other long-running TV series still on the air, it differs in that it only broadcasts occasionally and not on a weekly broadcast programming schedule (as opposed to The Simpsons, Gunsmoke, 60 Minutes), and most other television series. The series debuted on 24 December 1951
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    The Karnstein Trilogy

    • Films In Series: The Vampire Lovers
    The Karnstein Trilogy of vampire films were produced by Hammer Films, and were notable at the time for being somewhat daring in explicitly depicting lesbian themes. All three films were scripted by Tudor Gates. They are related by vampires of the noble Karnstein family, and their seat Castle Karnstein near the town of Karnstein in Styria, Austria. The films in the trilogy are: A planned fourth film in the series, variously announced as Vampire Virgins and Vampire Hunters, never went beyond the early draft stage. However, the 1974 film Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter features a female vampire from the Karnstein family, and is sometimes considered part of the same continuity. The biology of the vampires in Hammer's Karnstein films is different from that of the Dracula series, as the Karnstein vampires can walk about in daylight and are immune to fire. Some of this revised mythology carries over into the 1972 Hammer film Vampire Circus.
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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    • Films In Series: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an American horror franchise consisting of seven slasher films, comics and a video game adaptation of the original film. The original film, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, directed by Tobe Hooper and written and produced by Hooper and Kim Henkel, was released in 1974. Hooper also directed the first sequel to the original film; however, the other sequels have had various writers and directors attached to them. Hooper has not had any direct involvement with the rest of the sequels; however, he did co-produce the original film's remake and also produced its prequel, along with Henkel. The films have grossed over $203 million at the worldwide box office. Leatherface and his family are the antagonists in all of the films in the franchise. The film series is ranked eighth at the United States box office – in adjusted 2008 dollars – when compared to other American horror franchises. The franchise began when a video game adaptation of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre appeared eight years after the release of the film, followed by various comic books, three sequels, a remake, and a prequel to the remake. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, released in 1974, written and
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    Die Nibelungen

    • Films In Series: Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache
    Die Nibelungen is a series of two silent fantasy films created by Austrian director Fritz Lang in 1924: Die Nibelungen: Siegfried and Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge. Both films were co-written by Lang's then-wife Thea von Harbou, based upon the epic poem Nibelungenlied written around 1200 AD. Siegfried was released in the U.S. on 23 August 1925, premiering at the Century Theatre in New York City in the short-lived Phonofilm sound-on-film process. Kriemhild's Revenge was released in the U.S. in 1928. The title character Siegfried, son of King Siegmund of Xanten, masters the art of forging a sword at the shop of Mime. Mime sends Siegfried home, but while preparing to leave, Siegfried hears the tales of the kingdom of Burgundy, the kings who rule there, as well as of Kriemhild, the princess of Burgundy. Siegfried announces he wants to win her hand in marriage, much to the amusement of the smiths. By way of physical violence, Siegfried demands to be told the way. Mime, who is envious of Siegfried's skill as a swordsmith, claims there is a shortcut through the Wood of Woden; in reality, this route will lead Siegfried away from Burgundy and expose him to attack from the magical
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    Godzilla

    • Films In Series: Godzilla
    Godzilla (ゴジラ, Gojira) is a Japanese series of Kaiju films featuring the character Godzilla. The first film, Godzilla, was first released in 1954. In 1956, it was adapted by an American company into Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, edited and with added principal scenes featuring Raymond Burr, the film was released internationally becoming a commercial success. The original Godzilla was greatly inspired by the commercial success of the 1952 re-release of King Kong, and the 1953 success of The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms. Godzilla would go on to inspire Gorgo, Gamera, Cloverfield, and many others. The original film has also inspired many sequels along with a American remake of the franchise. The popularity of the films has introduced the character in other media in the franchise such as television, music, literature including a series of books and comics along with video games. Its character has been one of the most recognizable symbols in Japanese popular culture worldwide and remains an important facet of Japanese films, and was the first example of the tokusatsu genre of Japanese entertainment. The name "Godzilla" is a romanization, by the film production company Toho Company Ltd.,
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    Three Mothers Trilogy

    Three Mothers Trilogy

    • Films In Series: Inferno
    The Three Mothers (Le Tre madri in Italian) is a trilogy of supernatural horror films by Italian film director Dario Argento. It consists of Suspiria (1977), Inferno (1980) and The Mother of Tears (2007). Each film deals with one of the titular "Mothers", a triumvirate of ancient and evil witches whose powerful magic allows them to manipulate world events on a global scale. During the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, Argento stated he had not ruled out the possibility of shooting a fourth film dealing with the Three Mothers. His daughter Asia "joked" that one day there might be a prequel. The story of the Three Mothers begins at the dawn of the 11th century, when three sisters created the pernicious art of witchcraft on the coast of the Black Sea. In the years that followed, they wandered the world and amassed great personal wealth and power, leaving only death in their wake. In the late 19th century the women commissioned E. Varelli, an Italian architect based in London, to design and construct three stately buildings. From these enchanted, bastion-like homes the Three Mothers "rule the world". According to Varelli's memoirs, entitled The Three Mothers by an anonymous
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    Monkey-ed Movies

    Monkey-ed Movies is a series of short films broadcast on the Turner Broadcasting System in the 1990s. The films parodied popular films or television programs that were currently being broadcast on TBS with the use of costumed chimpanzees and orangutans voiced by human actors. Ray Richmond of Variety noted that Monkey-ed Movies "proved to be clever stuff, in large part because it was short and sweet. It was just an irreverent little diversion made terrific by some dedicated training and impressive mimicry." The idea for the series came from a five-minute pilot that originally aired on MTV. TBS ordered 48 segments to be produced which were run during Dinner and a Movie and in odd time slots after sporting events. However, one day when a golf tournament ran short, the station played about half an hour of Monkey'ed Movies to unexpected results. The ratings actually increased, which prompted TBS to order 13 episodes of an expanded half-hour series which would become The Chimp Channel. The American Humane Association's Film and Television Unit monitored the filming of Monkey-ed Movies, and reported: In 1999, TBS spun the popular Monkey-ed Movies series into a situation comedy entitled
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    Malice@Doll

    Malice@Doll

    • Films In Series: Hard Fresh
    Malice@Doll is a 2001 Japanese computer generated original video animation directed by Keitarou Motonaga and written by Chiaki Konaka.
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    Mesrine

    Mesrine

    • Films In Series: Mesrine: Killer Instinct
    Mesrine is a two-part (Mesrine: Killer Instinct and Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One) 2008 French film directed by Jean-François Richet and written by Abdel Raouf Dafri and Richet. The first part's script was based on the autobiographical book L'instinct de mort by French gangster Jacques Mesrine, while the second part detailed Mesrine's criminal career after his escape from prison, and his subsequent brutal end. The film has been referred to as the French version of the American film Scarface which starred Al Pacino. The film is divided into two parts, with various titles: The critic aggregator Rotten Tomatoes certified the movie "fresh" with both parts having 84% of critics favorable. The first part was found "undeniably uneven, but Vincent Cassel's electrifying performance makes Mesrine: Killer Instinct a gangster biopic worth seeking out. " Meanwhile the second one also put emphasis on the lead actor's performance: "Vincent Cassel is mesmerizing in the lead role. Even if it's less focused than its predecessor, it's more fun." Mesrine Public Enemy Number One neared 2 million in admissions after four weeks of release.
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    Carry On films

    • Films In Series: Carry On Behind
    The Carry On films are a series of 31 low-budget British comedy motion pictures produced between 1958 and 1992. The Carry On series is notable for producing the greatest number of films of any British series, and next to the James Bond films, it is the second longest continually-running film series in British film history (with a fourteen-year hiatus between 1978 and 1992). From 1958 to 1966 Anglo Amalgamated Film Distributors Ltd produced 12 films, with Rank Organisation making the remaining 19 between 1967 and 1992. All the films were made at Pinewood Studios. The films' humour was in the British comic tradition of the music hall and seaside postcards. The series began with Carry On Sergeant in 1958. (A film had appeared the previous year under the title Carry on Admiral: although this was a comedy in a similar vein—and with Joan Sims in the cast—it has no connection to the series. There was also an unrelated 1937 film Carry On London, starring future Carry On performer Eric Barker.) The stock-in-trade of Carry On humour was innuendo and the sending-up of British institutions and customs, such as the National Health Service (Nurse, Doctor, Again Doctor, Matron), the monarchy
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    Little Billy serials

    William Alfred Merchant (31 July 1919 – 26 May 2001), was an English midget clown who performed under the name of "Little Billy" Merchant. Born in a workhouse in Barton Hill, Bristol, Merchant was abandoned by his parents as a young child and brought up in an orphanage in Bristol. As an adult, he was only 42 inches (1.1 m) tall. Merchant was fascinated by his local variety theatre, the Bristol Empire, where a chance encounter in 1937 resulted in his recruitment into John Lester's troupe of midgets. He subsequently joined Joe Boganny's band of acrobatic dwarves, with whom he appeared in many of the leading variety venues of the time. During the Second World War Merchant worked as an aircraft fitter for the Bristol Aeroplane Company, but he managed to spend the summer season of 1944 at the Chessington Zoo Circus, partnering the clown Fiery Jack (real name Fred Zetina). His partnership with Jacko the Clown lasted for 30 years, during which time the pair travelled extensively on the European circus circuit. They were regular performers at the Belle Vue Christmas Circus until Merchant's retirement in 1979. They also spent six summer seasons at the Great Yarmouth Hippodrome. Merchant
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    Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO

    • Films In Series: Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War
    Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO (機動戦士ガンダム MSイグルー, Kidō Senshi Gandamu Emuesu Igurū) is a series of CGI feature short films of the popular Gundam meta-series. The series' storyline takes place during the One Year War of the Universal Century. The first under the main title is Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War (機動戦士ガンダム MSイグルー -1年戦争秘話-), which was exclusively shown at Bandai Museum in Matsudo, Japan but has seen a limited release on DVD, and the second being an OVA series entitled Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079 (機動戦士ガンダム MSイグルー -黙示録 0079-), released on DVD starting in April, 2006. The director of MS IGLOO is Takashi Imanishi (previously directed Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory), and Yutaka Izubuchi is the supervisor. A sequel series entitled Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Gravity Front (機動戦士ガンダム MSイグルー2 -重力戦線-) was released on October, 2008. Taking place at roughly the same time as the original 1979 series, Ms igLoo follows the exploits of the Principality of Zeon's 603rd Technical Evaluation Unit, a special crew of weapons development researchers. Stationed aboard the former civilian cargo ship Jotunheim (named after the land of the giants in
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    Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Special Edition

    Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Special Edition (機動戦士ガンダムSEED: SPECIAL EDITION, Kidō Senshi Gundam Seed: Special Edition) are three special edition movies that were released following the conclusion of Gundam SEED. Much like the Mobile Suit Gundam theatrical movies, the Gundam SEED: Special Edition movies are intended to be an override of the story from the TV series. These episodes are in fact a complete recap of all 50 episodes of the TV series and were first shown on television in Japan. The Special Edition episodes feature some new scenes and tweaks to previously animated scenes. The first special, The Empty Battlefield, which was episodes 1 to 21 of the series, was aired in two parts on Japanese TV in March 2004, followed by the next special, The Far-Away Dawn, which was episodes 22 to 40, in July 2004. The final special, The Rumbling Sky, which was episodes 41 to 50. While the story is overall unchanged, there are a few minor changes. In addition, several scenes are re-animated and re-dubbed. It is believed that these movies were cut to better transition the story between SEED and Gundam SEED Destiny. Others believe also that the special editions were made to correct or add things
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    Otoko wa Tsurai yo

    Otoko wa Tsurai yo

    • Films In Series: Tora's Tropical Fever
    Otoko wa tsurai yo (男はつらいよ, "It's tough being a man") is a Japanese film series starring Kiyoshi Atsumi as "Tora-san" (寅さん), a kind-hearted vagabond who is always unlucky in love. The series itself is often referred to as "Tora-san" by its fans. Spanning 48 installments released between 1969 and 1995, all of the Otoko wa tsurai yo films except episodes 3 and 4 were directed by Yōji Yamada, who also wrote (or co-wrote) all the screenplays. The series was considered by the Guinness Book of World Records to be the longest movie series in the world, until it was surpassed by the Huang Fei-Hong series. However, unlike the Otoko wa tsurai yo series, it was not principally helmed by one director. Each film featured a different leading lady, called a Madonna, and a different region of Japan. (There were also episodes that featured scenes in Arizona and Vienna.) Two films were usually made each year between 1969–1989, one for summer and one for New Year release. From 1990-1995 only one film was made each year, for New Year release. AnimEigo released a boxset of the first four films in the United States in 2009 under the title "Tora-san". The film series ended after Atsumi's declining health
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    A Chinese Odyssey

    • Films In Series: A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box
    A Chinese Odyssey (Chinese: 大話西遊) is a pair of 1994 films, directed by Jeffrey Lau and starring Stephen Chow, Karen Mok, Ng Man Tat, and Athena Chu. The first movie in the duology is A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box (西遊記第壹佰零壹回之月光寶盒) and the second is A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella (西遊記大結局之仙履奇緣). The films combine slapstick comedy, wuxia and a love story, and are loosely based on the Chinese classical novel Journey to the West. Although filmed in Cantonese, it has become a cult classic among young Mandarin-speaking adults in most Chinese cities. The film begins with a prologue in which the Monkey King is punished by the Bodhisattva Kuan-yin for attempting to betray his master, the Longevity Monk, whom he found too annoying. The Bodhisattva Kuan-yin stops him and is about to imprison him forever; Tripitaka, however, says he is partly responsible for Monkey’s actions, and sacrifices himself in order to give Monkey a chance for redemption. Monkey is imprisoned for 500 years. The main part of the film opens 500 years later, when Monkey has been reincarnated as Joker (Stephen Chow), the leader of a group of bandits, who does not know he is Monkey. Soon, Joker’s band of
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    Halloweentown Series

    • Films In Series: Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge
    The Halloweentown film series aired as works for television on The Disney Channel (presented as "Disney Channel Original Movies") between 1998 and 2006. Halloweentown proposes that fantasy beings such as vampires, werewolves, ghosts, trolls, ogres, pumpkin-headed people, skeletons, goblins, humanoids with varying numbers of heads, humanoids with varying number of limbs, and humans with varying number of sensory organs are real, but separated themselves from Earth's history to escape humans' fear and persecution. These characters created their own community, Halloweentown, a thousand years ago in an alternate universe. Travel between Halloweentown and the ordinary, historical world (which Halloweentown residents call "The Mortal World") is only possible with magical aid, and only at regulated times (on Halloween), until the portal seals at midnight. The events of the second film create a less restricted travel channel, and events of the third film breach the gap even more. It is stated that many of the traditions of Halloween in the Mortal World are parallels based on regular traditions in Halloweentown. An example of this is how mortals wear costumes that mimic the creatures of
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    Hunting For Bambi

    Hunting For Bambi is a series of hoax videos publicized in 2003 that center around a fictional competition to hunt semi-naked women with paintball guns in the deserts of Las Vegas. Created by Florida resident Michael Burdick, Hunting For Bambi drew significant controversy and media coverage, due both to its perceived misogyny and to Burdick's repeated public statements that it was not a hoax (he later retracted these statements when faced with the possibility of prosecution). The premise of Hunting is that (male) hunters would pay $5000-10,000 for the privilege of hunting "Bambis" (women wearing nothing but a thong and tennis shoes), by picking them off with paintballs powerful enough to draw blood. The Bambis are paid $2,500 if they avoid getting hit and $1,000 even if they do get hit. The videos, which were done in the style of a reality show, were entirely staged: both the hunts and the paintball hits were carefully planned, and the hunters were hired by Burdick.
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    Road Movie Trilogy

    • Films In Series: Alice in the Cities
    The Road Movie trilogy is a series of three road movies directed by German film director Wim Wenders in the mid-1970s. They include Alice in the Cities (1974), The Wrong Move (1975), and Kings of the Road (1976). All three films were shot by cinematographer Robby Müller and mostly take place in West Germany. The centerpiece of the trilogy, The Wrong Move was shot in colour whereas Alice in the Cities was in black and white 16 mm, and Kings of the Road was in black and white 35 mm film. The three low budget films established Wenders' and Müller's road movie style, a style that they later resurrected in bigger budget color films including Paris Texas and Until the End of the World. The trilogy also introduced (in Alice in the Cities) the fictitious wandering character Philip Winter who returns in three later Wenders films, Lisbon Story, Until the End of the World, and Faraway, So Close!. The style of aimless wandering in the Road Move Trilogy influenced other directors including American director Jim Jarmusch (Stranger Than Paradise) who worked with Wenders on The State of Things. The Road Movie Trilogy has attained minor cult film status among Wenders and Müller fans.
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    The Neverything

    • Films In Series: Lovely By Surprise
    The Neverything is a series of short films directed by Kirt Gunn, released on the internet and sponsored by Mercury. It was also the working title for a full-length feature film based on the shorts, which was later released as Lovely By Surprise. The film is about two brothers, Humkin and Mopekey, who live on a boat; the boat sits on land and is isolated in the middle of a field in some unspecified part of America. The two brothers live a solitary existence; they are clothed only in underwear, and have no communication with the outside world, with the exception of a few signals received through the ship's radio. Their sustenance takes the form of milk which is delivered by an equally mysterious milkman and a cereal consisting of frosted sugar balls; the origin of the food is not made clear. Kirt Gunn directed a full-length feature film based on both the episodes comprising The Neverything, as well as the episodes of a parallel series of shorts titled Lovely By Surprise which followed the author of the brothers' fictional world. Originally advertised with the title The Neverything, the feature was re-titled Lovely By Surprise before its release. The production, promotion and release
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    The Parent Trap Series

    The Parent Trap is a film series made from 1961–1989 with Hayley Mills as the twins. She reprised her role three times in made-for-TV sequels; once in 1986 and twice in 1989. The Parent Trap was remade in 1998 with Lindsay Lohan as the twins. It follows the same basic plot line as the original.
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    Beethoven film series

    • Films In Series: Beethoven's Big Break
    The Beethoven film series is a series of seven American films, in which the plot revolves around a family attempting to control the antics of their pet, a Saint Bernard. The first two films were theatrical releases and all after have been direct to video. Beethoven hit theaters in April 1992. Its opening grossed $7,587,565. It was the years 26th largest grossing film in the U.S. at $57,114,049. In Beethoven, the Newton family finds and adopts a Saint Bernard. The family, with the exception of the father, (Charles Grodin), becomes attached to the dog. Meanwhile, a veterinarian is planning to destroy Beethoven, but the family comes to his rescue, with the father, who has discovered his fondness for the dog, leading the way. Beethoven was released on April 3, 1992. In Beethoven's 2nd, Beethoven sires a litter of puppies, and the Newton family tries to save them from the dame's owner, who alternatively wishes to destroy or sell the puppies. Beethoven's 2nd was released on December 17, 1993. In Beethoven's 3rd (movie), the dog is sent across the country in a recreational vehicle to attend a family reunion. Beethoven's 3rd was released on October 31, 2000. Beethoven, still with his
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    Films based on Edgar Wallace works

    The Edgar Wallace movies are motion pictures based on the works of British novelist and playwright Edgar Wallace. Even though there are countless film adaptations of Edgar Wallace novels worldwide, the crime films produced by the German company Rialto Film between 1959 and 1972 are the best-known of those, to the extent that they form their own subgenre. Other Edgar Wallace adaptations in a similar style were made by the Germans Artur Brauner and Kurt Ulrich, and the British producer Harry Alan Towers. As early as the silent movie era, German film producers discovered that the novels of Edgar Wallace were easily adapted to the screen. The first German production of an Edgar Wallace story, Der große Unbekannte (The Unknown), was filmed in 1927. Wallace personally visited the production of the next movie Der rote Kreis (The Crimson Circle, 1929) in Berlin. The Crimson Circle was trade-shown in London in March 1929 in the Phonofilm sound-on-film system. In 1931, Carl Lamarc adapted The Squeaker, one of Wallace's best known works, as the sound film Der Zinker. Adaptations of The Ringer (Der Hexer, 1932) by Lamarc and The Double (Der Doppelgänger, 1934) by E. W. Emo followed. (In the
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    Legend of Lyon Flare

    • Films In Series: The Legend of Lyon: Flare I
    The Legend of Lyon Flare (リヨン伝説フレア, Liyon Densetsu Freija) is a hentai anime Original Video Animation released in 1986 for part 1 and 1987 for part 2. It is known for having Yorihisa Uchida as the character designer and as being an example of the tentacle rape genre of hentai as well as the eroguro genre. Legend of Lyon Flare was also the first title released by ADV Film's Softcel label. The title has been released on DVD and was released by Happy Carrot films, a division of ADV Films on 1/20/2009.
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    Looney Tunes

    • Films In Series: Porky in Wackyland
    Looney Tunes is a Warner Bros. animated cartoon series. It preceded the Merrie Melodies series and was Warner Bros.' first animated theatrical series. Since its first official release, 1930's Sinkin' in the Bathtub, the series has become a worldwide media franchise, spawning several television series, films, comics, music albums, video games and amusement park rides. The series features some of the most well-known and popular cartoon characters in history, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and Tweety Bird. Many of the characters have made cameo appearances in television shows, films and advertisements. The name Looney Tunes is a variation on Silly Symphonies, the name of Walt Disney's concurrent series of music-based cartoon shorts. From 1942 until 1969, Looney Tunes was the most popular short cartoon series in theaters, exceeding Disney and other popular competitors. In the beginning both Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies drew their storylines from Warner's vast music library (notice the names Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies). From 1934 to 1943, Merrie Melodies were produced in color and Looney Tunes in black and white. After 1943, however, both series were produced in
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    The Lord of the Rings film trilogy

    The Lord of the Rings film trilogy

    • Films In Series: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    The Lord of the Rings is a film trilogy consisting of three epic fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson and based on the three-volume book of the same name by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. The films are, by subtitle, The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003). They were distributed by New Line Cinema. Considered to be one of the biggest and most ambitious movie projects ever undertaken, with an overall budget of $285 million, the entire project took eight years, with the filming for all three films done simultaneously and entirely in Jackson's native country, New Zealand. Each film in the trilogy also had special extended editions released on DVD a year after their respective theatrical releases. While the films follow the book's general storyline, they do omit some of the plot elements from the novel and include some additions to and other deviations from the source material. Set in the fictional world of Middle-earth, the three films follow the hobbit Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) as he and a Fellowship embark on a quest to destroy the One Ring, and thus ensure the destruction of its maker, the Dark Lord Sauron. The
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    The Midnight Run Action Pack

    The Midnight Run Action Pack was a made for TV movie series for Universal Television's Action Pack in 1994. Jack Walsh (Christopher McDonald) is still trying to make a living by tracking down skips. It turns out, his bail bond manager and good friend, Eddie Moscone (Dan Hedaya) has two jumpers. Bernie Abbot and Helen Bishop, are a husband-and-wife- con team, have been scamming everybody where ever they go. Eddie offers Jack $25,000 to go after the husband. He already offered rival bounty-hunter, Marvin (Ed O'Ross) $20,000 to go after the wife. Jack heads for San Francisco to bring back to husband, but, by a chance he tries to bring both in for $45,000. It becomes a tough ride for Jack when he deals with their secret codes and tricks along the way. The film was released on February 6, 1994. Jack (McDonald) is heavily in debt and it's his daughter's birthday. He is forced to put his friendship with his boss, Eddie (Hedaya) in peril when Jack takes a job for a rival company. It's a 'suicide Mission': he has to head for Oklahoma for a Dale Adder (Kyle Secor) who got in trouble for a DUI in L.A. and jumped bail. He is a handsome, young criminal who has a lethal reputation with the
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    Alien Quadrilogy

    Alien Quadrilogy

    • Films In Series: Aliens
    The Alien film franchise is a science fiction horror film series, focusing on Lieutenant Ellen Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver) and her battles with an extraterrestrial lifeform, commonly referred to as "the Alien". Produced by 20th Century Fox, the series started with the 1979 film Alien, which led to three movie sequels, a prequel, as well as numerous books, comics and video game spinoffs. Related to the franchise are the "Alien vs. Predator" films which combine the Aliens with the Predators from the Predator film series. The spaceship Nostromo visits a desolate planetoid after receiving an unknown signal from a derelict alien spacecraft. While exploring the ship, one of the Nostromo's crewmen discovers an egg-like object, which releases a creature that attaches itself to his face and renders him unconscious. Some time later, the parasite dies and the crewman wakes up, seemingly fine. However, an alien creature later bursts out of his chest and, after rapidly growing into an eight-foot creature, starts killing other members of the crew. After completion of the film Dark Star (1974), executive Dan O'Bannon thought to develop some of the ideas (especially the theme of "alien
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    Foolish Years film series

    Foolish Years film series

    • Films In Series: Lude Godine
    Foolish Years (Serbian: Lude godine / Луде године) is a popular Yugoslav series of films spawned by a 1977 movie of the same name. The original film as well as its nine sequels were all directed by Zoran Čalić between 1977 and 1992. By its latter part, the series became widely known informally as Žikina dinastija (Žika's Dynasty), which is actually the title of the seventh movie. The series began with a 1977 film Lude godine. Centered around a young couple, Boba and Marija, it was supposed to be a serious drama addressing important issues such as unprotected sex and teen pregnancy. However, some of the supporting characters - most notably the inlaws Živorad "Žika" Pavlović (played by Dragomir Bojanić Gidra) and Milan Todorović (played by Marko Todorović) - pretty much stole the show by displaying great comedic potential. This was later exploited in nine subsequent sequels as all of them revolved around the pair of inlaws - wacky Žika and straightlaced Milan - rather than the young couple. Nearly every single film in the series was widely lambasted by film critics. Most disliked it for what they saw to be poor directorial choices and crude folksy humour loaded with rural and urban
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    NOOMA

    NOOMA is a series of short films produced by Flannel promoting spiritual reflections on individual life experiences. The name NOOMA comes from a phonetic spelling of the Greek word πνευμα (pneuma), meaning "wind," "spirit," or "breath." The video series consists of 24 videos created from 2002-2009 featuring Christian teacher Rob Bell. Each film is about 10 to 14 minutes of Christian teaching related to real-life situations. Each short story covers a specific topic, usually by relating various experiences from a Christian perspective. Each NOOMA video features the teaching of Mars Hill Bible Church teaching pastor Rob Bell. The NOOMA videos are subtitled in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Korean. The Executive Director of Flannel, the producer of NOOMA, announced in 2009 plans to feature additional Christian teachers in future NOOMA films. Most NOOMAs featuring are shot on location in Western Michigan or the Chicago area. However, NOOMAs "Today | 017" and "Name | 018" were both filmed in the Jacksonville, Florida area. The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel is prominent in "Trees". A restaurant called The Rainbow Grill in Grandville, Michigan was used for "Sunday".
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    Harold & Kumar

    • Films In Series: Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
    Harold & Kumar is the common name for a series of stoner comedy films starring John Cho (Harold) and Kal Penn (Kumar). The first film, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, was released on July 30, 2004, by New Line Cinema and spawned a sequel titled Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, released four years later. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, the third installment of the series, opened nationwide in the U.S. on 4 November 2011. The film series has become a critical and financial success. The first two films, produced on a total budget of US$21 million, grossed $73 million worldwide. In addition to their box office grosses, the first two films were extremely successful on home video. The series has been released on both Blu-ray and DVD. Harold Lee and Kumar Patel are two Asian-American (Korean and Indian) stoners who get the munchies and embark on a quest throughout New Jersey for White Castle burgers after seeing them advertised on TV. On their way they encounter many obstacles, including a gang of extreme sports punks, a raccoon with an attitude, a group of Asian nerds, a racist police department, a cheetah that has escaped from a zoo, and an out-of-control Neil Patrick
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    CrimethInc. Guerilla Film Series, Volume One

    CrimethInc. Guerilla Film Series, Volume One is a collection of anarchist films distributed by CrimethInc.. Documentary from the 90's portraying efforts to prevent clear-cut logging in National Forest Land in Oregon. [94 min.] Documentary based on the 1999 World Trade Organisation "Battle of Seattle" protests including footage that aired nationally on 60 Minutes. Includes a commentary track by filmmakers Tim Lewis, Tim Ream & Sir Chuck A. Rock. [63 min.] Documentary by Indymedia activists from the 2003 FTAA protests in Miami, Florida. [91 min.] These three short films document thinktank experiments. These are adapted from essays taken from Days of War, Nights of Love.
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    Lucky Stars

    • Films In Series: Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars
    Lucky Stars (or Five Lucky Stars; (Chinese: 福星系列、五福星) was a Hong Kong action comedy film series in the 1980s and 1990s, blending Chinese martial arts with bawdy comedy. The films featured an ensemble cast, with many of the actors appearing in successive films. The characters of the Five Lucky Stars were originally petty criminals recently out of prison, who started their own cleaning company. By the second film, the cleaning company idea was discarded, and the bumbling gang were instead employed to assist the police. The first three films were the most successful, directed by and starring Sammo Hung as one of the gang of Lucky Stars, and featuring supporting roles and cameos from a variety of Hong Kong film stars, notably his Peking Opera School "brothers", Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao, as well as stars such as Andy Lau, Michelle Yeoh and Rosamund Kwan. The first film was Winners and Sinners (1983). The Chinese title, Five Lucky Stars, was chosen because it was evocative of the Seven Little Fortunes (aka "The Lucky Seven"), the performance troupe at the Peking Opera School "The China Drama Academy". Hung got the idea for the plot from watching an old TV show, in which a group of
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    Personal Trainers

    • Films In Series: Personal Trainers 5
    Personal Trainers is a series of gay pornographic films made by Bel Ami. Each film of the series features a young man or group of young men, being trained for the gay porn industry by a 'trainer'. There are eleven films in total, usually featuring the same trainers. The trainees change from film to film:
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    Popular Science

    • Films In Series: Popular Science
    Popular Science (1935–1949) was a series of short films, produced by Jerry Fairbanks and released by Paramount Pictures. The Popular Science film series is a Hollywood entertainment production - the only attempt by the movie industry to chronicle the progress of science, industry and popular culture during the first half of the 20th Century. The series, filmed in Magnacolor, was the first to profile: father of television Philo T. Farnsworth (1939), Frank Lloyd Wright and his architectural school (1942), building Hoover Dam (1935), building the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge (1936), Academy Award-nominated Moon Rockets (1947), the Electron Microscope (1942), Jet Aircraft (1946), the birth of Plastic Surgery (1937), Telephone Answering Machine (1936), Fuel from Corn Cobs (1949), Rust Heinz and his Phantom Corsair car (1938), world's first full-scale (whole body) X-ray technique (1936), the "Mechanical Brain" Computer at UCLA (1948), Contact Lenses (1936), the Northrop "Flying Wing" (1948). The series also promoted Paramount with a tour (1938) of the then-new Fleischer Studios facility in Miami, Florida, which produced animated cartoons for Paramount. The series was created by
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    The Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy

    The Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy (also known as "The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy") is a trilogy of three completely different comedy films. Director Edgar Wright and writer/star Simon Pegg have named the three films that make up the trilogy to be Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and the as of yet unreleased The World's End (2010). Each film in the trilogy is a parody of a well known genre. Although the films have unrelated plots they feature a number of connecting elements, such as recurring dialog across the series. An example of this is the repeated conversation between the main characters: "Want anything from the shop?", "Cornetto."
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    Child's Play

    • Films In Series: Child's Play 2
    Child's Play is a horror film franchise created by Don Mancini, with its first installment, Child's Play, being released on November 9, 1988. The film has so far spawned four sequels and has gone into other media, such as comic books. The films all feature Chucky, a killer Good Guys doll with the soul of the "Lakeshore Strangler" Charles Lee Ray. The films have grossed over US$176 million at the worldwide box office. The series originally started out aiming towards a straight-out horror theme with Child's Play, Child's Play 2 and Child's Play 3, but became more as a horror/comedy as they went on, especially starting with 1998's Bride of Chucky and more so with 2004's Seed of Chucky. As of March 2012, there are plans for both a sixth installment and an official reboot of the franchise. On June 23, 2012, it was confirmed that a fifth sequel to Child's Play will be made under the title Curse of Chucky and be released direct-to-video. Beginning in 1990, Innovation Publishing released the first comic books based on the films, in the form of a three issue adaptation of Child's Play 2. It was later collected in a trade paperback. The success of the adaptation led to a monthly series of
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    Fantaghiro

    • Films In Series: Fantaghirò 5
    Fantaghirò (alternately titled The Cave of the Golden Rose) is an Italian fantasy film series based on Italo Calvino's Fanta-Ghiro the Beautiful. The series consists of five television movies which were released between 1991 and 1996. It was produced by Rete Italia and directed by Lamberto Bava, and filmed in the Czech and Slovak Republics; the musical score, including the theme song Mio Nemico (My Enemy), was written by Amedeo Minghi. The cult success of the film series lead director Lamberto Bava to make a few other television movies in this style, including Desideria e l'Anello del Drago (Desideria), La Principessa e il Povero (The Princess and the Pauper) and Sorellina e il Principe del Sogno (Princess Alisea). The movie series also led to the creation of an animated television series by BRB Internacional, also titled Fantaghirò. The series has been dubbed in Czech, Slovak, English, French, Polish, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Russian, Georgian and Sinhala. The series takes place in a fairy tale setting, featuring princesses, princes, witches, wizards and talking animals. Fantaghirò is the youngest of three princesses born to a warrior King. Although
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    Ghosts of Albion

    • Films In Series: Ghosts of Albion: Legacy
    Ghosts of Albion is a series of fantasy films, books and role-playing games created by Amber Benson and Christopher Golden. Set in England, the storyline focuses on two siblings, Tamara and William Swift. The series started as a computer-animated web movie series on the BBC's website and has now spawned two book adaptations and two novels with a new role-playing game on the way. The story is about the Swift siblings, Tamara and William, the descendants of a wealthy early Victorian era London family. Tamara is a budding novelist (specializing in pulp horror novels, or "penny dreadfuls") and William is an architect's apprentice. One night in 1838 they are called to their ailing grandfather's bedside. There he tells them that while he may have seemed to be another stage magician, he is actually a mystical soldier who protects Albion, the mystical spirit of Britain. William and Tamara at first do not believe him, until he is suddenly slaughtered before their eyes by werewolves, and their father is possessed by a demon. Before dying, their grandfather had told the two that they are to carry on his legacy as protectors of Albion. His words are soon confirmed when they are soon introduced
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    Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy

    The Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy is a series of three films by Walt Disney Pictures. The first two films were box office blockbusters, while the third is to be released in the spring of 2007, on May 25. The first in the trilogy is Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl followed by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, followed by the third title, named Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End. Pirates of the Caribbean films are a series of action-adventure/comedies that take place in the Caribbean during the late 1600s. The trilogy is inspired by rides developed by Walt Disney, the actual Pirates of the Caribbean attractions at Disney theme parks that are found all around the world. The 3 'Pirates' movies are directed by Gore Verbinski and are produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The three principal actors in the trilogy are Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley. Grosses to date have been astonishing, with the trilogy on pace to eclipse the Star Wars trilogy in worldwide gross receipts, and possibly even eclipse even the first three ''Harry Potter'' films, as well. If so, the Pirates of the Caribbean film trilogy would become the second most
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    Silly Symphonies

    • Films In Series: Old King Cole
    The Silly Symphonies were a series of animated short subjects produced by Walt Disney Productions. A total of 75 shorts were made between 1929 and 1939 while the studio was located at Hyperion Avenue in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles. Unlike the Mickey Mouse series, to which it is a sister series, Silly Symphonies did not usually feature continuing characters (an exception being the Three Little Pigs which had three sequels to their first cartoon) and as such were unique in their own way. Donald Duck got his start in a Silly Symphonies cartoon (The Wise Little Hen, 1934), and Pluto's first appearance without Mickey Mouse was also in a Silly Symphonies cartoon (Just Dogs, 1932). Characters such as Donald Duck were separated from the Silly Symphonies group to have their own cartoon series. The series was first distributed by Pat Powers from 1929 to 1930 and released by Celebrity Productions (1929–1930) indirectly through Columbia Pictures. The original basis of the cartoons was musical novelty, and the musical scores of the first cartoons were composed by Carl Stalling. After viewing "The Skeleton Dance", the management at Columbia Pictures quickly became interested in
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    The Hobbit (film series)

    The Hobbit (film series)

    • Films In Series: The Hobbit: There and Back Again
    The Hobbit is an upcoming film series consisting of three epic fantasy-adventure films directed, co-written and produced by Peter Jackson and based on J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel of the same name. The films are, by subtitle, An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and There and Back Again (2014). The series will act as a prequel trilogy to Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy and will star Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug, as well as several actors who will reprise their roles from The Lord of the Rings, including Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, and Orlando Bloom. Also returning for the production are a significant part of the production crew: among others, co-writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, illustrators John Howe and Alan Lee, art director Dan Hennah, and cinematographer Andrew Lesnie. As with the original trilogy, props will generally be crafted by Weta Workshop and visual effects managed by Weta Digital. Additionally, composer Howard Shore, who wrote the score for The Lord of the Rings, has confirmed his
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    The Last Chance Detectives

    • Films In Series: The Last Chance Detectives: Mystery Lights
    The Last Chance Detectives is a series of Christian television movies, and later a radio drama series created by Robert Vernon and produced by Focus on the Family in the mid-1990s. The production of each video episode cost approximately one million USD. The series focused on four preteen "sleuths" who solve mysteries in their fictional desert town of Ambrosia, Arizona. When the radio shows were airing, Canyon Quest, a prequel book to the show, was released. 12-year-old Mike Fowler lives in the minute community of Ambrosia, Arizona (a fictional town) with his single mother and his paternal grandparents. The family runs the Last Chance Gas and Diner highway stop near the town's municipal limits, as well as the small hangar and airstrip nearby. The diner property is also home to Lady Liberty, a B-17 Bomber flown by Mike's grandfather in World War II; it is in the plane that Mike and his three friends – Ben Jones, Winnona "Winnie" Whitefeather, and Spencer Williams – run their detective agency called the "Last Chance Detectives". Together, they solve mysteries and have adventures, while learning Christian morals. The radio series included a brand new cast, and Jason Whittaker, from
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    The Orphic Trilogy

    The Orphic Trilogy is a series of three films directed by Jean Cocteau: The Criterion Collection has released the trilogy as a DVD boxed set.
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    Home Alone

    • Films In Series: Home Alone 4
    Home Alone is a series of five films. The first two were based on the adventures of a boy named Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) who during the course of the film gets burglars Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern) arrested by using booby traps. However in Home Alone 4, the antagonists for Kevin are Marv (now played by French Stewart), his wife Vera (Missi Pyle), and later his mother Molly (Barbara Babcock), revealed later in the film. The third film has a similar plot but with a new protagonist, Alex Pruitt (Alex D. Linz), and more of a spy theme. The first two films were directed by Chris Columbus, the third film was directed by Raja Gosnell (who was the editor of the first two films), the fourth film was directed by Rod Daniel. The first two films had Kevin getting separated from his family and trying to get two robbers, Harry and Marv, arrested, whom he bumps into at the climax of the films. The first film became the highest grossing film of 1990, grossing $476,684,675 worldwide. The film made a major star of Macaulay Culkin. In Home Alone, Kevin is 8 years old and in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, although Kevin claims to be 10 he might actually be 9 as the two films
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    East Side Kids

    • Films In Series: Clancy Street Boys
    The East Side Kids were characters in a series of films released by Monogram Pictures from 1940 through 1945. Many of them were originally part of The Dead End Kids and The Little Tough Guys, and several of them later became members of The Bowery Boys. When Samuel Goldwyn turned the play "Dead End" into a 1937 film, he recruited the original tough-talking kids from the play (Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Gabriel Dell, Billy Halop, and Bernard Punsly) to repeat their roles in the film. This led to the making of six other films starring The Dead End Kids. The most successful of these features were Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) with James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart, and They Made Me a Criminal (1939), starring John Garfield. Universal offered a competing series, under the Little Tough Guys brand name, featuring most of the same kids. In 1940 producer Sam Katzman, noting the financial success of other tough-kid series, made the film East Side Kids using two of the 'Little Tough Guys', Hally Chester and Harris Berger. He added former Our Gang player Donald Haines, Frankie Burke, radio actor Sam Edwards, and Eddie Brian to round out the new team. Despite its misleading title,
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    Bend Over Boyfriend

    • Films In Series: Bend Over Boyfriend
    B-O-B is a "wildly successful" series of sex education videos covering the practice of a woman penetrating a man's anus with a strap-on dildo (known as pegging). The first of the two videos, which was released in 1998, became the best selling video to date for Good Vibrations, a sex-toy business. The video was also featured on The Daily Show. The videos promote the idea, as Eye Weekly puts it, that "fucking your boyfriend in the ass is fun". The videos star sexologist Carol Queen, who discusses pegging and also demonstrates the practice with her lover. The videos also contain footage of other couples engaging in the practice. The porn star Chloe appears in the second video; as she is best known as an anal queen, her use of a strap-on dildo is a "role reversal". Bend Over Boyfriend (1998) and Bend Over Boyfriend 2 (1999) were created, produced, and directed by lesbian couple Shar Rednour and Jackie Strano owners and founders of SIR Video Productions. The movies feature real life couples. BOB was co-produced with Nan Kinney of Fatale Media. Bend Over Boyfriend was nominated for Best Specialty Release at the 1999 AVN Awards. Rednour and Strano won an AVN Award in 2001 for Best
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    Beverly Hills Cop

    • Films In Series: Beverly Hills Cop IV
    Beverly Hills Cop is a series of action-comedy films, with characters written by Daniel Petrie, Jr. and Danilo Bach. The films star Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who travels to Beverly Hills, California to investigate crimes, even though it's out of his jurisdiction. There, he meets Detective Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold), Sergeant John Taggert (John Ashton) and Lieutenant Andrew Bogomil (Ronny Cox). Ashton and Cox do not appear in Beverly Hills Cop III. Murphy, Reinhold and Gil Hill, who plays Axel's boss, Inspector Todd, are the only ones who appear in all three films. Harold Faltermeyer produced the now famous "Axel F" theme song heard throughout the films. All the films in the series so far have been distributed by Paramount Pictures. To date, the films have made a total of $735,534,503 world wide. A fourth film in the series is reported to be in development. In Beverly Hills Cop, Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) is introduced as a Detroit cop who, after the murder of his friend, travels to California to investigate and track down the killer(s), who he believes operate an arts dealership as a cover in Beverly Hills. He teams up with two reluctant detectives,
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    Imperium

    Imperium is a British-Italian movie series about key events and rulers of the history of the Roman Empire. The films in the series so far are:
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    Ju-on

    Ju-on

    • Films In Series: Ju-on 2
    Ju-on (呪怨, Juon, lit. Curse Grudge) is the title of a series of horror films, created by Japanese director Takashi Shimizu. Shimizu attended the Film School of Tokyo, where he studied under Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Kurosawa helped Shimizu shepherd the Ju-on projects to fruition. The title of the films translates roughly to The Curse or The Grudge. The first two films in the series were so-called V-Cinema, or direct-to-video releases, but became surprise hits as the result of favorable word of mouth. The story is a variation on the classic haunted house theme, as well as a popular Japanese horror trope, the "vengeful ghost" (onryō). The curse of the title, ju-on, is one which takes on a life of its own and seeks new victims. Anyone who encounters a ghost killed by the curse is killed themselves and the curse is able to be spread to other areas. Under very tight budgetary constraints, Shimizu's films garnered much acclaim from both critics and genre fans for their effective use of limited locations and eerie atmosphere to generate chills. Shimizu was at the same time perfectly willing to show his ghosts onscreen, in contrast to some directors who might choose only to hint at their
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    Spike and Tyke

    Spike and Tyke

    • Films In Series: Give And Tyke
    Spike & Tyke is a short-lived theatrical animated short subject series, based upon the american bulldog father-and-son team from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Tom and Jerry cartoons. Only two films were made in this spin-off series: Give and Tyke and Scat Cats, both released in 1957, and produced in CinemaScope and Technicolor, as the cartoon studio shut down the year the spin-off series was started. The Spike & Tyke cartoons were produced and directed by Tom and Jerry creators William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, and were among the last of the original MGM theatrical cartoons made. The studio was shut down in 1957, and Hanna and Barbera would move on to television animation production success with their own Hanna-Barbera Productions. Spike was voiced by Billy Bletcher, and later Daws Butler. Tyke did not talk in these theatrical shorts, but did speak on the FOX television series Tom & Jerry Kids, for which the duo appeared in their own segments, and occasionally in the Tom and Jerry segments. Spike and Tyke are voiced by Richard Gautier and Patric Zimmerman, respectively. They appeared in the straight to video film Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring Spike was voiced by Maurice LaMarche and
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    The Indian Tomb

    • Films In Series: Mysteries of India, Part I: Truth
    The Indian Tomb (1921) was a two-part German silent film adaptation of a novel by Thea von Harbou directed by Joe May. It comprised two parts: Upon its release, it was neither a critical nor commercial success and has been little seen until two recent restorations were completed, a European film restoration and a U.S. video restoration by David Shepard.
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    Up Series

    • Films In Series: 42: Forty Two Up
    The Up Series is a series of documentary films produced by Granada Television that have followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. The documentary has had eight episodes spanning 49 years (one episode every seven years) and the documentary has been broadcast on both ITV and BBC. In a 2005 Channel 4 programme, the series topped the list of The 50 Greatest Documentaries. The children were selected to represent the range of socio-economic backgrounds in Britain at that time, with the explicit assumption that each child's social class predetermines their future. Every seven years, the director, Michael Apted, films new material from as many of the fourteen as he can get to participate. The purpose is also stated at the beginning of 7 Up, as, "Why do we bring these children together? Because we want to get a glimpse of England in the year 2000. The union leader and the business executive of the year 2000 are now 7 years old." 56 Up consisted of 3 x 1 hour parts, the first of which premiered on 14 May 2012. The first film in the series, Seven Up!, was directed by Paul Almond, and commissioned by Granada Television as a programme in the
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    Army-Navy Screen Magazine

    The Army-Navy Screen Magazine was a short film program, which was shown to the American soldiers around the world during World War II. It included a newsreel and a cartoon of Private Snafu. It was produced from June 1943 until early 1946 by the Army Signal Corps under the supervision of director Frank Capra. The Snafu series was produced by the staff of Leon Schlesinger Productions.
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    Hopalong Cassidy films

    • Films In Series: Hop-Along Cassidy
    This is a chronological list of all films featuring the character Hopalong Cassidy, played by actor William Boyd.
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    Merrie Melodies

    • Films In Series: Duck Amuck
    Merrie Melodies is the name of a series of animated cartoons distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures between 1931 and 1969. Originally produced by Harman-Ising Pictures, Merrie Melodies were produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions from 1933 to 1944. Schlesinger sold his studio to Warner Bros. in 1944, and the newly renamed Warner Bros. Cartoons continued production until 1963. Merrie Melodies were outsourced to DePatie-Freleng Enterprises from 1964 to 1967, and Warner Bros. Cartoons re-assumed production for the series' final two years. Producer Leon Schlesinger had already produced one cartoon in the Looney Tunes series, based on music, and its success prompted him to try to sell a sister series to Warner Bros. His selling point was that the new cartoons would feature music from the soundtracks of Warner Bros. films and would thus serve as advertisements for Warner Bros. recordings. The studio agreed, and Schlesinger dubbed the series Merrie Melodies. Walt Disney Productions had already scored with their Silly Symphonies. Since cartoon production usually began with a soundtrack, animating a piece of music made it easier to devise plot elements and even characters. The origins of the
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    Pusher trilogy

    • Films In Series: Pusher III
    The Pusher films by Danish film director Nicolas Winding Refn illustrate and explore the criminal underworld of Copenhagen. The first film follows Frank, a mid-level drug dealer, for a week. It depicts his depravity, how his actions force him further and further out on thin ice and the bittersweet relationship he has with his girlfriend, Vic. The movie was a blockbuster, not only in Denmark, but internationally. It was also the movie that launched both Refn's and Mads Mikkelsen's careers. The second film was made to save his company, Jango Star, from bankruptcy. It follows Frank's low-level criminal sidekick, Tonny. It illustrates how Tonny is rooted in an evil spiral of crime and drugs, his relationship towards his notorious, cynical father and how he adapts to the consequence of being a father himself. The third film depicts a day in the life of Serbian drug lord Milo. Milo, who was a feared and respected man in the first two movies, has since aged. He does not have the same grip on the underworld that he used to and is now slowly losing the battle against a younger generation of immigrants, who now want a piece of the action. The film shows Milo's downfall and his desperate
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    Scream

    • Films In Series: Scream 2
    Scream is a series of American slasher films created by Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven. The films star Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette. The series has grossed over $600 million in worldwide box-office receipts and consists, to date, of four motion pictures. The first series entry, Scream, was released on December 20, 1996 and is currently the highest grossing slasher film in the United States. The second entry Scream 2 was released on December 12, 1997 followed by a third installment, Scream 3, released February 4, 2000. Eleven years after the previous film, Scream 4 was released on April 15, 2011. The films follow the character of Sidney Prescott (Campbell) who becomes the target of a succession of murderers who adopt the guise of Ghostface to stalk and torment their victims. Sidney receives support in the films from town deputy Dewey Riley (Arquette), reporter Gale Weathers (Cox), and film-geek Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy). Williamson's original script was bought by Miramax and developed under the Dimension Films label by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, who recruited Craven to direct, who in turn recruited composer Marco Beltrami to score the film. This team went on to
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    SF series

    The SF series is a feature and short films concept by Japanese director Hiroyuki Nakano. French and German subtitled versions of the first SF episode (Samurai Fiction) were broadcasted in Europe on July 20, 2000 on the French-German public channel Arte ¹. The movie was broadcast a second time circa 2005.
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    20th Century Fox Film Noir

    • Films In Series: The Street with No Name
    20th Century Fox Film Noir refers to a collection of films released on DVD by 20th Century Fox. The series, a spinoff of the earlier Fox Studio Classics line, premiered in March 2005, with the releases of inaugural titles Call Northside 777, Laura, and Panic in the Streets. Like the earlier Studio Classics line, Fox Film Noir DVDs are numbered on their spines. Unique to this series, Boomerang was recalled shortly before its release, although a small amount of copies had already made their way onto store shelves. A re-release has been announced for September 2008. Black Widow, Call Northside 777, Dangerous Crossing and Laura had been reissued and repackaged in Fox's Classic Quad series. Currently, three film noir titles released by 20th Century Fox are available on DVD, but are not released by Fox as part of the Film Noir series. Instead, they are selections in The Criterion Collection DVD line. These three films are Night and the City, Pickup on South Street, and Thieves' Highway.
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    Cube series

    • Films In Series: Cube 2: Hypercube
    Cube is a Canadian psychological thriller/horror film series. The three films were directed by Vincenzo Natali, Andrzej Sekuła, and Ernie Barbarash respectively. All three films are based on the same premise: there is a gigantic, mechanical, cubical structure of unknown purpose and origin, made up of lots of smaller cubical rooms. Each of these rooms has six doors, one on each face of the cube, which lead into adjacent, identically decorated rooms, only differing by color. Some of these rooms are "safe", while others are equipped with deadly booby traps such as flamethrowers and razorwire. In some cases it is possible to detect a trap by throwing an object into the room first, although this method is not always reliable due to the trigger mechanism of certain traps. In each case, a group of strangers awakens in this mysterious structure, without any knowledge of how or why they are there. In order to escape from the prison, they must band together and use their combined skills and talents to avoid the traps and navigate out of the maze, while also trying to solve the mystery of what the cube is and why they are in it. However, the pressure of being in the cube generally turns one
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    Modern Madcaps

    Modern Madcaps is an animated film series produced by Paramount Pictures' Famous Studios animation division between the years 1958 and 1967. The series featured assorted characters that later became part of the Harvey Comics library.
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    Planet of the Apes

    • Films In Series: Battle for the Planet of the Apes
    The original Planet of the Apes film series consists of

    • Planet of the Apes (1968)
    • Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
    • Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
    • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
    • Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
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    Taboo

    • Films In Series: Taboo
    Taboo is a pornographic movie series of the 1980s, which eroticizes father-daughter & mother-son incest. It stars Kay Parker, and was directed by Kirdy Stevens and others. The plot, which raised controversy when the film was released, involves a woman, who is left by her husband, seducing her teenaged son. It also involves a teen daughter who repeatedly has sex with her dad. Taboo became one of the biggest-selling adult movies ever, and spawned a number of sequels which involve other people in incestuous relationships. In the Summer of 2006, Standard Digital (now known as Addictive Entertainment) re-released Taboo volumes 1 through 6 on DVD with new metallic-colored packaging. Taboo 2 is a pornographic movie that was filmed in 1982 that depicted incestuous sex and featured some of the biggest pornographic stars in the industry at the time. Taboo 2 set the stage for several other sequels in the Taboo series, many of which went on to win several awards. Despite the rather untraditional subject matter, Taboo 2 quickly became one of the biggest selling adult films ever made and has earned further fame as a favorite of comedian Adam Carolla, who has been speaking fondly of Taboo 2 for
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    The Adventures of Bill & John

    The Adventures of Bill & John is a series of machinima videos produced using the Lock On: Modern Air Combat fighter simulation game. The series has earned a number of awards and nominations, most notably Episode 2 The Danger Attacks at Dawn which won four awards at the Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences' 2006 Machinima Festival, including the award for Best Picture. The episodes are short comedic films featuring two United States Air Force pilots called Bill and John. Despite the fact that Bill and John appear to fly in the U.S. Air Force, almost all dialog in the films is in French. The videos parody a number of popular motion pictures, in particular Top Gun and various Stanley Kubrick films such as Dr. Strangelove, The Shining, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. There are also a few similarities to the French language comic book series Les Aventures de Tanguy et Laverdure by Jean-Michel Charlier. For example, Episode 1 bears an almost identical title to the Tanguy et Laverdure adventure Danger dans le Ciel published in 1963. This episode was originally created for a video contest hosted by the Check-Six (French) Web site, a contest which Danger in the Sky won. In addition it received 4
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    The March of Time

    • Films In Series: March of Time: Inside Nazi Germany--1938
    The March of Time is an American radio news series broadcast from 1931 to 1945, and a companion newsreel series shown in movie theaters from 1935 to 1951. Created by broadcasting pioneer Fred Smith and Time magazine executive Roy E. Larsen, the program combined actual news events with reenactments. The "voice" of The March of Time was Westbrook Van Voorhis. The radio program was later developed into a newsreel series produced and written by Louis de Rochemont and his brother Richard de Rochemont. The March of Time was recognized with an Academy Honorary Award in 1937. The March of Time organization also produced four feature films for theatrical release, and created documentary series for early television. Its first TV series, Crusade in Europe (1949), received a Peabody Award and one of the first Emmy Awards. The March of Time had its origins in a 1928 radio series developed at WLW in Cincinnati, Ohio, by radio pioneer Fred Smith, who obtained permission to use material from Time magazine in his broadcasts. Later, Smith and Roy E. Larsen, the first circulation manager for Time, developed Time magazine's own radio program, which they called Newscasting. That program evolved into
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    The Omen

    The Omen series is a film series created by Richard Donner. It has four films plus one sequel: Omen, The
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    Why We Fight

    Why We Fight

    • Films In Series: The Nazis Strike
    Why We Fight is a series of seven documentary films commissioned by the United States government during World War II whose purpose was to show American soldiers the reason for U.S. involvement in the war. Later on they were also shown to the general U.S. public to persuade them to support American involvement in the war. Most of the films were directed by Frank Capra, who was daunted yet also impressed and challenged by Leni Riefenstahl's propaganda film Triumph of the Will and who worked in direct response to it. The series faced a tough challenge: convincing an only recently non-interventionist nation of the need to become involved in the war and ally with the Soviets, among other things. In many of the films, Capra and other directors spliced in Axis powers propaganda footage going back twenty years, and recontextualized it so it promoted the cause of the Allies. Why We Fight was edited primarily by William Hornbeck, although some parts were re-enacted "under War Department supervision" if there was no relevant footage available. The animated portions of the films were produced by the Disney studios – with the animated maps following a convention of depicting Axis-occupied
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    Apu trilogy

    • Films In Series: Apur Sansar
    The Apu Trilogy is a trilogy consisting of three Bengali films directed by Satyajit Ray: Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road), Aparajito (The Unvanquished) and Apur Sansar (The World of Apu). The films — completed 1955-1959 — were based on two Bengali novels written by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay: Pather Panchali (1929) and Aparajito (1932). The original music for the trilogy was composed by Ravi Shankar. Produced on a shoestring budget of Rs. 1.5 lakh ($3000) using an amateur cast and crew, the trilogy was a milestone in Indian cinema and remains one of the finest examples of Parallel Cinema. The three films went on to win many national and international awards, including three National Film Awards and seven awards from the Cannes, Berlin and Venice Film Festivals. They are today frequently listed among the greatest films of all time and considered one of the greatest film trilogies ever made. The films are a "coming of age" narrative in the vein of a bildungsroman, describing the childhood, education and early maturity of a young Bengali named Apu (Apurba Kumar Roy) in the early part of the 20th century. The first film Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) is about Apu's
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    Lilo & Stitch

    The Lilo & Stitch films series consists of four films, created by Walt Disney Studios. The series was conceived in 2002 under directors Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders. Between these and other producers, four films were made as of 2006. Beyond the four films, a television series entitled (Lilo & Stitch: The Series) was made between 2003 and 2006. A Japanese anime version of the series entitled (Stitch!) was launched in 2008. A short-film (The Origin of Stitch), was seen on the Lilo & Stitch 2 DVD. An extraterrestrial mad scientist named Dr. Jumba Jookiba (David Ogden Stiers) is put on trial by a galactic governing body, headed by a Grand Councilwoman, for illegally creating creatures to cause chaos and destruction. His latest experiment is Number 626 (Chris Sanders): a cute little blue alien with four arms, two legs and antennae who is deceptively strong, fast, intelligent, destructive and indestructible. 626 is judged impossible to redeem, and sentenced to exile, while Jumba himself is jailed. Captain Gantu (Kevin Michael Richardson), a huge fish-like alien, is assigned to take 626 to a penal colony. However, during the trip 626 manages to escape in a smaller spacecraft, and crash
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    Studying in the Modern World

    Studying In The Modern World is a two part documentary series by Mahmoud Shoolizadeh. In the first section of this documentary the main subject is reading books and the second part consists of other publications such as newspapers in UK. Studying In The Modern World
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    Young and Dangerous

    • Films In Series: Young and Dangerous 6: Born to Be King
    The Young and Dangerous film series (Chinese: 古惑仔) is a collection of Hong Kong films about a group of triad young members, detailing their adventures, dangers and growth in a Hong Kong triad society. The series is based on a popular comic book series known as "Teddy Boy". The series contributed a lot to the public image of triads and was condemned by certain quarters as glorifying secret triad societies. However, it was immensely popular in Hong Kong and spun 9 sequels and spin-offs. Its main actors and actresses have also became major stars in their own right. Andrew Lau served as cinematographer and director for parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 a subsidiary of Young and Dangerous later was renamed to Born to Be King including a prequel with radio personality Manfred Wong writing scripts for the ongoing franchise.
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    Joe and Petunia

    • Films In Series: Worn Tyres
    Joe and Petunia are characters from a well known series of public information films in the UK. They appeared in four films which ran between 1968 and 1973, and they became popular so quickly that it was decided to kill them off in the last one in order to prevent public demand for their reappearance. They also appeared in a much earlier public information film which showed them learning to use a pelican crossing, but it is noticeably different from the others in the series. The Joe and Petunia series was made by Nicholas Cartoons, also responsible for the 1978 television series Willo the Wisp. The films were animated and featured Joe, a tiny little man in pinstripes, and Petunia, his enormous wife who wore a hat and sunglasses and could often be seen licking an ice cream noisily. Voices were provided by Wendy Craig as Petunia, later replaced by Brigit Forsyth for the last film, and Peter Hawkins as Joe. In each film, they caused danger with their unbelievable stupidity, advising the public on what not to do in a similar situation. The public information films these characters appeared in were: The "Coastguard" film was shown on UK screens for a limited run from May 2006 to
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    New World Disorder

    • Films In Series: New World Disorder V
    New World Disorder is the name given to a series of popular freeride mountain-biking movies produced by Freeride Entertainment. The series has filmed several movies; the first of which, New World Disorder I released in late 2000 was a great success, and it proved itself to be one of the most progressive productions in Mountain bike filmmaking. After New World Disorder I, the group tried to top their previous effort. This tradition is what has made the New World Disorder series as popular as it is today.
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    Anne of Green Gables film series

    • Films In Series: Anne of Avonlea
    The Anne of Green Gables film series is a television film series by Kevin Sullivan based on the book by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It mainly starred Megan Follows, Schuyler Grant, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, and Jonathan Crombie. The series was originally supposed to be a duology, with these films: Thirteen years later, the series was revived with another film, making it a trilogy: Nine years after the third film, a fourth was announced:
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    Dollars Trilogy

    • Films In Series: For a Few Dollars More
    The Dollars Trilogy (Italian: Trilogia del dollaro), also known as the Man with No Name Trilogy, refers to the three Spaghetti Westerns starring Clint Eastwood and directed by Sergio Leone: A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). A Fistful of Dollars is an unofficial remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1961 film Yojimbo starring Toshirō Mifune. Although it was not Leone's intention, the three movies came to be considered a trilogy following the exploits of the same "Man with No Name" (Eastwood, wearing the same clothes and acting with the same mannerisms). The "Man with No Name" concept was invented by the American distributor, looking for a strong angle to sell the movies as a trilogy. Eastwood's character does have a (nick)name in all three movies: a different one in each. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is theorized to be a prequel by some, since Eastwood's character gradually acquires the clothing he wears in the other two films and because it takes place during the American Civil War (1861–1865), whereas the Lee Van Cleef character in For a Few Dollars More appears to be a Confederate veteran who has come down in the world
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    Happy Harmonies

    • Films In Series: Honeyland
    Happy Harmonies is the name of a series of animated cartoons distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and produced by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising between 1934 and 1938. Produced in Technicolor, these cartoons were very similar to Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies. They would occasionally feature Bosko, a character who starred in the first Looney Tunes shorts that the duo produced for Leon Schlesinger. After the first few releases, the design of Bosko changed from an ink blot to a realistic African American boy. 36 cartoons were made in this series. All made in 2-strip Technicolor except where noted. Features Bosko All made in 2-strip Technicolor except where noted. Filmed in 3-strip Technicolor Features Bosko Features Bosko Features Bosko Features Bosko United States Canada United Kingdom The only official home release containing a significant number of the Happy Harmonies film shorts is the Happy Harmonies Cartoon Classics laserdisc box set. The laserdisc set was released in 1994 by MGM/UA Home Video, which predated the merger of Turner Broadcasting System with Time Warner in 1996. The four-disc set contains 17 of the 36 Happy Harmonies shorts while the remaining 25 shorts include
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    King of the Wild

    King of the Wild (1931) is a Mascot movie serial. Robert Grant, framed for a coup in the Indian country of Ranjapur, escapes from prison to Africa in search of the real villains. Here he meets Sheik Mustapha, who has evidence to clear him, and the location of a secret diamond mine. The stars of King of the Wild were intended to be Harry Carey and Edwina Booth but filming on the MGM film Trader Horn (1931) went over-schedule, forcing Mascot to recast. Also appearing in the serial was explorer Albert DeWinton. He later went after explorer Percy Fawcett who had disappeared in Brazil several years earlier. DeWinton also disappeared in the Amazon in early 1934 and was presumed dead. King of the Wild is sometimes misreported as an alternate title for the serial King of the Kongo, which also starred Boris Karloff. Source:
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    Tales From Muppetland

    Tales From Muppetland was a short series of TV movie specials directed by Jim Henson in the late 60s and early 70s. The series included Hey, Cinderella!, The Frog Prince (Muppets) and The Muppet Musicians of Bremen.
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    The Textbooks

    The Textbooks

    The Text Books is a documentary (in five parts) by Mahmoud Shoolizadeh. It introduces the strength and weakness of the text books in Iran, the editors, experts and teachers explain their views and critic the current situation of these books in Iran. The Text Books
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    X-Men film series

    • Films In Series: X2
    The X-Men film series consists of superhero films based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The films star an ensemble cast, focusing on Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Wolverine is drawn into the conflict between Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy) and Magneto (Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender), who have opposing views on humanity's relationship with mutants. Xavier believes humanity and mutants can coexist, but Magneto believes that mutants are destined to rule humanity. The films also developed subplots based on the comics' "Weapon X" and "Dark Phoenix" storylines. 20th Century Fox earned the film rights to the characters in 1994 and, after numerous drafts, Bryan Singer was hired to direct X-Men (2000), and he returned for X2 (2003). He left potential third and fourth films to direct Superman Returns, leaving Brett Ratner to direct X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). Critics praised Singer's films for their dark, realistic tone, and subtexts dealing with discrimination and intolerance, but Ratner's film was met with mixed reviews. Nonetheless, each film outgrossed its predecessor, and Fox developed two separate prequel series. The first focuses on the
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    National Lampoon's Vacation

    • Films In Series: Vacation
    National Lampoon's Vacation is a series of comedy films that were originally inspired by National Lampoon magazine. The series primarily features the misadventures of the Griswold family, whose attempts to enjoy vacations and holidays are plagued with continual disasters and strangely ridiculous predicaments. The first film, National Lampoon's Vacation, was based on a story ("Vacation '58") that John Hughes had previously written for National Lampoon magazine. John Hughes wrote the screenplay for the first "Vacation" film and co-wrote the screen play for the second one. Chevy Chase, who plays the main role in the first four films, had, during the 1970s performed in the National Lampoon Radio Hour, and in the stage show National Lampoon Lemmings, both of which were spin-offs from National Lampoon magazine. Many "Vacation" films that came out after National Lampoon's Vacation also include the words "National Lampoon" in their titles, but not all the films did, because a few were made without the permission of the company that owned the rights to that name at the time the film was made. Vacation is a 1983 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo,
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    The Hazards of Helen

    The Hazards of Helen is an American adventure film serial (or possibly a film series) of 119 twelve minute episodes released over a span of slightly more than two years by the Kalem Company between November 7, 1914 and February 24, 1917. At 23.8 hours, it is one of the longest non-feature length motion picture series ever filmed (and is believed to be the longest of the film serial format). Based on a novel by John Russell Corvell and the play by Denman Thompson, it was adapted to the silent screen by W. Scott Darling. Episodes 1-48 were directed by J.P. McGowan and the remainder by James Davis. Unlike the cliffhanger serials of the era, The Hazards of Helen is actually a film series made up of near autonomous single reel twelve-minute melodramas Starring an independent, quick-thinking and inventive heroine, the series was filmed on location in the city of Glendale and in various parts of Tuolumne County in California. The film offered repeated dramatic situations for "Helen" using such props as a moving train, a runaway boxcar, a heroine in distress tied to the railroad tracks, and other dangers. "Helen" did such things as leap off the roof of a building, roar around a sharp
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    Andy Hardy

    • Films In Series: Love Finds Andy Hardy
    Andrew "Andy" Hardy is a fictional character played by Mickey Rooney in an MGM film series from 1937 to 1958. Spanning over 20 years, the 16 movies were based on characters in the play Skidding by Aurania Rouverol. Earlier films in the series focused on the entire Hardy family, but later films in the series focused on the character of Andy Hardy. The initial Hardy film, A Family Affair (1937), was based directly on Rouverol's play and was produced without a view to producing a series. It featured Lionel Barrymore as Judge Hardy and Spring Byington as Mrs. Hardy, Andy's parents, and Margaret Marquis as Andy's on-again-off-again sweetheart, Polly Benedict. But when the series was launched, most of the cast was changed, with the notable exceptions of Rooney and Sara Haden as his Aunt Milly. The second and subsequent films starred Lewis Stone as Judge Hardy, Fay Holden as Mrs. Hardy, Cecilia Parker as Andy's older sister Marian Hardy, and Ann Rutherford as Andy's girlfriend Polly Benedict. (The Hardys' oldest child, married daughter Joan Hardy Martin, appeared only in the first film.) Most of the movies were set in the Hardys' fictional hometown of Carvel, located in Idaho in the
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    Dragon Pink

    Dragon Pink (ドラゴンピンク) is a three part erotic anime OVA series, released by Pink Pineapple in 1994, based on an incomplete manga by Itoyoko 1990 with four volumes released which has been translated and released in Spanish by Norma Comics only in Spain. The three OVA episodes are based on the first chapters of Volume 1 of the manga. It was also made into an adult video game Dragon Pink - The Zero Castle in 1992. The story takes place in a world modeled after (and evidently parodying) that of a generic role-playing video game. The title character is a catgirl slave named Pink, who belongs to a "hero" named Santa. They are accompanied by an axe-wielding barbarian warrior named Bobo and a female elf mage named (depending on translation) either Pias or Pierce. The series depicts their adventures, and sexual escapades, as they travel around the world embarking on various quests. The feel of the story is distinctly humorous: for example, it is revealed that Pink is a human woman who was transformed into a catgirl after donning the "Cursed Panties of Torajima." Much of the humor is broad and goofy in nature, but is also good-natured in its portrayal of the main characters. The
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    Rathbone-Bruce Sherlock Holmes Films

    • Films In Series: Sherlock Holmes in Washington
    It is a series of fourteen US produced films released between 1939 and 1946. Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce played Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's characters Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson respectively. The first two films were produced by 20th Century Fox. The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1939 was originally intended as a one-off production. However, as the release met with critical success in the US, the studio followed it up the same year with The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, which established what was to become a popular trend of combining elements from several Sherlock Holmes stories to create new tales. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was credited as an adaptation of William Gillette's 1899 play Sherlock Holmes, but bears little resemblance. The two 1939 Sherlock Holmes films were the first ones to be set in the Victorian era; all previous Holmes films had been set at the time of the respective films' release, up to and including the 1930s British series featuring Arthur Wontner. 20th Century Fox dropped the series after the second film, Adventures. There is no clear reason for this, although Holmes scholars such as the late Richard Valley (editor of Scarlet Street magazine)
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    Sci Fi Pictures original films

    • Films In Series: Abominable
    Sci Fi Pictures original films are movies that are produced by the Sci Fi Channel. Developed by Chris Regina, Ray Cannella and Thomas Vitale, they are typically independently-made, low quality B-monster movies with total budgets of $1 to 2 million a piece. They usually premiere on Saturday nights. . They are also one of the sponsors for the Coalition for Freedom of Information.
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    The Cremaster Cycle

    The Cremaster Cycle

    • Films In Series: Cremaster 2
    The Cremaster Cycle is an art project consisting of five feature length films, together with related sculptures, photographs, drawings, and artist's books; it is the best-known work of American visual artist and filmmaker Matthew Barney. The Cremaster Cycle was made over a period of eight years (1994–2002) and culminated in a major museum exhibition organized by Nancy Spector of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, which traveled to the Museum Ludwig in Cologne and the Musée d'art Moderne in Paris from 2002-03. Barney's longtime collaborator Jonathan Bepler composed and arranged the soundtracks for the films. Gugenheim Museum curator Nancy Spector has described the Cremaster cycle (1994–2002) as "a self-enclosed aesthetic system." The cycle includes the films as well as photographs, drawings, sculptures, and installations the artist produced in conjunction with each episode. Its conceptual departure point is the male cremaster muscle, the primary function of which is to raise and lower the testes in response to temperature. The project is filled with anatomical allusions to the position of the reproductive organs during the embryonic process of sexual differentiation:
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    The Human Condition

    • Films In Series: No Greater Love
    The Human Condition (人間の條件, Ningen no jōken) is a Japanese epic film trilogy made between 1959 and 1961. Based on a novel by Junpei Gomikawa 五味川純平 (1916–1995), it was directed by Masaki Kobayashi and stars Tatsuya Nakadai. The trilogy follows the life of Kaji, a Japanese pacifist and socialist, as he tries to survive in the fascist and oppressive world of World War II-era Japan. Altogether, the trilogy is 9 hours, 47 minutes long, not including intermissions. The first film, No Greater Love (1959) opens with Kaji marrying his sweetheart Michiko despite his misgivings about the future. The couple then move to a large mining operation in Japanese-colonized Manchuria where Kaji is a labor supervisor assigned to a workforce of Chinese prisoners. He tries and ultimately fails to reconcile his humanistic theories with the brutal reality of forced labor in an imperial system. In the second film, Road to Eternity (1959), Kaji, having lost his exemption from military service by protecting Chinese prisoners from unjust punishment, has now been conscripted into the Japanese Kwantung Army. Under suspicion of leftist sympathies, Kaji is assigned the toughest duties in his military recruiting
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    The Key to Time

    • Films In Series: Doctor Who: The Ribos Operation
    The Key to Time is the umbrella title that links all six serials of season 16 of Doctor Who. The arc was originally conceived of by producer Graham Williams, who had proposed it as part of his application for the producer's job in 1976. The name refers to the powerful artefact whose segments the Doctor, Romana and K-9 are searching for during the season. A figure calling himself the White Guardian commissions the Doctor and K9, assisted by a new companion, the Time Lady Romana, to find the six segments of the Key to Time, a cosmic artifact resembling a perfect cube that maintains the equilibrium of the universe. Since it is too powerful for any single being to possess, it has been split into six different segments and scattered across space and time, disguised by the raw elemental power within them into any shape or size. However, since the forces balancing the universe are so upset, the White Guardian needs to recover the segments of the Key to stop the universe so that he can restore the balance. The White Guardian also warns the Doctor of the Black Guardian who also wishes to obtain the Key To Time for his own purposes. The first segment is disguised as a lump of Jethryk on the
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    VeggieTales

    VeggieTales

    • Films In Series: Sweetpea Beauty
    VeggieTales is an American series of children's computer animated films featuring anthropomorphic vegetables in stories conveying moral themes based on Christianity. They frequently retell Biblical stories, sometimes anachronistically reframed, and include humorous references to pop culture in many different eras by putting Veggie spins on them (e.g., classic literature, TV shows, etc.). The series was developed by Big Idea Entertainment. VeggieTales was created by Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki, who also provide many of the voices. Originally released in direct-to-video format, the series debuted on December 21, 1993. From September 9, 2006 to September 7, 2009, VeggieTales was featured on the children's programming block qubo. In 2009, the Gospel Music Channel also aired previously-released VeggieTales programs. Big Idea has also published VeggieTales books and music CDs and branded items such as toys, clothing, and garden seeds for vegetables and flowers. VeggieTales was created by Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki through their company Big Idea Productions. Their aim was to produce children's videos which conveyed Christian moral themes and taught Biblical values and lessons. The
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    Dead End Kids

    Dead End Kids

    • Films In Series: Dead End
    The Dead End Kids were a group of young actors from New York who appeared in Sidney Kingsley's Broadway play Dead End in 1935. In 1937 producer Samuel Goldwyn brought all of them to Hollywood and turned the play into a film. They proved to be so popular that they continued to make movies under various monikers, including the East Side Kids, the Little Tough Guys, and the Bowery Boys, until 1958. In 1934, Sidney Kingsley wrote a play about a group of children growing up on the streets of New York City. A total of fourteen children were hired to play various roles in the play, including Billy Halop (Tommy), Bobby Jordan (Angel), Huntz Hall (Dippy), Charles Duncan (Spit), Bernard Punsly (Milty), Gabriel Dell (T.B.), and Leo and David Gorcey (Second Avenue Boys). Duncan left for a role in another play before opening night and was replaced by Leo, his understudy. Leo had been a plumber's assistant and was originally recruited by his brother David to audition for the play. The play opened at the Belasco Theatre on October 28, 1935 and ran for two years, totalling 684 performances. Samuel Goldwyn and director William Wyler saw the play and decided to turn it into a film. They paid
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    • Films In Series: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
    A Nightmare on Elm Street is an American horror franchise that consists of nine slasher films, a television show, novels, and comic books. The franchise began with the film series created by Wes Craven. The franchise is based on the fictional character Freddy Krueger, introduced in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), who stalks and kills teenagers in their dreams. If Freddy kills the teenager in the dream world then they are killed in the real world. His motives were to seek revenge on their parents, who had burned him alive. The original film was written and directed by Craven, who returned to co-script the second sequel, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), and to write and direct New Nightmare (1994). The films collectively grossed over $455 million at the box-office worldwide. The original film was released in 1984. A series of sequels produced by the independent film company New Line Cinema followed. New Line often attributes the growth of their company to the success of the Nightmare franchise. The film series as a whole has received mixed reviews by critics, but has been a financial success at the box office. When comparing the United States box office grosses
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    Black Triad trilogy

    The Black Triad trilogy (aka Black Society Trilogy, Triad Society Trilogy) is a series of films directed by Takashi Miike involving triads and yakuza. The films are three separate entities without storyline crossovers. Tomorowo Taguchi plays a prominent role in all three of the films, albeit as different characters. Films:
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    Qatsi trilogy

    • Films In Series: Koyaanisqatsi
    The Qatsi trilogy is the informal name given to a series of three films produced by Godfrey Reggio and scored by Philip Glass: The titles of all three films are words from the language of the Hopi people, in which the word "qatsi" means "life."
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    Tales for All

    • Films In Series: La Guerre des tuques
    Tales for All (French: Contes pour tous) is a series of children and family films produced by the company Les Productions la Fête. These films were also published as books. The films are also referred as Tales for All #1, Tales for All #2, etc. In December 2005, Rock Demers announced that films from the Contes Pour Tous series would be released in DVD box sets in Canada through Imavision. These box sets include many new special features, but a great deal were disappointed by the sets when released because the films have no English audio or subtitle options. Coffret Collection 1 (Box Set #1) was bundled with a bonus CD of ten songs from the films, only available through Imavision's website. Coffret Collection 3 (Box Set #3) includes a set of books to correspond with the DVDs. Coffret Collection 1 (Box Set #1) Released September 26, 2006 - UPC 069458169332 Coffret Collection 2 (Box Set #2) Released April 10, 2007 - UPC 069458186834 Coffret Collection 3 (Box Set #3) Released August 21, 2007 - UPC 069458187435 1. La guerre des tuques at the Internet Movie Database 2. Opération beurre de pinottes at the Internet Movie Database 3. Bach et Bottine at the Internet Movie Database 4. Le
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    The Boy Friends

    The Boy Friends was a short-lived series of fifteen American comedy short film released between 1930 and 1932. The series spun off from the much larger and well-known Our Gang series (also known as The Little Rascals). Like the Our Gang shorts of the time, The Boy Friends films were two-reel short subjects produced by Hal Roach through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). They featured teenaged actors including some, particularly Mickey Daniels and Mary Kornman, who as children had starred in the early silent Our Gang shorts. Roach released three The Boy Friends films in 1930: Doctor's Orders, Ladies Last, and Bigger and Better. The series added seven installments in 1931: Blood and Thunder, High Gear, Love Fever, Air Tight, Call a Cop, Mama Loves Papa, and The Kickoff. Finally, 1932 saw the release of the last five films: Love Pains, The Knockout, Too Many Women, Wild Babies, and You're Telling Me. Mickey Davis appeared in each short, as did Mary Kornman with the exception of You're Telling Me. At least some of the films in the series took place at Elmira College, an actual school located in Roach's home town of Elmira, New York. Boy FriendsBoy Friends
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    The Mighty Ducks films

    • Films In Series: The Mighty Ducks
    The Mighty Ducks is a series of three live-action films and one animated film released in the 1990s by Walt Disney Pictures. The movies revolve around a Twin Cities ice hockey team, composed of young players that stick together throughout various challenges. Despite its negative reviews by movie critics, the trilogy's commercial success paved the way for the creation of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, (now the Anaheim Ducks) NHL team as well as a related animated series called Mighty Ducks. The films still remain popular today, and were spoofed in a 2006 episode of South Park. A "Mighty Ducks" area, with related decor, is retained in Disney's All-Star Movies Resort hotel at Walt Disney World Resort. Basil McRae, Mike Modano, Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille, Chris Chelios, Cam Neely and Paul Kariya have made cameo appearances in the films. After being pulled over for drunk driving, attorney Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) is sentenced to community service, coaching hockey, a sport he claims to hate. There, he meets the "District 5" peewee hockey team, perennial losers who finish at the bottom of the league standings year after year. They are shut out every game and lose by at least five
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    Throat Gaggers

    Throat Gaggers is a pornographic film series consisting of fourteen features, the first of which was released in 2002. The series is produced by the Red Light District studio. The first video in the series, Throat Gaggers, won the 2003 AVN Award for 'Best Oral-Themed Feature'.
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    Austin Powers series

    Austin Powers series

    • Films In Series: Austin Powers: Goldmember
    The Austin Powers series is a series of three action-comedy films – Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) – written by and starring Mike Myers as the title character, directed by Jay Roach and distributed by New Line Cinema. The franchise parodies numerous James Bond, Derek Flint, Jason King, and Matt Helm films, characters, and video games, incorporates a myriad of other elements of popular culture as it follows the British spy's quest to bring his nemesis, Doctor Evil, to justice. The films poke fun at the outrageous plots, rampant sexual innuendo, and one-dimensional stock characters characteristically associated with 1960s spy films, as well as the cliché of the ultra-suave male superspy. Contrary to the handsome, super-smooth leading men of the James Bond genre, Austin Powers is not conventionally attractive (he is especially known for his bad teeth), although female characters in the films seem to find him irresistible. The general theme of the films is that the arch-villain Dr. Evil plots to extort large sums of money from governments or international bodies but is constantly
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    Deep Throat This

    • Films In Series: Deep Throat This 5
    Deep Throat This is a popular and long-running series of pornographic films produced by Northstar Associates, the company run by adult film legend Peter North. The three themes of the series include oral sex, facials, and deep throat, but no vaginal intercourse or anal sex. The main appeal of Deep Throat This is the fact that Peter North performs in the majority of the scenes, bringing with him his unique ability to ejaculate copious amounts of semen onto his partners' faces. The first volume in the series was released on January 27, 2001, and featured such stars as Nicole Sheridan, Miko Lee and August Night. The series has since starred some of the biggest names in the porn industry, including Monica Sweetheart, Dani Woodward, Jessica Darlin, Luna Lane, Haley Paige, Terri Summers, Belladonna, Sunrise Adams, Nikita Denise, Sabrine Maui, Hannah Harper, Ariana Jollee, Paige Sheridan, Cytherea, Dana Vespoli, Eva Angelina and Cherokee. As Northstar associates has expanded and begun producing more series, Mr. North's acting involvement in Deep Throat This has diminished. The last few volumes of the series do not feature Mr. North nearly as much, with the bulk of the male leads filled by
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    Die Hard

    Die Hard

    • Films In Series: Die Hard: With a Vengeance
    The Die Hard series is a series of action films beginning with Die Hard in 1988, which was based on the 1979 novel, Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp. All four films are centered around the character of John McClane (portrayed by Bruce Willis), a New York City police detective who finds himself fighting a group of terrorists in each episode. There are also several video games based on the films, as well as a comic book series released in August 2009. The first film begins on Christmas Eve when McClane is traveling to Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia), who is living in Los Angeles with their two children and using her maiden name. They attend a party at the fictional Nakatomi Plaza. During the party, East German terrorists break into the building and take the partygoers hostage. McClane escapes detection and manages to hide throughout the building, gradually killing off the terrorist gang and learning that their real aim is to steal millions from the building's vault. When McClane meets the terrorist's leader, Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), a climactic battle ensues and McClane throws Gruber out the window. The second film takes place one year
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    George and Junior

    • Films In Series: Half-Pint Pygmy
    George and Junior was a short-lived animation cartoon series by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. All of the original, 1940s shorts were directed by Tex Avery, who based them on George and Lennie from John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. For their final appearance their looks were altered and at the end they commit suicide (although, before they actually shoot themselves, the end title card is drawn down, which then shakes to the sound of the gunshots). The characters were brought back to life by Pat Ventura in two 1995 cartoons on the Hanna-Barbera animation anthology franchise What-A-Cartoon! on Cartoon Network, George and Junior: Look Out Below and George and Junior's Christmas Spectacular, both cartoons were produced respectively by Hanna-Barbera Productions and Cartoon Network Studios. A grey or purple version of George made a cameo appearance in a brief headshot during the final scene of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The shorts followed the misadventures of two bears: Junior, the tall, dim-witted one; and George, the short, short-tempered intelligent one. George would come up with a plan to fix their current situation, and Junior would officially (and accidentally) mess it up somehow. This
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    Girls Gone Wild

    Girls Gone Wild

    • Films In Series: Girls Who Like Girls
    Girls Gone Wild is an entertainment franchise developed by Joe Francis in 1997. The company is known for its early use of direct-response marketing techniques, including its late-night infomercials that began airing in 1997. The videos typically involve camera crews at party locations engaging young college aged women who willingly expose their bodies or act “wild.” Since 2008, the Girls Gone Wild (GGW) products have been sold primarily through their website as streaming videos, downloads, and DVDs. Instances of Girls Gone Wild in popular-culture include the appearance of Eminem and Snoop Dogg in the company’s videos, MGM’s announcement in 2002 that it would release a feature-length film based on the Girls Gone Wild concept, as well as various references and parodies of the show in popular television series and movies. Girls Gone Wild was created by Joe Francis, who occasionally appears as the host of the videos. The first Girls Gone Wild film was released in 1997. In 2001 the company sold 4.5 million videos and DVDs. By the end of 2002, the company had produced 83 different titles and had begun airing 30-minute infomercials on E! Entertainment Television, Fox Sports Net, BET,
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    Mexico Trilogy

    • Films In Series: El Mariachi
    The Mexico Trilogy or Mariachi Trilogy (also Desperado Trilogy on some DVD releases) is a series of films— El Mariachi, Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico—all written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez, beginning in 1992 and ending in 2003, and distributed by Columbia Tristar. The films tell the continuing story of the movies' main character, "El Mariachi". The trilogy was originally conceived as a way for Rodriguez to make three movies for the Spanish-language home video market to hone his skills as a director. Quentin Tarantino, a friend of Rodriguez, is reported to have said to Rodriguez that El Mariachi and Desperado were the start of his Dollars Trilogy, the trilogy of Western films directed by Sergio Leone consisting of A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Rodriguez agreed on this idea, and the resulting conclusion of the trilogy, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, has many similarities with its Spaghetti Western counterpart. This is often the explanation of, and reason behind, the inclusion of much more screen-time and story centered around different characters other than El Mariachi within Once Upon a Time in Mexico. The
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    My Baby Got Back

    My Baby Got Back is a series of American pornographic films produced by Video Team that feature African-American and Latina/Latino performers. The series, which has won several AVN Awards, began in 1992 and has spawned over 40 volumes. The themes of the videos include interracial sex, group sex, anal sex, and lesbianism. This series has introduced and launched the careers of such stars as Caramel, Cherokee, Diana Devoe, Lacey Duvalle, Janet Jacme, Byron Long, Mr. Marcus, Midori, Monique, Obsession, Julian St. Jox, Lana Sands, Dominique Simone, Lexington Steele, and many others. Even veteran performers, such as Jeannie Pepper and Sean Michaels, have appeared in this popular series.
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    On the Record: Indonesian Literary Figures

    On the Record: Indonesian Literary Figures

    • Films In Series: On the Record: Indonesian Literary Figures, Volume 1
    Indonesia’s writers have been instrumental in the creation of national identity, the encouragement of debate about the direction of Indonesia’s future, and the interpretation of Indonesia’s past. The history of modern Indonesian literature, especially that of the twentieth century, is marked by incredible variety and vitality, despite lengthy periods of political repression. From the colonial past to the present, Indonesian writers have also shown incredible versatility and maintained a consistent ability to cross genres. Numerous obstacles stand in the way of promoting knowledge about Indonesian literature and its creators: the relatively high cost of books, a rudimentary library system, and a limited book distribution system, to name just three. Film and, more specifically, Lontar’s On the Record series of documentary films on Indonesian writers, offer a possible, if partial, answer to this problem. Nowhere in the world is there found an audio-visual record of major modern Indonesian writers and performers. Lontar has thus far produced 24 films on Indonesian writers, with the last 6 just completed in 2005. These films, each of them focusing on a specific individual writer, offer viewers a direct look at the people behind the books. We are able to hear, directly from the writers’ mouths, their reminiscences and their thoughts. And now, with the worldwide dissemination of digital technology, Lontar is now able to offer these films to the general public at an affordable price. The On the Record writers' series currently comprises four packages of six films each. Each series is presented in DVD format, with each film in a series having a running time of approximately 24 minutes (or, approximately 144 minutes per DVD). All films are in Indonesian with English language subtitles.
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    Our Gang

    • Films In Series: Calling All Kids
    Our Gang, also known as The Little Rascals or Hal Roach's Rascals, was a series of American comedy short films about a group of poor neighborhood children and the adventures they had together. Created by comedy producer Hal Roach, the series is noted for showing children behaving in a relatively natural way, as Roach and original director Robert F. McGowan worked to film the unaffected, raw nuances apparent in regular children rather than have them imitate adult acting styles. In addition, Our Gang notably put boys, girls, whites and blacks together in a group as equals, something that "broke new ground," according to film historian Leonard Maltin. Such a thing had never been done before in cinema but has since been repeated after the success of Our Gang. The first production at the Roach studio in 1922 was a series of silent short subjects. When Roach changed distributors from Pathé to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) in 1927, and converted the series to sound in 1929, the series took off even further. Production continued at the Roach studio until 1938, when the series was sold to MGM, who then continued producing the comedies until 1944. The Our Gang series includes a total of 220
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    Rakht Charitra

    Rakht Charitra

    • Films In Series: Rakhta Charitra
    Rakta Charitra ( Telugu: రక్త చరిత్ర ; Hindi: रक्त चरित्र) is a two-part Indian biographical film based on the life of Paritala Ravindra, directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film features Vivek Oberoi as Ravindra in the lead role, whilst Suriya plays Surya, who predominantly appears in the second part. Shatrughan Sinha, Sudeep, Abhimanyu Singh, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Sushant Singh, Priyamani, and Radhika Apte play other supporting roles. The film was released in three different languages. The Telugu and Hindi versions were released in two parts, six weeks apart, while the Tamil version was released as a single film titled Raththa Sarithiram (Tamil: ரத்த சரித்திரம்). The film starts with a narration about politics and gangs in Anantpur district, Andhra Pradesh. The opening scene of a murder in broad daylight, which the narrator calls "rakta politics", sets the tone of the movie. Narasimha Reddy, a local politician, is a powerful man in the area. His close associate Veera Bhadra (Rajendra Gupta) is his trustwothy ally for his political work, to the extent that Narasimha Reddy gives him freedom to contest Jilla Parishad polls with his men. Veera Bhadra champions the causes of the poor and
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    Screening Room

    Screening Room

    Screening Room Series is a film series by Robert Gardner featuring independent filmmakers of the 1970s and their work. Distributed by Documentary Educational Resources.
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    The Adventures of Justine

    • Films In Series: Justine: Crazy Love
    The Adventures of Justine is a series of seven erotic feature films and made-for-TV movies featuring Daneen Boone as the heroine Justine Wilkenson. Justine is a precocious teenage student who dreams about the be-spectacled but handsome Professor Robson, a faculty member at the Topacre Academy for gifted young girls. Justine, along with several of the other girls, is infatuated with the Professor. Justine and the Professor are involved in each episode with archeological and erotic adventures à la Indiana Jones, with bad guys trying to steal an ancient artifact but obviously being more interested in engaging in lots of sex acts and kidnapping Justine. Justine always manages one way or another to remain a virgin. Most episodes conclude with the suggestion that the adventure has simply been Justine's dream, daydream or fantasy. The theme song Justine was written by Michael Sutton and Wendy Young. The film A Private Affair was written by Brian Clemens.
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    The Scales of Justice

    The Scales of Justice

    • Films In Series: The Guilty Party
    The Scales of Justice was a series of thirteen British B-movies produced between 1962 and 1967 for Anglo-Amalgamated at Merton Park Studios in London. They were based on actual criminal cases and each film was introduced by crime writer Edgar Lustgarten. The series derives its title from the symbolic scales held by the statue of Justice, which is situated above the dome of London's Central Criminal Court, The Old Bailey. In the opening narration she is described as having '...in her right hand, the Sword of Retribution, and in her left - The Scales of Justice' The end version of the theme music for the series (by Johnny Douglas) was performed by The Tornados. It was released as the 'B' side of The Ice Cream Man.
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    Through Navajo Eyes

    Navajo Film Themselves is a series of seven short documentary films which show short scenes of life in the Navajo Nation. A National Science Foundation funded project, organized and devised by Sol Worth and John Adair, the project aimed to investigate visual language and how it intercepts with culture by providing film cameras to amateur participants. Bell and Howell Filmo cameras were provided to Navajo youth in Pine Springs, Arizona, and basic technical training in loading and focus, and later editing. The films are: The following descriptions are derived from the accompanying text. •A Navajo Weaver by Susie Benally. 22:24 Susie chose to depict her mother (Alta Kahn) as she wove a rug. The film starts with a series of short shots showing a Navajo woman weaving at her loom. It then turns to the job of raising the sheep, shearing the wool, digging yucca roots for soap with which to wash the wool, carding and spinning, walking, digging and searching for roots with which to make dye, dying the wool, and putting the warp on the loom. Interspersed with these activities are large sections showing the mother walking and searching for the various materials necessary to make and to
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    Universal horror

    Universal horror

    Universal Horror is the name given to the distinctive series of horror films made by Universal Studios in California from the 1920s through to the 1950s. With their iconic gallery of monsters, Universal would create a lasting impression on generations of avid moviegoers around the world. Universal's earliest success in the horror genre was Lon Chaney's The Phantom of the Opera in 1925, for which the actor famously designed and endured a torturous make-up. The interior of the Opéra Garnier was recreated on an epic scale for the film, and remains the longest-standing film-set to this day. It was used for the 1943 remake with Claude Rains, as well as numerous non-horror pictures. The set is contained on Stage 28 at Universal, which was constructed specifically for the film and dubbed "The Phantom Stage." Having already starred in The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1923, Chaney continued to be the studio's most bankable horror star until his premature death from cancer in 1930. In spite of the depression, executive Carl Laemmle Jr produced massive successes for the studio with Dracula (directed by Tod Browning) and Frankenstein (directed by James Whale), both in 1931. The success of these
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    Blade Trilogy

    • Films In Series: Blade II
    The Blade films are based on the fictional Marvel Comics character of the same name, portrayed by Wesley Snipes. They were written by David S. Goyer, Marv Wolfman, and Gene Colan, directed by Stephen Norrington, Guillermo del Toro and David S. Goyer, respectively and distributed by New Line Cinema. The character was created in 1973 for Marvel Comics by writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan and was a supporting character in the 1970s comic Tomb of Dracula. In the comic, Blade's mother was bitten by a vampire while she was in labor with Blade. Thus, Blade was born as a dhampir, a human with vampire genes. Blade grows up to become a vampire hunter, swearing vengeance on the creatures that killed his mother. He teams up with a man called Whistler, a retired vampire hunter and weapons expert. Meanwhile, in the urban underworld, a feud is started between "pure-blood" vampires and those who had been human, but were "turned." Blade becomes aware of this and investigates further, uncovering a plot to raise the blood god La Magra, something he must stop at all costs. A rare mutation has occurred within the vampire community. "Reapers" are vampires so consumed with an insatiable bloodlust
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    Carnosaur films

    The Carnosaur film series are a series of four B-movies produced by Roger Corman that feature genetically engineered dinosaurs running amok in various scenarios. The series started with the first Carnosaur film, released in 1993, that was loosely based on a novel by John Brosnan but was more similar to the Jurassic Park film which was based on the novel by Michael Crichton. The first sequel, Carnosaur 2, followed in 1995, while the third, Carnosaur 3: Primal Species, and fourth film, Raptor, were released direct-to-video in 1996 and 2001, respectively. The first three films were released to Region 1 DVD on February 6, 2001 as the "Carnosaur Collector's Set". All of the films have since gone out of print and are hard to obtain, though copies of DVD and VHS can be found online, and are occasionally shown on the Syfy channel. The first film in the series, Carnosaur was released to theaters on May 14, 1993. Loosely based on the John Brosnan's 1984 novel, Carnosaur. Jane Triptree (Diane Ladd), a mad scientist specializing in agricultural genetic engineering, uses chickens from the plant she works at to breed dinosaurs, eventually attempting to create a virus made of dinosaur DNA that
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    Drinking And Driving Wrecks Lives

    Drinking And Driving Wrecks Lives was the tagline to a series of public information films (PIFs) that ran in the UK during the 1980s and 1990s, addressing the problem of drink-driving. Unlike earlier campaigns which focused on consequences to the offender, this campaign was more aimed at showing the devastation that drink-driving can cause to the victims and their families. Storylines and camera techniques (such as the extreme close ups used in the Eyes and Kathy campaigns) were designed to encourage drinking drivers to identify with the people affected by this behaviour, showing that drink driving is not a "victimless crime". There were many PIFs in the series, but some of the best known were: The campaign began in 1987 and was replaced in 1997 by a new slogan, "Have none for the road".
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    Terminator series

    Terminator series

    • Films In Series: The Terminator
    The Terminator series is a science fiction franchise encompassing a series of films and other media concerning battles between Skynet's artificially intelligent machine network, and John Connor's Resistance forces and the rest of the human race. Skynet's most well-known products in its genocidal goals are the various terminator models, such as the original "Terminator" character, portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the first film. Schwarzenegger also portrayed other Terminator characters; however, it is made clear that these are different units. The latest film in the franchise is Terminator Salvation, released in 2009. The central theme of the franchise is the battle for survival between the human race and the self-aware artificial intelligence that is Skynet. Skynet is positioned in the first film as a U.S. strategic defense computer system by Cyberdyne Systems which becomes self-aware and, on perceiving all humans as a threat, seeks to wipe out humanity itself. It initiates a nuclear first strike against Russia, ensuring a devastating counter strike and a nuclear holocaust, wiping out much of humanity instantly. In the post-apocalyptic aftermath, Skynet builds up its own
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    The Land Before Time

    • Films In Series: The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure
    The Land Before Time is a series of animated films centered on dinosaurs. The series began in 1988 with The Land Before Time, directed and produced by Don Bluth and executive produced by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. It was followed by a total of 12 direct-to-video sequels, although none involves the participation of Bluth, Lucas, or Spielberg. The films follow a friendship of a group of young dinosaurs, by the names of Littlefoot (Main Protagonist, Apatosaurus), Cera (Triceratops), Petrie (Pteranodon), Ducky (Saurolophus), and Spike (Stegosaurus). After finding The Great Valley, they raise a carnivourous baby, survive a drought and a cold snap and witness a solar eclipse. Throughout all films they embark upon adventures, learning lessons about life and friendship along the way. The following is a list of the films in the The Land Before Time series. All sequels have since been renamed without the numbers in their titles, when they were re-released on DVD in 2003. A television series based on the films began airing on YTV in Canada on January 5, 2007. It consisted of one season of 26 episodes, and officially premiered on Cartoon Network in the United States on March 5, 2007
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    The Naked Gun

    The Naked Gun

    • Films In Series: The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
    The Naked Gun is a series of crime comedy films written and produced by Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker and distributed by Paramount Pictures. All three films were based on their earlier short-lived ABC television series Police Squad!, which was cancelled after six episodes. The first two films were directed by David Zucker, and the third film was directed by Peter Segal. Detective Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) tries to uncover a plan to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II, who is on a state visit to the USA. The main suspect is Vincent Ludwig, a rich businessman (Ricardo Montalbán) (hired by Papshmir, an arch-villain) who discovered a way of hypnotising anyone into committing a murder at the press of a remote control. It appears that the victims are responding to a post-hypnotic suggestion, but the film makes no effort to clarify the point, apart from suggesting some device in their wrist-watches. As with previous ZAZ spoof comedies, the ostensible "plot" was mostly culled from another—more serious—movie. In this case, it was Telefon wherein people were triggered into assassins via hypnotic phone calls (indeed, dialogue in the post-hypnotic suggestion demonstration scene is copied
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    Ghostbusters

    • Films In Series: Ghostbusters
    Ghostbusters is a supernatural comedy, multi-media franchise created in 1984. Its first product was the movie Ghostbusters, released on June 8, 1984 by Columbia Pictures. It centers around a group of eccentric New York City parapsychologists who investigate and capture ghosts for a living. For the movie, the franchise licensed action figures, novelizations, and other original materials to be produced around the movies' theme. After the initial success, they released original material in other fields such as comic books, video games, television series, and a theme park attraction. The concept of the first film was inspired by Dan Aykroyd's own fascination with the paranormal, and it was conceived by Aykroyd as a vehicle for himself and friend and fellow Saturday Night Live alum John Belushi. Aykroyd came up with Ghostbusters after reading an article about quantum physics and parapsychology in the American Society of Psychical Research Journal and then watching movies like Ghostchasers. Aykroyd thought, "Let's redo one of those old ghost comedies, but let's use the research that's being done today. Even at that time, there was plausible research that could point to a device that
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    Hellboy

    • Films In Series: Hellboy: Blood and Iron
    Hellboy Animated are original straight-to-DVD animated films based upon the Hellboy comic books by Mike Mignola. Both films, Sword of Storms and Blood and Iron, received the signature of Mike Mignola and Guillermo del Toro. A third film is being planned but hasn't been greenlit yet. Ron Perlman, who played Hellboy in the live-action movie, also provides the voice of the character in the animated version. Selma Blair and John Hurt also reprise their roles from the film of Liz Sherman and Professor Trevor Bruttenholm, respectively. The voice of Abe Sapien is Doug Jones, who played Abe in prosthetic work in the live-action movies but did not provide the voice for the first film - Abe's vocals for that film were done by David Hyde Pierce - he did, however, voice the character in the second film. Kate Corrigan is voiced by Peri Gilpin. Music is by Christopher Drake. In Sword of Storms, Hellboy and Kate Corrigan are dispatched to Japan to solve the mystery of a professor possessed by the Japanese demons Thunder and Lightning. The demons wish to get their hands on a powerful haunted sword, which will free them, and allow them to unleash their brothers and destroy the world. While Hellboy
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    Living Dead

    Living Dead

    • Films In Series: Night of the Living Dead
    Living Dead is a blanket term for various films, series, and other forms of media that all originated from, and includes, the seminal 1968 horror film Night of the Living Dead conceived by George A. Romero and John A. Russo. The loosely connected franchise predominantly centers on different groups of people attempting to survive during the outbreak and evolution of a zombie apocalypse. After the film's initial success, the two creators split in disagreement regarding where the series should head, and since the film was in the public domain, each were able to do what they liked with the continuity of their projects. Romero went on to direct five additional Dead films focusing on society as the living dead begins to evolve, while Russo branched off into literary territory, writing Return of the Living Dead, which was later loosely adapted into a film of the same name and have its own franchise, and Escape of the Living Dead. The term may also refer to the reanimated human corpses that feast on the flesh and/or brains of the living seen in the films. As of its latest installment, Survival of the Dead, Romero's Dead series includes six films all written and directed by Romero himself.
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    Bungles

    • Films In Series: Bungles' Elopement
    Bungles is a series of four American black-and-white short silent comedy films produced by Louis Burnstein in 1916. While the series featured Oliver Hardy, Marcel Perez acted in the leading role as Bungles. Perez was also the director for the four films. Elsie MacLeod was the only other credited actor in the series.
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    Cream Lemon

    Cream Lemon (くりいむレモン or くりぃむレモン, Kurīmu Remon) is an erotic anime series with some in-depth storylines and classic (early 1980s style) artwork. The first Cream Lemon OVA was released in August 1984, though Cream Lemon was not the first hentai OVA. The first was Lolita Anime, released earlier in February 1984. Cream Lemon is a collection of somewhat surreal stories having different settings and situations at different points in time, with genres including fantasy, comedy, suspense, sci-fi, action, drama and mystery. The overriding theme of the series is sex of almost any kind imaginable. Most chapters stand alone as separate titles, having no relation to any other stories within the Cream Lemon series. The main recurring characters are a brother, Hiroshi, and sister, Ami, who are edging ever closer to an incestuous relationship. Cream Lemon often focuses on unrealistic and exaggerated themes that could never happen. One such example is of the story of a girl who does not like sex because of a series of rapes in her family. To cure this, the school counseler orders her to strip off in front of the art class and masturbate herself to the point of orgasm. She then has public sex with a
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    Elements trilogy

    • Films In Series: Earth
    The Elements trilogy is a trilogy of films by Indian film-maker Deepa Mehta, dealing with controversial issues of social reform on the Indian subcontinent. Fire, the first release in 1996, dealt with issues of arranged marriage and homosexuality in the patriarchal culture of India. Earth, released in 1998, dealt with the religious strife associated with the partition of India and formation of Pakistan in the mid-20th century. Water, released in 2005, was the most critically successful of the three, and dealt with suicide, misogyny, and the mistreatment of widows in rural India. Some notable actors that have worked in Mehta's Elements trilogy include Aamir Khan, Seema Biswas, Shabana Azmi, John Abraham, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rahul Khanna, Lisa Ray, and Nandita Das. A. R. Rahman composed critically acclaimed soundtracks for all the three films. These films are also notable for Mehta's collaborative work with author Bapsi Sidhwa. Sidhwa's novel Cracking India, (1991, U.S.; 1992, India; originally published as Ice Candy Man, 1988, England), is the basis for Mehta's 1998 film, Earth. Mehta's film, Water, was later published by Sidhwa as the 2006 novel, Water: A Novel. The first film in
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    Kranked

    Kranked is a series of extreme freeride mountain-biking films. Since 1997, Bjørn Enga producer/director for Radical Films has specialized in extreme mountain bike cinematography. His work is well regarded within the freeride mountain bike community internationally. Kranked 6 was bundled with Microsoft's Zune.
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    Millennium Trilogy

    Millennium Trilogy

    • Films In Series: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
    The trilogy of swedish films based upon the best-selling Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. A USA remake of the first film is planned.
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    New Line Cinema's House of Horror

    House of Horror is a licensing division of New Line Cinema encompassing the A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre film series. It was created after the success of Freddy vs. Jason and the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre revitalized waning public interest in these franchises. Since then, the House of Horror name has appeared on numerous comic books, toylines and games based around cross-overs of these films. As of June 2005, New Line has had an agreement with New Amsterdam Entertainment to license "specific products" for the classic zombie film, Dawn of the Dead under the House of Horror banner.
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    Parasite Dolls

    Parasite Dolls (パラサイトドールズ, Parasaito Dōruzu) is a three-part original video animation produced by the Anime International Company and IMAGICA Entertainment, and written by Chiaki J. Konaka and Kazuto Nakazawa. The series, set in the Bubblegum Crisis universe, focuses on a special "Branch" of the A.D. Police, an advanced group of officers tasked with stopping terrorist activities and Boomer crimes in the city of Megatokyo. Buzz is a member of the "Branch" special task force of the AD Police. He was transferred to Branch five years before the story for shooting a child he thought was a boomer. Due to his mistake he is reluctant to carry a sidearm, despite being a gifted marksman. He was made a widower when his wife was killed by a rogue boomer. Kimball is a Boomer who serves alongside Buzz in Branch. While he cannot hold an official rank, he is treated as a Sergeant. He was also able to identify Reiko's romantic feelings for Buzz. He was killed while saving Reiko from a helicopter assassination. Reiko is the heavy weapons and vehicles expert in Branch. Koji is the Inspector in charge of Branch operations. While technically a member of Branch, Angel spends most of her time undercover,
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    Project A-ko: Grey Side/Blue Side

    • Films In Series: Project A-Ko Versus Battle 1: Grey Side
    Project A-ko: Gray Side/Blue Side is spin-off movie in the Project A-ko series. This two-part story takes place in an alternate universe, where counterparts of our heroines find themselves in the middle of a space opera. In this world, A-ko and B-ko are bounty-hunter partners who hunt giant tortoises on a sand planet. When C-ko is kidnapped by a gang of space pirates, A-ko and B-ko set off to rescue her—thinking only of the reward money offered by her wealthy father. Aided by a pint-sized Galactic Police Officer named Maruten, the girls discover that C-ko's abduction is part of a much larger scheme. Gail, the charismatic leader of the space pirates, intends to use C-ko's body as a host for the spirit of Xena, a long-dead sorceress. Although Gail believes that Xena will "purify" the universe, he is oblivious to her true motive—to annihilate all universes and create a new one in which she is the absolute ruler. The final showdown occurs in the Talho sector, where Xena begins to merge all existing universes into one. This features A-ko and B-ko fighting each other in a variety of different eras and locations, including the climatic battle of the first movie. This seems to suggest that
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    The Pink Panther

    • Films In Series: The Pink Panther
    The Pink Panther is a series of comedy films featuring a bumbling French police detective, Inspector Jacques Clouseau. The series began in 1963 with the release of the film of the same name. The role was originated by, and is most closely associated with, Peter Sellers. Most of the films were directed and co-written by Blake Edwards, with theme music composed by Henry Mancini. Despite its use in the titles of most of the films of the series, "Pink Panther" is not the Clouseau character, but a large and valuable pink diamond which is first shown in the first film in the series. The phrase reappears in the title of the fourth film, The Return of the Pink Panther, in which the theft of the diamond is again the center of the plot. That film also marked the return of Sellers to the role after a gap of ten years, which may have contributed to some confusion between the character and the diamond. The phrase was used for all the subsequent films in the series, even when the jewel did not figure in the plot (it only appeared in six of the eleven films). The first film in the series had an animated opening sequence, created by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and set to the theme music by Henry
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    The Sabata Trilogy

    • Films In Series: Return of Sabata
    The Sabata Trilogy is a series of Spaghetti Western films released in 1969 and 1971, directed by Gianfranco Parolini, and starring Lee Van Cleef in the first, Sabata, Yul Brynner in the second, Adiós, Sabata, and Van Cleef returning for the third, Return of Sabata. Lee Van Cleef stars as a mostly silent, loner gunman who foils a plan by some leaders of a small Texas town to rob their own bank and sell the town to the railroad. William Berger co-stars as Banjo, an opposing gunman. With Yul Brynner cast in the lead role, this film was originally going to be entitled Indio Black, but the title was changed after the first Sabata film proved successful and had inspired many imitators. Ironically, Lee Van Cleef, star of the first Sabata film had been offered the role, but had to decline because he was committed to The Magnificent Seven Ride in the role of Chris Adams, which Brynner had made famous in The Magnificent Seven. Adiós, Sabata is set in Mexico under the rule of Emperor Maximilian I, and Sabata is hired to steal a wagonload of gold from the Austrian army. Lee Van Cleef returns to the role of Sabata, who goes to a small Texas town and seeks revenge on a robber baron, determined
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    Wallace and Gromit

    Wallace and Gromit

    • Films In Series: Cracking Contraptions
    Wallace and Gromit are the main characters in a British series consisting of four animated short films and a feature-length film by Nick Park of Aardman Animations. The characters are made from moulded plasticine modelling clay on metal armatures, and filmed with stop motion clay animation. Wallace, an absent-minded inventor living in Wigan, Lancashire, is a cheese enthusiast who is especially fond of Wensleydale. His companion, Gromit, is an anthropomorphic intelligent dog. Wallace is voiced by veteran actor Peter Sallis; Gromit remains silent, communicating only through facial expressions and body language. Because of their endearing (if quirky) personalities and widespread popularity, the characters have been described as positive international icons of both modern British culture in particular and the British people in general. BBC News has called them "some of the best-known and best-loved stars to come out of the UK". Icons has said they have done "more to improve the image of the English world-wide than any officially appointed ambassadors". The short films The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave and the full length feature The Curse of the Were-Rabbit all received Academy
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    Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

    • Films In Series: Mr. St. Nick
    The Walt Disney anthology television series is a television series that has been produced by the Walt Disney Company under several different titles since 1954. These include Disneyland (1954–1958), Walt Disney Presents (1958–1961), Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1961–1969), The Wonderful World of Disney (1969–1979), Disney's Wonderful World (1979–1981), Walt Disney (1981–1983), The Disney Sunday Movie (1986–1988), The Magical World of Disney (1988–1996), then finally back to The Wonderful World of Disney (1997–2008, 2012–present), and The Magical World of Disney Junior (2012–present). The first incarnation of the show premiered on ABC, Wednesday night, October 27, 1954. The same basic show has since appeared on several networks. The series supposed finale aired Christmas Eve 2008 on ABC, but it was revived in 2012 on Disney Junior. The show is the second longest showing prime-time program on American television, behind its rival, Hallmark Hall of Fame (see List of longest running U.S. primetime television series). However, Hallmark Hall of Fame was a weekly program only during its first five seasons, while Disney remained a weekly program for more than thirty
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    Apocalypse Trilogy

    • Films In Series: Prince of Darkness
    John Carpenter's Apocalypse Trilogy is a thematic film trilogy, consisting of The Thing (1982), Prince of Darkness (1987), and In the Mouth of Madness (1994). While there are no recurring characters or official ties, the director explicitly states on DVD commentaries and in interviews that he considers them a collective body of work, referring to them as his Apocalypse Trilogy. The Thing is a remake of The Thing from Another World, more faithful to the original novella "Who Goes There?" in its retention of the story's original shapeshifting alien. Carpenter's film is bleaker in outlook than either the story or the earlier film and refuses to offer a happy ending. Unlike the other two films in the trilogy, The Thing centers on a small group first to encounter that which might destroy all life on Earth. Though discovered in isolation, the alien remains a risk to all of civilization. In the Mouth of Madness is heavily influenced by the works of H. P. Lovecraft, but does not directly adapt any of his stories; it focuses instead on the relationship between horror authors, like Lovecraft or Stephen King, and an audience. Of the three films, Prince of Darkness is the only one Carpenter
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    Back to the Future trilogy

    Back to the Future trilogy

    • Films In Series: Back to the Future
    The Back to the Future franchise is a comedic science fiction adventure film series written by Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, directed by Zemeckis, produced by Amblin Entertainment, and distributed by Universal Pictures. Starting with Back to the Future, the films follow the adventures of a high school student, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), and an eccentric scientist, Dr. Emmett L. Brown (Christopher Lloyd), as they use a DeLorean time machine to time travel to different periods in the history of Hill Valley, California. The first film was the highest-grossing film of 1985 and became an international phenomenon, leading to the second and third films which were back to back film productions, released in 1989 and 1990, respectively. Though the two sequels did not perform quite as well at the box office as the first film, the trilogy remains immensely popular after a quarter of a century and has yielded such spin-offs as an animated television series and a motion-simulation ride at the Universal Studios Theme Parks in Universal City, California; Orlando, Florida (now closed), and Osaka, Japan, as well as a Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, iPad, PS3 and Wii video game. The film's visual
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    Getaway in Stockholm

    Getaway in Stockholm

    • Films In Series: Getaway in Stockholm 1: Porsche 911
    Getaway in Stockholm is a Swedish film series about illegal street racing filmed using mainly car mounted cameras along with some cameramen alongside the route. The videos are all shot in the streets of Stockholm, Sweden and have developed a worldwide underground cult reputation in the street racing scene. One film is released every year. The actual run takes place during early morning hours in late autumn when there's the least amount of traffic. The identities of the drivers and the car owners are carefully withheld. So far, ten volumes of the series have been released: The series was the main reason Stockholm was included in the video game Project Gotham Racing 2 and is mainly influenced by the legendary C'était un rendez-vous short film. In an interview with PB motorcycling magazine, Patrik Furstenhoff, Swedish Wheelie Team Member and widely accepted as the Ghost Rider himself, had this to say: We saw a movie called 'Getaway in Stockholm', which is a car chase movie. But it's all made up. We couldn't believe the world was raving about it. The policeman was actually a body builder, he even had baggy pants on. It wasn't real. There's a hardcore group of riders and drivers in
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    Once Upon a Time in China

    • Films In Series: Once Upon a Time in China II
    Once Upon a Time in China is a Hong Kong film franchise directed, written, and produced by Tsui Hark. The stories are based on the life of Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung, who is portrayed by Jet Li in the first three films and Vincent Zhao in the fourth and fifth films. The first two films in the franchise were among the most popular of the Golden Age of Hong Kong cinema (usually dated from 1986 to 1993) and were known for their depiction of Chinese nationalism as well as action choreography. The Once Upon a Time in China films were among Jet Li's best known hits at that time. With Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung as the main character, the films deal with the negative effects of Western imperialism in China during the late Qing Dynasty. The second film features as a supporting character Sun Yat-sen, a revolutionary leader and founding father of the Chinese republic. Unlike the majority of Hong Kong action films, the Once Upon a Time in China series is clearly politicised. However, as they were regarded foremost as commercial entertainment films, the political implications seem to have little impact. Moreover, the main thrust is nonpartisan nationalism, and because Sun Yat-sen is
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    Police Academy

    Police Academy

    • Films In Series: Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
    Police Academy is a series of American comedy films, the first six of which were made in the 1980s. The seventh and to date last installment, Mission to Moscow, was released in 1994. The new film is scheduled for production for 2013. The series opened with Police Academy (1984) which started with the premise that a new mayor had announced a policy requiring the police department to accept all willing recruits. The movie followed a group of misfit recruits in their attempts to prove themselves capable of being police officers. The main character, Carey Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg), was a repeat offender who was forced to join the police academy as punishment. In general, all of the movies and television shows depended on low-brow humor, usually based on simple characterizations and physical comedy. As with many similar movies, the theme was a group of underdogs struggling to prove themselves while various stereotyped authority figures tried to suppress them. The sequels have not been well received by critics over the years. The first film grossed $81.2 million in North America, with the following films earning $150 million in total. Police Academy was released in 1984, and directed by
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    Predator

    The Predator film series is a science fiction horror film franchise. Produced by 20th Century Fox, the series started in 1987 with the film Predator, which led to two sequels and novel, comic book and video game spin-offs. Included in the franchise are the Alien vs. Predator films, based on the related franchise which combine the titular Predator with the creatures from the Alien film series. Predator was John McTiernan's second studio film as director. The studio hired screenplay writer Shane Black to not only play a supporting role in the film, but to keep an eye on McTiernan due to the director's inexperience. Jean-Claude Van Damme was originally cast as the film's creature, the idea being that the physical action star would use his martial arts skills to make the creature an agile, ninja-esque hunter. When compared to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura, actors known for their bodybuilding regimes, it became apparent a more physically imposing man was needed to make the creature appear threatening. Eventually, Van Damme was removed from the film and replaced by the actor and mime artist Kevin Peter Hall. The predator creature's design is credited to special
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    Rambo

    Rambo

    • Films In Series: First Blood
    Rambo is an action film series based on the David Morrell novel First Blood and starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, a troubled Vietnam War veteran and former Green Beret who is skilled in many aspects of survival, weaponry, hand to hand combat and guerrilla warfare. The series consists of the films First Blood (1982), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Rambo III (1988), and Rambo (2008). Upon returning to the United States, Rambo has difficulty adjusting to civilian life and wanders the country as a drifter for almost a decade. In December 1981, Rambo travels to the fictional town of Hope, Washington, in search of a Special Forces buddy named Delmore Barry. Rambo arrives at Delmore's supposed residence and finds Delmore's little daughter and his depressed widow. Delmore's widow tells Rambo that her husband had died from cancer the previous summer due to exposure to Agent Orange, and that she must seek out a living as a cleaning lady and on Delmore's Servicemember's Group Life Insurance. Rambo, attempting some cold comfort, gives Mrs. Barry the photograph of Delmore's unit. He is left with a mild sense of survivor's guilt as he is now the last man still living of his
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    The Punisher

    • Films In Series: The Punisher
    The fictional character Punisher, a comic book anti-hero featured in Marvel Comics publications, has appeared in three films unrelated to each other. The first film was in 1989 and was released straight to video and starred Dolph Lundgren. The second film was released in theaters and starred Thomas Jane. After an unsuccessful script of Punisher 2, the film was then rebooted in 2008 with the film Punisher: War Zone starring Ray Stevenson. The first film, known simply as The Punisher is a film that was released straight to video by New World Pictures in 1989 that's most notable for lacking the character's signature skull. Marvel hired Jonathan Hensleigh to write and direct the 2004 film which was mainly based on two Punisher comic books stories; The Punisher: Year One and Welcome Back, Frank. A direct sequel was supposed to follow based on strong DVD sales, but the lack of a good script kept the project in development for over 3 years, and by the end both Jonathan Hensleigh and Thomas Jane pulled out. In a statement on May 15, 2007 In June 2007, Lexi Alexander was hired to direct and Ray Stevenson was hired in July to play the Punisher in the newly titled Punisher: War Zone, which
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    The Sons of Hercules

    The Sons of Hercules

    The Sons of Hercules was a syndicated Embassy Pictures television show that aired in the United States of America in the 1960s. The series repackaged 14 Italian sword-and-sandal films by giving them a standardized theme song for the opening and closing titles, as well as a standard introductory narration attempting to relate the lead character in each film to the Greek demigod Hercules. These films however were not all originally made as "Hercules" films in Italy. Although two of them did originally feature Hercules (and not his sons), four of the films were originally Maciste movies in Italy, two of them were originally Ursus movies, and the other six were just isolated gladiator or mythological hero movies that the American distributors didn't feel deserved a full-blown theatrical release in the USA. There were 14 films in the Sons of Hercules syndication package. The first title listed for each film was its American television title, followed by the original Italian title in parentheses:
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    The Stranger

    • Films In Series: The Stranger: The Terror Game
    The Stranger is a series of direct-to-video (and audio CD) science-fiction dramas produced by BBV and starring Colin Baker. They are now available on DVD. The series began in 1991 with Summoned by Shadows, co-produced with the BBC Film Club. Partly as a knowing homage to the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who, of which BBV founder Bill Baggs was a fan; and partly in a pragmatic attempt to take advantage of the consequent pre-existing audience. Summoned by Shadows was a Who-style tale of strange doings on a distant planet featuring three actors known for their roles in Doctor Who and playing not dissimilar characters. The unnamed protagonist (listed in the credits as "The Stranger") was played by Colin Baker, his assistant Miss Brown by Nicola Bryant, who had played the Doctor's assistant Peri Brown opposite Colin Baker for two years, and the villain of the piece by Michael Wisher, who had been the first actor to play Davros. The second story, More than a Messiah, adapted the Doctor Who Audio Visuals story of the same name, but with the Stranger and Miss Brown substituted for the Doctor and companion Ria (who was modelled after Peri). In a further
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    Three Colors

    • Films In Series: Three Colors: Blue
    The Three Colors Trilogy (Polish: Trzy kolory) is the collective title of three films – a trilogy – directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski, two made in French and one primarily in Polish: Trois couleurs: Bleu (Three Colors: Blue) (1993), Trzy kolory: Biały (Three Colors: White) (in French: Blanc) (1994), and Trois couleurs: Rouge (Three Colors: Red) (1994). All three were co-written by Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz (with story consultants Agnieszka Holland and Sławomir Idziak) and have musical scores by Zbigniew Preisner. The films were Kieślowski's first major successes in the West, and are his most acclaimed works after The Decalogue. Blue, white, and red are the colours of the French flag in left-to-right order, and the story of each film is loosely based on one of the three political ideals in the motto of the French Republic: liberty, equality, fraternity. As with the treatment of the Ten Commandments in The Decalogue, the illustration of these principles is often ambiguous and ironic. As Kieślowski noted in an interview with an Oxford University student newspaper, “The words [liberté, egalité, fraternité] are French because the money [to fund the films] is French. If the
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    The Omen

    • Films In Series: Damien: Omen II
    The Omen film series is a horror film franchise created in the 1970s. The story was originally written by David Seltzer, who chose not to continue the series after the first novel. The second novel and screenplay were then written by Joseph Howard, and the third by Gordon McGill. After the third movie was produced, a fourth was made for TV in an attempt to bring back the series, but did poorly. The series centres around Damien Thorn, a child born of Satan and given to Robert and Katherine Thorn, before being passed along the Thorn families as a child. It is revealed among the families that Damien is in fact meant to be the Antichrist, and as an adult is attempting to gain control of the Thorn business and reach for the presidency. Three theatrical movies were produced: The Omen (1976), Damien: Omen II (1978), and Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981). A TV movie followed in 1991, titled Omen IV: The Awakening, directed by Jorge Montesi and Dominique Othenin-Girard. Another TV movie followed in 1995, titled The Omen, directed by Jack Sholder. This made-for-television-movie, which aired on Fox, had nothing to do with the previous films, and was a pilot film made in an attempt to reboot
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    The World of Stainboy

    • Films In Series: The Bowling Ball
    The World of Stainboy is a series of flash animation shorts created in 2000 by director Tim Burton and animated by Flinch Studio. The character Stainboy first appeared in two short poems in the book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, also created and illustrated by Tim Burton. In the shorts, Stainboy works for the Burbank police, and at the start of each episode he is ordered to investigate and bring in social outcasts. Many of the outcasts are characters from the Oyster Boy book. Each of the six episodes is under five minutes in length. The final episode had Stainboy living through a flashback to his early childhood at an orphanage, implying the beginning of a larger storyline; although, no further episodes were produced. In November 2010, Burton began a new story about Stainboy, on the Twitter account "BurtonStory." Fans could contribute to the story via Twitter, and the best continuation Tweets of the day would be re-Tweeted by BurtonStory. The project ended on December 6; the full story can be read at www.burtonstory.com/connect.php
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    Animerama

    • Films In Series: One Thousand and One Arabian Nights
    Animerama (アニメラマ) is a series of thematically-related adult anime feature films originally conceived and initiated by Osamu Tezuka and made at his Mushi Production animation studio from the late 1960s to early 1970s, perhaps intended as animated counterparts to the then-emergent pink films (a direct connection being Shigemi Satoyoshi being the scenarist for Cleopatra). As well as the erotic themes, they are also defined by mixing more typical traditional animation with sequences of UPA and Yōji Kuri-influenced experimental use of modern design, limited animation and still paintings akin to Tezuka's experimental short films and like those largely were are all directed, sometimes sharing the billing with Tezuka, by Eiichi Yamamoto. The first, A Thousand & One Nights, was the first erotic animated feature film and, at 130 minutes, remains one of the longest ever animated films. The first two are also notable for having scores by famed composer and electronic rearranger Isao Tomita. The third, Belladonna, made without Tezuka's direct involvement, is more serious than its predecessors and more avant-garde still, telling its story largely through pans over still, panoramic paintings with
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    Charley Says

    Charley Says was a series of very short cut-out animated cartoon public information films for children, produced by the British government's Central Office of Information and broadcast in the United Kingdom in the 1970s and 1980s. Most of the topics dealt with everyday safety issues children face, such as not going off with strangers or not playing with matches. They featured a little boy called Tony (voiced by the seven-year-old son of one of the neighbours of producer Richard Taylor) and his cat, named Charley, voiced by Kenny Everett, who would "miaow" the lesson of the episode, which the boy would then translate and explain. Often Charley served as the boy's conscience, similarly to Davey and Goliath or Jiminy Cricket of Disney's film Pinocchio. When Charley and the boy did the right thing, they were rewarded with something for the boy and a fish for Charley, which he ate rapidly. However, on other occasions, Charley suffered the consequences of doing the wrong thing (e.g., in Charley's Tea Party he pulled a tablecloth and a teapot fell on him and scalded him). The films were produced by Richard Taylor Cartoons who also produced Crystal Tipps and Alistair. They also produced
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    Evil Dead film series

    • Films In Series: Army of Darkness
    The Evil Dead film series currently consists of three horror films centered on the protagonist Ash, portrayed by Bruce Campbell. The idea of the film was first coined in January 1979 by Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert and Bruce Campbell, all of which had little experience in the film industry at the time. It eventually spread into two other films with a more submissive use of comedy and slapstick. Sam Raimi directed all three films, which began with The Evil Dead in 1981, continued with Evil Dead II in 1987, and became a trilogy with the release of Army of Darkness in 1992. Throughout the films, Ash fights against evil spirits, zombies and demons, known as "Deadites." In January 1979 Bruce Campbell was then three years out of high school, while being a college dropout and then quit his job as a taxi driver. Sam Raimi was studying literature at Michigan State University with Robert Tapert finishing his economics degree. While finishing the remaining touches of It's Murder! Tapert suggested to Raimi on doing a feature length film. Raimi felt it to be impossible citing that they could never pull off the funding. Campbell didn't mind stating that "I could always move back home." Tapert was
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    Final Destination series

    • Films In Series: Final Destination
    Final Destination is a series of horror films based on an unproduced spec script written by Jeffrey Reddick he originally submitted to the X-Files television series. Distributed by New Line Cinema, all five films are centered on the themes of fatalism, predestination, and precognition, in relation to death (i.e. how to foresee, avoid or control it). In a less abstract sense, each film features a group of people dying in a series of elaborate and often gory scenarios that frequently resemble Rube Goldberg machines in their complexity. The series is noteworthy amongst others in the horror genre in that the "villain" of the movies is not the stereotypical slashers, monsters, creatures, beasts, ghosts, or demons. It is the entity Death itself (very occasionally 'seen' as a fleeting shadow), which manipulates the environment in deadly ways with the intent of "recapturing" those who somehow manage (usually through warning premonitions) to escape their fates the first time. The franchise has also spawned a related book series (published by Black Flame) and comic series (published by Zenescope Entertainment Inc). On May 13th, 2000, Alex Browning (Devon Sawa) is going on his high school
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    Magic Woman M

    • Films In Series: Magic Woman M 1
    Magic Woman M, known in Japan as Magical Girl Meruru (魔法少女メルル, Mahō Shōjo Meruru), is a two episode hentai anime OVA series. It is based on a manga by Nekoshita Pong that was serialized in "Monthly Fantazine." It was released on DVD in the US by Anime 18. A newly trained young sorceress named Meruru gets lost in the forest in the middle of the training, and has numerous lurid encounters with unsavory characters and lustful beasts. When aroused, Meruru attains the state of ultimate ecstasy and unleashes an explosive power from within. Meruru "Meru" Sheckle (メルル・シェクル): series, she is not yet much of a sorceress; her powers inevitably allow her to escape the various predicaments in which she finds herself—just not with her dignity intact. She is voiced in the English dub by Holly Bobbit. Sharuru (シャルル): Meruru's mentor teacher. When Meruru is about to be—or is being—violated, he appears onscreen and says things like, "Oh, Meruru has to learn about patience!" He is voiced in the English dub by Lee Bowery. Luna (ルナ): A young warrior who is not-so good at becoming a great warrior. She is rescued by Meruru from a hostile tree and becomes her companion. Luna is trying to save her older
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    Moment of Truth movies

    • Films In Series: Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter?
    Moment of Truth movies are a series of TV movies produced for the Lifetime cable television and movie networks during the 1990s. The Lifetime network marketed itself towards an audience of American women; as such, Moment of Truth movies were invariably issues melodrama with stories told from a female perspective. They often featured diseases such as alcoholism, or plots involving domestic violence, rape or betrayal; however, the typical plot of such a movie required a happy ending. The phrase A Moment of Truth Movie typically was appended to each title in the series. Some of the TV movies produced in the series include:
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    Simon's Cat

    Simon's Cat

    • Films In Series: Simon's Cat: Snow Business
    Simon's Cat is an animated cartoon series by the British animator Simon Tofield featuring a hungry house cat who uses increasingly heavy-handed tactics to get its owner to feed it. In January 2009, it was announced that Simon's Cat would be published in book format. Canongate released the title on 1 October 2009 in the United Kingdom. It was later released in many other countries and additional titles in the series were subsequently published. In June 2012, Walt Disney Animation Studios began releasing shorts of Simons's Cat. Additionally there is a Simon's Cat cartoon strip in the Daily Mirror. As the first film in the series, Cat Man Do won the "Best Comedy" award at the British Animation Awards 2008. As the second film in the series, Let Me In! won the "Most Outstanding Animation" award at the 7th Animae Caribe, Caribbean Animation Awards Festival. The third film in the series - TV Dinner - was shown on BBC2's The Culture Show on 15 July 2008 before being released on YouTube. A film entitled Fed Up!, featuring no cat but rather Simon's sister's dog, was released during the 2008 Christmas season. It ends with a message from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
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    Auton trilogy

    • Films In Series: Auton
    The Auton trilogy is a series of direct-to-video spin-off productions based on the long running BBC science fiction series Doctor Who. The three films in the series are Auton (1997), Auton 2: Sentinel (1998; working title, Auton 2: The Rapture) and Auton 3 (1999; working title, Auton 3: Awakening). They were produced by the independent BBV company and are sequels to the Third Doctor stories Spearhead from Space and Terror of the Autons. All three films have been reissued on DVD. As with all spin-off productions, the canonicity of these films is uncertain. However, all story elements relating to Doctor Who were licensed from their respective authors. These videos are therefore not considered "fan productions". When a Nestene energy unit and several Autons are reactivated at a UNIT facility, a plot for world domination that predates mankind is set in motion. At a top secret UNIT facility known only as "the Warehouse", Dr Sally Arnold has been studying a Nestene energy unit with no results. As a last resort, she subjects the artifact to cosmic signals from UNIT's most powerful deep space scanning satellite. This causes a violent energy release that kills her assistant, Janice. The
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    Asterix films

    • Films In Series: Asterix & Obelix : God save Britannia
    Asterix and Obelix is a French live-action film franchise, based on the comic book series of the same name by French comic book artists Albert Uderzo and Rene Goscinny. The series includes three theatrically released films, and one film still in production. Just like the comic books, the films focus on the adventures of Asterix and Obelix, two Gauls in Roman-occupied Europe. With the help of a magic potion which causes superhuman strength, the Gaul's tiny village manages to resist Rome. In the first two installments in the franchise, protagonists Asterix and Obelix are played by actors Christian Clavier and Gérard Depardieu. Depardieu is the only actor to appear in all three films, with Clavier being replaced by Clovis Cornillac for the third film. Apart from Depardieu and Clavier, the only other actors to appear in more than one film are Sim, who plays the village's oldest resident, Geriatrix, in the first and third film, and Jamel Debbouze, who plays Egyptian architect Edifis in the second and third films. All other roles who reappear during the series are played by a different actor in each film. A fourth film is schedule to be released in 2012. In Asterix & Obelix: Mission
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    Ghoulies

    • Films In Series: Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College
    The Ghoulies films are an American horror-comedy series released throughout the 1980s and 1990s and centered on a group of demons usually summoned by Satanic worshippers. The original Ghoulies (released 2 March 1985) originated in 1983 under the title Beasties. It was to be directed by Charles Band, with special effects by Stan Winston (the two had previously collaborated on Parasite). It ended up being directed by Luca Bercovici with special effects by John Carl Buechler and his company Mechanical and Makeup Imageries Inc. The film was released theatrically by Empire Pictures in March 1985 and was a surprise success on home video. Ghoulies also stars Mariska Hargitay and Peter Liapis. This film depicts a comical Hollywood-esque portrayal of black magic, Satan worship, and the occult. According to stories Charles Band tells on his Full Moon Horror Road Show, he was tasked to come up with a great campaign to promote the film. During a brainstorming session he came up with the idea to have the Ghoulie popping up from the toilet. The idea was a huge success and the scene was then shot for the film after the fact. The first sequel was released in 1988 and sees the titular Ghoulies
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    Mind's Eye

    The Mind's Eye series consists of several art films rendered using computer-generated imagery of varying levels of sophistication. The series began in 1990. It was produced by Steven Churchill of Odyssey Productions (originally Odyssey Visual Design) & Miramar Productions. The series was released on VHS (by BMG) and LaserDisc (by Image Entertainment) and later re-released on DVD (by the now-defunct Simitar Entertainment). The typical entry in the Mind's Eye series is a short package film, usually 50 to 60 minutes long, with an electronic music soundtrack over a series of music video-like sequences. The original film, titled The Mind's Eye: A Computer Animation Odyssey' by director and co-producer Jan Nickman, consisted of a non-rigid structure of many semi-related sequences. The general style which characterizes the series is light and cartoony due to the difficulty of rendering more complicated images using the computers of the day. The computer animation sequences that appeared in the films were generally not produced specifically for the Mind's Eye series but rather were work originally created for other purposes, including demo reels, commercials, music videos, and feature
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    Silent Night, Deadly Night

    The Silent Night, Deadly Night films are a series, created by Paul Caimi and Michael Hickey with 5 movies: Billy Chapman was the primary antagonist of Silent Night, Deadly Night. Billy went to see his institutionalized Grandfather, who tells him that Santa Claus really punishes the bad children. A shaken Billy later witnesses his parents killed by an armed maniac in a Santa Claus suit on Christmas Eve, 1971. His father, Jim, pulls over the car when the man flags them down, as he thinks that the man is in need of assistance. When the man pulls a gun on him, Jim is shot through the car windshield while trying to drive away, and his mother's throat is cut when she resists the man trying to rape her. Billy cleverly fled the scene with his one year old brother, Ricky, and hid in the nearby bushes while the man flees. Billy, thinking it was his fault that his parents were killed, as he hadn't been "good", Billy grew up in a Catholic orphanage, run by the tyrannical and sadistic Mother Superior who severely punishes "naughty" children. Every year at Christmas, Billy grows more and more distant, beginning with him drawing a brutal scene with Santa and his reindeer. Billy's childhood trauma
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    Barney Bear

    • Films In Series: The Bear That Couldn't Sleep
    Barney Bear was a series of animated cartoon short subjects produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio. The titular character was an anthropomorphic cartoon character, a sluggish, sleepy bear who often is in pursuit of nothing but peace and quiet. He was created for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer by director Rudolf Ising, who based the bear's grumpy yet pleasant disposition on his own and derived many of his mannerisms from the screen actor Wallace Beery. Barney Bear made his first appearance in The Bear That Couldn't Sleep in 1939, and by 1941 was the star of his own series, getting an Oscar nomination for the 1941 short The Rookie Bear. Ising left the studio in 1943. Ising's original Barney design contained a plethora of detail: shaggy fur, wrinkled clothing, and six eyebrows; as the series progressed, the design was gradually simplified and streamlined, reaching its peak in three late 1940s shorts, the only output of the short-lived directorial team of Preston Blair and Michael Lah. These cartoons tended to have a hint of Tex Avery's influence and more stylilized, rubbery movements—which wasn't surprising, as both worked as animators (and Lah ultimately as co-director) on several of
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    Guys Gone Wild

    • Films In Series: Guys Gone Wild: College Boys Exposed
    Guys Gone Wild is video series and male analogue of Girls Gone Wild by Mantra Entertainment. These video tapes and DVDs feature much the same content as the Girls equivalent, only instead showing young men performing for the camera — e.g., in the shower, playing football naked, etc. The first set of three videos, retailing for the same price as the Girls Gone Wild tapes, came out on July 13, 2004. On September 13, 2005, the second set of videos was released. Much like subsequent Girls Gone Wild releases, these are noted on the press release as being slightly "more explicit" than the first round. In an article on the video series in The Taipei Times, Bill Horn of Mantra Entertainment notes there are sexist double standards in these videos. For example, in the Girls Gone Wild series, sometimes the young women kiss, while the first round of tapes for the guys series, despite being aware of the large gay market, does not have that feature.
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    Karl May movies

    Karl May film adaptations are films based on stories and characters by German author Karl May (1842–1912). The characters Old Shatterhand, Winnetou, and Kara Ben Nemsi are very famous in Central Europe. In most of the film versions the novels were reworked to a great extent, some movies using only the names of characters invented by Karl May For example, in the book Der Schatz im Silbersee (The Treasure of Silver Lake) the main character was called "Old Firehand" – in the movie he was renamed "Old Shatterhand" (played by American actor Lex Barker) after the more famous character. The movies Old Shatterhand (Apaches Last Battle) and Winnetou und sein Freund Old Firehand (Thunder at the Border) are not based on any of May's works, but were completely invented by the screenwriters. Several TV productions, such as Das Buschgespenst and Kara Ben Nemsi Effendi, were much closer to the novels. In foreign distribution, most of the movie titles were not translated directly into the target language, but new movie titles were made up. For American distribution the makers of the movie posters also invented some new color formats such as Flaming Arrow Color for the movie Der Schatz im Silbersee
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    Rocky

    Rocky

    • Films In Series: Rocky
    Rocky is a boxing saga of popular films all written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, who plays the character Rocky Balboa. The films are, by order of release date: Rocky (1976), Rocky II (1979), Rocky III (1982), Rocky IV (1985), Rocky V (1990) and Rocky Balboa (2006). The film series has grossed more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is a small-time boxer who seems to be going nowhere in life, as he works day-in and day-out as a collector for a loan shark and fights in sleazy clubs for low-paid reward, to which Rocky is mocked and told that he's nothing but a 'bum', especially by gym trainer Mickey Goldmill (Burgess Meredith). At the same time, Rocky unsuccessfully courts Adrian Pennino (Talia Shire), a painfully shy woman with an alcoholic brother, Paulie (Burt Young). But when heavyweight champion of the world Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) chooses Rocky at random as his opponent in a title fight, Rocky realizes he now has the chance to prove he is not worthless. With Adrian as his support and Mickey becoming his trainer and manager, Rocky fights for his self-respect. Soon after proving himself, even with a loss to Apollo Creed,
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    Sleepaway Camp

    • Films In Series: Return to Sleepaway Camp
    Sleepaway Camp is an American slasher film franchise consisting of six films, one of which was not fully completed. The franchise primarily focuses on transgendered serial killer Angela Baker and the murders she commits, largely at summer camps. The series has developed into two apparent continuities: Robert Hiltzik's, including the original 1983 film, Return to Sleepaway Camp and the upcoming Sleepaway Camp Reunion; and the other, which introduced comedic elements into the franchise, overseen by Michael A. Simpson and comprising Sleepaway Camp II, III and Berserk, which has not yet been picked up for production. Sleepaway Camp IV is the only film not directed and/or written by either. Despite this, Angela is still the focal character of the films. In 2012, Universal Pictures bought the rights to the franchise as well as the distribution rights to the first film, making it the second slasher film series to be secured by a major studio, the first being Friday the 13th by Paramount Pictures. The "Year" column in the table above lists the year of release; however, Sleepaway Camp II and III were filmed back-to-back in 1988, but the latter was released the following year. Sleepaway Camp
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    Superman

    Superman

    • Films In Series: Superman
    The Fleischer & Famous Superman cartoons are a series of seventeen animated Technicolor short films released by Paramount Pictures and based upon the comic book character Superman. The pilot and first eight shorts were produced by Fleischer Studios from 1941 to 1942, while the final eight were produced by Famous Studios, a successor company to Fleischer Studios, from 1942 to 1943. Superman was the final animated series initiated under Fleischer Studios, before Famous Studios officially took over production in May 1942. Although all entries are in the public domain, ancillary rights such as merchandising contract rights, as well as the original 35mm master elements, are owned today by Warner Bros. Animation. Warner has owned Superman publisher DC Comics since 1969. The first nine cartoons were produced by Fleischer Studios (the name by which the cartoons are commonly known). In 1942, Fleischer Studios was dissolved and reorganized as Famous Studios, which produced the final eight shorts. These cartoons are seen as some of the finest, and certainly the most lavishly budgeted, animated cartoons produced during The Golden Age of American animation. In 1994, the first entry in the
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    Mediocre American Man Trilogy

    • Films In Series: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
    The Mediocre American Man Trilogy (also known as "The Colon Trilogy") is a trilogy of three completely different comedy films. Former SNL cast member Will Ferrell has named three films that he has and will take part in as this trilogy. The first part of the trilogy was Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and the second was Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006). Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy tells the story of San Diego's top-rated anchorman Ron Burgundy. When feminism marches into the newsroom in the form of ambitious newswoman Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), Ron is willing to play along at first-as long as Veronica stays in her place, covering cat fashion shows, cooking, and other "female" interests. But when Veronica refuses to settle for being eye candy and steps behind the news desk, it's more than a battle between two perfectly coiffed anchor-persons. It's war. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby tells the story of a NASCAR stock car racing sensation Ricky Bobby whose "win at all costs" approach has made him a national hero. He and his loyal racing partner and childhood friend Cal Naughton, Jr. (John C. Reilly), are a
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    Barbie film series

    • Films In Series: The Barbie Diaries
    Since her film debut appearance in 1987 in Barbie and the Rockers: Out of this World, Barbie has been a computer-animated virtual actress starring in several feature films and short films. After a fourteen-year absence, Mattel commissioned Barbie to be featured as a heroine of several princess or fairy-themed stories to accompany a franchise of related dolls and accessories. In majorities of films that she does contains a moral that is proven by Barbie herself in the movie . Others
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    Calcutta trilogy

    • Films In Series: Pratidwandi
    The Calcutta trilogy may refer to either of the following two Bengali film trilogies: Three films by Satyajit Ray: Three films by Mrinal Sen:
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    Friday the 13th

    • Films In Series: Friday the 13th
    Friday the 13th is an American horror franchise that comprises twelve slasher films, a television show, novels, comic books, and tie‑in merchandise. The franchise mainly focuses on the fictional character Jason Voorhees, who drowned as a boy at Camp Crystal Lake due to the negligence of the camp staff. Decades later, the lake is rumored to be "cursed" and is the setting for a series of mass murders. Jason is featured in all of the films, as either the killer or the motivation for the killings. The original film was written by Victor Miller and was produced and directed by Sean S. Cunningham. However, neither returned to write or direct any of the sequels. The films have grossed over $465 million at the box-office worldwide. The first film was created to cash in on the success of Halloween (1978), and its own success led Paramount Pictures to purchase the full licensing rights to Friday the 13th. Frank Mancuso, Jr., who produced the films, also developed the television show Friday the 13th: The Series after Paramount released Jason Lives. The television series was not connected to the franchise by any character or setting, but was created based on the idea of "bad luck and curses",
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    Mad pigeon

    Mad Pigeon is an international series of short films created and directed by Julien Vergne. These brief (usually 2 min, but up to 6 min) and humorous films do not use any specific language: every actor must talk what he thinks to be Danish (no real Danish-speaking actor has ever played in a Mad Pigeon film yet). They are conceived with a universal spirit and are therefore understandable to anybody in the world. The first films were written and played with local authors and actors in Mauritania, Senegal, in the UK and in France. The first films were broadcast for the first time in 2005 in Senegal on RTS2S channel, then in 2006 and 2007 on Canal Plus (France). The Mad Pigeon films were selected at the prestigious Fespaco 2005, the biggest African cinema festival. - Cop Lobsters - Oil Fever - Room of Doom - A Deadly Helping Hand - Barbecue Bash! - Stare Wars - The hazardous violin - Cold shoulders - Surfragettes - Check Point Ali - It lives on Mars - Mobile Mohammed - Drink Bissab - We know what you're doing - Couture Catcher - Hound from another planet - Revenge of the beaten women - The day Santa died - They shall not pass - Blunder bus - Photo wedding - Boabab terminus - Madam!
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    Okinawa Bulletins

    The Okinawa Bulletins were a two-part series of films made by the United States Marine Corps documenting the Battle of Okinawa in the summer of 1945. The first installment follows the American servicemen from the landings at Okinawa to the beginning of the siege at Naha. The first installment covers the surrender, and evacuation of Okinawan civilians, the taking of the hill country and the capture of some Japanese kamikaze planes and torpedoes. The mass suicides of the Okinawans is never mentioned. The second installment covers the siege and capture of Naha, and the final fight against Japanese resistance in the extreme north of the island. It shows some of the Japanese suicides, as well as the few prisoners who were taken after fierce resistance. The film notes that of the 90,000 Japanese soldiers on the island, only 8,000 were taken prisoner. The film ends showing the runways and telling the audience that Okinawa was an important air and sea base for operation against the Japanese homeland.
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    Rurouni Kenshin: Seisōhen

    Rurouni Kenshin: Reflection, known as Rurouni Kenshin: Seisōhen (星霜編, Time) in Japan, is the second OVA series of the Rurouni Kenshin anime television series, acting as its sequel. It was directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi and written by Reiko Yoshida, and was released in Japan in 2001. The OVA series is set both during and after the timeline of the television series and tells of Kenshin and Kaoru's later days, much of which is not derived from the Rurouni Kenshin manga. It is mostly told from the point of view of Kamiya Kaoru. The story follows Himura Kenshin as he attempts searching for ways to atone for those who died at his hands, while Kaoru waits for Kenshin to return home. Kenshin's actions, however, alienate him from his estranged son, Kenji. Reflection was originally released in North America as Samurai X: Reflection while it was being licensed by ADV Films. Rurouni Kenshin: Reflection is now currently licensed by Aniplex of America for English-language releases. Reflection was released in the United States by ADV Films on DVD on March 25, 2003, while a Director's Cut edition was later released. Rurouni Kenshin: Reflection was released on Blu-ray Disc by Aniplex of America on
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    Salisbury Steak

    Salisbury Steak is a series of short horror films created by filmmakers Collin Buchanan, Jordan Carmon and Marcus Swope beginning in the early 2000's. The films in the collection, all of which featured an alternating cast of performers, showcased various bizarre misadventures, all of which ended in the violent deaths every character featured. As of 2006, six installments of the series have been completed. The fourth episode in the series was written well above its own budget, with many known actor and teen idol committing to the project after only hearing rumors about the script. This turned into a disaster however when Paramount Pictures dropped the film and it was again picked up by Young Teen Productions who has so far been the driving force behind all six in the series. Salisbury Steak 7 (also known as Salisbury Steak 7(1)), which has yet to begin production, is rumored to be a remake of the first film in the series, which starred novice actor Luke Rothwell.
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    The Red Curtain Trilogy

    • Films In Series: Moulin Rouge!
    The Red Curtain Trilogy is the title given to the first three films directed by Baz Luhrmann: These three films were included in a "Red Curtain Trilogy" DVD box set released in 2002. The films do not form a trilogy in the traditional sense, as there is no relationship between the plot of each film. Instead, the Red Curtain Trilogy has been described by Luhrmann as following a specific filmmaking technique. Each film contains a theatre motif that reappears throughout the film.
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    Children of the Corn (film series)

    • Films In Series: Children of the Corn: The Final Sacrifice
    The Children of the Corn film series began with Children of the Corn, released in 1984. The franchise went on to release six more films through 2001. With the exception of the first two installments, all of the films were released direct-to-video. A made for television remake of the original debuted on Syfy in 2009 and was also released on DVD that same year. The entire franchise has been released on various home media formats. While all nine of the films have been released on DVD, only the first seven films were released on VHS before the format was phased out. Additionally, Children of the Corn (1984), Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest, Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror and Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return, Children of the Corn (2009) and Children of the Corn: Genesis have been made available on Blu-ray disc.
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    Masterpiece Theatre

    Masterpiece (formerly known as Masterpiece Theatre) is a drama anthology television series produced by WGBH Boston. It premiered on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) on January 10, 1971, making it America's longest-running weekly prime time drama series. The series has presented numerous acclaimed British productions. Many of these are produced by the BBC, but the line-up has also included programs shown on the commercial ITV network and Channel 4. Masterpiece is best known for presenting adaptations of novels and biographies, but it also shows original television dramas. The first title to air was The First Churchills, starring Susan Hampshire as Sarah Churchill. Other programs presented on the series include The Six Wives of Henry VIII; Elizabeth R; I, Claudius; Upstairs, Downstairs; The Duchess of Duke Street; The Citadel; The Jewel in the Crown; House of Cards; Traffik; and Jeeves and Wooster. More recent popular titles include Prime Suspect; The Forsyte Saga and Downton Abbey. The theme music played during the opening credits is the Rondeau from “Symphonies and Fanfares for the King’s Supper” by French composer Jean-Joseph Mouret. The theme was performed by Collegium Musicum
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    Munna Bhai

    • Films In Series: Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.
    Munna Bhai is a series of Bollywood films directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vinod Chopra Productions. The first film is Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003), the second is Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006). A third film, Munnabhai Chale America is currently under development. Murli Prasad Sharma (Munna Bhai) is portrayed by Sanjay Dutt. He is a "Bhai" - a leader in the Mumbai underworld. His nickname, Munna Bhai has a double meaning. It could refer to the form of "Bhai" as an honorific, as the word traditionally translates as "brother"; however, within the context of Mumbai slang, "Bhai" has also come to refer to a hoodlum. His sidekick is Circuit (portrayed by Arshad Warsi). They both speak in Bambaiya Hindi, a dialect specific to Mumbai, India. Munna Bhai was first introduced in the 2003 film Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. which involves his adventures as a faux-medical student, who finally tells the truth about himself and learns to help people along the way. In the second movie, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Munna Bhai becomes a faux-professor. He begins, thereafter to see the image of Mahatma Gandhi who persuades him to stop pretending he is a professor and who teaches him to help other people solve
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    Poltergeist

    • Films In Series: Poltergeist III
    The Poltergeist movies are a trilogy of American horror films distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during the 1980s. The films revolve around the members of the Freeling family, who are stalked and terrorized by a group of ancient ghosts that are attracted to the youngest daughter, Carol Anne. The original film was co-written by Steven Spielberg. The Poltergeist films collected a total of approximately $132 million in the United States box office. A spin-off television series, Poltergeist: The Legacy, ran from 1996 to 1999, though it has no connection to the original films other than the title. Poltergeist is the original film in the trilogy, directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written by Steven Spielberg and released on June 4, 1982. The story focuses on the Freeling family, which consists of Steven (Craig T. Nelson); Diane (JoBeth Williams); Dana (Dominique Dunne); Robbie (Oliver Robins); and Carol Anne (Heather O'Rourke), who live in a California housing development called Cuesta Verde. Their home is eventually invaded by ghosts. The ghosts communicate only with Carol Anne through the family's television set, and are under the control of a demon known as the "Beast." The ghosts,
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    Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen

    Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen

    Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal, known in Japan as Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen (追憶編, Recollection or Reminiscence), is an OVA series that serves as a prequel to the Rurouni Kenshin anime television series. It was released in Japan in 1999, and was directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi and written by Masashi Sogo. The OVA series is based on chapters 165 to 179 of the Rurouni Kenshin manga written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It chronicles the story of Himura Kenshin as the Hitokiri Battōsai during the years of the Meiji Restoration while also revealing the origins of his famous cross-shaped scar as well as his role as a legendary assassin of the Imperialist cause, and explaining his relationship with a woman named Yukishiro Tomoe, who would become his first wife. Kenshin's fated first encounters with his master, Hiko Seijūrō, and his future rival, Saitō Hajime are also depicted. Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal is currently being licensed by Aniplex of America for releases in the English language. Due to the OVA series initially being licensed by the now-defunct ADV Films, it was originally released under the title of Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal in North America. Trust &
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    Subspecies

    • Films In Series: Bloodstone: Subspecies II
    Subspecies is an American, direct-to-video, horror film series produced by Full Moon Studios. The series ran from 1991 to 1998, and followed the exploits of vampire Radu Vladislas, portrayed by Anders Hove, and his efforts to turn Michelle Morgan into his fledgling. A spin-off film was released in 1997, which featured characters that would go on to appear in the final installment of the film series. Ted Nicolaou directed each of the five films, which included the spin-off; he also wrote the scripts for the sequels and spin-off. The series was shot on-location in Romania, utilizing stop-motion and rod puppet techniques to achieve the look the director wanted for the series' subspecies creatures. The series has had mixed reviews with critics citing vampire clichés as a downfall of the films, but generally commending the director's choice in filming in Romania, as well as the special effects used in the film. Subspecies (1991) follows three college students, Mara, Michelle, and Lillian, as they begin a study on Romanian culture and superstition in the small town Prejnar. They are befriended by Stefan, a student studying nocturnal animals. It is revealed that the nearby Castle
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    The Samurai Trilogy

    • Films In Series: Musashi Miyamoto
    The Samurai Trilogy is a film trilogy directed by Hiroshi Inagaki and starring Toshirō Mifune as Musashi Miyamoto and Koji Tsuruta as Kojirō Sasaki. The films are based on the novel by Eiji Yoshikawa, about the famous duelist and author of The Book of Five Rings. The three films are: Together, they are a trilogy following the character growth of Musashi from brash—yet strong—young soldier to thoughtful and introspective samurai, culminating in Musashi's duel with the greatest opponent he would ever face. Samurai I won the 1955 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The trilogy also became an influence for future films. In Kill Bill, for example, The Bride kills O-Ren Ishii with exactly the same swallow's tail move that Kojirō Sasaki uses to try to kill Musashi Miyamoto, and the filming for this scene is almost identical as well with the same parallel run, blood splash, and unknown victor until the faces are revealed. Bill himself references the ending to Samurai III when he suggests an "old school" duel on the beach at sunrise.
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    The Three Mesquiteers

    • Films In Series: Red River Range
    The Three Mesquiteers is the umbrella title for a series of 51 Western B-movies released between 1936 and 1943, including 8 films starring John Wayne. The name was a play on mesquite and The Three Musketeers, and each film featured a trio of stars. The series was based on a series of western novels by William Colt MacDonald, which began with Law of the .45's in 1933. The series blended the traditional Western period with more modern elements, which was not unknown with other B-Western films and serials. Towards the end of the series, during World War II, the trio of cowboys were opposing Nazis. The cast list varied but also focussed on a trio of cowboys. The members of this trio over the entire series were: Stars in supporting roles at various times included: The Three Mesquiteers series was extremely popular at the time of its release. The series was the only one of its kind to be specifically named and ranked in contemporary polls of the top western film stars. For example, from 1937 to the end of the series in 1943, The Motion Picture Herald consistently ranked the series in its top ten, reaching a peak of 5th place in 1938, when a pre-Stagecoach John Wayne was the series lead.
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    A Divine Double Feature

    • Films In Series: The Neon Woman
    A Divine Double Feature is a collection of two video segments, both starring the late Divine. This 110 minute video is split into two segments. The first, directed by John Waters, is a 16mm black and white short film titled The Diane Linkletter Story which stars Divine as a troubled young teen who is driven to suicide by her horrible parents. It was loosely based on the true suicide of Diane Linkletter. The Neon Woman, the second short, is a live recording of the off-Broadway play by the same title, with Divine in the starring role as a strip club owner who faces many difficult problems. This video is somewhat rare and is intended more for John Waters and Divine enthusiasts than casual fans.
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    Aika R-16: Virgin Mission

    • Films In Series: Trial 1: Secret Game
    AIKa R-16: Virgin Mission is an anime OVA series by Studio Fantasia. It is the prequel to the Agent Aika (AIKa) OVA series, also by Studio Fantasia. The series takes place 10 years before the events in Agent Aika. It is followed by a sequel OVA series, Aika Zero. This series also celebrates the 10th anniversary of the original AIKa OVA. High school student Aika Sumeragi, with her sharp mind and athletic body, has passed the C-class Salvager test and gotten a C-class Salvager license. Despite being sixteen years old now, she is still being treated as a child by Gozo. Having finally gotten a license, Aika started putting up posters offering her Salvager services. At that time her classmate and president of the Treasure Hunting Club, Eri Shinkai, posted a request for her. Aika gladly undertook Eri's request and boarded Eri's private cruiser. Onboard she learned about the mysterious girl called Karen who is the reason for the request. That night Aika was assaulted by high school girls and Karen was almost captured. What secret does Karen hold? Opening theme Ending theme
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    Critters

    • Films In Series: Critters
    The Critters film series, from New Line Cinema, comprises four movies that combine elements of horror, science fiction and comedy. The first film, called simply Critters, was released in 1986 and received "two thumbs up" from Siskel and Ebert. Althoughly widely believed to have been made to cash in on the success of the similarly themed Gremlins, director Stephen Herek has refuted this in interviews, pointing out that the first Critters script was written by Domonic Muir long before Gremlins went into production and subsequently underwent rewrites to reduce the apparent similarities between the two films. In any case, the basic plotline of the first film - mysterious strangers arrives in small town to repel marauding invaders - is more like a classic Western narrative. The central focus of the series is upon a group of malevolent carnivorous aliens from outer space, called Crites, or Critters, that have the ability to roll into balls (cf. hedgehogs) and combine into a pernicious sphere that can roll across the landscape and cause mayhem. In appearance, the individual Crites resemble small furry/spiky animals with large mouths and many sharp teeth. Throughout the movies they attack
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    Gag Factor

    Gag Factor is a series of pornographic films made by JM Productions featuring rough deep throating (irrumatio). Most scenes in the films have an actress who hangs her head over the side of a bed, and a male actor who thrusts his penis down her throat. The goal is to make the actress gag and thereby coat her face in mucus, saliva, occasionally vomit and eventually semen. The makers of the films refer to the women participants as "victims" and ask them to respond to the name "Head". The series won the AVN Award for 'Best Oral-Themed Series' in 2003 and 2004. The series motto is "The best throatfucking ever lensed". The movies also feature some of their female "victims" wearing black tape over their eyes in the shape of X's. Gag Factor 1 was released in 2000. In October 2007, a Phoenix jury found Gag Factor distributors, Five Star DVD, guilty of transporting obscene materials, Gag Factor 18, across state lines. Gag Factor 10 is discussed in a piece by Robert Jensen of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas. He includes it as an example of pornography which he alleges is dangerous and denigrates women, as the actresses appear to be in pain in the film.
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    Jiburiru - The Devil Angel

    Jiburiru The Devil Angel (魔界天使ジブリール, Makai Tenshi Jiburīru (Makai Tenshi Djibril)) is a hentai anime OVA series, composed of three four-episode series. This series is created by Kuuchuu Yousai and produced by Noboru Yamaguchi. It is based on the erotic video games (eroge) Makai Tenshi Djibril, Makai Tenshi Djibril —episode 2— and Makai Tenshi Djibril 3, which were created by Front Wing. The game series also won a Bishojyo Game Award on September 5, 2008 as part of the best game series ever. The first two games were rereleased in 2008 due to a problem with DirectX 10 and the video playback software, causing Frontwing to standardize all three games released that year with the same engine, which removed compatibility with Windows 98 and Me. Makai Tenshi Djibril 4, the beginning of a new saga based at a school seemingly founded by Luvriel for Devil Angels, was released on April 23, 2010, and used, for the first time, graphics displayed in native 576i HD. For the 2011 game, instead of Jiburiru The Devil Angel 5, the game is called Jiburiru The Angel Of The Warring States (戦国天使ジブリール, Sengoku Tenshi Jiburīru (Sengoku Tenshi Djibril)), and features all six of the main characters from
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    Shades of Love

    • Films In Series: Shades of Love: The Ballerina and The Blues
    Shades of Love is a collection of romantic and dramatic made for TV and direct-to-video films. The films paired well-known leading men with lesser known Canadian actresses. Aired in Canada and sold individually on VHS in North America, the Shades of Love film series was geared towards females who bought romance novels. Each title featured a popular love song that appeared as part of the soundtrack. Some of the later titles were paired with older ones and sold as "A Double Feature Romance". A soundtrack released on vinyl and cassette featured songs from many of the films in the series. Track Listing:
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    The Grudge Trilogy

    The Grudge is an American film series from Sony Pictures which is based on the Japanese Ju-on series created by Takashi Shimizu. In the film, Karen Davis (Sarah Michelle Gellar) travels to Tokyo, Japan with her boyfriend Doug (Jason Behr) as a foreign exchange student. With Matthew and Susan Williams finding their mother Emma Williams a home, Matthew and his wife Jennifer move in. Days later strange occurrences happen. One afternoon the family's housemaid Yoko mysteriously disappears in the house. Karen is sent to work at the house but is exposed to Kayako's curse. With Jennifer, Matthew, and Susan Williams also mysteriously disappearing, Karen investigates the occurrences that lead her to unveil the truth behind the house and of the Saeki Family massacre years earlier. With learning the revelation Karen informs the authorities and prevents anyone from re-entering the house. As Karen tried to stop her boyfriend Doug from entering the house, Karen encounters Kayako who reveals more background information leading to the massacre. After Aubrey (Amber Tamblyn) receives a phone call from her mother (Joanna Cassidy) regarding her sister Karen (Sarah Michelle Gellar) being involved in an
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    The Hills Have Eyes series

    • Films In Series: The Hills Have Eyes
    The Hills Have Eyes is a series of American slasher horror films that began in 1977 with The Hills Have Eyes by Wes Craven. There were two sequels and a remake, which had its own sequel in 2007. The films center around an inbred clan living in the desert, killing anyone who they encounter. The films draw inspiration from the legend of Sawney Bean, a serial killer who is said to have murdered and eaten over a thousand people with his family. Created by director Wes Craven, the first film in the series involves a family, the Carters, becoming stranded in the desert and being forced to fight for their lives against a demented family of cannibals, essentially a perverted version of themselves. The film did reasonably well at the box office and possesses a small cult following. Made in 1985, The Hills Have Eyes Part II concerns a group of motocross racers becoming stranded in the desert and being preyed upon by the remains of the cannibalistic clan and a new member of it, Reaper; several characters from the original film made return appearances, though largely in minor roles. The Hills Have Eyes Part II is regarded as a flop by most and has been disowned by Wes Craven, who apparently
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    The Librarian

    • Films In Series: The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice
    The Librarian is a series of made-for-TV original movies from Turner Network Television, starring Noah Wyle as a librarian who protects a secret collection of artifacts. Dean Devlin, through his production company Electric Entertainment, originated the series. The director of the first film was Peter Winther and the writer was David Titcher who also co-produced with Marc Roskin and Kearie Peak. In 2004, they planned to produce three Librarian films with ER star Wyle. "Dean's pitch was a refreshing take on the hero story", TNT Senior Vice President of Original Programming Michael Wright said. "Instead of a muscle-bound, spandex-clad superman, we get an insecure but brilliant guy who thinks he's taking a safe job as a librarian, but instead gets taken on a ride in a world we'd like to believe exists." Quest for the Spear introduces Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle), who is hired by the Metropolitan Public Library as a librarian. What Flynn doesn't realize is the library has existed for centuries and protects a range of historical and often magical items in a secret section of the library, including The Ark of the Covenant, Pandora's box, and Excalibur. When part of the Spear of Destiny is
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