Hanshiro, a destitute samurai, asks to commit hara-kiri at the estate of feudal lord Kageyu. Knowing the dishonour this will bring, Kageyu begs him to reconsider, unaware of the shocking truth behind Hanshiro's choice. In Japanese.
Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction - the Horcruxes. On their own and on the run, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever...but Dark Forces in their midst threaten to tear them apart.
A behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the centre of the same-sex marriage controversy. Five years in the making, this is the story of how they took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the US Supreme Court.
Oscar nominee Samantha Morton, Golden Globe winner Kiefer Sutherland and Temuera Morrison star in this intimate story following a young Irish woman's (abandoned by her father) search for her lost son who has been kidnapped by his Maori grandfather. Finding herself on both sides of a turbulent war as Maori tribes make a last attempt to stem the tide of British settlers, she is forced to choose between the European ways she knows or follow her son into a Maori way of living.
After India's father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evelyn. Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
This observational documentary reveals the humour, chaos and passion that went into bringing the Flying Circus to the stage, while offering unique insights into each of the stars. There is Eric Idle pulling the show together with Broadway panache, Terry Jones distracted by his latest feature film, John Cleese's detail-driven perfectionism, Michael Palin rediscovering the joy of improvisation, and Terry Gilliam, restless with the demands of returning to Python. Alongside the rehearsals, the story of Monty Python Live emerges as the journey to The O2 arena also takes place through four decades of Python history.
During Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts, Lord Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven. Love is in the air, but danger lies ahead.
The first feature film directed by Jean-Luc Godard and one of the seminal films of the French New Wave, Breathless tells the tragic love story between Michel Poiccard, a petty criminal wanted for killing a policeman, and Patricia Franchini, a young American woman studying journalism at the Sorbonne.
Jackie Chan stars as Asian Hawk, an Indiana Jones-style adventurer looking to make a fortune in exotic antiquities. After Hawk discovers a mysterious sword in Africa, a band of Satan-worshipping monks kidnap his ex-girlfriend Lorelei, demanding the sword as ransom as well as other pieces of the legendary Armour of God - a magical outfit dating back to the Crusades.
Ripe with the spirited fun, imagination and magic of Roald Dahl's classic fantasy, Walt Disney Pictures' juicy big-screen version of James and the Giant Peach follows the exciting journey of a lonely young boy who finds some unusual new friends and unexpected adventures when he climbs inside a giant peach and sets sail for New York City.
Aggressive trial lawyer Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) has never lost a case. But when he's sentenced to a community service assignment, he must coach a ragtag team of pee wee hockey players who can't skate, can't score and can't win! First, he teaches the hapless team everything about winning, and then they teach him that winning isn't everything. Watch the pucks fly as they battle their way to the most important game of their lives!
A heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. In the autumn of 1870, General Pang Qingyun of the imperial army wants to end war and restore peace to the land. But to do so he must first rise to power. To help him achieve his goal, he joins two bandits Zhao Er-Hu and Jiang Wuyang, and the three become sworn brothers.
In this luxuriant, supernatural thriller set against the rich backdrop of 1930s Shanghai, Junchu, a talented young cinematographer, is forced to marry the hapless Sansan after his true love, Manli, is killed in a freak accident. When Sansan discovers a mysterious locked door in their attic, Junchu forbids her to enter. But her curiosity soon gets the better of her and upon discovering the contents of the room, Sansan is compelled to make a pact she will never forget.
Set in a remote Chinese village during the 1990s, 13-year-old Wei is left in charge of her class when the teacher must leave for a month. Wei is told by the mayor not to lose any students. But within days, one of the boys takes off in search of work in the city, and Wei is forced to go looking for him.
Follows the misadventures of Geng Hao, a former champion cyclist who is barred from competition for unknowingly failing a drug test. Now a bicycle courier, he must think on his feet when he stumbles into an elaborate plot involving drug traffickers, ruthless businessmen, a Thai kickboxer and far too many mistaken identities.
Naive-but-determined museum cartographer Milo Thatch dreams of completing the quest of finding the legendary city of Atlantis begun by his late Grandfather. When a long lost journal surfaces providing new clues to the location, and an eccentric billionaire agrees to fund an expedition, the action shifts into high gear.
Roxie Hart is a small-time chorus dancer who will kill for fame. After doing just that, she lands behind bars alongside vaudeville star Velma Kelly, who, with the help of hotshot lawyer Billy Flynn, has spun her crime into a media frenzy.
Disney's third and funniest Mighty Ducks film brings the return of everyone's favourite hockey players for more outrageous laughs and nail-biting suspense on the ice! In D3: The Mighty Ducks, the ragtag-turned-winning hockey team receives a startling announcement from beloved coach Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) just as they begin their scholarships at a prestigious prep school.
Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another adventure filled year. Harry comes face-to-face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict Sirius Black. In a bid for help, Harry turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin, but will it be enough?
While Andy is away at summer camp, Woody is toynapped by Al, a greedy collector. Before you can say 'To infinity and beyond!', Buzz Lightyear, Mr Potato Head, Hamm, Rex and Slinky Dog spring into action in a thrilling and hilarious rescue mission that will have everyone cheering!
Anthony Minghella wrote and directed this award-winning adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's novel about a doomed and tragic romance set against the backdrop of World War II. At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.
Just when it seems Peter Colt's career as a pro tennis player is over, a twist of fate sends him to Wimbledon with a chance to fulfill his lifelong dream of winning the men's singles title. There he meets and falls for rising American tennis star Lizzie Bradbury. Fuelled by his new-found romance, luck, and on-court prowess, Peter serves up competition and begins to ascend the ranks. Can his luck hold out?
Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield are hitmen with a penchant for philosophical discussions. In this ultra-hip, multi-strand crime movie, their storyline is interwoven with those of their boss, gangster Marsellus Wallace; his actress wife, Mia; struggling boxer Butch Coolidge ; master fixer Winston Wolfe and a nervous pair of armed robbers, "Pumpkin" and "Honey Bunny".
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at 2001 Oscars and winner of more than 60 international awards, this breakthrough film for Mexican cinema follows a saga of unrelated people representing the harsh socio-economic extremes of Mexico City.
Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard, with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Following the death of his father the King, Bertie, who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife Elizabeth, the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist for an unorthodox course of treatment to overcome his stammer and deliver a radio address that inspires his people and unites them in battle.
16-year-old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons. Filmed over the course of a year, once a week, every week - only on Tuesdays - these unique filmmaking rules bring a rare authenticity to this emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility and transformation.
Jamal Malik is an orphan from the slums of Mumbai. He is one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?. But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum, each chapter revealing the key to each answer in the game show's questions.
Three women from different eras are linked by their common yearnings and fears. Virginia Woolf, in a suburb of London in the 1920s is battling insanity as she struggles to begin writing her first great novel, Mrs Dalloway. Laura Brown, a young wife and mother in post-World War II Los Angeles, is reading Mrs Dalloway, and is so deeply affected by it that she begins to question the life she has chosen for herself. Finally, Clarissa Vaughan is a modern-day Mrs Dalloway in contemporary New York, planning a party for her friend and former lover who is slowly losing his fight with AIDS. Three women, separated by a span of nearly 80 years, find themselves weathering similar crises, all linked by a single work of literature.
Challenging and thought-provoking, this film takes a provocative look at the complexities of racial tolerance in contemporary America. Diving headlong into the diverse melting pot of post 9/11 Los Angeles, this compelling urban drama tracks the volatile intersections of a multi-ethnic cast of characters' struggles to overcome their fears as they careen in and out of one another's lives. In the grey area between black and white, victim and aggressor, there are no easy answers.
A sweet and extremely intelligent young girl lives with cruel parents and goes to school with the worst principal in the world. When she accidentally unleashes telekinetic powers, she uses them to help those she loves and to drive her principal away from school.
A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learn there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.
After NASA discovered the possibility of alien life in our solar system, a probe is sent out to collect samples but crash lands on re-entry over Mexico. Soon after, new life forms begin to appear in Mexico and half the country is quarantined as an infected zone. Essentially, Monsters is a kind, touching and romantic film about two people that bond under extraordinary circumstance.
This futuristic story takes place on a faraway planet where giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine-like leaders. Winner of the 'Special Jury Prize' at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival..
A young boy, Elliott ventures into his backyard and discovers something mysterious watching him from the woods. It is an alien that was mistakenly left behind by his people and now does not know how to get home. Discovering he is harmless, Elliott embarks on a quest to help E.T. find his way home.
Part II continues the saga of two generations of successive power within the Corleone family. The early life and career of Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro) in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada, to pre- revolutionary 1958 Cuba.
Viewed as one of the best American films ever made, this first instalment follows the story of Don Corleone, the aging patriarch of an organised crime dynasty, and his family. After a two failed assassination attempts, Corleone, 'The Godfather', transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son, Michael.
Snowed in during a trip to Pennsylvania a self-centered television weatherman, Phil Connors wakes up to find himself stuck in time, endlessly repeating the same day over and over again. His world is inhabited by the same people, during the annual Groundhog Day festivities, but they don't know that time is repeating itself. Phil has to learn the error of his ways and correct them before the day will finally end!
A visually striking Japanese anime based ont he very successful science fiction novels by Hiroshi Mori. On a future Earth, there is no longer any war between nations. Peace reigns over the entire planet. However, it's been found that people need the tension and excitement to feel truly alive. To fill this need, staged 'wars' between various corporations provide the excitement that actual wars had provided.
An incredible, unique and moving documentary about a British concert pianist playing music to blind, injured and orphaned elephants with extraordinary results. At a sanctuary on the shores of the iconic River Kwai in Thailand, Paul Barton from Yorkshire plays the works of the world's great composers to endangered Asian elephants and reveals their secret love of music. As these magnificent and much loved mammals trumpet, curl their trunks, dance or accompany him on the piano, we learn that even a killer bull-elephant likes to unwind with a bit of Beethoven.
*Adult Themes, Coarse Language* *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program contains images and voices of people who have died*
Cyclone Tracy was one of the worst natural disasters in Australia's history, virtually wiping the city of Darwin from the map. Now 40 years later, previously untold stories reveal compelling new perspectives on the devastating storm, the controversial mass evacuation and the troubled reconstruction, investigating the socio-political effects on Darwin and its residents. Extraordinary archival footage, immersive animation and in-depth interviews tell a powerful story revealing the legacy and myths of Cyclone Tracy including the coming of age of Darwin, the heroism of Darwinians, and the politicisation of the rebuild. The failure of most official records of the disaster to mention Indigenous people is addressed with stories from Aboriginal people who lived through the storm, and accounts of traditional Aboriginal beliefs that explain from a cultural standpoint the cyclone and resulting devastation. PRODUCTION DETAILS: Brindle Films and Nirvana Films. Produced with assistance of Screen Territory in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Screen Australia. Produced by Rachel Clements and James Bradley. ABC Executive Producer and Head of Indigenous Sally Riley.
In this modern update to Alexander Dumas' classic story, the young hero D'Artagnan and three of France's most elite warriors battle their way across Europe to save king and country from a conspiracy led by deadly assassin Milady and the Duke of Buckingham.
A sexy, atmospheric thriller, very much in the style of Alfred Hitchcock, with involving characters, steamy love scenes, and surprising plot twists. Al Pacino stars as Frank Keller, a lonely, tired, disillusioned, police detective who has a problem with alcohol. Frank is investigating a serial killer whom he believes finds victims by using personal ads in magazines, killing them while playing the old record Sea of Love.