Film by Seppo Renvall
What is Cosplay? Well, Cosplay is short for costume play, and it occurs when thousands of anime fans crowd a convention center dressed as their favorite anime characters. This encyclopedia gives Western anime fans a detailed experience of this slightly bizarre phenomenon. Features characters from series like Magic Knight Rayearth, Sailor Moon, Sorcerer Hunters, and Evangelion.
The world of windsurfing is documented in this award-winning film from director Dobri D. Kiprov. Following the athletes in their worldwide quest for wind and waves, the film puts viewers in the middle of the action as the best windsurfers take on some of the biggest waves ever sailed. Spectacular cinematography captures both the sport and its athletes, including the father of windsurfing, Jim Drake; champion Ian Boyd; and many others.
One frame of film for each page: the history of human knowledge becomes an illegible, strobing stream of images.
" ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BLESSED culminates my involvement with artist Red Grooms and Mimi Gross. It is a diary of our work as we head for the Pacific Ocean in a suicidal plunge for theatrical infamy. The film traces the construction of two craven images made in the likeness of myself by Grooms and Gross. Then it switches to the sandhills of Nebraska where fat cattle walk around. There the film explores Grooms' biggest construction, "The Chicago Installation." The film rolls relentlessly onward to the West Coast showing, for the first time on any screen, a theatrical production we three put in the University of California. It marks my directorial debut on the stage and Red Grooms' comeback after ten years of exile from live theatre." - George Kuchar
The first video to combine international martial arts together with interviews and demonstrations by celebrities of Hollywood.
Documentary, Military Documentaries - With a focus on anti-tank weaponry, this visual encyclopedia of knowledge chronicles the development of 20th-century warfare technology via authentic military footage. Segments explore the use and effectiveness of the 37mm PaK 35 and 36; the Jager-tiger; land mines; the MIG-23; the American F-4 Phantom; the MIL-24; the German PAH-1; the MacDonell Douglas AH-64 Apache; and the British Harrier jump jet.
"Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series Encyclopedia" is a bonus DVD in the Nightmare on Elm Street Collection. This boxed set boasts beautiful anamorphic transfers of all seven Elm Street films. Rather than adding trailers, outtakes, and other supplements to each of the seven movie DVDs, New Line decided collect all of their extra material on an eigth disc. The result of this decision was the Nightmare Series Encyclopedia. It contains interviews with the cast and crew of the Elm Street movies, "Krueger Quips" from the set of Elm Street 5, snippets from Freddy's appearances on MTV, music videos from the films, still galleries, alternate endings to Elm Street 1, and trailers for all seven movies. In all, there are 93 video clips and 3 still galleries on the disc adding up to more than 3.5 hours of material.
Using authentic military footage as reference material, this volume of the Encyclopedia of Modern Armor aims its sights on the medium tank, a classification that refers to the vehicle's weight. Segments explore the capabilities of the German-built Panzer IV tank and the Soviet T-34 tank, used primarily during World War II; the U.S. Army's M48 and M60 "Patton" tanks used to fight the Cold War; and the Swedish-designed S-tank.
A short film by Walerian Borowczyk. This first volume looks at the first three letters in Grandma's encyclopaedia: A for 'Automobile', B for 'Ballon', and C for 'Chemin de fer'.
Unable to adapt to ever-accelerating technological developments and cultural paradigm shifts, the Global Ministry of Education transferred the creation of its educational softwares to the leader of Artificial Intelligence, Alphabet. The objectives: maintaining aesthetic and lexical relevance to keep the youth interested in learning while preparing them for the current and upcoming crisis (increasing atmospheric temperature and bacteriological terrorist attacks from the Third World Axis, for instance). The AI unfortunately sent an entire generation in disarray, leading children to severe mental illnesses and violent antisocial tendencies.
A freelance writer (Iseya Yusuke) is given a bizarre assignment by the sexy editor of "Black Book Monthly" (Mizuno Miki): find a bug with the power to bring humans back from the dead, in order to report on the afterlife. With his trusty companion Endo (Matsuo Suzuki) in tow, he sets off on a quest for the elusive insect and along the way meets the mysterious Sayoko (Kikuchi), a former dominatrix and habitual wrist-cutter who delights in rubbing wasabi into her wounds.
Set shortly after Kamen Rider W: Donburi's α/Farewell Beloved Recipe DVD, this video features the content normally found in the Hyper Battle DVD (explaining the powers and weapons of the Kamen Riders), revealed as Philip having come down with temporary amnesia after slipping on a hard-boiled egg and hitting his head.
This is an omnibus of six short films by six different directors, whose lead characters are unconventional women. They are "Hijoshi," females who live true to themselves and their desires.
Encyclopedia is a television series created by the HBO Network and the for-profit branch of the Children's Television Workshop, Distinguished Productions. The series premiered on the HBO network in 1988. Each episode covered a letter or series of letters in the alphabet, with short skits of sketch comedy devoted to up to twelve corresponding encyclopedia topics. Several topics were related through song. Three of the six writers of the show had also been writers for NBC's Saturday Night Live: Patricia Marx, Brian McConnachie, and Mitchell Kriegman. The series featured the band BETTY, who performed both the opening and closing themes as well as individual songs for selected topics.