AnimeIn the Orange Islands far south of Kanto, a Trainer named Lawrence is on a sinister quest: catching the Legendary Pokémon Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres in an attempt to awaken Lugia, guardian of the sea! When Ash and friends arrive, the islanders ask him to gather three elemental orbs from different islands. As the weather across the world goes out of control, it becomes clear that the capture of the Legendary trio has thrown the environment out of balance! With Lugia’s help, can Ash find the orbs, restore the balance, and be the “chosen one” that everyone turns to?
AnimeAsh meets the Mythical Pokémon Volcanion when it crashes down from the sky, creating a cloud of dust—and a mysterious force binds the two of them together! Volcanion despises humans and tries to get away, but it’s forced to drag Ash along as it continues its rescue mission. They arrive in a city of cogs and gears, where a corrupt official has stolen the ultimate invention: the Artificial Pokémon Magearna, created 500 years ago. He plans to use its mysterious power to take control of this mechanical kingdom! Can Ash and Volcanion work together to rescue Magearna? One of the greatest battles in Pokémon history is about to unfold!
AnimeThe year is 2029, the world is made borderless by the net; augmented humans who live in virtual environments. Watched over by law enforcement agents that are able to download themselves into super-powered, crime busting mecha. The ultimate secret agent of the future is not human, has no physical body and can travel freely through the information highways of the world. Hacking and manipulating whatever, whomever and whenever required.
AnimeThe adventure explodes into action with the debut of Mewtwo, a bio-engineered Pokémon created from the DNA of Mew, one of the rarest Pokémon of all. After escaping from the lab where it was created, Mewtwo is determined to prove its own superiority. It lures a number of talented Trainers into a Pokémon battle like never before—and of course, Ash and his friends are happy to accept the challenge!
AnimeAt Cameran Palace, Ash and his friends learn the legend of the Aura Guardian, which tells of a long-ago hero and his Pokémon, Lucario, who saved the world from destruction. Can it be true? They find out for themselves when Lucario is awakened and Pikachu disappears! Ash and Lucario set out to find Pikachu in a journey that leads to a mystical tree and the Mythical Pokémon Mew! The future of the world and the fate of Ash and Pikachu will depend on the power of friendship between humans and Pokémon!
RomanceCuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey – in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero – brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love. With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist, bandleader and composer Bebo Valdés, and featuring music by jazz legends Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie and Freddy Cole (brother of Nat King Cole). Chico & Rita captures a definitive moment in the evolution of jazz music.
AnimeShoya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shoko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the class starts to turn on Shoya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shoko and Shoya do not speak to each other again... until an older, wiser Shoya, tormented by his past behaviour, decides he must see Shoko once more. He wants to atone for his sins, but is it already too late...?
DocumentaryWhile there have been numerous documentaries about Studio Ghibli made for television or for DVD features, no one had ever conceived of making a theatrical documentary feature about the famed animation studio. Yet that is precisely what filmmaker Mami Sunada set out to do in her first film since her acclaimed directorial debut, Death of a Japanese Salesman. With near-unfettered access inside the studio, Sunada follows the key personnel of Ghibli – director Hayao Miyazaki, producer Toshio Suzuki and the elusive “other” director, Isao Takahata – over the course of one year as the studio rushes to complete their two highly anticipated new films, Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises and Takahata’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya. The result is a rare glimpse into the inner workings of one of the most celebrated animation s
ClassicsThe first feature-length British animated film to be given a theatrical release, this landmark 1954 adaptation brilliantly conveys all the horror and humour of George Orwell’s scathing satire on the corruption of Communist ideals and the Soviet Union’s slide into totalitarianism. Animal Farm remains an outstanding achievement for award-winning animators John Halas and Joy Batchelor; actor and singer Gordon Heath narrates, and the characters are voiced by Maurice Denham.
Inspired by the dream of Old Major, a prize boar, the overworked animals of Manor Farm rise up against their negligent, drunken human owner and drive him out. Led by two young pigs, Snowball and Napoleon, they establish their own self-sufficient farm, but as the farm flourishes it begins to slide into dictatorship…
AnimeA crystal catastrophe is unleashed upon Greenfield, and Ash, Pikachu, and friends must figure out how to undo the damage to the once-beautiful town. But the unthinkable happens when Ash’s mother is kidnapped by the powerful Entei, a Pokémon thought to have existed only in legend. Now Ash must go to her rescue, uncertain of what he’ll uncover when he unlocks the real secret power behind the unbelievable turn of events: a young girl whose dream world is being turned into a nightmarish reality by the mysterious and unstoppable Unown!
AnimeThe struggle of time and space—of distorted worlds and alternate dimensions—continues to rage, with Ash and friends once again caught in the middle!Michina Town is at the heart of the action. The town has a long history and checkered past in relation to the mighty Arceus. After Arceus granted the townspeople some of its power as the Jewel of Life, they betrayed the Mythical Pokémon!Ash and his friends, accompanied by their new companion Sheena, travel in time with Dialga’s help to right the mistakes of the town’s ancestors before the world crumbles under the power of Arceus’s rage. Did Sheena’s ancestors truly betray Arceus? Will our heroes be able to fix the mistakes of the past?
AnimeNeo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is well on the way to rebuilding after World War III. The central characters, Kaneda and Tetsuo, two high school drop-outs, are members of a joy-riding motorcycle gang. Kaneda and Tetsuo stumble upon a secret government project to develop telekinetic humans, apparently for use as weapons. Tetsuo learns of the existence of his 'peer' Akira, the project's most powerful subject, and determines to challenge him...
AnimeAs Ash and his friends journey to Crown City to join the crowds watching the Pokémon Baccer World Cup, mysterious forces are in motion that could bring untold misfortune to them all! What secrets does Zorua, a Pokémon they befriend along the way, hide? Why is the powerful Zoroark rampaging through the city, and what does the appearance of the Legendary Pokémon Raikou, Entei, and Suicune mean? What has brought Celebi back to the city at this precise moment in time for the first time in 20 years? And what will happen when the paths of all of them come together in one time and place?
AnimeGiratina is the only Pokémon living in the mysterious Reverse World. Enraged when Palkia and Dialga disrupt time and space, it drags Dialga into this realm for a battle—but the conflict is broken up by Shaymin, the tiny Mythical Gratidude Pokémon. Exhausted, Shaymin leaves the Reverse World and asks Ash and his friends for help on its journey.Our heroes agree and enter the Reverse World, where they meet researcher Newton Graceland. His former assistant, Zero, seeks to harness Giratina's power to rule the Reverse World, even if that means destroying the real world!Can our heroes thwart his plans and protect both worlds? Will Giratina resolve its differences with Dialga? And what will Ash and his friends learn about Shaymin?
AnimeThe beautifully animated adventure tells the story of 15-year-old Russian aristocrat Sasha, who, when her explorer grandfather mysteriously goes missing on his latest expedition, embarks on an epic adventure to find him and his lost ship, the Davai.
AnimeDuring a train trip, Ash and friends spot an injured Pokémon they don’t recognize. They’re planning a rescue when the train is attacked by the Legendary Kyurem! Ash and the others manage to get the unfamiliar Pokémon to safety, and they learn its story… The Mythical Pokémon Keldeo is on a mission to rescue its friends—Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion, the Swords of Justice—from Kyurem’s icy clutches. But Kyurem has other ideas, and when it transforms into Black Kyurem or White Kyurem for greater power, things look grim! Can Keldeo find the courage to stand up to this menace?
AnimeDuring their travels through the Unova region, Ash and his friends Iris and Cilan arrive in Eindoak Town, built around a castle called the Sword of the Vale. The three Trainers have come to compete in the town’s annual battle competition, and Ash manages to win with some unexpected help from the Mythical Pokémon Victini! It turns out Victini has a special bond with this place… Long ago, the castle watched over the Kingdom of the Vale, and the partnership between Victini and the king protected its people who lived there. But that kingdom has since vanished into memory, leaving behind powerful relics and ancient Pokémon. Damon, a descendant of the People of the Vale, is trying to restore the lost kingdom with the help of his Reuniclus. His quest has taken him to the far reaches of the barren desert, and he has conv
AnimeTwo high school boys grapple with their own humanity in a world where people are serviced by androids distinguished from their masters only by the halo-like rings above their heads. Public mores, enforced by the shadowy Robot Ethics Committee, dictate that androids be treated like appliances, and those who empathize with their robots are branded as "android-holics." Rikuo and his childhood pal Masaki find their assumptions about androids radically challenged when they come across Time of EVE, a cafe where androids and people are treated as equals. Liberated from the strictures of the Ethics Committee, Masaki and Rikuo must confront old wounds of betrayal and grief, and are faced with decisions that put their friendship and families on the line. Official selection at the Pusan International Film Festival 2011, New York
AnimePrepare for new visions and new revelations, as the other side of RahXephon is finally revealed. RahXephon was created and directed by Yutaka Izubuchi (“Gasaraki,” the “Gundam” franchise), and produced by “Bones” (Angelic Layer, Cowboy Bebop), Victor Entertainment (“Noir”) and Fuji TV (“Astro Boy,” “Battle of the Planets”). The “RahXephon” series debuted on Japanese TV in 2002 and became an immediate sensation, with fierce action and the multilayered complexity of the plot and characters drawing in viewers by the tens of thousands.
Action & AdventureVin Diesel is the voice of Richard B. Riddick in this stunning sci-fi adventure that bridges the incredible stories of Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick. When intergalactic bounty hunters capture him, Riddick must use his ruthless combat skills and extraordinary night vision to battle unstoppable soldiers of fortune. From renowned animator Peter Chung comes this visionary, action-packed film that extends the Chronicles of Riddick experience.
AnimeJun Naruse is a girl who carries the guilt of breaking up her family with the words she carelessly uttered when she was young... Suddenly, a mysterious "Egg Fairy" appears in front of Jun and casts a curse on her so that she can never hurt anybody with her words. Jun's ability to speak is sealed away: every time she tries, she feels a pain in her stomach. Traumatised by this experience, Jun hides her feelings deep inside of her heart, turning to e-mail messages on her mobile phone as her sole means of communication. Jun is now a second year high school student. One day, her homeroom teacher appoints Jun and three other students as members of the Regional Friendship Exchange Executive Committee. As it turns out, the appointed group is a rather unexpected mix of students. Other than Jun, the members of the Committee are
ComedyWhat on earth is going on? Nadia is about to celebrate her birthday and Titeuf wasn’t invited! Why not? How could she have forgotten him, given the well-rehearsed, super-seductive attitude he puts on every time their paths cross? But bigger disasters will push Titeuf’s world further into chaos as once again adults prove just how lame they can be. They’re always complicating everything. Titeuf is about to be pulled in every direction: between Grandma’s house in the country, sessions with his shrink and important meetings on the playground. True to form, Titeuf will try to decipher what is happening to him and will devise many disastrous strategies to fix his ailing life... All this, of course, without ever losing sight of his true objective: to be invited to Nadia’s birthday party!
AnimeThe rebirth of the future from the ashes of the past... It has been 300 years since mankind's interference with the environment left Earth in ruins. Now, the remnants of humanity are divided as never before. The crumbling remains of vast cities stand in tenuous coexistence with the encroaching forest, and humans live on both sides of this brewing conflict. Young Agito, the son of an ageing hero, inadvertently sets in motion a series of catastrophic events when he wanders into a forbidden zone of the forest. He stumbles across a cryogenic stasis tube containing Toola, a girl who has a vital mission entrusted to her from the past... It is an unsteady peace in an unnatural time. Only by searching their souls and examining the past will Agito and Toola understand the origin of all things and unite mankind with the forest.
AnimeSaya is part human, part monster, and has one thing on her mind: revenge. Visions of twisted experiments and creatures slaughtering everyone she loved fuel her thirst for vengeance. With blade in hand and rage boiling in her veins, she tracks her tormentor to Tokyo, where flesh-hungry beasts have begun to feed. There, she joins a group of young hackers hunting for the same man. As Saya slices her way through lies, traps, flesh, and bone, how much blood will she shed to cut down the mastermind behind her madness?
AnimeBased on the 2009 game, Bayonetta: Bloody Fate follows the story of the witch Bayonetta, as she defeats the blood-thirsty Angels and tries to remember her past from before the time she awoke, 20 years ago. Along side her are a mysterious little girl who keeps calling her "Mummy", a journalist that holds a personal grudge against Bayonetta and an unknown white-haired woman who seems to know more than she is willing to reveal about Bayonetta's time before her sleep.Based on the 2009 game, Bayonetta: Bloody Fate follows the story of the witch Bayonetta, as she defeats the blood-thirsty Angels and tries to remember her past from before the time she awoke, 20 years ago. Along side her are a mysterious little girl who keeps calling her "Mummy", a journalist that holds a personal grudge against Bayonetta and an unknown white-
AnimeWhen his adopted father, Shiro Fujimoto, was killed by his biological father, Satan, Rin Okumura swore to become an exorcist to avenge Shiro's death, declaring war on his own blood-relatives of the underworld... Everyone is in the midst of preparing for a festival which is celebrated once every eleven years in True Cross Academy Town. However, behind the scenes in the shadows, a Phantom Train goes berserk while the barriers protecting the town from demon intrusions are under repair. Rin, Yukio, and Shimei are sent to exorcise the Phantom Train, but as usual Rin complicates the situation. Amidst the chaos, Rin meets a demon in the form of a young boy. Meanwhile, Cheng-Long Liu, a Senior Exorcist First Class from the Taiwan Branch joins Shura in the repair operation and the story takes an unexpected turn as all their fat
AnimeThis thrilling feature-length movie based on Kunihiko Ikuhara’s (TV’S SAILOR MOON) fan favorite series is a fun re-telling of this popular fantasy high school soap opera. Utena Tenjou arrives at Ohtori Academy only to be swept up in a series of duels for the hand of her classmate. At the same time, Utena reunites with Touga Kiryuu, a friend from her childhood who seems to know the secrets behind the duels. Utena must discover those secrets for herself, before the power that rules Ohtori claims her and her friends.