Plot
After Saddam Hussein had the Kuwait Oil wells lit up, teams from all over the world fought those fires for months. They had to save the oil resources, as well as reduce air pollution. The different teams developed different techniques of extinguishing the fires. From TNT-shockwaves blowing out the flames to Tank-mounted twin MIG-jet-engines (from Hungary) blasting away the flames (and nearly lifting the tank into the air), man's emergency creativity can be seen at it's best.
Actors
Rip Torn
Director
David Douglas
Rating
7.3
Plot
A plain, ordinary man tells us about his work as a real-estate broker, his dead father, his ordinary home and so on in a naturalistic voice, lacking any emotions, looking straight into the camera.
Actors
Klas-Gösta Olsson , Lennart Björklund , Christer Christensen
Director
Roy Andersson
Rating
7.7
Plot
Long ago in a land with an ailing king, there was a pair of boys who looked exactly alike, a pauper called Mickey and the other, the Crown Prince. Mickey dreamed of plenty and an easy life as Royalty and the Prince dreamed of the freedom as a subject. Happenstance throws them together and their mutual resemblence inspires the pair to switch identities to see how the other lives. To their surprise, Mickey learns of the duties and responsibilties of royalty while the Prince learns to his horror that the Royal Captain of the Guard has taken advantage of the existing power vacuum to inflict brutal tyranny on the subjects. Now the Prince must react to this evil, unaware that the Captain knows about the identity swap and is using it to his own advantage while dominating Mickey who play the Heir to the Throne.
Actors
Wayne Allwine , Bill Farmer , Arthur Burghardt
Director
George Scribner
Rating
7.2
Plot
In the future, many difficult and undesirable jobs are handled by specially designed androids called BUMAs or boomers. Unfortunately, many of them have a danger to going beserk and when that happens, only the AD Police are equipped and trained to deal with them. When one AD cop is killed in one of these missions, his life insurance may be cancelled due to some unanswered questions. To clear that up, two cops decided to investigate the target android's background on their free time. Unknown to them, another android is following them with her own agenda...
Actors
Toshio Furukawa , Adam Henderson , Brad Moranz
Director
Rating
6.7
Plot
A snow globe snowman wants to join the other travel souvenirs in a hot party, but the glass dome that surrounds him gets in his way, despite all his efforts.
Actors
Director
John Lasseter
Rating
7.6
Plot
Qin Shihuang conquered six powerful warring states and, in 221 BC, declared himself emperor of all China. During his reign, he introduced sweeping reforms, built a vast network of roads and connected the Great Wall of China which to this day stretches over 2400 kilometers. The film includes the first documentary footage of Qin's life-sized terracotta army, constructed almost 2,200 years ago for his tomb. The imperial system he created has endured for thousands of years, proving to be the world's most durable political structure. From the inner sanctum of Emperor Qin's royal palace to fierce battles with feudal kings, this lavish historical drama re-creates the glory and the terror of the Qin Dynasty.
Actors
Robert A. Duncan , Bo Guan Jun , Christopher Plummer
Director
Tony Ianzelo ,
Rating
6.3
Genre
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A depiction of a series of violent killings in Northern Ireland with no clue as to exactly who is responsible.
Actors
Gary Walker , Bill Hamilton , Michael Foyle
Director
Alan Clarke
Rating
7.1
Genre
Plot
A zoologist and a biochemist go out into an oilfield with a cameraman and filmmaker to observe and study the elusive oil gobblers.
Actors
Lubomir Benes , Ivo Kaspar , Emil Nedbal
Director
Jan Sverák
Rating
8.0
Plot
Edmund Blackadder and Baldrick his dogsbody are transplanted this time to Dickensian England in this one-off episode. He is kind, gentle and caring, but visits from an assortment of ghosts soon have him back to his old ways.
Actors
Rowan Atkinson , Tony Robinson , Miranda Richardson
Director
Richard Boden
Rating
8.0