Russia is being terrorized by an evil witch known as Baba Yaga; the only one who is not afraid of her is Bartok the Magnificent. Bartok, an albino bat, has just arrived in Moscow and is impressing everyone with his performances, including Prince Ivan Romanov. However, one person is not impressed; Ludmilla finds Bartok annoying and naive. After Bartok's show, a violent bear suddenly attacks. Bartok must save everyone by stunning the bear with dust and then knocks him over and traps him in a wagon.
A portrait of the life and work of the great Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, exploring both his music and his passionate interest in his country's folklore.
Hungarian filmmaker István Gaál was one of the key directors in Hungarian New Wave cinema. Originally Gaál studied to be an eclectrotechnician like his father, but then his growing interest in cinema led Gaál to study directing at Budapest's Academy of Dramatic and Cinematographic Arts. He graduated in 1959, and, after receiving an Italian State scholarship for his film Palyamunkasok/Surfacemen, Gaál studied at the Centro Sperimentale, Rome. He continued making short films while in Rome under the supervision of different directors. Gaál made his feature-film debut in 1964 with the critically acclaimed Sodrásban/Current.. Gaál died at age 74 in September 2007, about two years after his last credit
An all Bartók programme featuring one of the leading violinists - Gidon Kremer - and one of the world's leading viola players - Yuri Bashmet. The Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Pierre Boulez, conclude this concert with the The Miraculous Mandarin, a work composed in 1918-1919. By the time it was premiered, the score caused a scandal due to the eroticism of its argument.
The world-renowned Takacs Quartet plays through three works by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, with fascinating interview footage of the ensemble members introducing and explaining each piece. Filmed at England's historic, elegant Hatchlands Park, this live concert includes the selections Quartet for Strings no. 2 in A Minor, Quartet for Strings no. 3 and Quartet for Strings no. 6.
The pianist Maurizio Pollini and the conductor Claudio Abbado are both from Milan, both active supporters of the music of their time and both exceptional musicians. They join forces with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for an exceptional concert with Beethoven's Choral Fantasy and Mendelssohn's Second Symphony.
"The Budapest concert was the opener for Tangerine Dream's Electric Mandarine Tour on 10th April 2012. The most modern national concert hall in Hungary, the Béla Bartók Hall was packed with a wonderful international audience. A fantastic acoustic and great stage setting made this gig an unforgettable event. Filmed and recorded by a Hungarian Broadcast team, we now can offer you a DVD [...] and a triple CD version of the concert. The loyal fans of Hungary and people who traveled from all over Europe to see the opening show of the band have given this concert some extraordinary support. Even those of you who couldn't attend, will dive within a few minutes into this hard to define TD concert atmosphere. Enjoy yourself and follow the band during a 3 hours set in the Hungarian capital, the beautiful city of Budapest."
The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.
Zoom is an American television series]], for ages 8 & up created almost entirely by children, which aired on Public Broadcasting Service originally from January 4, 1999 to June 24, 2005. It was a remake of a 1972 TV series by the same name. Both versions were produced by WGBH-TV in Boston. Reruns were aired until early 2006.
Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles is a CGI animated television series, based on the novel by Robert A. Heinlein and the 1997 film adaptation. The film's director, Paul Verhoeven, served as executive producer. It follows the exploits of the Mobile Infantry squad, "Razak's Roughnecks," during the SICON–Bugs War between a newly united humanity and an extraterrestrial race, known as the "Bugs," also sometimes referred to as Arachnids. The show focuses mainly on the Roughnecks' missions, rather than addressing the larger war. The show was geared towards an adult-oriented science fiction audience without being too violent, mature or controversial for the Saturday morning age group. The series aired for one season on BKN beginning in August 1999 and in syndication in the United States and Canada. It was later picked up by the Sci-Fi Channel in the US and Teletoon in Canada. The entire series is available to be streamed on Netflix and Crackle in the US, along with several Minisodes. Despite its short run, the series developed a cult following. The show combines elements of Verhoeven's film and the original novel, such as the extraterrestrial race known as the Skinnies, powered armor suits and drop pods. The series also adds some original elements, while omitting the political aspects of the original work and film.
An influential outside group try to steal a Buddha image/statue.
Master of Mosquiton is a Japanese manga series written by Hiroshi Negishi and Satoru Akahori and illustrated by Tsutomu Isomata about a girl named Hitomebore Inaho whose grandmother was in love with a vampire. Inaho appears to be a vampire expert and is obsessed with money. She meets a vampire at an all-girls Catholic high school. The manga was adapted into a 1996 original video animation series and was re-imagined into a 1997 anime televisions series.