Adventure

Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) John Hough, Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
Tia and Tony are two orphaned youngsters with extraordinary powers. Lucas Deranian poses as their uncle in order to get the kids into the clutches of Deranian’s megalomanical boss, evil millionaire Aristotle Bolt, who wants to exploit them. Jason, a cynical widower, helps Tia and Tony “escape to witch mountain,” while at the same time Tia and Tony help Jason escape the pain of the loss of his wife.

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King of the Wild Frontier (1955) + Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956) Family, Adventure, Comedy, Western

Davy Crockett
Put on your coonskin cap and get set to travel back to the days when the nation was young and its roads were paved with nothing but action and adventure! It was a big country – full of bold dreams, larger-than-life characters and an untamed frontier that stretched farther than the eye could see. And now, for the first time ever, a legend comes to life as Davy Crockett makes his Blu-ray debut in two of Disney’s best-loved classics: DAVY CROCKETT, KING OF THE WILD FRONTIER and DAVE CROCKETT AND THE RIVER PIRATES. Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the tales that~introduced America to one of its most fearless folk heroes.

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The Time Machine (1960) George Pal, Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

The Time Machine (1960)
On January 5, 1900, a disheveled looking H.G. Wells – George to his friends – arrives late to his own dinner party. He tells his guests of his travels in his time machine, the work about which his friends knew. They were also unbelieving, and skeptical of any practical use if it did indeed work. George knew that his machine was stationary in geographic position, but he did not account for changes in what happens over time to that location. He also learns that the machine is not impervious and he is not immune to those who do not understand him or the machine’s purpose. George tells his friends that he did not find the Utopian society he so wished had developed. He mentions specifically a civilization several thousand years into the future which consists of the subterranean morlocks and the surface dwelling eloi, who on first glance lead a carefree life. Despite all these issues, love can still bloom over the spread of millennia.

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Against All Flags (1952) George Sherman, Errol Flynn, Maureen O’Hara, Anthony Quinn, Action, Adventure, Drama

Against All Flags (1952)
In 1700, the pirates of Madagascar menace the India trade; British officer Brian Hawke has himself cashiered, flogged, and set adrift to infiltrate the pirate “republic.” There, Hawke meets lovely Spitfire Stevens, a pirate captain in her own right, and the sparks begin to fly; but wooing a pirate poses unique problems. Especially after he rescues adoring young Princess Patma from a captured ship. Meanwhile, Hawke’s secret mission proceeds to an action-packed climax.

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Congo (1995) Frank Marshall, Laura Linney, Tim Curry, Dylan Walsh, Action, Adventure, Mystery

Congo (1995)
A megalomaniac C.E.O. sends his son into the dangerous African Congo on a quest for a source of diamonds large enough and pure enough to function as powerful laser communications transmitters (or is it laser weapons?). When contact is lost with his son and the team, his sometime daughter- in-law is sent after them. She is a former CIA operative and, accompanied by gee-whiz gadgetry and a few eccentric characters (including a mercenary, a researcher with a talking gorilla, and a a nutty Indiana-Jones-type looking for King Solomon’s Mines), sets out to rescue her former fiancé. What they all discover is that often what we most want turns out to be the source of our downfall.

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Transamerica (2005) Duncan Tucker, Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Transamerica (2005)
Southern Californian Bree Osbourne, formerly Stanley Chupak, has finally received the news for which she has been waiting: she has been approved for male-to-female sexual reassignment surgery. But before Margaret, her therapist, will allow her to go through with the surgery scheduled in a week’s time, Bree has to deal with an unresolved problem from her past. Bree gets a telephone call from a seventeen year old man named Toby Wilkins, who is looking for Stanley, his biological father. Toby is in a New York jail, having been supporting himself by petty crime and hustling. Stanley/Bree knew nothing about Toby before the telephone call. Toby apparently is all alone in the world, with his mother having committed suicide and being estranged from his stepfather in Tennessee. Masquerading as a Christian social worker, Bree, not telling him either of her true identity or her transgender status, bails Toby out of jail and tells him she will take him to Los Angeles, where Toby has aspirations …

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