On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea’s direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.
Challenge to Lassie (1949) Richard Thorpe, Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Geraldine Brooks, Drama, Family
In Edinburgh in 1860, sheep herder Jock Gray finds a Collie puppy on the loose. When she is unclaimed, he takes her as his own and calls her Lassie. They are soon inseparable but when Jock dies and is buried in an unmarked grave, Lassie takes to sleeping in the churchyard to be near him. Jock’s good friend John Traill is prepared to find a good home for Lassie but no matter how hard he tries, she always manages to get away and despite any obstacles put in her way, manages to get back to Jock’s grave. It all comes to a head when a local magistrate orders her destroyed for not having a license leading Traill to take his case to a higher court.
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) John Hough, Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
King of the Wild Frontier (1955) + Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956) Family, Adventure, Comedy, Western
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.
Vasilisa prekrasnaya / Vasilisa the Beautiful (1940) Aleksandr Rou, Georgiy Millyar, Sergei Stolyarov, Lev Potyomkin, Family, Fantasy
Based on a Russian folk tale, Vasilisa Prekrasnaya (Vasilisa the Beautiful) is about a father whose three sons go out to finds themselves brides. Two of the boys come home with perfectly normal girls, but the youngest brother, Ivanushka, brings home a frog from the marshes. His father finds this most curious, but what he does not know was that the frog was actually a beautiful girl named Vasilisa who was cursed by a magical serpent whom she refused to marry. Now Ivanushka must overcome tremendous obstacles to restore Vasilisa to her true form and free her from the serpent’s spell.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) Andrew Adamson, Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Action, Adventure, Family
The characters of C.S. Lewis’s timeless fantasy come to life once again in this newest installment of the “Chronicles of Narnia” series, in which the Pevensie siblings are magically transported back from England to the world of Narnia, where a thrilling, perilous new adventure awaits, battling alongside a new ally: Prince Caspian.
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) John Cromwell, Freddie Bartholomew, Dolores Costello, C. Aubrey Smith, Drama, Family
After the death of Cedric (‘Ceddie’)’s English father, he and his mother live together in Brooklyn. Cedric’s grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, had disowned Cedric’s father when he married an American. But when the Earl’s remaining son dies, he accepts Cedric as Lord Fauntleroy, his heir, and the Earl sends for Cedric and his mother. Cedric uses the first of his newly found wealth to do some favors for his old friends, and then heads to England, where he must try to overcome the Earl’s dislike for Cedric’s mother.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) Andrew Adamson, Tilda Swinton, Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Four children from the same family have to leave their town because WW1 is happening. A women and a professor take the children to their house. While playing a game of hide and seek the youngest member of the family ‘Lucy’ finds a wardrobe to hide in. She travels back and back into the wardrobe and finds a place named Narnia. After going in twice the four children go in together for the last time. They battle wolves, meet talking animals, encounter a evil white witch and meet a magnificent lion named ‘Aslan’. Will this be the end of their journey to narnia or will they stay?
Mr. Krueger’s Christmas (1980) Kieth Merrill, James Stewart, Beverly Rowland, Kamee Aliessa, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Short, Music
Charley and the Angel (1973) Vincent McEveety, Fred MacMurray, Cloris Leachman, Harry Morgan, Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Charley is a workaholic family man that finds out from an angel that his “number’s up” and he will be dying soon so he tries to change his ways and be a better husband and father with the time he has left.