RELEASE: TV

Search for the Great Sharks
1992
38

From the coast of California to the remote reaches of South and Western Australia, this film pursues blue sharks, whale sharks, and the notorious great white to allow viewers an up-close experience.

Scarlet Heart
2017

A 34 year old woman living in modern day Seoul, Ko Hajin (played by IU), almost drowns in a lake while rescuing a child.  She awakens in 1Oth Century Korea in the court of King Taejo in the body of an attractive 16 year old girl called Haesoo.  Unable to find a way back to the present day, Hajin resigns herself to live as Haesoo in the Court of Wang Geon, the first emperor of Goryeo.  She becomes involved in the intrigues, politics, and romances of court life, earning the attention of the King’s 14 sons.  Haesoo is at first attracted to the gentle 8th prince Wang Uk (Kang Ha-neul), but soon develops feelings for the seemingly cool and single-minded 4th prince Wang So (Lee Joon-gi).  With her knowledge of history, Haesoo knows Prince Wang So will become the future King of Goryeo.  She realises that if she wishes to be in a relationship with him, she will change history.  Can she ignore her feelings or will she choose to rewrite history for the sake of love?

San Francisco Flow
2014
30, 5

Breathing.  Surging.  Flowing.  Around a skeleton of glass, concrete, iron, and steel, San Francisco is animated by the never-ending flow of people, weather, traffic, and light.  San Francisco Flow will take you on a unique and meditative tour of the iconic city and its incredibly diverse series of environments, from pristine parks and watersheds to the shining towers of downtown.

Rome Unwrapped
2010
8 x 60 min

Rome’s history is being rewritten.  New excavations are giving us groundbreaking insights into the events that defined the Empire and the personal stories of its people – not just emperors and the elite, but the working classes, engineers, and common soldiers.  Through their experiences, we are gaining a radically different perspective on Rome’s history – leading experts to challenge the traditional view of the Empire.  Now they can tell Rome’s previously untold story based on more and broader sources than ever before.  The names and places are familiar – Caesar, Caligula, the Colosseum – but the interpretation is very different.

As we travel across the Empire’s vast landmass, we meet the new generation of experts on the forefront of this archaeological revolution.  With the help of 21st century technology, they are uncovering new data and reinterpreting ancient sources.  From the makers of the high-rating series Egypt Unwrapped, this series uncovers a fresh, darker Rome that is disarmingly modern.  Through unique access to new excavations integrated with innovative use of CGI and stylish dramatisation, this is ‘When Rome Ruled.’

Rocky Mountain Express
2011
47

Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and relates the epic adventure of building the nation’s first transcontinental railway.

River Jaws
2015
49

Wells catfish!  Over the last fifty years, it has colonised most of Europe’s rivers – even the most polluted.  This intruder has become the largest freshwater animal in Europe, and even hunts on shore … 3 years of intense filming were necessary to capture this unique wildlife film.

After Arte’s premiere, the film will be seen worldwide on National Geographic Channels Wild under the title River Jaws.  Entirely shot in 4K, directed by Bertrand Loyer, this revelatory film takes the viewer in the intimacy of the giant.  It notably captures never before seen behavior, such as collective or even pigeon hunting with glossy slow-mo images.

Be prepared to meet the absolute monster of European rivers.

Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates
2013
2 x 50 min

David Attenborough embarks on an epic 500 million year journey to unravel the incredible rise of the vertebrates.  He presents explosive new fossil evidence from a region he’s long dreamt of exploring – the frontier of modern paleontological research: China.  The evolution of animals with backbones is one of the greatest stories in natural history.  Brand new discoveries of fossils – ancient and living – combined with stunning CGI and cinematography enable David to tell this fascinating story and reveal that humans are the heirs to a magnificent evolutionary heritage.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4K
2013
65

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! takes the viewer on a visual journey to one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world.  Experience the main stage of the Football Worldcup 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016 like you have never seen it before!

This is the first portrait of Rio filmed with 4K/Ulta HD cameras, featuring breathtaking Aerial, Timelapse, and Slow Motion effect shots.  The high class soundtrack mixes catchy songs with modern and Brazilian blends of Salsa, Samba, Hiphop, and House Music.  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! with its innovative creation of elements opens up a new, unique genre for non-verbal art films!  As part of the fifth largest country in the world Brazil, Rio is the third largest metropolitan area of South America with 12 million inhabitants.  Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, mountains with large rainforests and constant influence of a tropic climate the city is one of the most exotic urban places on earth.  The film shows new, outstanding perspectives on the world famous beaches Copacabana and Ipanema, as well as the iconic landmarks Sugarloaf Mountain at Guanbara Bay and Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado mountain.  Spectacular impressions of the epic annual Carnival parades on public streets and at Sambodromo lead to fascinating insights on the Carioca’s second major passion: Football!

Ring of Civilizations — Rediscovering Ancient Asia
2015
4 x 29 min

Vast ruins in Asia continue to attract people while remaining shrouded in mystery.

However, recent research has discovered that cultures and civilizations beyond our imagination once existed in Asia.  One of the world’s largest cities created deep in the jungle; the foundation of an amazing ruling system that existed 2,000 years before Western civilization; a surprising society where wealth was distributed thoroughly.  The peoples of Asia had already established far more advanced cultures and civilizations than previously thought.

The Ring of Civilizations series introduces the allure of the massive ancient ruins found throughout Asia, and tells the story of the lives and insight of those who created them.

Reflections: Iceland
2016
40

Iceland, the land of fire and ice.  Follow fine art photographer and adventurer Jason Henthorne as he explores the majestic landscape while searching for the perfect intersection of ocean and earth.  Witness Iceland’s epic landscape through the unique eyes of Henthorne and his camera.

Power of Color
2015
41

The yearly world cup of body painting, taking place in Austria, is a must see event for art community.  A very special part of this event is the  body painting with luminous colours.  This painting is only visible with infra light.  This will be demonstrated in a fantastic and entertaining show!

Passing the Pillars of Hercules
2015
52

This is a wildlife feast that feature the migratory animals of the Straits of Gibraltar or the Pillars of Hercules (as it was formerly known), the border between Africa and Europe.  From the dawn of history, battles have been waged in these seas.  Today, one of them is still on each season – the fishing of red tuna in their migratory route through these waters.  This entails an intense fight between two competitors – the Moroccan fishermen and the greatest predator in the oceans, the orca.  Each year in their flight, more than 300 million of birds challenge the strongest westerly and easterly winds to head here for their winter shelters.  Will they all be able to achieve this?  For the other animal species, their migration to this land was either coincidental or compulsory, as pets or as bargaining chip between trading Arabs of Phoenicians.  Whatever the reason, the result is that these chameleons, tortoises, mongooses, and genets are all part of a legacy.  Today, they have become typical species from the south of Spain, some of them being unique representatives of their species in Europe.

Origins of Land — Nishinoshima Island
2015
29

An extraordinary phenomenon is taking place in the Pacific Ocean: The formation of a new island from an undersea volcanic eruption.

Located 1,000 km from Tokyo, Nishinoshima island suddenly emerged in 2013.  It is still expanding rapidly and has already become the biggest newly-born island in historic record.  Scientists are saying that this exceptional event could literally blow away previous understanding of volcanology, and solve the mystery of how continents are made.

But field investigation is nearly impossible, since the new island is strictly off limits due to the volcanic hazard.  To overcome these issues, NHK has launched a bold project to seize this very rare opportunity and help scientists solve the unknown facets of the island.  The mission involves filming this natural spectacle from the air, land and sea in stunning 4K resolution images using remote control machines, while collecting important scientific data.

Witness this once-in-a-lifetime experience of the “birth of land” in this grand science adventure documentary.

Ocean Origins
2001
39

(AKA Origins of Life)

4 billion years in the ocean, from the very beginning of life up to the incredible moment when the first vertebrate emerged onto dry land and opened a path to the conquest of the continents, Origins of Life examines the fascinating sea-creatures that are still alive today.

Ocean Oasis
2000
39

Plunge into the wildly spectacular Sea of Cortes and join beautiful naturalist Iliana Ortega to swim with whales, dolphins, sharks, and giant manta rays. Then venture into the boiling hot desert to see Baja’s drier side, and up snow capped mountains as you explore the peninsula’s wonderful balance of life. Winner of Best Theatrical Program at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. Inspired Mexican President Vicente Fox to declare a new nature preserve.

Ninjaboys: Quest for the Cosmic Front
2016
4 x 25 min

Popular Japanese animation, Ninjaboy Rantaro, and authentic science program Cosmic Front team up to bring a science comedy adventure show for the whole family.

Three ninja friends, Rantaro, Kirimaru, and Shinbei from the manga show set off on a great adventure in space after a surprising turn of events.

Does extra-terrestrial life truly exist in the solar system?  What is the secret behind the birth of the moon?  Join the Ninjaboys as they embark on a spectacular adventure into space and find out about the cosmos!

This fun science show features spectacular space images recreated by 4KCG using the latest astronomical data!

NatureStyle: Hokkaido Japan
2016
47

Jump in the van and ride shotgun with this crew of snowboarders (and the token skier) as they explore Hokkaido’s resorts, backcountry, and culture.  Witness the neck-deep powder, wild nights, and other-worldly experiences that only Japan can provide.

Namibia – The Spirit of Wilderness
2016
52

With more than 300 days a year, the sun dominates this country so much that it’s even shining from their flag.

It’s a barren land, sometimes like from another planet but still familiar –a land of contrasts and colours with wide landscapes and fascinating deserts.  Influenced by various cultures during colonization and now reborn from the shadows of Apartheid in 1990, Namibia gives a beautiful collage of culture, language, art, music, and food.

Everyone who loves an adventure should travel to Namibia, the precious corner of our world full of incredible natural wonders.  The experience of endless landscapes and an unparalleled blaze of colour make Namibia unforgettable.

Namibia – The Spirit of Wilderness invites you on a trip whose fascination will never let you go: from the Namib Desert over the breath-taking Fish River Canyon to the spectacular Etosha National Park where you will see wild elephants, antelopes, giraffes, zebras, and lions.

Mystic India
2005
45

Home to the oldest civilization, India is our world’s largest democracy.  For millenia, many have left their homes and set off across this spiritual land in search of its secrets to share the meaning of life that would elevate the rest of humanity.  Of all such journeys, none is greater than the true story of an 11-year-old child yogi, Neelkanth, who left his home on June 29, 1792 on a journey of awakening.

Mystery of the Nile
2005
45

On Christmas day of 2003 Pasquale Scaturro and a team of explorers set out on an epic quest to become the first to complete a full descent of the world’s greatest river, the Blue Nile and the Nile, from source to sea.  Four months later on April 28 at 7:01am, Pasquale and his expedition partner, Gordon Brown, reached the mouth of the Nile at the Mediterranean Sea becoming the first in history to complete this 3,250-mile journey.  Their amazing journey is the basis for the IMAX® film, Mystery of the Nile.

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