Australian experimental, observational comedy about young people in Sydney struggling to get ahead in love and their careers.
Oyster-gatherer Ah-lan is in love with the often-absent fisherman Chin-shui, but a bout of premarital sex leaves her pregnant and vulnerable to malicious gossip.
The oyster has been called the canary in the estuary, for the death of an oyster can reveal environmental changes or pollution that might have gone unnoticed. This film documents the efforts of one oyster farming family on the south coast of New South Wales to keep their farm sustainable in the face of diverse environmental challenges.
Shot on colour 16mm film, Oyster is a minimalist documentary/cinematic poem showcasing the native oyster and various aspects of its life, history and consumption. Shot underwater in its natural habitat, then detailing the process of harvesting in the waters off the Kent coast, Oyster looks to celebrate British aquatic life, as well as the unique history and commercial legacy of the native oyster.
A love story about a young man who runs away up an isolated Australian river and gets a job with eighth generation oyster famers.
In the Japanese town of Ushimado, the shortage of labor is a serious problem due to its population’s rapid decline. Traditionally, oyster shucking has been a job for local men and women, but for a few years now, some of the factories have had to use foreigners in order to keep functioning. Hirano oyster factory has never employed any outsiders but finally decides to bring in two workers from China. Will all the employees get along?
The villagers of a remote fishing village on the west coast of Korea have a belief that if someone drowns in the sea, his spirit cannot depart until the next person dies. The drowning of one fisherman sets in motion a series of tragic events.
Taiwan in the year 2000, only thirteen years after the lifting of Marshall Law rule and still an unruly place referred to by many as the “Wild, Wild East,” provides a perfect setting for The Taiwan Oyster. Masquerading as a bender road-‐movie, the darkly comic film explores deep existentialist questions as the protagonists journey deeper and deeper into the Taiwanese countryside. Darin and Simon’s quest for the perfect burial spot becomes a strange trip down Taiwan’s picturesque East Coast Highway as they encounter the unique cultures of Taiwan, welcoming families, violent gangsters, and Nikita, another lost soul who joins their odyssey. Along the way, they explore the Southeast Asian ex-patriot experience, their own personal demons, and the universal questions that arise when one is confronted with an untimely death.
A young girl named Marcela lives with her dad, Jose, a lighthouse keeper, and old Daniel on an island. The only contact the girl has with the world outside her home is by a boat with four sailors that pays a visit to the island in order to take them supplies. Daniel, who not only protects her from her dad's strictness but also teaches her how to be literate, is her source of tenderness. Her dad thinks she should be away from the world - though she wishes she could spend a few days in town. Then one day, as she has her first period and becomes a woman, she starts feeling sexuality through the blowing wind, which she talks to.
A pampered American oyster tycoon decides to buy a husband for his daughter, but things don’t go quite as planned. Along the way there are mishaps, misunderstandings and a foxtrot sequence that must be seen to be believed.
Music, comedy and debauchery are the order of the evening when funny man Pauly Shore hosts this Las Vegas variety show featuring an eclectic blend of adult entertainers, "filthy glam" rock band Semi Precious Weapons, and comedians including Maz Jobrani, Andy Dick, Charlyne Yi, Faizon Love and Tom Green.
Blue Oyster Cult celebrates 30 years of incredible rock with their new DVD home video A Long Day's Night. All the hits and fan favorites were recorded live June 21, 2002 at the Navy Pier/Skyline Stage in Chicago. This title, along with the companion CD, is the first live release from B.O.C. in twenty years and truly highlights the band's phenomenal career.
Live 1976 is a live video by the American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, released in 1991 in Europe by Castle Communications on VHS, 15 years after the recording that is on the tape. It was recorded in suburban Maryland (The Washington, DC Metro area) during the tour for their Agents of Fortune album and included the same lineup that was featured on that album. The concert was also released as a live album on CD, with the same track listing.
Concert film of 1980 American East Coast performance by heavy metal bands Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult.
A family of mice lives inside a hole in the wall, just outside of the kitchen. One of the mice is ready to go out and get some food, but first he has to contend with the dog and the cat. He ties them down by their tails, and it looks safe to go out now. But then the mouse is confronted by a group of hostile and aggressive oysters.
A young Aboriginal oyster farmer meets an aerial artist when the circus comes to town and must decide whether he will follow in his family footsteps or follow his love.
Taped in December 2003 at 'The Forum' in London with special guests June Tabor, Chumbawamba (an acoustic assemblege) and James O'Grady. There are 18 live performances plus bonus material including their brilliant B&W video of NY Girls recorded on the Staten Island ferry. A remarkable film of a remarkable event, Oysterband the 25th Anniversary Concert was recorded in December 2003 as the culmination of the band's 25th Anniversary Tour. It captures all the excitement of the UK's premier folk rock outfit OYSTERBAND in the company of English folk diva JUNE TABOR, reluctant chart heroes (with the hit Tubthumping) CHUMBAWAMBA (here in their stunning acoustic incarnation) and piper/fiddler, whistle player and singer JAMES O'GRADY.
The Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana. This town of nearly 300 is struggling to survive following the BP Oil Spill that left their crop dead, finances in ruin and culture facing extinction. This community has a history of being overlooked by the State, and therefore, are taking matters into their own hands, to assure their voice is heard so that they may not otherwise vanish
Roman Lebedichkin, a founder of a big and successful company, is surprised to found out that he's not so welcomed by previous partners after he gets released from jail.
Young Dutch dropout, Berry, falls in love with slightly older nightclub dancer and ex-nude model Thera and gives up his social live with his dodgy comrades and fine family to make a three-stop 'world tour' together. Suddenly Thera ODs terribly, leaving Berry alone with his obsessive but unanswered love which drives him crazy.