The Final TestApril 9, 1953
Legendary England cricketer Sam Palmer (Jack Warner) is due to bat in his final test match against Australia. He is desperate for his son Reggie (Ray Jackson) to see his final innings. But Reggie prefers poetry to cricket and when he is offered the opportunity to read his poetry to England's greatest playwright Alexander Whitehead (Robert Morley) on the last day of the test, the relationship between father and son is tested to the limit. As Sam prepares for his final knock, the conflict with his son weighs heavily on his mind, but he is also upset over England's young batsman and ladies-man, Syd Thompson (George Relph), dating the woman whom he hopes to marry.
This Is Your Life Donald DuckMarch 11, 1960
Jiminy Cricket is all set to give a testimonial to Donald Duck. But alas, Donald is relaxing at home, with no plans to leave any time soon. Literally dragged to the Disney Studio by his nephews, an outraged Donald relaxes a bit when he realizes that he's the guest of honor. Donald's life is recounted by such colleagues as Daisy Duck (who explains why she and Donald never married), Chip 'n' Dale, Mickey Mouse, Pluto, and even a few guest stars who never made a picture with the duck, including the Three Little Pigs, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Lady and the Tramp.
The Go-BetweenSeptember 24, 1971
British teenager Leo Colston (Dominic Guard) spends a summer in the countryside, where he develops a crush on the beautiful young aristocrat Marian (Julie Christie). Eager to impress her, Leo becomes the "go-between" for Marian, delivering secret romantic letters to Ted Burgess (Alan Bates), a handsome neighboring farmer.
Outside EdgeDecember 19, 1982
The local social cricket team are up to bat and sometimes it seems they are one batsman short of of an eleven. There are good secrets and not so good secrets that come to light during the course of the day. Roger is the ultimate captain rallying his troops whilst ignoring his greatest strength, Miriam, who makes the 'fantastic' teas with or without the 'non-compulsory' help. The days builds to a climax where it seems that everything must change forever. But will it?
MulanJune 18, 1998
A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country -- and win the heart of handsome Captain Li Shang.
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in IndiaJune 15, 2001
In 1890s India, an arrogant British commander challenges the harshly taxed residents of Champaner to a high-stakes cricket match.
Bodyline - It's Just Not CricketNovember 13, 2002
"Bodyline", the word coined to describe a method of attack that involved bowling fast rising deliveries aimed at the batsman's head and body with a ring of close in fieldsmen on the leg side poised for a catch. Used in the 1932-33 Ashes Test Series, that pitted Bradman against Jardine and soured Anglo-Australian relations for years.
Steve Waugh: A Perfect DayFebruary 19, 2003
In a career defining moment that silenced his critics and thrilled a nation, Steve Waugh's unforgettable last ball century on the second day of the Fifth Test against a resurrected England in the 2002/03 Ashes contest placed him in the league of world cricket greats. Following weeks of speculation about his future as the captain of the seemingly unbeatable Australian Cricket Team, Waugh stepped up to the crease to the deafening applause of a capacity crowd at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The 37 year-old reached 95 with one over to go and finally took four runs off the last ball of the day to the chanting and cheering of more than 40,000 spectators and over 2.1 million viewers of the live telecast. Join Steve Waugh as he provides insightful commentary to one of the most significant innings in cricket history. His incredible performance is captured in this celebration of one of Australia's finest sporting heroes and his one PERFECT DAY.
Wondrous OblivionApril 23, 2004
David Wiseman is eleven years old and mad about cricket. He has all the kit but none of the skill. When a Jamaican family moves in next door the father starts giving cricket lessons to David, and becomes close to David's mother. But this is 1960's London, and when the locals start making life difficult for the new arrivals, David has to choose btween fitting and and standing up for his new freinds
Amazing AdelaideDecember 22, 2006
It seemed an impossible outcome. After England clearly dominated the first two days of the 2nd 3 mobile Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval, a draw appeared to be the most likely result. Ricky Ponting's Australian side had other ideas. On the final day, with masterful bowling and courageous batting, Australia achieved the unthinkable, winning the Test by six wickets with 3.1 overs to spare. In one of the greatest comebacks in history, the Australian Cricket team not only crushed England's hopes in the Second Test, butquite possibly buried their dream of retaining the Ashes. Hosted by Richie Benaud and Michael Slater, this exclusive DVD brings you the incredible moments of that historic Test, including the euphoric post match celebrations.
Chennai 600028April 27, 2007
The Sharks team never wins the local cricket tournament. However, things take a turn when Raghu, a player from the opposition team, decides to join them.
Magic BatJune 22, 2007
An orphan boy with dreams of finding a family and fame as a cricketer, finds a bat with magical powers and lands a spot in the Indian cricket team.
Hit For SixAugust 1, 2007
Hit For Six! is the story of a playboy West Indies cricketer who is still fighting the demons of his past, which includes a match-fixing charge. He learns about love as he struggles for his last chance to play in a major global tournament. And he desperately wants to earn the respect of his estranged father, a former great West Indies cricketer. This inspirational and emotional drama, punctuated with excitement, intrigue and love, recounts how Alex Nelson, a talented but inconsistent cricketer, has been sidelined from the West Indies team for scuffling with his coach, Amir Misra of India. Blackballed by the team for three years, he pursues an unlikely quest to get back on the team for a last chance to play in the Global One Day Series — an opportunity unfairly denied to his father.
Adam Gilchrist - The Best Of The BestOctober 15, 2007
From his maiden international one day century against South Africa on Australia Day, 1998, through to his epic 149 in the 2007 World Cup Final, Adam Gilchrist: Best Of The Best is a true collector's item for every cricket fan. Featuring tributes from three Australian cricket captains - Steve Waugh, Mark Taylor and Ricky Ponting plus former England captain Tony Greig, Adam Gilchrist: Best of the Best celebrates the career of a player who has single-handedly changed the face of one day cricket forever.
Fire in BabylonOctober 18, 2010
Feature documentary about the great West Indies cricket team of the 1970s and '80s. Fire In Babylon is the breathtaking story of how the West Indies triumphed over its colonial masters through the achievements of one of the most gifted teams in sporting history. In a turbulent era of apartheid in South Africa, race riots in England and civil unrest in the Caribbean, the West Indian cricketers, led by the enigmatic Viv Richards, struck a defiant blow at the forces of white prejudice worldwide. Their undisputed skill, combined with a fearless spirit, allowed them to dominate the genteel game at the highest level, replaying it on their own terms. This is their story, told in their own words.
Out of the AshesOctober 29, 2010
Against a backdrop of war and poverty, Out of the Ashes, traces the extraordinary journey of a team of young, Afghan men, as they chase a seemingly impossible dream, shedding new light on a nation beyond that of burqas, bombs, drugs and devastation. This feature-length documentary follows the Afghan cricket team in their quest against the odds to qualify for the 2011 World Cup, premiering at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 17th June. Backed by BBC Storyville and Oscar-winning director and cricket fan, Sam Mendes, 'Out of the Ashes' follows the squad over two years as they go from playing in their shalwar-kameezes on rubble pitches to batting their way around the globe and up the international league tables.
MankathaAugust 31, 2011
Vinayak, a suspended cop, helps a group of four men rob cricket betting money amounting to 500 crores INR. When it comes to splitting the amount, betrayal hits the team hard and a chase ensues.
ESPN Legends of Cricket - Volume 1January 1, 2012
ESPN’s LEGENDS OF CRICKET journeys through the ages to profile the greatest individuals to have ever taken up the bat and ball. Chosen by an expert panel of their peers, this fascinating and seminal series explores the remarkable abilities of the chosen few who have truly transcended the game. From Sir Donald Bradman’s unrivalled mastery of the willow and Share Warne’s wizardry with the ball, to the poise and balance of Sachin Tendulkar, the swagger of Sir Garfield Sobers and Viv Richards and the sheer grit and determination embodied by Allan Border and Steve Waugh, this series offers rare insight into the celebrated careers of cricket’s 25 greatest champions. Featuring wonderful archival footage and in-depth interviews with leading players and commentators, ESPN’S Legends of Cricket shines a light on the enduring legends of our summer game.