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The Secret of the Sword

"I've got that flying horsey in my sight" He-Man & the Masters of the Universe was a massive hit toy line and a massive hit animated TV series. He-Man ruled the airwaves in the 80s and it would only make sense to not only make a feature length theatrical film but also a new spin-off series with a new character! The film follows Price Adam/He-Man as he embarks on the search for his twin sister. Turns out that a new villain by the name of Hordak had kidnapped He-Man's twin sister shortly after birth and taken here to another dimension on a planet called Etherea. No one knows what happened to the little girl, Adora. But, with this information and with a magical sword, He-Man is on his way to find Princess Adora.  What much can be said of "The Secret of the Sword", it's not necessarily a film for cinemas as there is nothing special enough about the movie for it to warrant a theatrical release, other than the length of the film. The animation remains the

Screenshot Saturday: The Poetic Trilogy (Arrow Academy)

Studio: Arrow Academy

Release Date: August 28th, 2018

Region Code: REGION FREE

Disc Count: 2

Screenshot Saturday is a new feature here at The Big Movie where, every Saturday, we will post screenshots for blu-ray releases, both upcoming and already released. Not every blu-ray gets its day to shine, so we wanted to put a bit of focus on those blu-rays. This is will be a weekly feature so come back every Saturday for a brand new edition.

GABBEH (1997)

Release Date: June 25th, 1997 (theatrical)

Run Time: 75 mins

Picture: 1080p (1.85:1 Aspect Ratio)

Sound: LPCM 2.0

Starring: Shaghayeh Djodat, Hossein Moharami, and Rogheih Moharami 

Written by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Rating: Not Rated (Contains nothing objectionable)

An elderly couple go about their routine of cleaning their gabbeh (a intricately-designed rug), while bickering gently with each other. Magically, a young woman appears, helping the two clean the rug. This young woman belongs to the clan whose history is depicted in the design of the gabbeh, and the rug recounts the story of the courtship of the young woman by a stranger from the clan.


Release Date: September 9th, 1998 (theatrical)

Run Time: 76 mins

Picture: 1080p (1.85:1 Aspect Ratio)

Sound: LPCM 2.0

Starring: Tahmineh Normatova, Nadereh Abdelahyeva, and Goibibi Ziadolahyeva

Written by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Rating: Not Rated (Contains nothing objectionable)
Because of his special gift in identifying objects by the sounds they make, a blind young boy is employed as a string instrument tuner in a small village in Tajikistan. He may be blind but that does not mean he cannot see. On his way to work, he could tell the quality of the bread the young girls along the streets are peddling by simply touching their ware. His world is made more colorful and quaint because of his sensitivity to his surroundings. The only problem is that he is easily "tempted" by street musicians' performances and arrives late at work.


Release Date: October 8th, 2012 (theatrical)

Run Time: 87 mins

Picture: 1080p (1.78:1 Aspect Ratio)

Sound: LPCM 2.0

Starring: Ririva Eona Mabi, Paula Asadi, and Bal Kumari Gurung

Written by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Rating: Not Rated (Contains nothing objectionable)
The Gardener is a surreal film made using documentary-style techniques via the cameras of father and son (the Makhmalbafs) who go to Israel to learn about a religion (Baha'i faith) that they don't know much due to its taboo status in the country of both the filmmaker and the faith's birth - Iran.

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