Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. However pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world; someone they don't know. With just 24 hours to have the box in their possession, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity.
A man receives a mysterious box containing a terrible secret, a creature that will kill everyone else in his family unless he passes it on to someone he loves to continue its never-ending circulation.
The Laurel & Hardy Moving Co. have a challenging job on their hands (and backs): hauling a player piano up a monumental flight of stairs to Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen's house. Their task is complicated by a sassy nursemaid and, unbeknownst to them, the impatient Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen himself. But the biggest problem is the force of gravity, which repeatedly pulls the piano back down to the bottom of the stairs. Finally, the irate Professor explodes in fury to discover the "mechanical blunderbuss" in his home, not knowing it was a surprise birthday present from his wife.
17-year-old Mariah Mundi's life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing monsters, deadly secrets and a long-lost artifact that grants limitless wealth – but also devastating supernatural power. With the fate of his world, and his family at stake, Mariah will risk everything to unravel the Curse of the Midas Box.
Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Occasionaly Sir Edward escapes and causes havoc around the town.
A hitchhiking woman is abducted by a young couple and held captive for seven years, during which time she's tortured and forced to live as a slave to her captors.
A young imaginative girl wants to stay up past her bedtime...
In the late 1930s, the Japanese army occupies Shanghai. Barber Lu Ping kills a Japanese officer by accident and then escapes from Shanghai to the residence of his master's brother, Song Fengnian. When he arrives at the small town, he falls in love with Song's daughter Jiayi at the first sight. However, Jiayi has had the engagement with an officer for a decent life in the wartime, even as concubine. After the victory of the Anti-Japanese War, Lu is sentenced to death as a traitor because Song, his boss, has worked for the Japanese. When he closes his eyes and waits for the sound of shot, Jiayi rescues him. Arranged by her husband, Lu becomes an officer. However, he can never forget Jiayi and his barber life. After the end of the Civil War, Lu is sent to work on a farm in the northwest. There he learns that Jiayi doesn't leave with her husband and has been waiting for him at the small town where they meet for the first time. Lu decides to look for Jiayu.
A family vacation and birthday celebration in Skagen, Denmark, is beset by the unexpected.
David Norton is used to being in control. As a best-selling author, he decides the fate of his characters, their lives and their deaths. But what happens when his fictional world becomes all too real?
Famous Bengali private investigator Pradosh C. Mitter (Feluda) is hired by wealthy businessman Dinnanath Lahiri. His suitcase has been accidentally exchanged with someone on the Kalka Mail. Inside it is a valuable manuscript written by Shambucharan Bose. The case takes Feluda, Topshe and Jatayu to Shimla, where they discover a priceless diamond in a film container, disguised as a betel - nut. 'The Three Musketeers' face great danger in Shimla, before Feluda eventually solves the case.
Xiao Jia is a painter; Xiao Yi is a singer. They are a lesbian couple. They live peacefully together and build a world of two people that is pure and beautiful, yet also fragile and self-enclosed.
A man struggles to find inspiration to finish his musical composition.
A guy has to move out in a day, completely unprepared, and drive his mum to the airport. Completely stressed out, he calls his friends for help. Short notice however results in all his friends making it with an agenda of their own.
Now old, ill, poor, and largely forgotten, William Freise-Greene was once very different. As young and handsome William Green he changed his name to include his first wife's so that it sounded more impressive for the photographic portrait work he was so good at. But he was also an inventor and his search for a way to project moving pictures became an obsession that ultimately changed the life of all those he loved.
Cynthia O'Neil enters a haunted asylum known as the Madison Seminary in search of her father who went missing in the asylum while shooting a reality television show.
Inside a magical box, a woman finds a chance to revisit a crucial moment in her childhood.
A withering craftsman caters to the requests of iron ore. He breathes life into them as he listens to their wishes. His most prominent creation, a traveling box, wanders the landscape, following railroad tracks, collecting the memories of people. In this harsh world, life is dwindling and the craftsman designs machines to assist life, even that of a tree. The craftsman is more than a creator as he helps maintain the machines. As his life dwindles, so do the lives of these machines.
A little boy unknowingly releases something perilous from within an ancient box.
In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other... or can be made to have seemed to do so!
Aspiring toy designers submit their inventions to a series of tests and a panel of kid judges as they compete to work with Mattel.
Out of the Box is a Disney Channel TV series that takes place in a playhouse made entirely of cardboard boxes, where two hosts, Tony James and Vivian McLaughlin Bayubay, make crafts, sing songs, and act out plays. Two special episodes were released on VHS by Walt Disney Home Video, Out of the Box: Trick or Treat, and Out of the Box: Happy Holidays. Trick or Treat is also available on the DVD entitled Rolie Polie Olie: A Spookie Ookie Halloween. The series was created and executive produced by Douglas Love and was based on his series of books from HarperCollins. Three seasons were filmed at Kaufman Astoria Studios in New York City. The series earned three Parents' Choice Awards for excellence in television and an Emmy nomination.
The Crayon Box is an American children's TV series that was aired in syndication from 1997 to 1998, based on a poem by Shane DeRolf. The show followed Bananas in Pajamas as part of a 30-minute double-show, with each show being 15 minutes. The show's tagline was "A Good Show Helping to Build Great Kids". There were many characters beside the crayon characters, that were both live-action puppets, and cartoon. The series was produced by Chiodo Bros. Productions, Sunbow Entertainment, Random House and PolyGram Television and its double-program was produced by Sachs Family Entertainment. In Canada, it was shown on YTV.
The Box is an Irish quiz show presented by Keith Duffy. It was first broadcast on TV3 on 9 October 2006 and aired for one series until 27 October 2006. The Box was described as a reality quiz show where the contestants had to live in an isolated glass box in the middle of Dublin. During the day the two contestants worked together to build up a pot of money and every night they battled against each other to see who got to keep the money.
The Box was an Australian soap opera that ran on ATV-0 from 11 February 1974 until 11 October 1977 and on Network Ten affiliates around Australia. The Box was produced by Crawford Productions who at the time was having great success producing police procedural television series in Australia. The Box was Crawford's first soap opera, and was launched as a reaction to the enormous success of adult soap opera Number 96. The Box was a drama set in fictional television station UCV-12. It featured elements that satirised the Australian television industry. Characters in the series were said to be modelled on Australian television figures of the day, and many self-referential elements featured. Like Number 96 the series was famous for its adult storylines, frequent nude glimpses, and sexual content.
In the Box was a 30 minute preschoolers' television program which aired in Australia on Network Ten at 8:30 am to 9:00 am, from Monday to Friday. It first aired on 21 December 1998. It was latterly hosted by Brett Annable, Tracey Fleming and Bop, their resident puppet. Previous hosts included Craig McMahon and Dominique McMahon. The show featured varied content. However, there were certain events that would take place during each episode. These included a 'delivery', in which the hosts received a box of items to do an activity with, a visit from two different children each day, and the good-bye song. Some episodes had a particular theme such as baking or time travel. During each episode, Brett, Tracey and Bop sang a variety of songs which appealed to the young target audience. These included Simon Says, Follow the Leader and Washy Washy. Before the show was aired, it replaced the show The Music Shop. In the Box was replaced on 21 December 2006 by Puzzle Play.
Inside the Box is a Canadian game show which debuted in 2006 on the cable network TVtropolis, and was syndicated in the United States by Program Partners in the 2008 television season. In the show, 3 contestants compete for a chance to win up to $10,000 by trying to guess television shows, characters, or actors by asking the other contestants yes or no questions related to the subject. The show ran for two seasons, ending in 2007. But it went in reruns shortly after. The series was created by Michael Geddes and Christopher Geddes of Lone Eagle Entertainment in Toronto and is hosted by hosted by actor/comedian Sam Kalilieh. The two were also producers of two other game shows, Game On and You Bet Your Ass.
The Selection Box was a talent search reality TV show produced by Adare Productions for RTÉ. It was directed by Brian Reddin and Brian Graham. It was broadcast on Network 2 in 2001. It was produced to find a new presenter for a new Network 2 show called The Fame Game. Caroline Morahan was the eventual winner who went on to present The Fame Game, while in 2007 the runner up, Karen Koster, began working on TV3's Xposé. The Selection Box hosted an open audition in the RDS in 2001 in a search for a new TV presenter. A selection of these would-be presenters would then be sent on to a judging panel who would then bring them on to bootcamp. 2001 saw a wide range of reality TV shows in production. This was RTÉ's second talent search show having produced Popstars one year earlier. It had had success with its other reality task based TV show Treasure Island.
The Idiot Box is an American sketch comedy television series created by Alex Winter, Tom Stern and Tim Burns, which ran on MTV from 1990-1991. After the success of Bill & Ted, MTV hired Winter, Stern, and Burns to develop a half-hour sketch comedy show for the network. As the channel was still strictly music-oriented at the time, The Idiot Box was mainly a showcase for popular music videos, but with a series of sketches, fake commercials, and parodies shown in between. Therefore, although an episode ran 30 minutes, there were only 7 to 11 minutes worth of sketches. Inspired heavily by the likes of MAD Magazine and Monty Python's Flying Circus, the humor in The Idiot Box was rooted in absurdity and violent slapstick, often in the form of television and movie parodies and commercials for fake television shows. Each episode would end with a recap by the Max Headroom-esque VOTAR, "the future of television announcing", as he would criticize each of the sketches in the episode and occasionally quote lines from New Wave songs. Although the show was a hit for the channel, Winter, Stern, and Burns chose to cease production after six episodes and instead accepted a high-paying deal with 20th Century Fox to write and direct their own feature film. The result was 1993's Freaked, which featured the same brand of humor as The Idiot Box.
The Music Box was a 1957 television variety show by Associated-Rediffusion, produced by Jack Hylton. The half-hour series featured a variety of singers, novelty acts, dancers and musicians. Unlike most programming by Associated-Rediffusion, the series survives in its entirety. It has yet to appear on home video.
Couples search for nontraditional structures to convert into homes.
The Magic Make-Up Box is a 2003 children's television show produced in India and aired on Zee TV channel. The series features a young boy name Abhay who with the help of his friends discover a magical make-up box that helps him transform into any character, whether it is from a past, present, or future.
Life Beyond the Box: Margo Leadbetter is a 2003 BBC Television comedy docudrama telling the life of Margo Leadbetter from The Good Life.