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1. A Ceasefire Is Declared For Europe, Also Known As V-E Day

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - May 8!

2. Attack in The Pacific

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Movie channel proudly presents - Attack in The Pacific - The story of the naval campaign in the Pacific, as the US navy battles japan during WWII for supremacy of the sea!

3. Battle of Midway

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Movie channel proudly presents - The Battle of Midway - part of the Frank capra series - “Why we Fight“. The short film shows actual footage of the naval battle that changed the course of WWII.

4. Betty Boop - A Language all my Own

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents - a classic Betty Boop cartoon called A Language All My Own. You see, Betty is so popular, she's known all over the world. So, she hops in a plane and flies off to japan - to sing a boop boop be doop song - in japanese. I am not kidding, Betty Boop gets in a kimono and does a japanese rendition of a song and dance routine. This one's a hoot.

5. Bull Halsey Leads US Naval Forces To Victory In The Battle Of Midway

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - June 7!

6. Burma Road Finally Cleared

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - January 30!

7. Chiang Kai Shek Flees To Formosa

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - December 9!

8. Chinese Connection

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Classic TV channel proudly presents The Chinese Connection - starring Bruce Lee as Chen Zhen, a martial arts student who seeks revenge on those responsible for his master's death. The Chinese martial arts school is at war with the japanese school - lots of incredible action from the master himself.

9. Daffy Duck - Ducktators

Description: In this bizarre cartoon, Hitler, Musselini, and Tojo are all lampooned in this wartime era animation. (I think the US gov't funded part of it, if not all of it). WARNING: Racial stereotyping abounds in this weird duck tale from the days of yore. We present it as a piece of history.

10. December 7th, 1941

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Movie channel proudly presents - December 7th, 1941 - The story of Pearl Harbor. Contains rhetoric about the japanese that might be deemed offensive. Our apologies - we present it as a piece of history.

11. Drunken Angel

Description: This is a classic movie - by perhaps the greatest filmmaker of all time, Akira Kurosawa. Dr. Sanada, played by Takashi Shimura (the leader in Seven Samurai), treats a petty criminal named Matsunaga (Toshiro Mifune) with tuberculosis, and tries to get him to work at treating his disease (stop drinking, smoking, get some rest, etc.) Meanwhile, another gangster gets out of prison and a feud breaks out between rival factions. A cool look at the underworld in japan in post WWII, and the courage of a poor doctor, who is trying to cure another human, even if he is a criminal. We regret that the subtitles are difficult to read - but the story is pretty easy to follow.

12. Floating Weeds - Ukigusa

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents - Floating Weeds or Ukigusa which is the roginal japanese title. This is one of acclaimed director Yasujiro Ozu's finest works. It tells the wonderful story of Komajuro Arashi, an aging master of a travelling Kabuke troupe that is hits the skids in a small japanese towns. (or to coin a phrase from This is Spinal Tap - their appeal is becoming more selective). Master Komajuro wants to see his son, who has grown up since his last visit a decade ago and his aging mistress, Sumiko. Of course this angers his current flame, the top actress of the show. Like many a spurned women, she seeks vengence and the results are disastrous. This is a great story from one of the best directors of all time and while many people might prefer Ozu's Tokyo Monogatari, Floating Weeds is my personal favorite.

13. French Forces Crack Down On Hanoi

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - December 20!

14. Germans Use Poison Gas In WWI

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - April 22!

15. Halloween ScreamFest 2008

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents the 9th annual Halloween ScreamFest. Time again for another Streaming, Screaming Halloween Film Festival! If you enjoy horror films, scary tv shows, or videos of weird psychic phenomena of of the unknown - we got some mean and nasty witches, a myriad of monsters, and a voluminous viscous vat of vapid vampires. A Zillion Zombies? Not quite a zillion maybe, but they are good ones. We rattled some skeletons in the closet and pulled out the Preview Trailer from the debut ScreamFest in 2000. We made a Top 10 Viewer's Choice, a Silent Horror Classics video library, and over 30 suggested titles, which are displayed randomly as images on the top right banner. (refresh the page, another suggestion via a roll of the dice. Here's more suggestions - Ouija Board episode from One Step Beyond, Beverly Hillbilies Trick or Treat, or take in some Casper the Friendly Ghost.,

16. Happy Birthday Akira Kurosawa

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel presents - This Day in Hollywood - March 23th!

17. Happy Birthday Olivia De Havilland

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in Hollywood - July 1st!

18. Hollywood Capers

Description: In this cartoon, Beans, from The Boston Beans tries to crash into a Hollywood studio. Well - he sneaks in and causes a lot of trouble. Cool cartoons of Hollywood greats!

19. Japan Surrenders

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - September 2!

20. Japan's First Bullet Train Breaks Speed Records During Trial Run

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - April 11!

21. Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - December 7!

22. Japanese Pilots Ordered To Perform Suicidal Kamikaze Attacks

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - January 5!

23. Jimmy Doolittle's Raiders Bomb Tokyo, Japan

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - April 18!

24. John Baird Demonstrates A Television Machine

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - January 27!

25. Kwaidan - Black Hair

Description: Kwaidan is a spooky classic from japan. The 1964 film offers four short horror stories. In the first story -Black Hair, a struggling Samurai leaves his wife to marry a rich man's daughter. Years later, disappointed and dejected - he returns to his wife to make amends. What a reunion!

26. Kwaidan - Hoichi the Earless

Description: Kwaidan is a spooky classic from japan. The 1964 film offers four short horror stories. In the third story -Hoichi the Earless, follow the story of a blind Biwa player and his mystical journey into the spirit world. Hoichi has some wild visions as he entertains the tortured souls of a clan of Samurai warriors with his gift of musical skills. This story is so cool.... trust me, you need to see this. Be prepared for slower pacing... and be patient as you fall into Hoichi's mystical world. Also of note - if Takashi Shimura who plays the head priest looks familiar, well... he should. He starred in Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai as their leader and strategist.

27. Kwaidan - In A Cup of Tea

Description: Kwaidan is a spooky classic from japan. The 1964 film offers four short horror stories. This page features the fourth and final story of the movie and is called A Cup of Tea. A man pours himself a cup, and sees a man's reflection in the water smiling back at him. He dumps it out several times, but eventually drinks it all up. Hmmm... not a good idea, as it seems he may have quaffed the man's soul in the process.

28. Kwaidan - Woman of the Snow

Description: Kwaidan is a spooky classic from japan. The 1964 film offers four short horror stories. In the second story shown on this page -The Woman of the Snow, a man has an other worldly experience when he watches a strange spirit woman arrive in snow storm and breathe ice on his friend.... (really nice blue lips too). The friend dies from freezing to death. She tells him never to reveal the tale to anyone. And then the story gets really weird. Cool stuff!

29. Marines at Tarawa - Return to Guam

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Movie channel proudly presents Marines at Tarawa / Return to Guam - The story of U.S. Marines taking Tarawa and the capturing Guam. During WWII, Guam was occupied by the japanese and very heavily defended. WARNING: The film contains some disturbing footage of war atrocities.

30. Michael Jackson Begins His World Tour In Japan

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - March 22!

31. Mountbatten Killed By I.R.A. Bomb

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - August 27!

32. New Age Japanese Aerobics

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents another bizarre short video clip. This little gem shows an old japanese gym of shorts - where the corporate boys from Tokyo go to blow off some steam and shake things up. You will see all kinds of whacky vibrating and shaking machines that only a real mover and shaker might enjoy. Also - a terrific shot of a guy with a beautiful and colorful full body tattoo in one of these vibrating contraptions. It looks like the tattoo is talking to you. The fellow on the pedal bike is a riot too.

33. New Japanese Constitution Is Enacted

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - May 3!

34. Once Before I Die

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Movie channel proudly presents Once Before I Die - a war time romantic tragedy with Ursula Andress and John Derek. A US calvary unit stationed in the Phillipines during WWII are caught off guard after Pearl Harbor as the japanese invade.

35. Pope John XXIII Opens The Ecumenical Council

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - October 11!

36. Samurai One - Musashi Miyamoto

Description: Samurai 1, also known as Musashi Miyamoto, is the first part in the epic trilogy by legendary japanese film director Hiroshi Inagaki. The village wild man, Takezo grows up and learns the way of the Samurai and eventually becomes - Musashi Miyamoto, the greatest Samurai warrior in japan. Meanwhile, Takezo's best friend, Matahachi makes some bad decisions that ruin his life. At one time he was betrothed to the lovely Otsu, but he ends up marrying a nasty witch named Oko and his life becomes hell. This is part one - the rest of the trilogy will be available soon!

37. Samurai Three - Duel at Ganryu Island

Description: The incredible Samurai trilogy from Hiroshi Inagaki continues - with part three... Duel At Ganryu Island. This epic drama of japan's legendary samurai warrior Miyamoto Musashi, played by Toshir? Mifune. We suggest you watch Samurai Part I and Samurai Part II before viewing the third movie in this epic masterpiece of understated elegance.

38. Samurai Two - Duel at Ichijoji Temple

Description: The incredible Samurai trilogy from Hiroshi Inagaki continues - with part two... Duel At Ichijoji Temple. Compared to part one, which didn't offer much in the way of martial arts action - part two is chocked full of saber rattling, Samurai swashbucklers! The final scene were Musashi takes on eighty guys is one of the greatest fight scenes ever shot on film. (use the rice paddies Musashi, and you might have a chance).

39. Seven Samurai

Description: Epic Kurosawa tale and the inspiration for the Hollywood classic - The Magnificent Seven. A small farming village is about to be overun with bandits - so they hire seven brave Samurai warriors to help them.

40. Singapore Falls To Japan

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - February 15!

41. Street Fighter, The

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents - The Street Fighter (Gekitotsu! Satsujin Ken) starring Sonny Chiba. Originally released in 1974 - this is one of the most graphically violent martial arts films ever made, and as such - it is NOT for kids. The violence is over the top - in fact, when the movie was first released, it received an X rating, even though there is no course language or nudity. This is the cut version - which tones down the violence a wee bit, and and received an R rating.

42. Superman - Eleventh Hour

Description: LikeTelevision™ is proud to present the first cartoon series based on Superman, created by Dave and Max Fleischer, who also created most of the great Popeye cartoons! There's a sabateur in japan destroying key military installations. And guess what - it's Superman - in his role as WWII saboteur!

43. Superman - Japoteurs

Description: LikeTelevision™ is proud to present the first cartoon series based on Superman, created by Dave and Max Fleischer, who also created most of the great Popeye cartoons! Japoteurs, a group of japanese saboteurs causing trouble in the U.S., captures a monster secret bomber and starts dropping bombs on the air base. And Lois is on board the rogue airplane! Looks like a job for Superman! (warning: idiotic and racist at times - presented as a piece of history)

44. The First Atomic Bomb Is Detonated

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - July 16!

45. The Flying Tigers Are Born

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - March 21!

46. The U.S. Drops An Atomic Bomb On Hiroshima, Japan

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - August 6!

47. The U.S. Marines Land On Guadalcanal

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - August 7!

48. The Worst Quake In Modern Times Rocked Japan

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - July 28!

49. Throne of Blood

Description: Classic Kurosawa tale of ambition, power, and fate. Two Samurai warriors (Washiza and Miki) encounter an evil spirit in the Cobweb Forest who sees the future. She tells them of their rise to power and how ambition will guide their actions. The film draws from Shakespeare's Macbeth - but the setting is feudal japan. Like Lady Macbeth, Washiza's wife has a difficult time washing that darn blood off her hands.

Starring Toshir? Mifune as Washiza, the trusted Samurai hero and protector of a group of powerful leaders who control the Cobweb Castle, and several other forts and castles An evil spirit's prophesy guides his actions and he kills the top Lord and usurps his power - only to be replaced by equally ambitious men.

Set in Feudal japan - Two Samurai heros turn on their Lords and gain power. Did you know that Kurosawa films like this created the inspiration for films like The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Yojimbo) and Star Wars (Hidden Fortress) Watch this clip for more Kurosawa background info!

50. U.S. Flag Is Raised At Iwo Jima

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - February 23!

51. Ugetsu

Description: LikeTelevision™ proudly presents director Kenji Mizoguchi's 1953 classic tale of greed and ambition called Ugetsu (a.k.a. Ugetsu monogatari). This film features many of the same actors in Kurosawa's epic, Rashomon from 1950 - and also offers a story line that reminds one of the first tale from Kwaidan called Black Hair.

52. War Comes to America

Description: War Comes to America, part 7 of the WWII documentary series called Why We Fight. The films were directed by great Frank Capra, best known for his classic feel good movies, It's a Wonderful Life (w/ Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed) and Meet John Doe (w/ Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper).

53. Yalta Conference Ends

Description: The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day In History - February 11!

54. Yojimbo - The Bodyguard

Description: Starring Toshiro Mifune as Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the Ronin, or landless Samurai who comes to a crossroad that leads him to the town where feuding gangsters vie for control. Sanjuro plots to pit the gangsters against each other and free the people. Lots of terrific swordplay!

55. You Asked For It - Episode seven

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Classic TV channel proudly presents You Asked For It!, Television's Greatest Request Show. This episode features a man that catches a bullet in his teeth, a real Hurdy Gurdy man - complete with organ grinder and monkey, some very cool live radio Foley masters, a pair of japanese Kendo fighters, and some funny clowns on ice skates who tour with The Ice Follies, circa 1952!

56. You Asked For It - Episode two

Description: The LikeTelevision™ Classic TV channel proudly presents You Asked For It!, Television's Greatest Request Show. This episode features a different host, Jack Smith. Lots of funky shorts including a handicapped cowhand, perfume factory and a daredevil chimp!


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