Creation 1989

A music conductor, and family man, gets involved in a tragic accident. Luckily the operating surgeon has developed a pioneering medical solution. Loosely based on Roald Dahl's short story “William And Mary”.

Dangerous Stories 1988

Three stories with horror and science fiction elements. 1st episode: "The Curse of Tutankhamen" (Tsutankâmen no noroï) by Kazuyuki Izutsu. With Naoto Takenaka. Two clans of Yakuza clash in a bar. 2nd episode: "They came back, tonight too" (Yatsura wa konya mo yattekita) by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. With Renji Ishibashi. A polar writer is pursued by two mysterious mountebanks. 3rd episode: "I want to come back to this day" (Ano hi ni kaeritai) by Banmei Takahashi. With Toshiyuki Nagashima. A couple who robbed a bank decides to separate to escape the police.

Environment 1971

Inspired in part by the Irwin Allen film The Story of Mankind (1957), Environment is a featurette that is a cross between a Pirandello play, a science fiction film by Edward D. Wood Jr., and a mundane scientific documentary. The premise is that five individuals from one community, Eagle Valley, are abducted by aliens who then put them on trail for environmental crimes as typical representatives of the human race. Environment was primarily shown in high schools to stimulate discussion on the balance of nature, pollution, and human consumption.

Nineteen 1987

Set in Tokyo in 1998, three 19-year-old time patrollers are dispatched to take part in time travelling vampire hunting.

The Orbitrons 1990

An unsuspecting Earthling encounters visitors from a distant planet whose sexually charged society features dominant females and subservient males.

Ariel Deluxe 1991

Those incompetent aliens are still plotting to conquer the Earth! The only obstacle in their path is the giant, feminine robot ARIEL! But the young pilots have lives of their own... When Kazumi receives a mysterious love letter from a secret admirer, should she cancel her first date just to save the Earth?

The Unlimited Dream Company 1983

An experimental documentary portrait of author J.G. Ballard. Ballard speaks about his life and work, and submits to a lengthy personality questionnaire; these sections are intercut with surrealist scenes inspired by Ballard's fiction, centering on a downed pilot wandering through various landscapes.

Lucid

Socially isolated dream-programmer Norman is desperately and secretly in love with his new boss, Claudia. When promoted to program a dream for a high profile client, Norman inadvertently bungles the operation and is forced to share his own fantasy dream involving Claudia. When the lines between dream and reality begin to blur, Norman questions if he is in fact dreaming or is stuck in his client's dream.

Memoria 1978

The particular storyline concerns memory, specifically the transference of chief scientist Professor Ulop’s memories to a mentally vacant physical subject. Considering this is a banal idea, and more-or-less certain to go horribly wrong (the alternative atavistic title Beasts Shouldn’t Look in the Mirror hints how), the visuals had better be good if this story is to keep the audience’s interest. And against expectations they actually are.

Khateeat Malak 1979

This vexing piece of 1970s psychedelia manages to make Heaven look like the interior of a starship, where vaguely STAR TREK-inspired viewing screens and uniforms, as well as choreographed dance routines, are all the rage. With the head angel outraged after viewing a compilation of scenes of (remarkably innocent-looking) human excess on Earth, blue-eyed Husayn Fahmi - frequently cast as something of an otherworldly enigma in Egyptian movies - gets to observe humanity at first hand, becoming embroiled in organised crime and murder but nevertheless concluding that humankind (not to mention fallen angels like himself) are still worthy of redemption.