A la conquete du pole/The Conquest of the Pole (1912)
DVDRip | AVI | Run time: ~30 min | XviD 640x464 ~1986 kbps avg | 460 MB
audio: neutral | MP3 2 ch ~128 Kbps | Intertitles: French | Sub: Russian
Short, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Art-house
At a gathering of the great minds of the world, it is decided to undertake an expedition to the North Pole. Professor Maboul (Georges Melies) invites his colleagues to his workshop and shows them a model of the means by which he intends to reach their goal: an amazing flying machine. Maboul leads the way to his factory, where construction of the airship is nearing completion. When the flying machine is ready, Maboul and some of the other savants depart, to the acclamation of the gathered crowd. Those who did not manage to secure a seat on the flying machine consider other means of reaching the pole; some leave by balloon, others by automobile – all meet a grim fate. Meanwhile, Maboul and his team fly through the heavens, encountering comets, planets and constellations. A lash of Scorpio’s tail almost causes the flying machine to crash. It recovers and reaches the Arctic, but does crash upon landing. Maboul and the others admire their surroundings, then set out to investigate one of the great mysteries of the region: the Giant Of The Ice….