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Old Surehand II – A Short Video

October 18th, 2009


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Old Shatterhand enters a boardinghouse while stopping in Jefferson City, and starts listening to the stories being told by the patrons there. The yarn these Men of the West spin brings to life evildoers like Canada Bill, the Black Captain, and the Count of Rodriganda, but at the same time also recounts the brave deeds of the likes of Old Shatterhand, Sam Firegun, Winnetou, and even Abraham Lincoln. These stories, which make up the major part of the book, tell us of cardsharps, a man risen from the dead, treacherous pirates, a “speaking” piece of leather, and a hidden treasure.

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Imaginary Journeys II – A Short Video

October 18th, 2009


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This second volume of Karl May’s short stories offers seven more tales for your enjoyment.
Winnetou and Hajji Halef Omar make their appearances in numerous adventures. These take place in the Wild West, Egypt, Iraq and at the Turkish-Persian border. Captain Frick Turnerstick, another of May’s sidekicks, makes his appearance in an adventure playing in China.
As in many of the aforementioned short stories, here too, in Layla/Leilet and Old Firehand, this prolific author did not use his well-known noms de guerre, Kara ben Nemsi and Old Shatterhand, nevertheless, all characteristics ascribed to these protagonist match those of his heroes and are told in the personal form.
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Old Surehand I – A Short Video

October 17th, 2009


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Old Surehand is the name given to one of Karl May’s foremost Wild West heroes. In these pages you discover the dramatic tale of his life, which drove him restlessly across the prairie. His encounter with Indian tribes on the warpath and his trek across the arid reaches of the Llano Estacado keep the reader spellbound. We hope that this short movie and its narrator, Victor Epp, will keep you just as enthralled.

El Sendador I – A Short Video

October 17th, 2009


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Visit the South American Continent in an exciting tale by Karl May, translated by Kince October. Imagine overhearing the following conversation …
“Pretend you’re giving him a letter of recommendation, but containing the two contracts, to Jordan. Should he be found and be shot, then the world would lose a dunderhead whose loss is no great shame. Of course the documents mustn’t bear your signature.”
At once you are involved in this tale of intrigue, here on the shores of the Rio de la Plata.
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Agnes and the Miramar Castle – A Short Video

October 17th, 2009


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Agnes’ fate is far from unique in human history. What makes it meaningful to record is the time – the twentieth century; the place – central Europe; and the until then held opinion, considering Europe to be part of the civilized world. Changes which Agnes saw in her life do not repeat often during one generation. Her early life was still spent in the Old Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, she experienced World War One, saw a new state of Czechoslovakia coming into existence, its consequent destruction by the Nazis, lived through World War Two, followed by capture of power by communists with resulting Stalin’s tyranny. Whilst life stories of prominent and important people, dictators and common criminals, are being published in the thousands, we rarely read what happens to ordinary men and women in the course of their lives. Agnes was one of them. Here for your enjoyment is a short movie in which Victor Epp narrates Agnes’ tale written by Dr. William E. Thomas.

The Son of the Bear Hunter – A Short Video

October 17th, 2009


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Fat Jemmy and Long Davy come across the young Indian Wohkadeh. He is on a mission to report to Martin, the Son of the Bear Hunter, that his father has been captured by a Sioux band. He and his are to be sacrificed at the stake in a valley at Yellowstone, where Old Shatterhand once killed three Sioux in duels. Jemmy and Davy, together with Martin, Hobble-Frank, the Bear Hunters assistant, and his servant Bob set out to liberate the Bear Hunter. On route they meet Old Shatterhand and Winnetou who join in their venture. Here for your enjoyment is a short movie in which Victor Epp narrates Herbert Windolf’s translation of Karl May’s ‘The Son of the Bear Hunter’.

Dr. JOHANN HUNCŽOVSKY – A Short Video

October 17th, 2009


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Hunczovsky’s life story is as interesting and touching the soul of contemporary people, as the account of Mozart’s fate. They both met face to face in time and space. Hunczovsky and Mozart died prematurely from diseases which are treatable at present. They both have a message to tell us. They should never be forgotten. Here for your enjoyment is a short movie preview of the book, narrated by Victor Epp.

Imaginary Journeys I – A Short Video

October 17th, 2009


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Karl May never visited the locations he wrote about, but in his imagination, in his mind’s eye, this prolific writer roamed the globe! Except for Greenland, Australia and Antarctica, his many novels and short stories take place on every continent. He researched the locations very well, where his heroes and characters, his alter egos, Old Shatterhand and Kara Ben Nemsi, and his friends, Winnetou and Hajji Halef Omar, as well as many others, some named, some unnamed, performed their various deeds. For this, he relied on travelogues and the research of people who had visited the respective areas. Some of these characters, Old Shatterhand and Winnetou, and locales, like the Wild West, North and Northeast Africa, the Pacific and the Indian Ocean, are featured in this collection of fifteen short stories. Even the prototype of Winnetou, before he was called by this name, will be found here by the name of Inn-nu-woh. Here for your enjoyment, a short move narrated by Victor Epp.

The Ghost of Llano Estacado – A Short Video

October 17th, 2009


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The Spanish name Llano Estacado, meaning Staked Plain, is part of the high plains of the United States, located west of today’s Lubbock, Texas. It covers an area of about 30,000 square miles, extending to the state of New Mexico. It is a strikingly flat and monotonous area at an elevation of between 3,000-4,000 feet. Local water-retaining depressions and washes that, due to the meager rainfall, rarely hold water occasionally break this semiarid plain. Sandstorms can cut down vision in the midst of day and scour the unwary with tiny bullets of sand. It is said that even Indians hesitated to cross this wasteland. Myth holds that the Coronado expedition planted stakes as guideposts for the return trip when it first crossed the plain westward, giving the area its name. Karl May has used the myth of the stakes as a backdrop for his story of ‘The Ghost of Llano Estacado’. Again, he assembles many of his Western heroes for new adventures and the performance of good deeds, in the process adding a few new characters. Here for your enjoyment is a short movie narrated by Victor Epp.

Along Unfamiliar Trails – A Short Video

October 17th, 2009


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‘Along Unfamiliar Trails’ follows our intrepid narrator around the world. Within these pages we are transported to reindeer tents of Lappland, the camps of the Kurds in the trackless mountains of the Ottoman Empire. We stumble across the sands of the Sahara and rest in the Beduin camps before exploring the Wild West of the American Indians. In all of these wild and wonderful places, loyal friends such as Winnetou and Hajji Halef Omar, are always at his side. Journey now through these nine short stories of adventure. Saiva tyalem, Die Boer van hat Roer, Er Raml el Helahk, Blood Feud, The Kutb, The Kys-Kaptchiji, Mary or Fatima, God will not be mocked, A Blizzard . This volume was translated by Kince October and Victor Epp has narrated this short movie clip. An Audio of this tale is also in the works.

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