The Story based on the life of Emma Eliza Coe, whose strength and cunning staved off the colonial struggle involving the United States, Great Britain and Germany while she built her own empire. Emma's father, the first consul in Samoa, taught his daughter at an early age, the bitter truth about the fickleness of men.
'Marvellous Melbourne' is a compilation of a series of films that Higgins and Spencer made about aspects of everyday life in the city and premiered at Wirth’s Olympia in Melbourne on 22 November 1910. The footage, with its camera angles, static shots, dollies and steady pans across the city, illustrates the beauty and many attractions of the city of Melbourne and is an important visual record of Melbourne’s history. According to the National Film and Sound Archive database, this is the "oldest surviving complete documentary film on Melbourne". Cozens Spencer, a Londoner, moved to Australia in 1905 and successfully exhibited films throughout the country. In 1908, Spencer formed a production unit (Spencers Pictures) with the cameraman Ernest Higgins, and made a number of short actuality films, this being one example. Spencer later went on to produce feature films, some with director Raymond Longford. Source: Australian Screen Online.
A competition between black magicians Anggoro (Johny Indo) and Lestari (Suzanna) results in Lestari being banished into the woods with a broken body. After he brother's death, she becomes suicidal until she runs across Ki Jagasatru (Clift Sangra), who comes from the South Seas with a recipe for revenge.
Based on the story of Nyi Roro Kidul, the ruler of the south sea, her favourite daughter wants to live on land by incarnating as a carp. The fish is found by Komar, a poor farmer who lives with his mother. Ship owner and black magic disciple, Darsi has long wanted to marry Komar, but Komar chooses to marry the fish. Darsi intends to destroy both of them with her black magic until finally, Nyi Roro Kidul intervenes to save them.
Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas, she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.
Emma: Queen of the South Seas is a 1988 mini series based on the life of Emma Forsayth. The budget was $5.5 million.