Saw a couple of the more obscure films on the list. “Princess Mononke” was an example of Japanese anime that was actually pretty good. A film about a struggle between humans, forest spirits, and demons, the animation was first rate. my son liked it a bit more than i did but it wasn’t a waste of time and it broadened my horizons. Sam had seen some of the directors work on the Cartoon Channel and i will watch some of his other DVD’s. “The World of Apu” was the last of a trilogy by Indian director Satyajit Ray, the first indian director to find commercial �and artistic success in the west. it is the story of the life of an impoverished Brahmin living his life in Calcutta. Ray is a great visual stylist and the film is beautiful. it is glacial in its pace and while i loved it, trudy did not. it interested me enough to see the first two films in the trilogy which I also liked.