WorldCat Identities

Janus Films

Works: 1,046 works in 3,922 publications in 8 languages and 212,494 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Children's films  Detective and mystery films  Biographical films  History  Documentary films  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Distributor, fds, prn, Producer, pre
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Janus Films
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

80 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this sly companion piece to Yojimbo, the jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of young warriors weed out their clan's evil influences, and in the process turns their image of a 'proper' samurai on its ear"--Container
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

23 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 2,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murder of a man and the rape of his wife in a forest grove, seen from four different perspectives. Akira Kurosawa's meditation on the nature of "truth" transformed narrative cinema as we know it
Lord of the flies by Peter Brook( Visual )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty English schoolboys are stranded on an uncharted island at the start of the "next" war. With no adults present, they quickly turn into savages
M by Joseph Losey( Visual )

26 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in German and English and held by 1,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a drama based on the actual case of the Dusseldorf murderer recounting the hunt by the law and the underworld for a psychopathic murderer of young girls
Orfeu negro Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( Visual )

33 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in Portuguese and English and held by 1,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice set against the colorful background of the carnival in Rio de Janiero. With its magnificent color photography and lively soundtrack, this film brought the infectious bossa nova beat to the United States
Smultronstället Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

29 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in Swedish and English and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows an aged doctor's journey through a compelling landscape of dream and memory as he travels to receive an honorary degree. Haunting flashbacks and incidents along the way force him to confront his life and its failings
Grey Gardens by David Maysles( Visual )

12 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the everyday lives of two reclusive upper class women, a mother and daughter both named Edith Beale, who lived in poverty in a derelict mansion in East Hampton, New York. After Grey Gardens spawned everything from a midnight-movie cult following to a Broadway musical to an upcoming Hollywood adaptation, the filmmakers in 2006 went back to their vaults to create a tribute to both the Beale women and their legion of fans. This edition includes the original 1975 documentary, Grey Gardens, along with the 2006 documentary, Beales of Grey Gardens
Nuit et brouillard Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

10 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in French and English and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ce film, réalisé à l'aide de documentation photographique, évoque l'horreur des camps de concentration nazis pendant la dernière guerre mondiale"
8 1/2 by Federico Fellini( Visual )

13 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guido est cinéaste. En panne d'inspiration, il se réfugie alternativement dans une cure thermale, dans ses souvenirs d'enfance, dans des problèmes sentimentaux passablement confus entre sa femme Luisa et sa maîtressse Carla, ou encore dans le rêve, avec Claudia. La ronde finale emportera tout ce monde sans que le problème soit vraiment résolu
Le ballon rouge = The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse( Visual )

24 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Red balloon (34 min.) describes a little boy's friendship with a magical red balloon as they have adventures in the streets of Paris. The boy must save the balloon, however, from a gang of urchins who want to destroy it. White Mane (38 min.) tells the story about a boy in the south of France who wins the friendship of a proud wild stallion and together they escape into the sea from the attacks of ranchers
L'avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

24 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in Italian and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about the search for woman who goes missing while on a yacht cruise off the coast of Sicily. Her boyfriend and best friend end up finding each other instead
La règle du jeu by Jean Renoir( Visual )

26 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in French and English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cloaked in a comedy of manners, this scathing critique of corrupt French society is about a weekend hunting party at which amorous escapades abound among the aristocratic guests, which are also mirrored by the activities of the servants downstairs
Beauty and the beast by Nancy Schimmel( Visual )

17 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in French and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A restoration of the original 1946 French film, telling the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( Visual )

35 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in French and English and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tortured and lonely twelve-year-old boy faces a life of crime unless he can discover his own inner strength
The third man by Carol Reed( Visual )

14 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-World War II Vienna sets the scene for this tense thriller about an American novelist who comes to Europe for what he thinks is the funeral of an old friend and finds himself entangled in a spiralling web of international intrigue
La passion de Jeanne d'Arc = Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

15 editions published between 1928 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En Rouen, 1431, tiene lugar el proceso contra Juana, una joven de diecinueve años que asegura ser envíada de Dios para salvar Francia. En la sala del Tribunal se enfrenta a una cohorte de teólogos y jueces que la interrogan sobre sus visiones de San Miguel. Preguntada acerca de su atuendo masculino, responde que se lo quitará cuando haya cumplido su misión
King Lear by Laurence Olivier( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power
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Audience level: 0.29 (from 0.18 for Beauty and ... to 0.35 for M ...)

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RashōmonLord of the fliesMSmultronstället Wild strawberries8 1/2Le ballon rouge = The Red BalloonBeauty and the beastThe third manLa passion de Jeanne d'Arc = Passion of Joan of Arc