Vestron Video (Firm)
Most widely held works by Vestron Video (Firm)
Incredible human machine ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 947 libraries worldwide
Using a variety of different photographic techniques, the program takes the viewer on a tour of the human body.
The dead ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 794 libraries worldwide
Details a Christmas dinner at the house of three spinster musician sisters in 1904 Dublin, attended by friends and family. Among the visitors are the sisters' nephew Gabriel Conroy and his wife Gretta. The evening's reminiscences bring up melancholy memories for Gretta about her first, long-lost love when she was a girl in rural Galway. Her recounting of this tragic love to Gabriel brings him to an epiphany: he learns the difference between mere existence and living.
Dirty dancing ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 730 libraries worldwide
The story of a summer romance in 1963. A naive 17-year-old, Baby, meets an experienced hotel dance instructor, Johnny, while she is vacationing with her parents at a resort in the Catskills.
Platoon ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 698 libraries worldwide
Platoon is the story of every soldier whose innocence was lost in the war torn jungles of Vietnam.
Secrets of the Titanic ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and English and held by 596 libraries worldwide
Armed with sophisticated equipment, Dr. Robert Ballard of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and his team of researchers become the first humans to see and photograph the Titanic since its sinking more than 70 years ago.
The Explorers a century of discovery ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 513 libraries worldwide
Presents 100 years of explorations participated in or chronicled by the National Geographic Society.
Sharks ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
Documents research underway on the variety of species of sharks, their feeding habits, sensory abilities, and behavioral oddities, and tells how th fish is wrongfully maligned. University of Maryland professor and shark enthusiast Eugenie Clark takes the viewer along on her underwater explorations and to Japan to witness cultural ceremonies that attend the shark fishing season.
The Great whales ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
A documentary on whales, including information on their anatomy, communication and migration patterns.
Egypt, quest for eternity ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
Host E.G. Marshall looks at the ancient Egyptians who spent their whole lifetime preparing for life after death. Shows how the monuments and temples they left behind celebrate the power and mystery of their civilization. Highlights the works of Ramses.
African wildlife ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 485 libraries worldwide
Filmed in Namibia's Etosha National Park over the course of two years, this film captures extraordinary close-ups of animal behavior: a wildebeest giving birth, a zebra mother successfully defending her foal from the swift attack of a cheetah, and a young springbuck alerting his herd to the presence of a predator with stiff-legged leaps.
Rain forest ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
Showcases the rare beauty and rich variety of plant and animal life found in a Costa Rican rain forest. Also examines the impact of man's exploitation of the rain forest on this fragile ecosystem.
Land of the tiger ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
Filmed in India, this film gives an intimate portrait of the tiger--showing it stalking and catching a deer, confronting crocodiles, and a female tiger nursing her young cubs.
Young guns ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 libraries worldwide
The year is 1878, Lincoln County. John Tunstall, a British ranchowner, hires six rebellious boys as "regulators" to protect his ranch against the ruthless Santa Fe Ring. When Tunstall is killed in an ambush, the Regulators, declare war on the Ring. As their vendetta turns into a bloody rampage, they are branded outlaws, becoming the objects of the largest manhunt in Western history.
Save the panda ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 405 libraries worldwide
Follows two scientists, one American and the other Chinese, as they trek through a Chinese nature preserve in search of giant pandas.
Jerusalem within these walls ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
A kaleidoscopic view of Jerusalem and its people as they are today--the remarkable outcome of 3,000 years of history, hope, and faith.
The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
The adventures of two brothers and two sisters who cross through an enchanted wardrobe closet into the magical world of Narnia.
Atocha, quest for treasure ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
After a 16-year search, Mel Fisher finds many of the riches from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha that sank off the coast of Key West in 1622.
Australia's improbable animals ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
Explore the distant island continent in search of strange and curious creatures.
A Child's Christmas in Wales ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
We journey back in time to join Geraint in his exploits and adventures in the small Welsh village, sharing enchanting moments of humor, sadness and magic as he tells his grandson of Christmas past.
Living treasures of Japan ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
Profiles nine artisans and performing artists who are recognized by law as "holders of important intangible cultural properties" and are charged with publicly exhibiting their works and teaching their artistry to apprentices. Pays visits to a potter, doll sculptor, puppeteer, papermaker, koto musician, swordmaker, textile weaver and dyer, kabuki theater actor, and bellmaker.
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