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Vestron Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 744 works in 1,354 publications in 3 languages and 30,674 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  Musical films  Documentary television programs  Film adaptations  Children's films  History  Biography  Science television programs  Fantasy films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Copyright holder, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Vestron Video (Firm)
Incredible human machine( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a variety of different photographic techniques, the program takes the viewer on a tour of the human body
Dirty dancing by Emile Ardolino( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and French and held by 549 WorldCat member 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
The dead by James Joyce( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member 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
Platoon by Oliver Stone( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seen through the eyes of a young college drop-out, the Vietnam war is a deadly nightmare--whether fighting the Vietcong, or struggling with a platoon's allegiance divided between its own sergeants
Rain forest by David Hughes( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visits the rain forests of Costa Rica to look at the animal life found there. Warns of the wonders to be lost on a world scale if human encroachment of the world's rain forests continues
Secrets of the Titanic( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and English and held by 419 WorldCat member 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
Sharks by Nicolas Noxon( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member 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 by Nicolas Noxon( Visual )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on whales, including information on their anatomy, communication and migration patterns
The Explorers a century of discovery by -( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 100 years of explorations participated in or chronicled by the National Geographic Society, with segments on Richard E. Byrd, Diane Fossey, Jane Goodall, Robert Peary, Jacques Cousteau, Robert Ballard, and others
Egypt quest for eternity by Miriam Birch( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member 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 )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member 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
Land of the tiger by Mei guo guo jia di li xue hui( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member 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
The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe by C. S Lewis( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of two brothers and two sisters who cross through an enchanted wardrobe closet into the magical world of Narnia
Save the panda by Miriam Birch( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows two scientists, one American and the other Chinese, as they trek through a Chinese nature preserve in search of giant pandas
Among the wild chimpanzees by Barbara Jampel( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1960 Jane Goodall set out for Tanzania's remote Gombe Stream Game Reserve to study the behavior of man's closest living relative, the chimpanzee. With dedication and perserverance she earned the trust of a wild chimp community, and gradually they revealed their individual personalities and the rich tapestry of their daily life
Gorilla by National Geographic Society (U.S.)( Visual )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calls attention to the plight of the gorilla, which is on the verge of extinction. Profiles a zookeeper, a research scientist, a research psychologist, a writer-photographer, and a husband and wife team working on the mountain gorilla project. Film footage demonstrates the animals' intelligence, humanlike qualities, and the effects of their exploitation by humans
Yukon passage( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about four young men who retrace the passage of oldtime prospectors who flocked to the gold-rich Klondike in 1897-98
Living treasures of Japan by The National Geographic Society( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrated by Jose Ferrer, this documentary examines the "living treaures", the master craftsmen, of Japan. This program takes you into the homes and workshops of these remarkable people charged with exhibiting their works and teaching their artistry to apprentices
Young guns by Christopher Cain( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Billy the Kid and his gang as they move from prairie trash to demi-gods
Jerusalem within these walls by National Geographic Society (U.S.)( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kaleidoscope view of the Jerusalem's Old City and its people of different cultures and faiths who live side by side in a fragile peace. Visits some of the world's most venerated shrines, belonging to three major religions
 
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Alternative Names
Vestron (Firm)

Languages
English (105)

Spanish (3)

French (1)