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Vestron Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 782 works in 1,324 publications in 2 languages and 29,100 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Western films  Historical films  Science television programs  Independent films  Nonfiction television programs 
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 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a variety of different photographic techniques, the viewer is taken on a tour of the human body
The dead by John Huston( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 486 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 481 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
Secrets of the Titanic( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and English and held by 397 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. Images from Ballard's dives are crisp and clear, as if the viewer were visiting the wreck in a glass-bottomed boat. A 20-minute feature, "Last hours of the Titanic" provides the best bonus; Ballard talks about the difficulties of locating the wreck, the mechanics of the ship's demise, and how he and his team pieced together a composite picture of the sunken ocean liner
Sharks by Nicolas Noxon( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 389 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 National Geographic Society (U.S.)( Visual )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 379 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 )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 370 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 )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 363 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
Rain forest by David Hughes( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 354 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
Land of the tiger( Visual )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 339 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
African wildlife( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 332 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
The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe by C. S Lewis( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 311 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 )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 304 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
Yukon passage by National Geographic Society (U.S.)( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows four adventurers as they travel through the frozen reaches of Canada and Alaska, along the Yukon River and into the Arctic Circle, covering 1,800 miles on foot, skis, log raft, and dogsled
Gorilla by Barbara Jampel( Visual )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 280 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, research psychologist, writer-photographer, and husband and wife team working on the mountain gorilla project. Film footage demonstrates animals' intelligence, humanlike qualities, and effects of their exploitation by humans
Jerusalem : within these walls by Miriam Birch( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member 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
Young guns by Christopher Cain( Visual )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Billy the Kid and his gang as they move from prairie trash to demi-gods
Australia's improbable animals( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the distant island continent in search of strange and curious creatures
A Beaver pond by National Geographic Video( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines a family of beavers who create and maintain a serene pond that supports an entire community of plants and animals in the Rockies
 
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