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Embassy Home Entertainment (Firm)

Overview
Works: 696 works in 1,280 publications in 4 languages and 20,185 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery films  Biographical films  War films  Romance films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Embassy Home Entertainment (Firm)
Sid and Nancy by Alex Cox( Visual )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sid & Nancy chronicles the brief, intense attachment of two of Punk's most notorious poster children, Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen
Wuthering Heights by William Wyler( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed masterpiece based on Emily Brontë's novel. Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon star as Heathcliff and Cathy whose tortured love affair is doomed to a tragic end
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard, duke of Gloucester, a self-proclaimed villain, usurps the crown from King Edward IV, and is later killed at Bosworth Field. Henry, earl of Richmond, ascends the throne as Henry VII, establishing the Tudor dynasty
The trip to Bountiful by Peter Masterson( Visual )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carrie Watts, who lives with her son and his nagging wife in a small apartment, has an overpowering desire to return to her childhood home before she dies. When the opportunity comes, she makes the trip to Bountiful, Texas on her own against the wishes of her family and against difficult odds
Pygmalion by Anthony Asquith( Visual )

9 editions published between 1938 and 1988 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The delightful story of a linguistics professor who attempts, with devastating success, to turn a Cockney flower girl into an elegant young lady of society
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in Japanese and English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is murdered, his wife is raped by a bandit. Kurosawa uses a stunning flashback technique to tell four different versions of what occurred
A chorus line by Marvin Hamlisch( Visual )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young performers audition for the chorus of a Broadway musical. The director's rigorous process brings out more than just talent from each of the dancers, including the director's former love interest
The lion in winter by Anthony Harvey( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Events take place in England at Christmas in the year 1183. The aging King Henry II must name a successor. He summons his estranged wife, Queen Eleanor of Acquitaine, and their three surviving sons. Henry also invites 18 year old King Phillip of France, brother of his mistress, Princess Alais. The interplay of these proud and powerful nobles is full of intrigue and danger
The name of the rose by Jean-Jacques Annaud( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One monk has fallen from a tower, another is found head-first in a vat of pigs' blood. Visiting Brother Sean Connery, investigating the deaths, discovers a secret library containing rare books considered lost to the world and dangerous to the Catholic faith. He must find the connection between the hidden literature and the killings before innocent people are burned at the stake
The graduate by Mike Nichols( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich recent college graduate comes of age and finds himself being led into affairs with the wife and with the daughter of his father's friend
Le ballon rouge = The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse( Visual )

4 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film presents two magical views of balloons. A young boy in Paris makes friends with a red balloon that has a mind of its own. The dreaded pincushion man spreads terror throughout balloon land by throwing his needles. Both film and cartoon are without dialogue
Victory at sea( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses live-action footage from both Allied and Axis film archives to present the American and Allied naval operations during World War II
The best years of our lives by William Wyler( Visual )

10 editions published between 1946 and 1987 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three returning WWII veterans face problems as they attempt to pick up the threads of their previous lives
Le retour de Martin Guerre = The return of Martin Guerre by Daniel Vigne( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in French and English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true medieval story, the film revolves around the suspenseful unraveling of the identity of the title character, Martin Guerre, who has disappeared as a young husband and resumes his marriage years later. He's accused of being an imposter, a trial is held, and in a tension-filled courtroom the situation is resolved
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in Japanese and English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years, a 16th century Japan farm village has been constantly at the mercy of bandits. Anticipating a raid, the community hires professional warriors for protection
John Boorman's The emerald forest by John Boorman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Multiple languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Markham, an engineer, returns to the Amazon year after year searching for his son who had disappeared into the jungle. After ten years of searching, Markham finds the man that had once been his boy, but now is a warrior from a different world
The little foxes by Lillian Hellman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regina Giddens is a woman who will stop at nothing to outwit her brothers in running the family business, even if it means sacrificing the health of her husband or the love of her young daughter
Silkwood by Mike Nichols( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about an Oklahoma woman who becomes contaminated with plutonium at her job; based on a true story
The Cotton Club by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Dixie Dwyer's hands a trumpet became more than a horn and a girl became more than a women. He was the only man who could walk the violent line between music and the mob. Then one night, in the Cotton Club, he discovered Vera Cicero and suddenly his life became even hotter than his music
 
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