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Paramount Home Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,786 works in 3,524 publications in 4 languages and 119,282 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Western films  Gangster films  Detective and mystery films  Crime films  Documentary television programs  Film noir  Science fiction films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Paramount Home Video (Firm)
Shane by A. B Guthrie( Visual )

21 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysterious and laconic, Shane rides down from the mountains into a valley where he encounters the homestead of farmer Joe Starrett, his wife Marian and their young son Joey. Starrett is the unofficial leader of a large group of homesteaders, who have united in opposition to a rapacious cattleman, Rufus Ryker. Ryker and his brother Morgan are trying to drive all the homesteaders out, so that they control over the entire valley. Shane takes Starrett's side in a confrontation with Ryker's men, and stays on to work on Starrett's farm. The homesteaders continue to resist, so Ryker imports famed gunslinger Jack Wilson from Cheyenne. When Wilson goads one of the homesteaders into a gunfight, he sets off a showdown between himself and Shane--with the future of the valley in the balance
Mario Puzo's The godfather by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

40 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and held by 2,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saga of two generations of successive power within the Corleone family continues with the roots and rise of a young Don Vito and the ascension of Michael as the new Don
An officer and a gentleman by Richard Gere( Visual )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A timeless tale of romance, friendship, and growth. Loner Zack Mayo enters Officer Candidate School to become a Navy pilot and in thirteen weeks he learns the importance of discipline, love and friendship
Harold and Maude by Hal Ashby( Visual )

15 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man obsessed with death falls in love with a 79-year-old woman
Chinatown by Roman Polanski( Visual )

19 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Los Angeles of the thirties, a private detective takes on a seemingly routine matrimonial inquiry. His persistence in investigating leads to violence and murder as he uncovers evidence of public and personal corruption. Drought-stricken Los Angeles in 1937 is a disorientingly alien place. In this multi-layered narrative, marked by dark humour, the mysterious Chinatown, where social and moral norms break down, acts as a metaphor for a pervasive corruption implicating the past, the present and even the future. DVD
Ordinary people by Robert Redford( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of a wealthy family's deterioration after the death of the eldest son in a boating accident
Reds by Warren Beatty( Visual )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reds is the story of the love affair of John Reed and Louise Bryant in a war-torn world and how the Russian Revolution shook their lives. John Reed was an American Communist, journalist, and activist who was buried next to the Kremlin wall. Louise Bryant was a writer and feminist
A place in the sun by George Stevens( Visual )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor young man is determined to win a place in respectable society and the heart of a beautiful socialite. A factory girl has dark secret that threatens his professional and romantic prospects. Consumed with fear and desire, he is ultimately driven to a desperate act of passion that unravels his world forever
Jimmy Neutron, boy genius by John A Davis( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aliens abduct all adults; genius Jimmy and his friends build an interstellar spacefleet and rescue them, and get home in time for dinner
Beverly Hills cop by Martin Brest( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A street-wise Detroit detective pursues his friend's murderer to Beverly Hills where he gets involved in an international network of smugglers and drug peddlers
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony. Part 1 covers the years from their youth up to the establishment of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1868. Part 2 spans the period from 1868 to the passage in 1919 of the 19th amendment to the Constitution which gave women the vote
Star trek IV : the voyage home by Leonard Nimoy( Visual )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kirk and his crew time travel back to 1986 San Francisco where they encounter the alien life of punk, pizza and exact-change buses while trying to capture two almost-extinct humpback whales to take back with them to the 23rd century
Serpico by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of the true story of a young New York police officer refuses to extort money from criminals as the other officers do. His fellow police officers turn against him when he seeks to expose the situation during a grand jury investigation
Dexter by Jeffry P Lindsay( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dexter is back with a new take on taking life. He is ready to put the past behind him, until a high-profile case sides him with powerful Assistant DA Miguel Prado, and the pressure might be too great for even Dexter to hack. Includes 12 episodes, the first two episodes of United States of Tara via E-bridge, two episodes of The Tudors, and cast interviews
Next by Lee Tamahori( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him. He can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low in Vegas under an assumed name. There, he performs cheap tricks and lives off small-time gambling "winnings." But when a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, government agent Callie Ferris must use all her wiles to capture Cris and convince him to help her stop the cataclysm
The sons of Katie Elder by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day that Katie Elder is buried, her four sons return home to Clearwater, Texas, to pay their last respects. It is a he-man story, as well as, a drama of the maternal influence of Katie Elder, her sacrifice, love and incredible valor. The hopes and aspirations for her sons is movingly communicated from beginning to conclusion
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the American West beginning before the European settlers and continuing into the 20th century. Includes the peoples, the wagon trains, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad and the destruction of the buffalo, wars against the Indians, settlers in the West, the Wounded Knee massacre, and beginnings of the new West
Paint your wagon by Joshua Logan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a goldmining boom town centering on the work-and-play partnership of two miners and the wife they share
The shootist by Don Siegel( Visual )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Bernard Brooks, a legendary gunfighter afflicted with a terminal illness, seeks medical attention and solitudein Carson City. However, he finds himself embroiled in one last battle
Fatal attraction by Adrian Lyne( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dan, a New York attorney, has a brief fling with a stranger, Alex, and later shrugs off the affair as a mistake and considers it over. However, Alex refuses to be ignored and is prepared to destroy Dan's family in her attempt to keep him
 
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Mario Puzo's The godfatherChinatownOrdinary peopleJimmy Neutron, boy geniusNot for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. AnthonyStar trek IV : the voyage homeThe sons of Katie ElderThe shootistFatal attraction