Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
Most widely held works by Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
The chronicles of Narnia ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,155 libraries worldwide
Disc 1: Two brothers and two sisters find that an old wardrobe magically transports them into the world of Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures. They discover that Narnia is under the evil power of the White Witch, who has kept the land in eternal winter and has turned all her enemies to stone. Disc 2: Narnia is later ruled by corrupt King Miraz, and his nephew calls upon the children to help defeat his uncle and restore the land to its former glory. Years later, two of the children are sent back to assist the nephew on a voyage. Disc 3: After many years, a return visit to Narnia finds King Caspian old and frail, and the children embark on a perilous journey through enchanted lands of giants and witches to find the vanished Prince Rilian and bring him home.
Hiroshima mon amour ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 915 libraries worldwide
A Japanese architect and a French actress engage in a brief intense affair in Hiroshima in 1959. Both deal with their personal memories of World War II--he by articulating his firsthand experience with nuclear disaster, she by remembering her traumatic affair with a German soldier.
L'avventura ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1960 and 2001 in Italian and held by 895 libraries worldwide
Story about the search for a girl lost on an island; the searchers gradually become preoccupied with their own problems.
Animal farm ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 637 libraries worldwide
A group of farm animals successfully revolt against their cruel human owner, only to be enslaved anew by the unscrupulous pig Napoleon, whose slogan is "all animals are equal but some animals more equal than others."
Salesman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
"A landmark documentary ... Captures in vivid detail the bygone era of the door-to-door salesman. While laboring to sell a gold-embossed version of the Holy Word, Paul Brennan and his colleagues target the beleaguered masses, then face the demands of quotas and the frustrations of life on the road. Following Brennan on his daily rounds, the Maysles discover a real-life Willy Loman, walking the line from hype to despair"--Promotional materials.
Fanny och Alexander Fanny and Alexander ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2004 in Swedish and held by 614 libraries worldwide
Told through the eyes of Alexander and his sister Fanny, we see the exuberant and colorful Ekdahl household in a Swedish town early in the twentieth century. Their parents, Oscar and Emilie, are the director and the leading lady of the local theatre company. Oscar's mother and brother are its chief patrons. After Oscar's early death, his widow marries the bishop and moves with her children to his austere and forbidding chancery. The children are immediately miserable, but befriend a local Jewish merchant whose odd household becomes the children's refuge.
Short cuts ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 602 libraries worldwide
While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation, a group of peoples' lives in Los Angeles intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. While they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, these same folks also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away. A look at human life and American culture with over 20 lives interweaving.
Notorious ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 583 libraries worldwide
A beautiful woman with a tainted past is enlisted by American agent Devlin to spy on a ring of Nazis in post-war Rio. Her espionage work becomes life-threatening after she marries the most debonair of the Nazi ring, Alex. Only Devlin can rescue her, but to do so he must face his role in her desperate situation and acknowledge that he has loved her all along.
Sommarnattens leende Smiles of a summer night ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Swedish and held by 582 libraries worldwide
A sharp satire about eight Swedish aristocrats who become romantically and comically intertwined over a single weekend. Includes Director approved special edition features.
That obscure object of desire Cet obscur objet du désir ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 574 libraries worldwide
Middle-aged man falls in love with a much younger woman in this satire of sexual obsession.
Slacker ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 555 libraries worldwide
Richard Linklater's Slacker presents a day in the life of a subculture of marginal, eccentric, and overeducated citizens in and around the University of Texas; a prescient look at an emerging generation of aggressive nonparticipants.
Night and the city ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 546 libraries worldwide
Two-bit London hustler Harry Fabian aches for a life of ease and plenty. Trailed by an inglorious history of go-nowhere schemes, he stumbles upon a chance of a lifetime in the form of legendary wrestler Gregorius the Great. But there is no easy money in this underworld of shifting alliances, bottomless graft, and pummeled flesh, and soon Fabian learns the horrible price of his ambition.
A woman under the influence ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 536 libraries worldwide
A drama detailing the emotional breakdown of a suburban housewife and how her family struggles to save her from herself.
Prince Caspian, and, The voyage of the Dawn Treader ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
The magical land of Narnia is ruled by the corrupt King Miraz. His nephew, Prince Caspian, calls on Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund to help him defeat Miraz and restore Narnia to its former glory. Years later Caspian, Lucy, Edmund and obnoxious cousin Eustace set sail to rescue the six lords who were banished by Caspian's evil uncle.
Maurice ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge students that fall in love, but must make difficult choices between abiding by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality and following through on their feelings.
Heritage civilization and the Jews ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
Heritage brings to life the long and complex history of the Jews and their centuries-old interaction with the rest of Western civilization.
Deadline ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
Follows Illinois Governor George Ryan during the final days of his term, as he considers commuting the death sentences of 167 Illinois Death Row inmates to life imprisonment (due to his moral belief that the death penalty cannot be administered fairly).
Le cercle rouge Red circle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 489 libraries worldwide
A master thief is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime. He, a notorious escapee, and an alcoholic ex-cop plan a jewel heist, while being pursued by a police superintendent.
Faces ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
Powerful story of the disintegration of a marriage of a captain of industry and his wife.
野良犬 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 456 libraries worldwide
A bad day gets worse for rookie detective Murakami when a pickpocket steals his gun on a hot, crowded bus. Desperate to right the wrong, he goes undercover, scavenging Tokyo's sweltering streets for the thief, whose desperation has led him to a life of crime. With each step, the cop and the criminal's lives become more intertwined and the investigation becomes an examination of Murakami's own dark side.
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