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Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)

Overview
Works: 597 works in 1,018 publications in 5 languages and 46,868 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Juvenile works  History  Children's films  Comedy films  Fantasy television programs  Animated films 
Roles: fds, prn, Distributor, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love( Visual )

6 editions published in 2003 in French and English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the filming of an anti-war film in Japan, a French actress has a brief, intense affair with a Japanese architect. While sharing an intimate relationship, they also begin sharing the memories of a war experienced at opposite sides of the world
Sommarnattens leende = Smiles of a summer night by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Swedish and held by 797 WorldCat member 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
The chronicles of Narnia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member 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
Animal farm by John Halas( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of farm animals successfully revolt against their cruel human owner, only to be enslaved anew by the unscrupulous pig Napolean, whose slogan is "all animals are equal but some animals more equal than others."
A woman under the influence by John Cassavetes( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama detailing the emotional breakdown of a suburban housewife and how her family struggles to save her from herself
The Maysles Brothers' Salesman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member 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
Prince Caspian, and ; The voyage of the Dawn Treader( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince Caspian: 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
The silver chair by C. S Lewis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to the enchanted world of Narnia, a land of great danger and noble adventure. The BBC and Home Vision Entertainment are proud to present this epic tale of good vs. evil by legendary author, C.S. Lewis, in a DVD entertaining for the whole family. On the run from bullies at school, Eustace and his friend, Jill, suddenly find themselves in Narnia. Prince Rilian, son of the old and frail King Caspian, has disappeared mysteriously. Aslan, the Great Lion, sends the children on a dangerous quest through treacherous lands of witches and giants to locate the Prince, only heir to the Narnian throne. But the Emerald Witch who rules the underworld will ensure bringing him home is no easy feat. - Container
Fanny och Alexander = Fanny and Alexander( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Swedish and held by 647 WorldCat member 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
Man of Aran by Robert Joseph Flaherty( Visual )

4 editions published between 1934 and 2003 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the life of a family in a small fishing village in the Aran Islands, Ireland, as it struggles to win the daily battle against its magnificent opponent--the sea
Cet obscur objet du désir by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in French and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle-aged man falls in love with a much younger woman in this satire of sexual obsession
Notorious( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member 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
Maurice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member 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
The complete Monterey Pop Festival( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monterey Pop is the first filmed document of a rock festival. The Monterey Pop Festival, held on California's Monterey Peninsula in 1968, inspired Jann Wenner to launch his enormously successful "Rolling Stone Magazine." It also did much to boost the careers of many of the pop and rock stars who performed in it
Hara kiri (Seppuku)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri
Les yeux sans visage = Eyes without a face( Visual )

6 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in French and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distinguished plastic surgeon's reckless driving is responsible for disfiguring his beautiful daughter's face; so he kidnaps young women intending to graft their features to make her a new face
Mamma Roma by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mama Roma: "Anna Magnani is Mamma Roma, a middle-aged prostitute who attempts to extricate herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son. Filmed in the great tradition of Italian neorealism, Mamma Roma offers an unflinching look at the struggle for survival in postwar Italy, and highlights director Pier Paolo Pasolini’s lifelong fascination with the marginalized and dispossessed. Though banned upon its release in Italy for obscenity, today Mamma Roma remains a classic, featuring a powerhouse performance by one of cinema’s greatest actresses and offering a glimpse at a country’s most controversial director in the process of finding his style."
Shadows by John Cassavetes( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an interracial romance and the obstacles it puts on family relationships. When appearing on Jean Shepherd's radio program Night People, Cassevetes mentioned the improvisation work he had done with his acting class, and asked for funding to film it. When listeners actually sent in money, he worked up a script based on the classwork, and with additional funding filmed his story of three siblings, two of whom can pass as white
Deadline( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member 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)
Hester Street by Joan Micklin Silver( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young Jewish woman comes to America in the 1890s and discovers that her husband has given up the ways of the old country, gotten a new girlfriend, and started a new life"--Container
 
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The chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian, and ; The voyage of the Dawn Treader The silver chair
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The chronicles of NarniaAnimal farmA woman under the influencePrince Caspian, and ; The voyage of the Dawn TreaderThe silver chairFanny och Alexander = Fanny and AlexanderNotoriousLes yeux sans visage = Eyes without a face
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