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Davis Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 284 works in 519 publications in 6 languages and 17,427 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Horror films  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films  Historical films  History  Biographical films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Davis Films (Firm)
Good night, and good luck by George Clooney( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 2,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes place in the 1950's America, during the early days of broadcast journalism. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff - headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom - defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist 'witch-hunts'. A very public feud develops when the Senator responds by accusing the anchor of being a communist. In this climate of fear and reprisal, the CBS crew carries on and their tenacity will prove historic and monumental
Salmon fishing in the Yemen by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A London fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a fanstastical morality tale, set in the present-day. It tells the story of Dr. Parnassus and his extraordinary 'Imaginarium', a travelling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or dark and gloom. Blessed with the extraordinary gift of guiding the imaginations of others, Doctor Parnassus is cursed with a dark secret. An inveterate gambler, thousands of years ago he made a bet with the devil, Mr. Nick, in which he won immortality. Centuries later, on meeting his one true love, Dr. Parnassus made another deal with the devil, trading his immortality for youth, on condition that when his daughter reached her 16th birthday, she would become the property of Mr. Nick. Valentina is now rapidly approaching this 'coming of age' milestone and Dr. Parnassus is desperate to protect her from her impending fate. Mr. Nick arrives to collect but, always keen to make a bet, renegotiates the water. Now the winner of Valentina will be determined by whoever seduces the first five souls. Enlisting a series of wild, comical and compelling characters in his journey, Dr. Parnassus promises his daughter's hand in marriage to the man that helps him win. In this captivating, explosive and wonderfully imaginative race against time, Dr. Parnassus must fight to save his daughter in a never-ending landscape of surreal obstacles - and undo the mistakes of his past once and for all
Resident evil : the final chapter by Paul Anderson( Visual )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began, The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse
Resident evil by Russell Mulcahy( Visual )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years after the Raccoon City disaster, Alice is on her own. She is aware that she has become a liability and could endanger those around her and she struggles to survive and bring down the Umbrella Corporation led by the sinister Albert Wesker and head researcher Dr. Isaacs. Meanwhile, traveling through the Nevada Desert and the ruins of Las Vegas, Carlos Olivera, L.J., and new survivors K-Mart, Claire Redfield, and Nurse Betty must fight to survive extinction against hordes of zombies, killer crows and a terrifying creatures created as a result of the deadly T-Virus that has already killed millions
Resident evil by Paul Anderson( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A virus has escaped and infected a secret lab and the scientists turned into zombies. A special-operations force is sent to battle the virus before it infects the planet
Resident evil : retribution by Paul Anderson( Visual )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Umbrella Corporation's deadly T-virus is spreading across the globe, transforming ordinary people into legions of zombies. Headed for extinction, the human race has just one hope: Alice. She's on a mission, fighting her way through cities and across continents, all inside Umbrella's prime research facility. Old friends become new enemies as she battles to escape and discovers that everything that she believes may not even be true."--Container
Resident evil : afterlife by Paul Anderson( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world ravaged by a virus infection that turns its victims into the undead, Alice continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of undead, and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap
Silent Hill by Christophe Gans( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Turkish and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rose arrives in the deserted town of Silent Hill with her daughter hopeful that they can learn more about her daughter's psychological troubles, only to discover that the town and its strange inhabitants only drawn them further into darkness
Silent Hill : revelation by Sean Bean( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to a place of insanity and blood-curdling chills in this shocking sequel to one of the most surreal and gruesome horror films ever created. Heather Mason and her father have always tried to stay one step ahead of the malevolent forces intent on their destruction. But on the eve of her 18th birthday, a dangerous revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in a nightmarish landscape forever
Blitz by Elliott Lester( Visual )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers. A fast-paced thriller set in contemporary London reflects the challenges faced by a group of police officers working in a modern, multicultural society
Spider by David Cronenberg( Visual )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon his release from a mental institution, Spider takes up residence in a halfway house. Paranoid, quiet, and forever making notes, Spider spends much of his time remembering his youth, specifically a horrific event from his childhood that occurred after he came to believe that his father was having an affair
The bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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El aura = The aura by Fabián Bielinsky( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Espinoza is a taxidermist marked with strange qualities--a photographic memory and random fits of epilepsy. To escape his lonely everyday life, he spends his time lost in fantasy about the perfect heist. When a fatal hunting accident presents a golden opportunity, he takes the chance to put his plot into action. But living in a world of real violence might bring a lethal dose of reality to Espinoza--and the beautiful young woman he's brought into his plan. Now he must decide if criminal perfection is worth the ultimate price."--Container
Solomon Kane by Michael J Bassett( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Armed with a rapier and flintlock pistols, Solomon Kane dresses in black, his pale face and cold eyes shadowed by a hat. He is a true rogue, blasting and slashing forward on a mission of pillage and plunder in war-torn 16th century North Africa. When the devil lays claim to his hopelessly corrupt soul, Kane escapes only to face the sobering truth: in order to seek redemption, he must renounce his wicked ways and dedicate himself wholly to a pious life. His newfound piety is put to the test when he is forced to return to his murderous ways to save England from the grasp of evil"--Container
Le pacte des loups = Brotherhood of the wolf by Christophe Gans( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in French and English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a mysterious beast ravages the countryside, two unlikely heroes are called in to fight the evil. The only way they can save the land from this unspeakable terror is to face their greatest fears, unearth a dark power, and reveal a deadly secret
Freeway by Matthew Bright( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and French and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trip through a weird world of fast food, faster kicks and one darkly funny adventures after another
True romance by Tony Scott( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarence (Christian Slater) se casa con la prostituta Alabama (Patricia Arquette), quien roba cocaína de su proxeneta, y trata de venderlo en Hollywood, mientras que los dueños de la coca intentan reclamarla
Sof ha'olam smola = Turn left and the end of the world( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Hebrew and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tiny Israeli village in the Negev Desert is home to people from both Morocco and India. They have poverty in common and little else. Two families will be brought together by the unlikely friendship of daughters. There is the sultry Moroccan, Nicole, and the thoughtful Indian, Sara. The women's youth and lust for freedom overcome cultural prejudices. For this community and these two friends, the road to harmony is full of twists and turns
Battle of the brave by Jean Beaudin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Canada is besieged by British forces, two brave lovers risk everything to protect their freedom and the freedom of Quebec
 
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Alternative Names
Davis Film (Firm)

Davis films

EDV 518

Metropolitan Film & Video.

Metropolitan Film & Video (Firm)

Metropolitan Film Export.

Metropolitan Film Export (Firm)

Metropolitan Film Video.

Metropolitan Filmexport French film distribution company

Metropolitan (Firm)

Metropolitan Productions.

Languages
English (166)

French (12)

Spanish (4)

Hebrew (3)

Chinese (1)

Turkish (1)