WorldCat Identities

MCA DiscoVision

Overview
Works: 41 works in 44 publications in 1 language and 81 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Legal films  Horror films  Gangster films  Coming-of-age films  Musical films  Action and adventure films  Bible films 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by MCA DiscoVision
To Kill a Mockingbird by Robert Mulligan( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent, the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him-- except the town's most distinguished citizen. His compassionate defense costs him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his two motherless children. --
Smokey and the Bandit by Hal Needham( Visual )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two truck drivers, Bandit and Cledus, accept a dare to pick up a truckload of Coors beer in Texas and illegally transport it to Georgia in 28 hours. Along the way Bandit unwittingly picks up Carrie, a hitchhiking bride-to-be who just left her groom at the altar. The groom, however, is the son of Sheriff Buford T. Justice, who discovers what has happened and pursues them across the Southeastern United States
Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bizarre psychological drama about a young man whose personality complex commands by turns the audience's deepest sympathy and utter revulsion
35-mm photography with David W. Brady by David W Brady( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamentals of 35-mm photography are highlighted. Visuals are used as examples of the artistic creation that can be achieved through photography
Loretta by Loretta Lynn( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live performance of country music star, Loretta Lynn
Jesus Christ superstar by Norman Jewison( Visual )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life, told in an anachronistic manner
National Lampoon's Animal house by John Landis( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faber College has one frat house so disreputable it will take anyone. The campus's only other frat house is full of white, anglo-saxon, rich young men that no one except Dean Wormer can stand. The dean enlists the help of that fraternity to get the boys of Delta House off campus. The dean's plan comes into play just before the homecoming parade
MacArthur( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical film dramatizing life of General Douglas MacArthur from 1942 through his dismissal by Harry Truman
American graffiti by George Lucas( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four teenagers come of age in 1962 on the last summer night before they go off to college, jobs, or the army
Lonely are the brave by David Miller( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An off-beat contemporary Western starring Kirk Douglas as the last cowboy of the jet age
The lives of a Bengal Lancer by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventure film set in India with Cooper as the leader of crack troops fighting the Afghans at the Khyber Pass
Let's bowl! : basics with Dick Weber by Dick Weber( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to teach the basics of bowling, improve one's bowling, and aid in perfecting one's individual style
The lost weekend by Billy Wilder( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A would-be writer's dissatisfaction with his life leads him on a three-day binge. This film gives an uncompromising look at the devastating effects of alcoholism
The wild dogs of Africa( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study made by animal behaviorist Jane Goodall and photographer Hugo van Lawick of a pack of wild dogs on the Serengeti plains in Africa. Follows one young pup who gets detached from the pack and the efforts to return him to the wild dog pack
The sting by George Roy Hill( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After their friend is killed by the mob, two con men in 1930s Chicago seek revenge by attempting to pull off the ultimate sting
The Lions of Serengeti( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows animal behaviorist Jane Goodall and photographer Hugo van Lawick on a trip to East Africa's Serengeti Plains where they observe a pride of lions and record their behavior patterns, territorial and social habits, and relationships with other animals
Magic moments by Mnozil Brass( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A collection of eight films designed to help young children develop imagination and an awareness of themselves and their world
Midway by Jack Smight( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This is the way it was--the story of the battle that was the turning point of the war in the Pacific, told wherever possible with actual film shot during combat. It exemplifies the combination of planning, courage, error and pure chance by which great events are often decided."--Title screens. In June of 1942, quite possibly the most important naval encounter of WWII took place in the middle of the Pacific, at Midway Island. While fictional, the film uses a great deal of documentary footage of the actual battle, featuring hundreds of ships of all sizes, from patrol boats to battleships and multiple carriers with hundreds of aircraft. US forces get wind of an imminent Japanese action and tries to sort fact from fiction, while the Japanese plan and execute their own attack plans. An epic on a grand scale that incorporates a huge cast, the film emphasizes the sheer scale of battles fought in the Pacific theater, which even when victorious, cost hundreds of lives
John Osborne's Luther( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dramatization of conflict and motivations in the life of Martin Luther which led to his leading the revolt against the Roman Church, from his taking the vows of a monk to his life as a husband and father
Battlestar Galactica( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In the deepest reaches of space, the fight to save all human life from extinction has begun. Hoping for lasting peace following centuries of intense warfare, the Twelve Colonies gather to sign a treaty with their dreaded enemies, the Cylons. But after an act of treachery, the Cylons launch a devasting surprise attack, destroying the Colonies home planet. A lone flagship, the Galactica, remains to aid the surviving colonists on their epic journey to their new home - far-off Earth
 
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English (23)