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MPI Home Video (Firm)

Works: 2,231 works in 3,814 publications in 3 languages and 106,527 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Detective and mystery television programs  Detective and mystery films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Horror television programs 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about MPI Home Video (Firm)
Most widely held works by MPI Home Video (Firm)
Becket by Peter Glenville( Visual )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 2,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite differences in rank and background, King Henry II and Thomas Becket are lifelong friends. The King is in constant conflict with the Church, which refuses to contribute financing to his wars in France, and jealously guards the tax-free status granted it by previous monarchs. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, Henry has a brilliant idea: rather than another pious cleric loyal to Rome, he will appoint his old friend, Thomas Becket--technically a deacon--to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously, holding devotion to God and the Church above his loyalty to the throne, or the person of its inhabitant. In opposition to Henry, he proves abler than his predecessors do, and the clash of two powerful personalities leads to destruction
Martin Luther King "I have a dream." by Martin Luther King( Visual )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 2,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I have a dream" contains King's entire inspirational speech in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. This video also includes a newsreel and documentary footage from the 1963 march plus footage from the rally on the twentieth anniversary of the original march
Dark shadows( Visual )

78 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With its alluring tales of Gothic mystery and supernatural intrigue, this television program became one of the most popular daytime series of all time. In these episodes, Collinwood's surly caretaker, Matthew Morgan, informs Victoria Winters that he believes the ghost of Josette Collins and other spirits inhabit the estate. In an attempt to settle the controversy surrounding the manslaughter case that sent Burke Devlin to prison, Collins Fishing Fleet Manager Bill Malloy sets up a private meeting for himself, Roger Collins, Sam Evans and Burke. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard confides to Victoria some of the legends involving Collinwood and Widows' Hill. Carolyn Stoddard and Victoria spot a body floating at the bottom of the cliff and Victoria soon experiences a strange premonition. After Malloy mysteriously disappears, Roger nervously bribes Sam to leave town. A ghost emerges from the Old House on the Collins family property
Baraka by Ron Fricke( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shot in 24 countries across six continents, this film, without narration or dialogue, presents a visual spectacle emphasizing religious ritual as well as addressing the human condition and the idea of humanity vis-à-vis nature
Touch of frost by R. D Wingfield( Visual )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old-fashioned, gritty detective show based in England. This brash policeman follows his moral compass, shows compassion for the common man and always solves the case. Starring David Jason, who is regarded as the most popular actor on British TV
The speeches of Martin Luther King by Martin Luther King( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of Martin Luther King, Jr's. major speeches and minor asides, tracing the development of his oratorical style
History of the 20th century( Visual )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses archival photographs, sound recordings and film footage to explore world events, sports, life-styles, and achievements during 1940-1949. America mobilized for total war, bringing the fateful dawn of the atomic age. It was the decade of G.I. Joe, victory gardens, gas rationing, zoot suits and penny loafers. Includes discussion of the global conflict of World War II; the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the U.S. declaration of war; rations and shortages; the fight of Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin to conquer Nazism; the Nazi concentration camps; Japanese-American internment camps; the death of FDR; Harry Truman; Hiroshima; radio; Hank Greenberg; Mao and Communism in China; Russia's bomb and America's bomb shelters; and the postwar spending spree in the U.S
Samsara by Ron Fricke( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA explores the wonders of the world from sacred grounds to industrial sites, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man's spirituality and the human experience. Photographed entirely in 70mm, SAMSARA's mesmerizing images of unprecedented clarity illuminate the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythms of the planet. Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, SAMSARA is a guided meditation on the current of interconnection that runs through all of our lives"--Container
The Sherlock Holmes collection by Roy William Neill( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting in Switzerland, Sherlock Holmes rescues the inventor of a bomb-sight which the allies want to keep from the Nazis. Back in London they find the inventor is not what he seemed
On the road by Walter Salles( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tras la muerte de su padre, Sal Paradise, un neoyorquino que aspira a ser escritor, conoce a Dean un ex-presidiario de un encanto arrollador y casado con la seductora Marylou. Sal y Dean se hacen amigos al instante. Sedientos de libertad y decididos a huir de la rutina y la monotonía, emprenden un viaje hacia el sur con Marylou. La película describe este viaje desenfrenado ambientado a finales de la década de 1940
GMO OMG( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can't gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family's table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what's on your plate?--Film's website
A touch of Frost by David Jason( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning British actor, David Jason, is Jack Frost, a no-nonsense detective whose unorthodox methods fuel the tension between him and his superiors. Includes: Appendix Man, One Man's Meat, Private Lives, and Keys to the Car
Going places( Visual )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a visit to two of New Mexico's most popular tourist destinations, including views of the galleries of Canyon Road, a Native American pueblo along the High Road, and the Sanctuario de Chimayo
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoy the spellbinding adventures of the world's greatest detective in these dramatizations of the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Baader Meinhof complex by Uli Edel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany 1967: murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism, and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the still-fragile German democracy. The radicalized children of the Nazi generation, led by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof, and Gudrun Ensslin, are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism. The man who understands them is also their hunter, the head of the German police force, Horst Herold
Jerusalem( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inspiring and eye-opening tour of one of the world₂s oldest and most enigmatic cities. Destroyed and rebuilt countless times over 5,000 years, the city₂s enduring appeal remains a mystery. What made it so important to so many different cultures? How did it become the center of the world for three major religions? Why does it still matter to people?
Il divo la spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti by Paolo Sorrentino( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He is the most enigmatic and feared politician that Italy has had for 50 years. At the height of his power, this seven-time Prime Minister, Giulio Andreotti's, has been accused of masterminding a shocking Vatican/Mafia/Neo-Fascist conspiracy while ordering the assassinations of judges, journalists and even members of his own political party. An incredible true story of corruption and murder
The speeches of John F. Kennedy by John F Kennedy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John F. Kennedy was the first President to utilize the medium of television; every speech contained in this tape reverberates with his special lifeforce. You will see all the major addresses, from his 1960 Presidential campaign through his three controversial years in office
The hound of the Baskervilles by Terence Fisher( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sir Charles Baskerville arrives at his family's estate from America, he finds a death threat awaiting him and a curse hanging over the family. He calls in Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to solve the mystery
The French kitchen by Jeff Smith( Visual )

35 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gourmet chef Jeff Smith explains how to cook Italian dishes, including garlic toast, Italian gravy, sausages, spareribs, chicken gizzards with Marsala, and dried codfish in cream sauce
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