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MPI Home Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 2,230 works in 3,807 publications in 3 languages and 106,589 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Detective and mystery television programs  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Horror television programs 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997,
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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 2,308 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 )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 2,173 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 1,773 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, Victoria Winters assures Carolyn Stoddard that her loyalties lie with the Collins family, not with Burke Devlin; Victoria makes a startling discovery near the ocean; David Collins visits Burke at the Collinsport Inn and insists his father is a murderer; Burke makes an offer to Elizabeth Collins Stoddard to buy Collinwood; Roger Collins frantically searches to recover evidence that may incriminate him; annoyed with Carolyn, Joe Haskell begins to turn his affections toward Maggie Evans; David leads Victoria to the closed-off section of Collinwood, where she is stunned by the appearance of a ghost; caretaker Matthew Morgan tries to dissuade Mrs. Johnson from coming to work at Collinwood; and, in Bangor, Victoria meets lawyers Richard and Frank Garner, who she hopes will help to unlock the mysteries of her past
Baraka by Ron Fricke( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,622 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 1,410 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 958 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 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses archival photographs, sound recordings, and film footage to explore world events, sports, life-styles, and achievements during 1900-1909. Includes the assassination of President McKinley; the stream of immigrants into the Great American Melting Pot; Wild West shows that brought the untamed frontier to cities; the first motion pictures; the construction of the New York subway; Coney Island; and the marches of John Philip Sousa
Samsara by Ron Fricke Documentaire( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, it 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 and transferred to 4K digital projection format, its mesmerizing images of unprecedented clarity illuminate the links between humanity and the rest of nature
On the road by Walter Salles( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 732 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 722 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( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 696 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 681 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
The speeches of John F. Kennedy by John F Kennedy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 636 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
Il divo la spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti by Paolo Sorrentino( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and held by 632 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
Jerusalem( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 625 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?
The hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1600s, Sir Hugo Baskerville murdered a peasant girl who refused his advances. Shortly thereafter, Sir Hugo was found dead, viciously murdered by a terrifying hound from hell. Since that fateful night, every Baskerville heir has suffered the same grisly fate.Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are engaged to see that the same thing does not happen to latest Baskerville, Sir Henry. Can Holmes protect Sir Henry and in the process break the howling curse that is The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Sherlock Holmes collection by Roy William Neill( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 614 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
The French kitchen by Jeff Smith( Visual )

34 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gourmet chef Jeff Smith introduces viewers to traditional Polish dishes that he discovered while visiting Chicago's Polish neighborhood and restaurants. Included in his discussion and demonstrations are pierogi, Polish sausage, and hunter's stew
 
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