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MPI Home Video (Firm)

Works: 2,933 works in 4,532 publications in 3 languages and 100,301 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Documentary television programs  Detective and mystery television programs  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 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 )

16 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and held by 2,133 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
Baraka by Ron Fricke( Visual )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shot in 24 countries on six continents, this film, without narration or dialogue, presents a visual spectacle emphasing religious ritual as well as addressing the human condition and the idea of humanity vis-à-vis nature
Martin Luther King : "I have a dream."( Visual )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 1,141 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
Samsara by Mark Magidson( Visual )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,045 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
Jerusalem( Visual )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 784 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?
GMO OMG by Jeremy Seifert( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 778 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
On the road by Walter Salles( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling cross-country, young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly
The speeches of Martin Luther King by Martin Luther King( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of Martin Luther King's major speeches and minor asides, tracing the development of his oratorical styles
The Baader Meinhof complex by Bernd Eichinger( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Germany in 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
Il divo : la spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven-time Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti's long career was dogged by persistent accusations of conspiracy, Mafia connections and state-sponsored terror. This compelling film explores the shocking political machinations and shady criminal underworld surrounding this fascinating and controversial figure
The voyage of La Amistad : a quest for freedom( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary tells the story of the revolt aboard the slave ship La Amistad, in which Africans abducted from Sierra Leone in violation of international law took over the ship on which they were held, only to end up in the American court system. They took their case all the way to the Supreme Court, with various abolitionists and former president John Quincy Adams leading the way. Based on court documents and transcripts, letters written by the Africans and their lawyers, newspaper articles, and testimony from present-day scholars
A moment in history : the inauguration of Barack Obama( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features one of the most important events in history, and includes the pre-inaugural events from the morning of January 20, 2009, the Oath of Office and Inaugural Speeches in their entirety, benediction from Dr. Joseph Lowery, recitation by Elizabeth Alexander, and much more
Only the ball was white( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrator Paul Winfield examines the players and teams of the Negro Leagues and their contribution to the sport prior to the 1950s. Includes interviews with Satchel Paige, Roy Campanella, Buck Leonard, Jimmy Crutchfield, David Malarcher, Effa Manley, and Quincy Trouppe
The hound of the Baskervilles( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 496 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
I hate Valentine's Day by Nia Vardalos( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genevieve Gernier owns a flower shop in Manhattan. She has a personal, strict philosophy on dating. Her rule: no more than five dates with a man to ensure that she will never get dumped or hurt. When Greg Gatlin buys a restaurant nearby her shop, they decide to date. However, after five dates, Genevieve is not happy with her rule and does not know how to meet Greg again. The rule that she swore to never break, could end up breaking her heart
Martin Luther King, "I have a dream."( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recording of Martin Luther King's televised speech given on August 28, 1963, to the civil rights marchers at the Lincoln Memorial, with additional footage from other demonstrations and King's funeral
The speeches collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a selection of speeches of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan
Touch of frost( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 475 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
Perfect sense by David Mackenzie( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan is a scientist whose research has caused her to neglect virtually everything else in her life, including love. That is until she meets Michael, a talented chef, and suddenly everything starts to change, not just in Susan's life, but in the entire world. While Susan and Michael are experiencing new and unforeseen depths of feeling, all around the globe a new epidemic is causing people to lose their sensory perceptions
The flat( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[F]ilmmaker Arnon Goldfinger travels to Tel Aviv to clean out the apartment of his recently-deceased German-born Jewish grandmother. ... Goldfinger begins an unsettling journey into his family's history ... and discovers that knowing the truth can be a terrible burden. ... The Flat is a real-life suspense story about how the past can return to haunt the present."--Container
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