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MPI Home Video (Firm)

Works: 2,624 works in 4,052 publications in 3 languages and 104,620 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Documentary films  Historical films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Detective and mystery films  Detective and mystery television programs  Horror television programs 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: E185.97.K5, 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 )

14 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and held by 2,228 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 )

18 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
Dark shadows( Visual )

51 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 1,430 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
Martin Luther King : "I have a dream." by Martin Luther King( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 1,145 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 Ron Fricke( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 1,054 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
Martin Luther King, "I have a dream." by Martin Luther King( Visual )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 968 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 of Martin Luther King by Martin Luther King( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 847 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
GMO OMG by Jeremy Seifert( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 796 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
Jerusalem by Benedict Cumberbatch( Visual )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 787 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?
On the road by Walter Salles( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 768 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
A touch of Frost by David Jason( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 726 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
The Baader Meinhof complex by Uli Edel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 697 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
Il divo : la spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti by Paolo Sorrentino( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and held by 633 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 hound of the Baskervilles by Terence Fisher( Visual )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sir Charles Baskerville is killed outside of Baskerville Hall, his good friend Dr. Mortimer fears that the curse of the Baskervilles has struck once again. Mortimer enlists the help of Sherlock Holmes before yet another Baskerville can succumb to the evil legend
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Digiview Productions( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Moriarty has at long last been brought to trial for murder, but is acquitted after the court finds a lack of sufficient evidence. Moriarty wastes no time in plotting his next crime, but he must first divert the attention of the Great Detective
The story of Islam( Visual )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a journey through Islam from its beginnings 1300 years ago to its place in the world today. Introduces the culture, philosophy, and staples of the Islamic life-style
The voyage of La Amistad : a quest for freedom( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 564 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
The speeches of John F. Kennedy by John F Kennedy( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 563 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
A moment in history : the inauguration of Barack Obama( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 541 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 )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pays tribute to the many top-flight baseball players from the Negro Leagues. Documents a bygone bittersweet era in baseball and the men who were denied stardom by the color line
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