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PolyGram Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 3,630 works in 5,023 publications in 4 languages and 40,047 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Children's films  Juvenile works  Crime films 
Roles: Distributor, Production personnel, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by PolyGram Video (Firm)
Elizabeth : the Golden Age by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and French and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the intrigues and intricacies of court life during the tumultuous early years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I
What dreams may come by Vincent Ward( Visual )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of their two children in a car accident, Dr. Chris Nielson and his wife Annie find continuing their lives fraught with difficulties, especially for Annie. When Chris dies four years later and goes to Heaven he meets Albert, a friendly guardian angel. Chris discovers that Heaven is even more wondrous than anything he could have imagined. However, Chris's death is the last straw for Annie and in her madness commits suicide and journeys to a place very different from Chris. On discovering Annie's misfortune, Chris forces Albert to enlist the help of The Tracker and together they journey into the depths of despair to discover the destiny of Annie's soul and attempt a rescue to bring her back to Heaven
When we were kings by Leon Gast( Visual )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1974, Muhammad Ali made what some critics thought would be his last title bid to regain the heavyweight boxing championship, stripped from him years before. Fight promoters offered him five million dollars to come to the African nation of Zaire to face a seemingly unbeatable opponent whose youth and ferocity left Ali a long shot. Then, as the world watched, Ali took center ring, pulling off a stunning upset in what many call the fight of the century -- "The Rumble in the Jungle." Includes an interview with director Leon Gast, on the making of the film
The Game by David Fincher( Visual )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this thriller, Nicholas Van Orton, a shrewd and successful businessman who is always in control, has been enrolled by his brother in "The Game"--"a profound life experience" with no rules, which begins quietly but soon erupts in a confusing maze of devastating events. Terrorized by forces who seem intent on dismantling all that he has built, Van Orton has to win this deadly game or lose control of everything in his life."
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels by Guy Ritchie( Visual )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A streetwise charmer who loses his friends' money in a rigged game comes up with a plan to make everything come out right, but ends up in a comedy of errors
The big Lebowski by Joel Coen( Visual )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man, who comes home one day to find that thugs have broken in and ruined his favorite carpet, vows to get even
Down by law by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy feature about two lowlifes, a small time pimp and an unemployed disc jockey, framed for a crime they didn't commit, who escape from jail with an eccentric Italian tourist. Set in New Orleans and the swamps of Louisiana
The Borrowers by Mary Norton( Visual )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The miniature Clock family has lived with the Lenders for years ... the human "beans" just don't know it. Little things keep disappearing and the "Beans" can't figure out that the Clocks are simply "borrowing household items for their own home within the walls." When the evil, scheming lawyer Ocious P. Potter tries to evict the Lenders from their happy home, the Borrowers try to stop him with a little ingenuity. Suddenly, the toaster's a catapult, the measuring tape is an elevator, the dental floss is a backpack, and the lawyer is about to meet his match
The portrait of a lady by Jane Campion( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spirited American girl, Isabel Archer, reared in England by her aunt, rejects a marriage proposal from a wealthy Englishman and sets out to experience the world
Fargo by Joel Coen( Visual )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and French and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this drama, which is based on true events, a midwestern policewoman investigates a series of brutal and interconnected crimes. Steadily, she tightens the net on the killers and their accomplices in a kidnapping scheme gone wildly wrong
Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of the musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on the book Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, by T.S. Eliot
Dead man walking by Tim Robbins( Visual )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and French and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of convicted killer Matthew Poncelet and Sister Helen Prejean, his spiritual advisor, and the journey they undertake in search of the truth
Carnal knowledge by Mike Nichols( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the sexual triumphs and disasters of two American men as it traces their lives from college days to middle age
Hilary and Jackie by Hilary Du Pré( Visual )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incredible true story of two sisters joined by music and torn apart by love for the same man
The adventures of Priscilla, queen of the desert by Stephan Elliott( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernadette, a drag queen, relives her theatrical glory days with two young friends on one wild road trip through rural Australia
Barney's great adventure-- the movie by Time-Life Video( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trip to Grandpa's farm turns into an incredible journey as Barney and the gang look high and low for a magic egg that's about to hatch something very special
River's edge by Tim Hunter( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on an actual event, a close-knit group of teenagers discover that one of their own has killed his girlfriend. Emotionally ill-prepared, they struggle to differentiate between friendship and responsibility
Franklin by Paulette Bourgeois( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franklin's Halloween: Franklin and his friends are planning a Halloween walk to Mr. Mole's "haunted house." Everyone knows that Bear is the bravest, but the question is who's going to be the scaredy-cat. Franklin is afriad that it will be him. Franklin's fort: Franklin and his friends plan to build a fort, but when the others decide to make it a tree fort, Franklin doesn't want to admit that he's afraid of heights
Franklin and the secret club by Paulette Bourgeois( Visual )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Franklin and the secret club," Franklin teaches Porcupine the true meaning of friendship. In "Franklin is messy," Franklin usually avoids tidying up until he steps on his prized sword and realizes the merits of "a place for everything."
The slobbery hound( Visual )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Sir Henry Baskerville is haunted by the family curse, death by hound. As the great detective, Sherlock Holmes, I try to save him in my biggest case ever
 
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What dreams may come
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French (16)

Spanish (2)

Turkish (1)

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