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PolyGram Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 3,707 works in 5,008 publications in 4 languages and 40,477 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Biographical films  Historical films  History  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Children's films  Fantasy 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 1,668 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 )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four years after Chris and Annie Nielsen lose their children in a traffic accident, Chris himself is killed and finds himself reunited with his children in a beautiful and astonishing afterlife, but Annie commits suicide in despair and is banished to a very different realm. Chris risks his own eternal happiness to find Annie and rescue her from her fate
When we were kings by Leon Gast( Visual )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 1,035 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 )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 984 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 )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 922 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 )

18 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 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy feature about two lowlifes, a small time pimp and an unemployed disc jockey, framed for 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 719 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 2001 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spirited American girl, Isabel Archer, reared in England by her aunt, rejects a marriage proposal from a wealth 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 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Setup involves Jerry Lundegaard, a financially overextended Minneapolis car salesman. His fiscal desperation having reached the point of no return, he hires two lumbering ex-cons, Carl Showalter and Gaear Grimsrud, to kidnap his wife. He'll then secure the ransom money from his wealthy father-in-law, pay off the goons and get out of debt. After abducting Jean Lundegaard, the duo head for a cabin in northern Minnesota. Along the way, they're stopped by a state trooper on a seemingly minor infraction, and the loquacious Carl attempts to talk his way out of the situation. Gaear simply pulls a gun and shoots the cop in the head. The fatality list that wintry night grows to include a man and his child who happen to pass by moments later. The following morning, local police chief Marge Gunderson wakes up with a triple homicide on her hands. Well into her second trimester, she pulls on her mukluks, drives to the crime scene and makes a first-class assessment of what transpired. It's not anything like the typical goings-on in Paul Bunyan country"--Variety review by Leonard Klady, February 12, 1996
Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats", the most famous musical of all time, first exploded onto the West End stage in 1981. "Memory", one of its many classic songs, became an instant worldwide hit, since then "Cats" has smashed records and conquered the world. Using the latest technology, all the excitement, thrill, romance and intimacy of this theatrical legend has been captured on screen"
Dead man walking by Tim Robbins( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and French and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 496 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 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the complex relationship between sisters Jacqueline Du Pré & Hilary Du Pré, two English musical prodigies who led very different lives
The adventures of Priscilla, queen of the desert by Stephan Elliott( Visual )

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

Felicia, Mitzi and Bernadette are three Sydney drag queens with problems. So when they are invited to play a four-week cabaret engagement at a resort hotel in Alice Springs they jump at the opportunity to leave their troubles behind them. It seems easy enough; buy an old school bus (which is immediately christened Priscilla), fill it with a vast assortment of gaudy frocks, turn the music up, and take a leisurely drive across the desert. The problem is simply getting their intact
Barney's great adventure-- the movie by Polygram Film Entertainment( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 463 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 )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 391 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 367 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
The slobbery hound( Visual )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 351 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
Franklin and the secret club( Visual )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 349 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."
 
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