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PolyGram Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 3,902 works in 5,231 publications in 4 languages and 36,969 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Police films  Historical films  Biographical films  Crime films  Fantasy films  Juvenile works 
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 by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Elizabeth I must learn to weigh her counsel carefully and ignore her private yearnings if she is to keep her crown--and her head. A thriller of intrigue in the court of one of history's greatest monarchs
What dreams may come by Vincent Ward( Visual )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 1,584 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
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels by Guy Ritchie( Visual )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 983 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
When we were kings by Leon Gast( Visual )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 961 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 )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 939 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."
Down by law by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dude. One cool guy. Who one day comes home to find two thugs have broken in and ruined his favorite carpet--the one that made the room "hang together." Thing is, they did it because he's got the exact same name as one of the richest men in town, Lebowski. But, hey, no problem, he'll get even. At least he'll get someone to pay for a new carpet."--Container
The Borrowers by Mary Norton( Visual )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 633 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 )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 626 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
Carnal knowledge by Mike Nichols( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 503 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
Fargo by Joel Coen( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frances McDormand portrays a down-to-earth Midwestern policewoman patiently on the trail of a series of brutal and interconnected crimes
The adventures of Priscilla, queen of the desert by Stephan Elliott( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 464 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
Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 445 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
Hilary and Jackie by Emily Watson( Visual )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incredible true story of two sisters joined by music and torn apart by love for the same man
Dead man walking by Tim Robbins( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 434 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
River's edge by Tim Hunter( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 406 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
Barney's great adventure-- the movie by Polygram Film Entertainment( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 404 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
The slobbery hound( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 300 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
The prince and the pooch by Caroline Leavitt( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe has to coach Emily's T-ball team, and Wishbone explores the story of a pauper who resembles the crown prince of England
The usual suspects by Bryan Singer( Visual )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and French and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When twenty-nine dead bodies are found floating in Long Beach Harbor, a U.S. Customs agent investigates
 
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Alternative Names
PolyGram Video home entertainment arm of PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

Languages
English (244)

French (7)

Turkish (2)

Spanish (2)