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MCA Home Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 740 works in 1,639 publications in 3 languages and 44,961 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Science fiction films  Juvenile works  Children's films  War films  Animated films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by MCA Home Video (Firm)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Robert Mulligan( Visual )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two children in a small Southern town are thrust into an adult world of racial bigotry and hatred when their lawyer father chooses to defend a Black man unjustly accused of raping a white girl
E.T., the extra-terrestrial by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 10-year old boy befriends a creature from another planet that has been stranded on earth. A warm, insightful story of childhood innocence, frustration, courage and love. An exhilarating experience for young and old alike. John Williams won an Oscar for his score, as did the sound and visual effects teams
The glass menagerie by Tennessee Williams( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strong willed woman attempts to impose her shattered dreams into the life and personality of her shy, reclusive daughter
Twins by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ambitious genetic experiment takes the wrong turn when twins -- who look nothing alike -- are born and then separated. Years later the unlikely siblings meet
Fahrenheit 451 by François Truffaut( Visual )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom
The land before time by Judy Freudberg( Visual )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five young dinosaurs named Littlefoot, Cera, Spike, Ducky, and Petrie set off on a journey in search of the legendary Great Valley, where dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace
All quiet on the western front by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story of World War I follows a group of young German recruits through their passage from idealism to disillusionment with war
An American tail by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Es la historia de la Familia Ratonovich que inmigra a los Estados Unidos en busca de una vida mejor, lejos del alcance de los terribles gatos que amenazan su existencia en su propio país
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This powerful visual feast combines humor and drama with memorable characters while tracing the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. It's the hottest day of the year, a scorching 24-hour period that will change the lives of its residents forever
The Little Engine that could by Watty Piper( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animated film of the children's classic story of the little engine named Tillie who helps the big engine Georgia deliver a cargo of toys to eagerly waiting children
Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A news photographer, confined to his room by a broken leg, starts to spy on his neighbors and sees what he thinks is a murder committed in a room on the other side of the court
The deer hunter by Michael Cimino( Visual )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracks a group of steel worker pals from a Pennsylvania blast furnace to the cool hunting grounds of the Alleghenies to the lethal cauldron of Vietnam. A drama of friendship and courage, and what happens to these qualities under stress
Thoroughly modern Millie by George Roy Hill( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the carefree and fun era of the 1920s, an innocent country girl comes to the big city in search of a husband
Frankenstein by James Whale( Visual )

6 editions published between 1931 and 1999 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tampering with life and death, Dr. Frankenstein pieces together salvaged body parts to create a human monster
Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic tale of the bold gladiator slave Spartacus, the woman who believed in his cause, and the power-hungry Roman general who challenged his convictions. Set against the background of Imperial Rome at the height of its glory, Spartacus is an inspirational true account of the eternal struggle for freedom that combines history with spectacle to create a moving drama of love and commitment
Coal miner's daughter by Michael Apted( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Loretta Lynn from her backwoods Appalachia home to the Grand Ole Opry and stardom
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

9 editions published between 1958 and 1992 in English and French and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elaborately constructed murder story and a fascinating study in sexual obsession. A detective with a fear of heights is drawn into a complex plot in which a girl he loves apparently falls to her death. He then meets her double and tries to re-create the image of the woman he has loved but lost in death
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An insurence agent connives with the glamorous wife of a client to kill her husband and collect."--Halliwell's Film and video guide, 5th ed
Parenthood by Ron Howard( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and French and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Buckmans are a modern-day family facing the age-old dilemma of trying to raise children the "right way."
Out of Africa by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wife of a coffee plantation owner in Kenya falls in love with a mysterious white hunter
 
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MCA Inc MCA Home Video (Firm)

Languages
English (172)

Spanish (5)

French (3)