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MCA Home Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 754 works in 1,487 publications in 3 languages and 56,098 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations  Interviews  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by MCA Home Video (Firm)
To kill a mockingbird by Robert Mulligan( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 1,198 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
The glass menagerie by Tennessee Williams( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A strong willed woman attempts to impose her shattered dreams into the life and personality of her shy, reclusive daughter
E.T., the extra-terrestrial by Steven Spielberg( Visual )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 10-year old boy befriends a creature from another planet that has been stranded on earth
Fahrenheit 451 by François Truffaut( Visual )
11 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in English and held by 801 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
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 783 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
All quiet on the western front by Lewis Milestone( Visual )
11 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 781 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
The land before time by Judy Freudberg( Visual )
8 editions published in 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 776 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
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
12 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A photographer confined to his room with a broken leg suspects a murder has been committed in a nearby apartment
Twins by Ivan Reitman( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 697 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
An American tail by Steven Spielberg( Visual )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film follows the humorous and dramatic adventures of Fievel, a little boy mouse who journeys from Russia to America with his family to seek a new life free of cat persecution. During the stormy boat trip Fievel is lost at sea, finally washing up ashore in New York Harbor, where he vows to find his family
The Little engine that could by Watty Piper( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 676 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
The deer hunter by E. M Corder( Visual )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of three young Pennsylvannia steelworkers who are devasted by the experience of the Vietnam War
Frankenstein the legacy collection by James Whale( Visual )
5 editions published between 1931 and 1991 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frankenstein is the greatest horror film of all time. Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster in his laboratory; but his dreams of perfection are thwarted when the monster becomes an uncontrollable beast. Director James Whale's adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel mixes gothic decay and chilling lyricism; and Boris Karloff (as the monster) in the role he would be identified with for the rest of his life, offers a compassionate portrayal of the monster's groping for identity
Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 570 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
Double indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container
Born on the Fourth of July by Raymond J Barry( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the young Ron Kovic (Cruise) from his days as a zealous teen who eagerly joins the Marines during the Vietnam War, to his return from the war as an embittered veteran, paralyzed from mid-chest down. Chronicles his disillusionment with the country's continued involvement in Vietnam, his physical struggle and his emergence as a voice for thousands of disenchanted vets
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A troubled detective is pathologically afraid of heights and obsessed with a lost love and her look-alike
The Milagro beanfield war by Robert Redford( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small New Mexican village threatened by development and how a single act of rebellion rekindles its pride and strength of spirit
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen( Visual )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wife of a coffee plantation owner in Kenya falls in love with a mysterious white hunter
Back to the future by Jodeci (Musical group)( Visual )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and French and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marty, a teenager from the 80's, is accidentally sent back to the 50's in a plutonium powered DeLorean. In order for him to exist in the future, he must bring his mother and father together romantically. Having accomplished that he returns to the future with the help of the same mad scientist responsible for the original problem
 
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Languages
English (140)
Spanish (6)
French (2)
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