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PolyGram Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 3,703 works in 4,993 publications in 4 languages and 40,716 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Biographical films  Historical films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Children's 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 : the Golden Age by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and French and held by 1,682 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 )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 1,554 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 )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The untold story of the Rumble in the Jungle. This film offers a ringside seat to witness every breath and drop of sweat between two all- time heavyweight champions, Muhammad Ali and George Foreman
The Game by David Fincher( Visual )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 975 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 )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of law-dodging characters in London are brought together by coincidence when a streetwise young man loses half-a-million pounds in a card game. He has a week to get together the money or face losing some fingers. Desperate, he and his friends decide to rip off a gang who are planning to rip off a bunch of ganja farmers. Simple. Except the drug dealers want their money back, as do the thieves, and now there are three sets of criminals after their blood
The big Lebowski by Joel Coen( Visual )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for another Lebowski who is rich and owes some thugs a lot of money. After Dude comes home one day to find that the thugs have broken in and ruined his favorite carpet, he vows to get even
Down by law by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 852 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 Peter Hewitt( Visual )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They're charming and small and live behind the wall. They are "The Borrowers", tiny people whose big family adventure is filled with some of the most eye-popping effects ever seen on film
The portrait of a lady by Jane Campion( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabel Archer is a young woman of daring independence and equally fierce desires. But her head-strong innocence is no match for the manipulations of her duplicitous friend Madame Merle and the devious Gilbert Osmond
Fargo by Joel Coen( Visual )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and French and held by 551 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 )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 539 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 )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and French and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean, a convicted killer (Sean Penn) and a nun (Susan Sarandon), acting as his spiritual advisor, undertake a journey in search of truth, as his execution date nears
Carnal knowledge by Mike Nichols( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 497 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 491 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
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 474 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 adventures of Priscilla, queen of the desert by Stephan Elliott( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a contract to perform a drag show way out in the Australian desert, Tick, Adam, and Ralph each has his own reason for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney. Christening their battered pink tour bus "Priscilla," the trio heads for the outback and into crazy adventures in even crazier outfits
River's edge by Tim Hunter( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 390 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 380 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 357 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 351 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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