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Public Media Home Vision

Works: 132 works in 176 publications in 6 languages and 5,449 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  History  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Samurai films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Biographical films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Public Media Home Vision
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in Japanese and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four different versions of an incident in which a man is murdered and his wife is raped
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely acclaimed as his crowning Shakespearean film performance, Sir Laurence Olivier's Richard III is the notorious tale of Richard of Gloucester, the deformed devil who connives, backstabs, and woos his way to the top of the royal heap, but whose treachery eventually lands him on the fields of Bosworth, dying and screaming, "A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!"
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 16th-century Japan, a small farming village has suffered repeatedly at the hands of bandits. The peasants decide in desperation to hire mercenaries to defend the community. The seven samurai who accept the job use a combination of wits and spectacular swordmanship to battle the bandits
Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wendy Hiller plays Major Barbara, an idealistic Salvation Army soldier dedicated to saving the poor from the abuses of the rich. Her wealthy father donates a large sum of money to the Army shelter. Disillusioned, Barbara quits the shelter and only after visiting her fathers's factory where the workers are treated well, does she discover that "the greatest of all our evils and the worst of our crimes is poverty."
The face of Russia( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the art and culture of Russia in a journey across history, encompassing Russia's architecture, paintings, music, literature and cinema. Part 1: examines icon painting, the first Russian art form, and reveals the spiritual ideas that have animated Russia for 1000 years, and witnesses recent restorations of churches and monasteries from Kiev to the Kremlinches
Toulouse-Lautrec by John Loftus( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Produced in conjunction with an exhibition of Toulouse-Lautrec's works at London's Royal Academy, consisting chiefly of his prints, this program documents the life and work of the artist through historic photographs and location shots of Montmartre, with commentaries by artists, critics and scholars on a selection of the exhibited prints
Wozzeck : opera in three acts and fifteen scenes by Alban Berg( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in German and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story encompassing the gruesome detail, horror, passion, and torment that characterized works of the German Expresionist movement. Wozzeck is an impoverished soldier driven insane by his manipulative superiors and his mistress' infidelity. In a jealous rage, he stabs her, then drowns when he tries to wash the blood from his hands
Donatello, 1386-1466 : the first modern sculptor( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a close-up look at the life and works of Donatello, the greatest sculptor of the early Italian Renaissance. Discusses the artist's inventive techniques and includes commentary by notable twentieth-century sculptors
Narayamabushi kō = The ballad of Narayama by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in Japanese and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the Ballad of Narayama, one of Japans' most moving legends. The story of a loving son in a impoverished region who must follow the cruel custom of abandoning his mother to the mountain gods as she turns 70
Minbo no onna = Anti-extortion woman by Jūzō Itami( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feisty and resourceful woman lawyer is hired by a big hotel to deal with extortionists, and transforms timid hotel staff into an effective anti-yakuza task force
L'avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in Italian and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Synopsis: A girl mysteriously disappears on a yachting trip. While her lover and her best friend search for her across Italy, they begin an affair. Antonioni's penetrating study of the idle upper class offers stinging observations on spiritual isolation and the many meanings of love. Criterion is proud to present this milestone of film grammar in a new Special Edition double-disc set."--Website
Les Diaboliques = The devils by H.-G Clouzot( Visual )

in French and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery drama about murder in a private school for boys. The wife and the mistress of a tyrannical headmaster dispose of him only to be mystified by the disappearance of his body and ghostly hints of his presence
The third man by Carol Reed( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in post-war Vienna, an American western-adventure writer searches for a friend who turns out to be the king-pin of the Austrian black market
La symphonie pastorale = Pastoral symphony by Jean Delannoy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A well-meaning Swiss pastor takes a blind orphan into his home in a mountain village. As she grows into a beautiful woman, his passion for her destroys the happiness of his wife and son
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

in Japanese and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Samurai rescues three kidnap victims: the town chamberlain, his wife, and their daughter
Popiół i diament = Ashes and diamonds by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in Polish and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Polish partisan is confused by the apparent need to continue killing after the war is over. A chilling account of the intellectual contradictions to which war leads
Play time by Jacques Tati( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Hulot wanders through a bewildering modern Paris of glass and steel trying to keep a business appointment and repeatedly encountering a group of American tourists searching in vain for the old Paris
Jit by Michael Raeburn( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beat of jit-jive drives the story, set in Zimbabwe, of a fun-loving youth called UK, who is determined to win the heart of Sofi, a stately beauty closely guarded by her gangster boyfriend. UK's efforts are both helped and hindered by Jukwa, a pesty ancestral spirit
I vespri siciliani : dramma in cinque atti by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in Italian and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With occupied Sicily seething under French oppression, a nationalistic Sicilian patriot returns from exile to lead a rebellion. As the unarmed French guests gather for a betrothal party, the wedding bells sound the knell for the tragic couple and signal the beginning of a bloodbath
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in Italian and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The island of Cyprus ... is besieged by a Turkish fleet. Otello, a moor in the service of Venice, has been appointed to command the island's forces against the attackers."--Program notes
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Richard III
Seven samuraiBernard Shaw's Major BarbaraThe face of RussiaToulouse-LautrecNarayamabushi kō = The ballad of NarayamaLes Diaboliques = The devilsJit