WorldCat Identities

Thorn EMI Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 455 works in 621 publications in 4 languages and 7,493 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Fantasy films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Medical films (Motion pictures)  War films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Thorn EMI Video (Firm)
All of me( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steven Martin and Lily Tomlin make the perfect couple of comedy in this hilariously concocted plot
Cross Creek by Martin Ritt( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1928 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Visual )

6 editions published in 1984 in German and English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabriel von Eisenstein is about to begin a prison sentence for a small indiscretion. Alfred, an opera singer is serenading Eisenstein's wife, Rosalinde (Joan Sutherland) outside the Eisenstein house. Adele, the maid has just received a letter from her sister, Ida, inviting her to Price Orlofsky's ball. Dr. Falke, preparing a surprise at the ball, convinces Eisenstein to come with him that night and delay his departure for jail until morning. Everyone departs for the ball in disguise ... not before Alfred is mistaken for Eisenstein and dragged off to prison! The comic confusion of infidelity and "mistaken" identity is topped off by Dr. Falke's surprise, a little comedy he arranged called "The Bat's Revenge."
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in Italian and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American naval officer falls in love with a Japanese geisha girl known as Butterfly and goes through a ceremony of marriage with her. He then goes back to America while Butterfly waits for his return with their child Trouble. Pinkerton returns with his new American wife and learns that he has a son. The grief-stricken Butterfly kills herself
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest by Miloš Forman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a man whose rebelliousness pits him against the head nurse of a mental ward and the full spectrum of institutional repression
Amadeus by Miloš Forman( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and French and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from Shaffer's play, the film presents the life of Antonio Salieri, a mediocre 18th century Viennese composer obsessed with and jealous of the musical genius of the age, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Les contes d'Hoffmann = The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in French and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking to exorcise the failure of his current love affair, the poet Hoffmann tells the tales of his three past loves and recalls how each was thwarted by the evil influence of his rival
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in Italian and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The action takes place in ancient Egypt and tells of the love of Radames, the captain of the guard, for a slave girl, Aida. She is the daughter of the King of Ethiopia, who is captured by Radames and the Egyptian troops. Tricked into betraying military secrets, Radames is condemned to be buried alive. He is joined by Aida, who dies with him
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

5 editions published in 1983 in Italian and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live performance of Verdi's last comic opera, based on Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV
The Atomic cafe by Kevin Rafferty( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collage film focuses on the 40's and 50's, showing clips of soldiers wearing sunglasses going into areas devastated by nuclear detonation and suburban families practicing using their bomb shelters. An entertaining look at how we got where we are
Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giselle, a peasant girl, is driven from joy to madness and death through an unhappy love
Tender mercies by Robert Duvall( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mac Sledge is a down-and-out country singer battling alcohol and depression. His ex-wife, Dixie, will not allow him to see their eighteen year old daughter Sue Ann and Dixie is now making popular the songs that Mac had written and sung. Mac's new family will not let his heartbreaks bring him down again. Together they are determined to find success and happiness
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

2 editions published in 1982 in Italian and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of Verdi's last tragic opera, Otello. Based on the original Shakespeare play, this tragic story of love and intrigue was adapted by librettist Boito
Desperately seeking Susan by Susan Seidelman( Visual )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan's boyfriend places an ad in a New York paper stating "Desperately seeking Susan." Across the river in New Jersey, Roberta is trapped in a suburban lifestyle. Her only escape is reading the curious ads in the personal column in the newspaper. Seeing this unusual ad prompts Roberta to discover what life is really like for Susan. Through a series of hilarious events Susan and Roberta switch roles, each discovering what the other has experienced
Clockwise by Christopher Morahan( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Cleese stars as Stimpson, the compulsively punctual headmaster of a British high school. On the day he is to give a major speech at a posh teachers conference, he finds himself in a frantic cross-country chase filled with missed trains, confused cops, strange monks, odd old ladies and stolen clothes. Can Stimpson make up for precious lost time or is the entire world conspiring to make him late for the most important appointment of his life?
The dark crystal by Jim Henson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jen and Kira, the last of their race, must return the final shard of the broken Dark Crystal in time to rescue the good creatures of their planet from darkness--and the rule of the wicked Skeksis
Rambo by George P Cosmatos( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recruited for a highly secret and dangerous mission in the jungles of Vietnam to locate missing American POW's, John Rambo is deserted and left in the hostile jungle with only his knife, bow and arrows. With the help of a Vietnamese girl, he vows to bring revenge to all who have become his enemies
The Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1951 and 1982 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alec Guinness plays a timid bank clerk with a perfect scheme to steal a million pounds in gold from the Bank of England. What can possibly go wrong? Everything, in this hysterically funny, madcap masterpiece
Heartland( Visual )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the hardships of life in the harsh Rocky Mountains, Clyde and Elinore proudly defend their personal boundaries-- Clyde, his farm, his herd and his devotion to his family; her singularly determined consciousness both as a pioneer and as a woman
Don Quixote : (Kitri's wedding) : a ballet in three acts by L Minkus( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lovers Kitri and Basil are helped by the eccentric old knight Don Quixote
 
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Languages
English (47)

Italian (15)

French (5)

German (3)