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Thorn EMI Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 441 works in 630 publications in 4 languages and 7,173 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Musical films  Fantasy films  Comedy films  Nonfiction films  Medical films (Motion pictures) 
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 by John Pizzarelli( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Cobb is a swinging bachelor, a lawyer, and a jazz musician. Edwina Cutwaters is a terminally ill spinster who is given another chance at life if her soul can be transported into another woman. However, the guru goofs, and Edwina's soul takes over the right side of Roger
Cross Creek by Martin Ritt( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 379 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 )

7 editions published in 1984 in German and English and held by 224 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."
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest by Miloš Forman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boisterous story of McMurphy (Nicholson) whose rebelliousness pits him against Nurse Ratched (Fletcher) and institutional repression within an Oregon state mental institution
Amadeus by Miloš Forman( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and French and held by 177 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 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lavish screen adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's phantasmal opera. Included are performances form some of the greatest ballet dancers and opera singers ever to grace the stage or screen
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in Italian and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This videorecording of Giuseppe Verdi's opera, "Aida", was performed and recorded live at the Arena di Verona in Italy, and featured Maria Chiara, Nicola Martinucci, Fiorenza Cossotto, and Giuseppe Scandola
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

5 editions published in 1983 in Italian and held by 155 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 145 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
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in Italian and held by 133 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. Pinkerton returns with his new American wife and learns that he has a son. The grief-stricken Butterfly kills herself
Giselle : a romantic ballet in two acts by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple peasant girl, who is driven from joy to madness and death through an unhappy love, becomes a ghost ordered to help destroy the man who betrayed her, and yet seeks to sustain him because of her undying love
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
Tender mercies by Robert Duvall( Visual )

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

A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together
Clockwise by Christopher Morahan( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 118 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?
Messiah : a sacred oratorio by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A live performance of Handel's Messiah by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey, conducted by Christopher Hogwood. Introduction spoken by Christopher Hogwood
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

2 editions published in 1982 in Italian and held by 115 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 115 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 columns 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
Rambo by George P Cosmatos( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vietnam veteran John Rambo has withdrawn into a simple and secluded existence in Thailand. Trouble, in the form of a group of Christian missionaries, approaches Rambo with the desire to rent his boat to travel up the river to Burma, a war zone. The Karen people of the region have endured a brutal rule from the murderous Burmese military. Rambo takes the missionaries up the river. When the missionaries finally arrive at the Karen village, they find themselves part of a raid led by the sadistic Major Pa Tee Tint. Some of the villagers and missionaries are murdered while the rest are held as captives. Concerned by their disappearance, the minister in charge of the mission gathers a group of mercenaries. Rambo, who knows the exact dropoff, transport them with his boat, joins the team and helps liberate the survivors in what may be one of his deadliest missions ever
The Holcroft covenant by Robert Ludlum( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noel Holcroft has inherited an awesome legacy. His father, Hitler's financial wizard, and two other prominent Nazis had re-routed staggering sums of money into a Swiss bank with the money intended to relieve the sufferings of Holocaust victims a generation later. The Nazis' own children would administer the fund. Now after forty years, Holcroft must now find the other two offspring as the signatures of all three are needed to release the money
The Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1951 and 1982 in English and held by 106 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. But after they melt the gold into souvenir Eiffel Towers, things wrong in this hysterically funny, madcap masterpiece
 
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English (49)

Italian (13)

French (5)

German (4)