WorldCat Identities

Thorn EMI Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 454 works in 617 publications in 4 languages and 7,549 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Musical films  Fantasy films  Comedy films  War films  Televised operas 
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 666 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 377 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 241 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 208 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 187 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 181 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
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

4 editions published in 1983 in Italian and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live performance of Verdi's last comic opera, based on Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in Italian and held by 173 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
The Atomic cafe by Jayne Loader( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 156 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 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance of Puccino's Madama Butterfly was recorded in the open-air Arena di Verona
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 125 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
Clockwise by Christopher Morahan( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 121 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 120 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 120 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
Desperately seeking Susan by Leora Barish( 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
The Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1951 and 1982 in English and held by 116 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 112 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 )

1 edition published in 1983 and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Ballet Theatre, lead by Mikhail Baryshnikov, present Cervantes' story about the adventures of the Knight of Rueful Countenance
 
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Languages
English (47)

Italian (12)

French (5)

German (3)