WorldCat Identities

Thorn EMI Video (Firm)

Works: 453 works in 647 publications in 4 languages and 6,982 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Musical films  Fantasy films  Comedy films  Nonfiction films  War films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thorn EMI Video (Firm)
All of me by John Pizzarelli( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 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 368 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 )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and German and held by 212 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 )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a mental ward, the story revolves around McMurphy, whose rebelliousness pits him against Nurse Ratched and the full spectrum of institutional repression
Amadeus by Miloš Forman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and French and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonio Salieri, a composer in eighteenth-century Vienna, plots to discredit his rival, the genius 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 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is a prologue in a tavern in which a drunken Hoffmann explains that there are three women in his life. Then we have three separate stories in which Hoffmann, accompanied by his young companion Nicklausse, falls in love with, first, an animated doll, secondly a courtesan and thirdly a doomed singer. In each of these stories there is a sinister rival who comes between Hoffmann and his beloved. Finally, back in the tavern, Hoffmann explains that these three women are all facets of the same woman, Stella. But, when Stella arrives, Hoffmann is in a drunken stupor and she leaves with his nemesis Lindorf. At this point Hoffmann's companion Nicklausse is revealed as his Muse and his one real love." IMDB
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in Italian and held by 142 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 )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in Italian and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of the opera by Giuseppe Verdi about the love between the Ethiopian slave Aida and the Egyptian soldier Radames. The opera "Aida" was written by Guiseppe Verdi for the new Cario Opera house which was built to mark the opening of theSsuez Canal. The majesty of the Pharohs provides the background for the human drama arising from the conflicting demands of love, patriotism, and filial piety. The Arena di Verona, built in the first century BC, is a natural setting for Aida above all operas. Directed by Anton Guadagno
The Atomic Cafe by Kevin Rafferty( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A compilation of archival film clips beginning with the first atomic bomb detonation in the New Mexico desert. The footage, much of it produced as government propaganda, follows the story of the bomb through the two atomic attacks on Japan that ended World War II to the bomb's central role in the cold war. Shown along with the famous 'duck and cover' Civil Defense films are lesser-known clips, many of which possess a bizarre black humor when seen today" The footage is accompanied by contemporary music about the nuclear age
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in Italian and held by 121 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
Clockwise by Christopher Morahan( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 119 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?
Giselle : a romantic ballet in two acts by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 119 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 114 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 113 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 112 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 110 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 Holcroft covenant by Robert Ludlum( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noel Holcroft's father was Hitler's financial wizard, and was part of the Holcroft Covenant with two other prominent Nazis. Together, these three had re-routed staggering sums of money into a Swiss bank with the money supposedly to be used to relieve the sufferings of Holocaust victims. But the real intention of the Covenant was to create a world-wide terrorist group which would bring the world to a state of anarchy so a new leader could take control
Rambo by Ted Kotcheff( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Rambo is recruited for a highly secret and dangerous mission in the jungles of Vietnam to locate missing American POW's. Unbeknownst to Rambo, his mission has been compromised before it begins. Deserted by his own team, Rambo is left as a lone survivor in the hostile jungle with only his knife, bow and arrows. Rambo, with the help of a Vietnamese girl, struggles against deadly odds. Triumphant, yet betrayed, he vows to bring his own brand of 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 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bank clerk conspires with a sculptor to steal a million pounds in gold from the Bank of England. They remold the gold into miniature models of the Eiffel Tower to get it safely out of the country. Unfortunately, the miniatures are bought by young schoolgirls
Heartland( Visual )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 98 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; Elinore all of these and something else, her singularly determined consciousness both as a pioneer and as a women
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.17 for Cross Cree ... to 0.42 for Giselle : ...)

Alternative Names
English (53)

Italian (15)

French (5)

German (4)