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Tartan Video (Firm)

Works: 336 works in 606 publications in 8 languages and 9,087 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Film noir  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery films  Horror films  Dark comedy films  Crime films  Melodrama 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tartan Video (Firm)
Oldboy by Ch'an-uk Pak( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Korean and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Daesu is released and sets out to find his abductors
Ch'injŏrhan Kŭmjassi by Ch'an-uk Pak( Visual )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Korean and English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman who was railroaded for the kidnap and murder of a young boy is released from prison after 13 years. With the help of fellow ex-cons whom she has helped and befriended she takes her exacting revenge on those responsible, and then searches for the daughter she lost when she was convited
Moartea domnului Lǎzǎrescu The death of Mr. Lǎzǎrescu by Cristi Puiu( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in Romanian and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

63 years old. Retired engineer. Widower. Cat lover. Heavy drinker. For Mr. Lǎzǎrescu, these are some facts that describe him and his life. After having a headache for four days, he decides to call for an ambulance. When it finally arrives, Mr. Lǎzǎrescu and the EMT, Mioara, begin a journey that will take all night. He's chosen an unfortunate day to become seriously ill--the hospitals are jammed with the injured from a bus accident. Because he is old and admits to drinking, Mr. Lǎzǎrescu is treated with disdain and scorn by nurses, variously ignored, diagnosed, roundly chastised, and passed off elsewhere by supercilious doctors. Mioara stays by his side, making it her mission to get one harried doctor or one pissy nurse to take Mr. Lǎzǎrescu's condition as seriously as she does. As a portrait of a broken medical system, the film is hopelessly depressing, but as a story of the callous impersonalization we inflict upon one another, it is timeless
The cave of the yellow dog by Davaa Byambasuren( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Mongolian and English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special features: Director interview, theatrical trailer
Lost souls by Chi-un Kim( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Korean and English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A horror film based on a traditional Korean folktale. Something strange happens when two sisters come home from their hospital stay
Japón by Ronald Mark Miller( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexican director Carlos Reygadas' first film is a poetic, existential drama that explores life, death, truth and redemption on a journey through the rugged and unforgiving Mexican landscape. The film follows an unnamed, middle-aged artist (Alejandro Ferretis), who is tired and disillusioned with life in Mexico City. He travels to the countryside where he plans to kill himself. Here, he meets Ascen (Magdalena Flores), an old widow who lives by herself in the mountains, and he takes up lodging with her. Ascen is uneducated, but has a profound understanding of life's problems. Her ability to transcend them is far superior to that of the intellectual Ferretis; her limitless generosity and kindness help him find the will to live
La tourneuse de pages The page turner by Catherine Frot( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A talented young pianist plots her revenge when she becomes the page turner for the woman who caused her to fail her conservatory entrance exam
Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rafael is at the top of the heap at the department store where the ladies department is his own small kingdom. A hit with customers and coworkers alike, the suave Rafael is able to sell anything to anyone, and seems a shoe-in for store manager. Rafael is beaten out by rival Don Antonio. When Don Antonio mysteriously disappears, Rafael is the most likely suspect, and one person knows the secret that could bring him down"--Container
Kakushiken oni no tsume by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends Munezo and Samon as he leaves their clan's fiefdom on the northwest coast of Japan
Mysterious skin by Gregg Araki( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At age 8, Neil and Brian played on the same baseball team in their small Kansas hometown. Now 10 years later, Neil is a hustler and Brian a nervous introvert who believes he has been abducted by aliens. As their lives intersect, they discover a shared past shrouded in mystery
Milwaukee, Minnesota by R.D Murphy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Having lived his entire life under the watchful eye of his overbearing mother, Albert must fend for himself when an unidentified car suddenly kills her. Free for the first time, Albert quickly responds to the bait dangling in front of him, pitting his aggressors against one another in a race for his trust and fortune."--Container
Hwal by Ki-dŏk Kim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and Korean and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes viewers on a journey to the Bow River which is 623 kilometres in length and flows through Banff National Park, one of the most famous and most visited nature reserves in the world. It forms the heart of the city of Calgary, home to one million people and the commercial and cultural centre of southern Alberta. It provides life-giving moisture to millions of hectares of prairie farmland, and endless excitement to fly fishers, hikers, campers, canoeists, kayakers, birdwatchers and naturalists. It has a proud First Nations history, and, with continuing care, a promising future
Batalla en el cielo Battle in heaven by Carlos Reygadas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cast entirely with non-professionals, Battle in heaven tells the story of Marcos (Marcos Hernandez), the middle-aged chauffeur of Ana (Anapola Mushkadiz), daughter of a Mexican general. Marcos is the only member of Ana's household who knows she leads a double life. Although a child of Mexico's political elite, Ana amuses herself by working as a prostitute in a high-end brothel. But, Marcos also has a secret. He and his wife (Berta Ruiz) kidnapped a baby for ransom and the infant died in their custody. When he confesses to Ana, a bond of secrecy consecrated by the flesh unites them. As the police draw closer, Ana urges Marcos to turn himself in, but he seeks redemption from a higher power
Memento mori Yŏgo koedam by T'ae-yong Kim( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in Korean and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jookran is an ordinary school with pressures and requirements for students to conform and pursue education. However, underneath its seemingly normal struggles lie the school's dark and dirty secrets, and a terriflying fury
Tetsuo I : the iron man by Shinʼya Tsukamoto( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American named Anthony is living and working in Tokyo and married to a Japanese woman. When their son is killed by a hit and run driver, the father mutates into a machine to take revenge
Samaritan girl a dark tale of revenge by Ki-dŏk Kim( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Korean and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jae-Young is a prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her. Yeo-Jin fixes dates, takes care of the money and makes sure the coast is clear. When Jae-Young falls in love with one of her johns, she has to surpress her feelings towards him. One day Yeo-Jin fails in doing her duty by not looking out for police officers searching for underaged prostitutes. In order to not get caught Jae-Young jumps out of a window nearly killing herself. On her deathbed, she wishes to see the man again whom she fell in love with and turned away from. Trying to understand her best friend, Yeo-Jin tracks down every man she slept with
Natural city by Byeong-Cheon Min( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Korean and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 2080, humanity has rebult its war-torn world with the assistance of androids. But the androids are revolting against their masters
Perth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perth, Australia is Harry Lee's ideal retirement plan. Presently a part-time security guard and taxi driver in Singapore, he is longing for his idea of paradise. When an entrepreneurial friend gets him a job driving upscale call girls to clients for some extra money, it awakes a dark and dangerous attempt at personal redemption."--Container
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