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Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)

Works: 657 works in 1,204 publications in 4 languages and 45,502 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Romance films  Juvenile works  History  Fantasy films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Children's films 
Roles: fds, prn, Distributor, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love( Visual )

8 editions published in 2003 in French and English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the filming of an anti-war film in Japan, a French actress has a brief, intense affair with a Japanese architect. While sharing an intimate relationship, they also begin sharing the memories of a war experienced at opposite sides of the world
Sommarnattens leende = Smiles of a summer night by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Swedish and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sharp satire about eight Swedish aristocrats who become romantically and comically intertwined over a single weekend. Includes Director approved special edition features
The chronicles of Narnia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1: Two brothers and two sisters find that an old wardrobe magically transports them into the world of Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures. They discover that Narnia is under the evil power of the White Witch, who has kept the land in eternal winter and has turned all her enemies to stone. Disc 2: Narnia is later ruled by corrupt King Miraz, and his nephew calls upon the children to help defeat his uncle and restore the land to its former glory. Years later, two of the children are sent back to assist the nephew on a voyage. Disc 3: After many years, a return visit to Narnia finds King Caspian old and frail, and the children embark on a perilous journey through enchanted lands of giants and witches to find the vanished Prince Rilian and bring him home
Animal farm by John Halas( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a fiftieth-anniversary edition of the animated film based on George Orwell's satrical novel in which the animals take over running the farm, but find their utopian state turning into a dictatorship due to the inflated ego of an unscrupulous pig
Man of Aran by Robert Joseph Flaherty( Visual )

5 editions published between 1934 and 2003 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the life of a family in a small fishing village in the Aran Islands, Ireland, as it struggles to win the daily battle against its magnificent opponent--the sea
A woman under the influence by John Cassavetes( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This uncompromising portrait of domestic turmoil details the emotional breakdown of a suburban housewife and her family’s struggle to save her from herself. Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk give unforgettably harrowing performances as a married couple deeply in love but unable to express their ardor in terms the other can understand. This landmark American film is perhaps the most beloved work from the extraordinary John Cassavetes." -- Publisher's description
The Maysles Brothers' Salesman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A landmark American documentary, [the film] captures in vivid detail the bygone era of the door-to-door salesman. While laboring to sell a gold-embossed version of the Good Book, Paul Brennan and his colleagues target the beleaguered masses--then face the demands of quotas and the frustrations of life on the road. Following Brennan on his daily rounds, the Maysles discover a real-life Willy Loman, walking the line from hype to despair."--
The silver chair by C. S Lewis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to the enchanted world of Narnia, a land of great danger and noble adventure. The BBC and Home Vision Entertainment are proud to present this epic tale of good vs. evil by legendary author, C.S. Lewis, in a DVD entertaining for the whole family. On the run from bullies at school, Eustace and his friend, Jill, suddenly find themselves in Narnia. Prince Rilian, son of the old and frail King Caspian, has disappeared mysteriously. Aslan, the Great Lion, sends the children on a dangerous quest through treacherous lands of witches and giants to locate the Prince, only heir to the Narnian throne. But the Emerald Witch who rules the underworld will ensure bringing him home is no easy feat. - Container
Fanny och Alexander = Fanny and Alexander by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Swedish and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told through the eyes of Alexander and his sister Fanny, we see the exuberant and colorful Ekdahl household in a Swedish town early in the twentieth century. Their parents, Oscar and Emilie, are the director and the leading lady of the local theatre company. Oscar's mother and brother are its chief patrons. After Oscar's early death, his widow marries the bishop and moves with her children to his austere and forbidding chancery. The children are immediately miserable, but befriend a local Jewish merchant whose odd household becomes the children's refuge
Prince Caspian, and ; The voyage of the Dawn Treader( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magical land of Narnia is ruled by the corrupt King Miraz. His nephew, Prince Caspian, calls on Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund to help him defeat Miraz and restore Narnia to its former glory. Years later Caspian, Lucy, Edmund and obnoxious cousin Eustace set sail to rescue the six lords who were banished by Caspian's evil uncle
Cet obscur objet du désir( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle-aged man falls in love with a much younger woman in this satire of sexual obsession
Notorious( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful woman with a tainted past is enlisted by American agent Devlin to spy on a ring of Nazis in post-war Rio. Her espionage work becomes life-threatening after she marries the most debonair of the Nazi ring, Alex. Only Devlin can rescue her, but to do so he must face his role in her desperate situation and acknowledge that he has loved her all along
Maurice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge students that fall in love, but must make difficult choices between abiding by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality and following through on their feelings
The complete Monterey Pop Festival( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monterey Pop is the first filmed document of a rock festival. The Monterey Pop Festival, held on California's Monterey Peninsula in 1967, inspired Jann Wenner to launch his enormously successful "Rolling Stone Magazine." It also did much to boost the careers of many of the pop and rock stars who performed in it
Shadows by John Cassavetes( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an interracial romance and the obstacles it puts on family relationships. When appearing on Jean Shepherd's radio program Night People, Cassevetes mentioned the improvisation work he had done with his acting class, and asked for funding to film it. When listeners actually sent in money, he worked up a script based on the classwork, and with additional funding filmed his story of three siblings, two of whom can pass as white
Hara kiri (Seppuku) by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri
Les yeux sans visage = Eyes without a face by Georges Franju( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plastic surgeon, holed up in a Paris mansion, is obsessively slicing off the faces of650 kidnapped women and grafting the flayed skin onto the rotting countenance of his beloved young daughter, disfigured in an automobile accident
Ratcatcher by Lynne Ramsay( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A haunting evocation of a troubled Glasgow childhood. Set during Scotland's national garbage strike of the mid-1970's, Ratcatcher explores the experiences of a poor adolescent boy as he struggles to reconcile his dreams and his guilt with the abjection that surrounds him
Hester Street by Joan Micklin Silver( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Jewish woman comes to America in the 1890s, only to discover that her husband, Jake, has given up the ways of the old country, and taken up with a new girlfriend, and a new life
Boudu sauvé des eaux by Jean Renoir( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in French and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A well-off bookseller rescues a tramp from a suicidal plunge into the Seine and his family dedicates itself to reforming him. He shows his gratitude by shaking the household to its foundations, challenging the hidebound principles of his hosts
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