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MPI Home Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 2,639 works in 4,120 publications in 3 languages and 104,202 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Documentary films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Detective and mystery films  Detective and mystery television programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications about MPI Home Video (Firm)
Publications by MPI Home Video (Firm)
Most widely held works about MPI Home Video (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by MPI Home Video (Firm)
Becket by Peter Glenville( visu )
14 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and held by 2,225 libraries worldwide
Despite differences in rank and background, King Henry II and Thomas Becket are lifelong friends. The King is in constant conflict with the Church, which refuses to contribute financing to his wars in France, and jealously guards the tax-free status granted it by previous monarchs. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, Henry has a brilliant idea: rather than another pious cleric loyal to Rome, he will appoint his old friend, Thomas Becket--technically a deacon--to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously, holding devotion to God and the Church above his loyalty to the throne, or the person of its inhabitant. In opposition to Henry, he proves abler than his predecessors do, and the clash of two powerful personalities leads to destruction
Baraka by Ron Fricke( visu )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,618 libraries worldwide
Shot in 24 countries across six continents, this film, without narration or dialogue, presents a visual spectacle emphasizing religious ritual as well as addressing the human condition and the idea of humanity vis-à-vis nature
Dark shadows ( visu )
52 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 1,430 libraries worldwide
With its alluring tales of Gothic mystery and supernatural intrigue, this television program became one of the most popular daytime series of all time. In these episodes, Collinwood's surly caretaker, Matthew Morgan, informs Victoria Winters that he believes the ghost of Josette Collins and other spirits inhabit the estate. In an attempt to settle the controversy surrounding the manslaughter case that sent Burke Devlin to prison, Collins Fishing Fleet Manager Bill Malloy sets up a private meeting for himself, Roger Collins, Sam Evans and Burke. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard confides to Victoria some of the legends involving Collinwood and Widows' Hill. Carolyn Stoddard and Victoria spot a body floating at the bottom of the cliff and Victoria soon experiences a strange premonition. After Malloy mysteriously disappears, Roger nervously bribes Sam to leave town. A ghost emerges from the Old House on the Collins family property
Martin Luther King : "I have a dream." by Martin Luther King( visu )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 1,147 libraries worldwide
"I have a dream" contains King's entire inspirational speech in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. This video also includes a newsreel and documentary footage from the 1963 march plus footage from the rally on the twentieth anniversary of the original march
Samsara by Ron Fricke( visu )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,057 libraries worldwide
"Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA explores the wonders of the world from sacred grounds to industrial sites, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man's spirituality and the human experience. Photographed entirely in 70mm, SAMSARA's mesmerizing images of unprecedented clarity illuminate the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythms of the planet. Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, SAMSARA is a guided meditation on the current of interconnection that runs through all of our lives"--Container
The speeches of Martin Luther King by Martin Luther King( visu )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 843 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of Martin Luther King's major speeches and minor asides, tracing the development of his oratorical style
GMO OMG by Jeremy Seifert( visu )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 796 libraries worldwide
Take a journey to find answers about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and how they affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice
On the road by Walter Salles( visu )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 770 libraries worldwide
Traveling cross-country, young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly
A touch of Frost by David Jason( visu )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 726 libraries worldwide
Award-winning British actor, David Jason, is Jack Frost, a no-nonsense detective whose unorthodox methods fuel the tension between him and his superiors. Includes: Appendix Man, One Man's Meat, Private Lives, and Keys to the Car
The Baader Meinhof complex by Uli Edel( visu )
3 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 699 libraries worldwide
Dramatizes the actions the Red Army Faction, Germany's terrorist group in the late twenieth century, which was responsible for bombings, robberies, kidnappings, and assassinations
Il divo : la spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti by Paolo Sorrentino( visu )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and held by 637 libraries worldwide
Seven-time Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti's long career was dogged by persistent accusations of conspiracy, Mafia connections and state-sponsored terror. This compelling film explores the shocking political machinations and shady criminal underworld surrounding this fascinating and controversial figure
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Digiview Productions( visu )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 604 libraries worldwide
"A Scandal in Bohemia: A mysterious masked gentleman, who reveals himself to be the King of Bohemia, asks Holmes and Watson to recover an incriminating photograph. The dancing men: Holmes tries to catch the code of what appears to be harmless-looking chalk drawings of matchstick men. The Naval treaty: Dr. Watson's old school chum asks Holmes for help when he loses a copy of a secret treaty between England and Italy. The solitary cyclist: A young music teacher asks Holmes to find out why she's being followed by a man on a bicycle."--Container
The hound of the Baskervilles by Terence Fisher( visu )
16 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 603 libraries worldwide
When Sir Charles Baskerville arrives at his family's estate from America, he finds a death threat awaiting him and a curse hanging over the family. He calls in Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to solve the mystery
The voyage of La Amistad : a quest for freedom ( visu )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
This documentary tells the story of the revolt aboard the slave ship La Amistad, in which Africans abducted from Sierra Leone in violation of international law took over the ship on which they were held, only to end up in the American court system. They took their case all the way to the Supreme Court, with various abolitionists and former president John Quincy Adams leading the way. Based on court documents and transcripts, letters written by the Africans and their lawyers, newspaper articles, and testimony from present-day scholars
The story of Islam ( visu )
16 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
This film traces the history of Islam, its origins, culture, philosophy, and astounding similarities to Christianity and Judaism. Founded about 1,400 years ago, Islam has grown into a world religion that today claims an estimated 1.2 billion devout believers worldwide, 3 to 6 million of them in the United States. It is also the fastest growing religion in the world. Current events have sparked a renewed interest in Islam. It is perhaps the most misunderstood religion in the world, and fanatical followers have used its doctrine to justify terrorist acts. This documentary reveals the real story, providing viewers with valuable insight into the Islamic faith
The speeches of John F. Kennedy by John F Kennedy( visu )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
John F. Kennedy was the first President to utilize the medium of television; every speech contained in this tape reverberates with his special lifeforce. You will see all the major addresses, from his 1960 Presidential campaign through his three controversial years in office
Only the ball was white ( visu )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 541 libraries worldwide
Pays tribute to the many topflight players from the Negro Leagues in baseball when players were denied stardom by the color line
A moment in history : the inauguration of Barack Obama ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 537 libraries worldwide
Features one of the most important events in history, and includes the pre-inaugural events from the morning of January 20, 2009, the Oath of Office and Inaugural Speeches in their entirety, benediction from Dr. Joseph Lowery, recitation by Elizabeth Alexander, and much more
Jerusalem by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
An eight part series presents the entire scope of Jerusalem's complexity both past and present. Meet Jerusalem's Christians, Jews and Moslems, and learn about the forces that separate them, yet strangely bind them together
 
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