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Films & Other Videos

Films with: Welles, Orson

Around the world with Orson Welles
Short films (ST. Germain Des Pres, Chelsea Pensioners, Madrid Bullfight, Pays Basque I and Pays Basque II) that provide a tour of Europe and a cinematic essay.
DVD 2757
Avant-garde experimental cinema of the 1920s and '30s.
Twenty-five short films selected from the avant garde movement of the 1920's and 1930's.
DVD 3807
The story of a group of fliers in the Mediterranean during World War II.
DVD 1489
Citizen Kane
An all-powerful press magnate, Kane, dies in his fabulous castle Xanadu, his last word being "Rosebud", which leads a reporter to seek the meaning behind the word and find the meaning of Kane. Prominant publisher, William Randolph Hearst, saw the film as a thinly disguised version of his career and attempted to suppress it.
DVD 1342
Citizen Kane 70th anniversary /
In Citizen Kane, following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. In RKO-281, Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.
DVD 12750
Citizen Welles The stranger ; The trial.
The stranger (ca. 95 min.): An ex-Nazi is allowed to escape from a German war crimes prison after WWII to lead the Allies to a notorious spy planning to revive the Third Reich. The trail leads to a small Connecticut town where intrigue and murder combine for a tense situation. The trial (ca. 118 min.): Portrays the experiences of Josef K as he is mysteriously arrested by agents of the police for an unspecified crime. Josef is then plunged into a nightmare world of an inescapable legal bureaucracy that assumes he is guilty.
DVD 1343
Complete Mr. Arkadin a.k.a confidential report
American smuggler Guy van Strattan decides to investigate the mysterious Mr. Arkadin after hearing about the wealthy man from a prison cellmate, but Arkadin claims amnesia about his own life, sending van Strattan off to investigate Arkadin's past.
DVD 4687
Décade Prodigieuse Ten days' wonder /
Divided into 10 days, the story focuses on the wealthy Van Horns. A psychological drama of sex and murder.
DVD 3072
Falstaff Chimes at midnight /
Story of the friendship between the bohemian, boisterous Falstaff and the young Prince Hal, the future King of England. It dramatizes the betrayal of that friendship, and Falstaff's disillusionment when the prince does become king.
DVD 7442
History of the world, part 1
A humorous look at the ages of man. Includes eras through the French Revolution.
DVD 7359
Hollywood mavericks
How the word 'maverick' became a synonym of an independent filmmaker, a smuggler of ideas, a healthy subversive in the film industry. Interviews with the most prominent film directors who rebelled against the studios' power, trying to maintain their independence and distinctive voices.
DVD 11208
I'll never forget what's 'isname
"Wealthy advertising executive Andrew Quint has it all: high-powered job, loving family, and a beautiful mistress. Bored with success, he arrives at his office one morning with an axe and chops his career to pieces"--Container.
DVD 253
It's all true
Welles' ambitious film project in Brazil for the United States' anti-Nazi "Good Neighbor Policy" was shelved by RKO. This documentary features the story of the film's making and unmaking and features undiscovered footage.
DVD 1718
James Clavell's Shōgun
John Blackthorne is a ship-wrecked English navigator who becomes both an observer and a participant in historic changes in Japan during the Tokugawa, or, Edo period. Toranaga is a feuding warlord vying to become the supreme military dictator, or shōgun. Blackthorne is drawn into the turmoil and becomes determined to be the first foreigner to become a samurai warrior.
DVD 2945
Jane Eyre
Jane comes to Thornfield Hall as a governess to the young ward of Edward Rochester. Denied love all her life, Jane can't help but be attracted to the intelligent, vibrant, energetic Mr. Rochester, a man twice her age. But just when Mr. Rochester seems to be returning the attention, he invites the beautiful and wealthy Blanche Ingram and her party to stay at his estates. Meanwhile, the secret of Thornfield Hall could ruin all their chances for happiness.
DVD 6710
Keaton plus
In this exclusive collection of cinematic treasures, Kino on video, pays homage to the lesser-known works of the screen's most inventive comedian. Film historian John Bengtson has prepared an interactive tour of locations where Keaton's films were shot. An extensive photo gallery reveals family snapshots, images from Keaton's vaudeville years, fascinating behind-the-scenes stills and more. Also features Ten girls ago, a musical never completed or released providing the opportunity for Buster Keaton, Bert Lahr and Eddie Foy, Jr. to make a comeback with the help of pop star Dion. The short rough cut was assembled to court potential investors.
DVD 9114
King Lear
Shot live for the prestigious Omnibus series, Orson Welles masterfully plays the title role in the Shakespearean classic about a beleaguered king who is betrayed by the greed of his daughters.
DVD 7264
Lady from Shanghai
A seaman becomes involved in the murderous intrigue of a crippled lawyer and his homicidal, frustrated wife. Culminates in a shoot-up in a hall of mirrors.
DVD 7307
Long, hot summer
Ben Quick, an industrious con artist who's known throughout the country as a barn burner, gets run out of a Mississippi town. He meets up with Clara Varner, whose father is pressuring her to get married and provide him with grandchildren. It isn't long before he decides Ben and Clara should marry, and when she resists, it sets up a dramatically escalating clash of wills.
DVD 2419
Moved by his own burning ambition and that of his unscrupulous wife, Macbeth murders Duncan, King of Scotland and seizes his crown. But his insatiable lust for power soon leads Macbeth towards his own destruction.
DVD 7528
Magician the astonishing life and work of Orson Welles /
Looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker. Orson Welles's life was magical: a musical prodigy at age ten, a director of Shakespeare at fourteen, a painter at sixteen, a star of stage and radio at twenty, romances with some of the most beautiful women in the world, including Rita Hayworth.
DVD 11020
Magnificent Ambersons
Lavish new production made from Welles' original shooting script, allowing audiences to finally see his epic vision of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Booth Tarkington novel fully realized. The haunting story of a wealthy Midwestern family's struggle to adapt to the rapidly changing world at the dawn of the 20th century.
DVD 3330
Magnificent Ambersons
The story of the decline of a once powerful and wealthy mid-western family as the twentieth century begins.
DVD 10496
Man for all seasons
Historical drama about the opposition of Sir Thomas More to the divorce of King Henry VIII and the events which led to More's execution.
DVD 55
Moby Dick
Consumed by an insane rage, Captain Ahab has but one purpose in life-- revenge on the great white whale who maimed and disfigured him.
DVD 1502
Monsieur Verdoux
In this dark comedy first released during WWII, Henri Verdoux, played by Charlie Chaplin, supports his family by first marrying, and then killing wealthy widows. On another level the film is an indictment of war in which mass murder is legalized, celebrated and paraded. "Killing is the enterprise by which your system prospers," Verdoux says. "As a mass killer, I am an amateur by comparison."
DVD 879
Mr. Arkadin
Mr. Arkadin tells the story of a reclusive billionaire who, faking a case of amnesia, hires a young adventurer who has been seeing his daughter to investigate his own past. As the inquiries begin unraveling, Arkadin's sordid history, the young man realizes he's being used to keep the truth from Arkadin's daughter and that his own life is in danger.
DVD 2006
Orson Welles the Paris interview /
A 1960 interview captures Welles reflecting on Citizen Kane and expounding on directing, acting and writing and his desire to bestow a valuable legacy upon his profession. The scene is a hotel room in Paris. This is a pearl of cinematic memorabilia.
DVD 7474
Orson Welles's F for fake
Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In this free-form documentary, the legendary filmmaker gleefully engages the central preoccupation of his career: the tenuous line between truth and illusion, art and lies.
DVD 3515
Spanish earth The 400 million.
The Spanish Earth is a docudrama on the Civil War in Spain that dramatizes the effects of the fascist uprising and invasion on the ordinary citizen, using actual scenes of the fighting. Shows how the city of Fuentedueña works on an irrigation project while dealing with the war. The 400 Million. The Japanese aggression against China in 1937 forced the Chinese communists to join Chiang Kai-shek's Kwomintang to take up the battle against their common enemy. Filmed in 1938 and focusing on the battle of T'aiertshwang, this film shows all aspects of a war: the battle, the preparations, refugees, casualties and victims, the fear and distress, the human misery and the courage, and the land under fire.
DVD 2686
Third man
Set in post-war Vienna, an American western-adventure writer searches for a friend who turns out to be the king-pin of the Austrian black market.
DVD 547
Third man
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime-- and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder.
DVD 563
To build a fire
Retells Jack London's suspenseful tale of a man's struggle against the extreme weather of the Alaskan wilderness and his attempts to build the fire he must have in order to survive.
DVD 844
Touch of evil
An elaborate mystery involving a corrupt police official in a squalid town on the Mexican border and a murder that ensnares a narcotics agent and his wife.
DVD 1344
Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice
Dramatization of William Shakespeare's play in which the evil Iago plants seeds of doubt in Othello's mind about Desdemona's fidelity.
DVD 1345
"When Josef K is condemned for an unnamed crime in an unnamed country, he is forced to seek his own justice through a labyrinth of bureaucracy. Along the way, he becomes involved with three women who in their own individual ways are functions of the systems that persecutes him."--Container.
DVD 11057
Elite passengers waiting for London-to-U.S. flights get fogged in, and have to deal with their problems rather than run from them.
DVD 5871
Voyage of the damned
A group of German Jews, trying to avoid Nazi oppression in Germany, leave on a ship bound for Cuba and freedom, only to be forbidden to leave the ship when they reach Havana.
DVD 643
Woman called Moses
This is the story of Harriet Ross Tubman, founder of the Underground Railroad, who led hundreds of slaves to freedom in the North before the Civil War.
DVD 1652
Working with Orson Welles
The story of the Welle's project, the never finished "The other side of the wind", with clips of Welles and interviews with his friends and associates, including many technicians and actors who were eager to be in any project that was attached to Welles.
DVD 1591