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1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Through the examination of myth, legend, language and history, an exploration of how the imaginary world of Middle-Earth reflects our own. Includes interviews with the cast, filmmakers, explorers, anthropologists, and archaeologists.
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4 videodiscs (208 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + companion booklet (12 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.))
Elderly hobbit Bilbo Baggins relinquishes possession of a golden ring possessing magical powers, to his youthful heir, Frodo. Charged with casting the ring into the fires from which it was forged, the young hobbit begins an arduous trek across Middle-earth, accompanied by a sturdy band including his best friend Sam, the mercurial wizard Gandalf, the warrior Aragorn, and the blustery Gimli, among others. Opposed by treacherous sorcerer Saruman and the demonic emissaries of the Dark Lord, Sauron, this continuously embattled Fellowship makes its way slowly toward the cruel land of Mordor.
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2 videodiscs (178 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Peter Jackson's adaptation of this classic story, which stars Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, among others in a truly magnificent cast--maintains reverent allegiance to Tolkien's creation, instantly qualifying it as one of the greatest fantasy films ever made. 178 minutes. DVD.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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1 videodisc (133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
When a dangerous and powerful magic ring falls into his hands, a hobbit named Frodo gets caught up in an adventure. The mighty wizard Gandolf and a daring band of elves, dwarfs and warriors defend their enchanted land from the wicked sorcerer who would see it destroyed.
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1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
The lives of courageous NASA astronaut Spencer Armacost and his beautiful schoolteacher wife Jillian are momentarily shattered when Spencer's mission mysteriously loses contact with Earth for 2 minutes. But neither Spencer nor Jillian knows that those 120 seconds of terror will ultimately threaten their sanity, their future and their lives in this heart-stopping psychological thriller.
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1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Tommy Brown and Sincere have grown up on the wild and violent streets of Queens. Part of a small gang of thieves whose members have gotten rich by knocking off strip joints and other establishments, these older teens have no fear of the law or killing for money. Even so, the two are starting to split in their ideological ways. Tommy, who lives in the fast lane and has no problem cheating on his girlfriend, Kisha, while scoring hits, has recently decided to get into drug dealing after hearing of a new addictive substance now on the market. Sincere, who's married to Tionne and has a baby girl, begins to question his criminal lifestyle and starts to think of ways to get out, and away from it. Even so, with the help of Tommy's wealthy Jamaican drug lord, Lennox, the two men begin dealing drugs. With Tommy's associate, Knowledge, setting up shop in Omaha, the gang starts to make money running their interstate drug ring.
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