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Leaders, Rulers, & Kings
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 005 796
1585: Philip II's Catholic Spain is the most powerful empire in the world. Only England, ruled by Protestant Elizabeth, stands against him. The Queen is threatened by a depleted treasury, constant threats of assassination, and plots by Philip to install her cousin, Queen Mary of Scotland, on her throne. To which end a great armada is poised to invade ...
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 011 237
Anachronistic recasting of the Shakespeare tragedy. In 1930's Britain, in the wake of a bloody civil war, the younger brother of the new king sets in motion a monstrous scheme to claim the throne for himself.
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 017 264
Frodo makes his way through the darkness to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring. Aragon learns of his destiny as the true King and the others prepare for a massive battle that will determine the fate of Middle-Earth.
Titus (1999)
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 011 283
Shakespeare's story of the Roman general Titus Andronicus, who unleashes a cycle of violent revenge when he ignores the pleas for mercy of his captive, the queen of the defeated Goths, Tamora. Presented in a blend of past and present.
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 012 111
Historical drama of the conflict between King Henry II of England and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine over Henry's successor to the British throne.
Ran (1985)
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 009 990
Kurosawa's blend of Japanese history, Shakespeare's plot of "King Lear", and his own personal feelings about loyalty. Set in 16th century Japan. An aging ruler, Lord Hidetora, attempts peacefully to divide his kingdom among his three sons.
DVD
Ormandy Center | Storage
Call No. Music DVD 136
Anna Leonowens is an English school teacher who comes to teach the children of the King Mongut of Siam in the middle 1860s.
DVD
Storage | Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD PN1995.9.H5 C54 2001
Story of the life of Cleopatra, queen of ancient Egypt, from her ascension to the throne through her struggle for power and her loves and entanglements with Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony.
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection | Annenberg Reserve
Call No. DVD PN1995.9.B55 Q446 2007
An intimate, moving portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Tony Blair following the untimely death of Princess Diana. The Queen's restrained reaction causes a public relations debacle that Prime Minister Blair must defuse. The two struggle to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the public's demand for an open display ...
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 011 245
Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. Tells the story of a Samurai lord who kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy.
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 012 513
A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive in a classic tale of love and adventure. The beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the nasty Prince Humperdinck, while Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread ...
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 006 133
A young warrior searching for a cure for a deadly curse becomes entangled in a battle between a clan of humans and the forest's animal gods.
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 010 742
"In the midst of France's late 16th century religious wars, Margot is thrown into a political marriage by her ruthlessly power-hungry family. When she finds herself hopelessly drawn into their murderous affairs, she realizes that her only hope of escape lies somewhere between the heroic soldier who loves her and the enemy husband who could save her ...
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 017 234
A dramatization of Robert Graves' version of the power struggles in Rome's ruling family from Augustus to Claudius, as told by the elderly Claudius as he sets down the history of his family.
Henry V (1989)
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 011 222
Young King Henry of England asserts a hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathering an army and embarking on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs and forever change the face of Europe.
Hamlet (1990)
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 011 209
Hamlet, a prince of medieval-era Denmark, senses treachery behind his royal father's death. His mother is all too dangerously entangled in that treachery. This film portrays Shakespeare's immortal tale of high adventure and evil deeds.
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 006 376
Orlando Bloom stars as Balian, a young Frenchman in Medieval Jerusalem during the Crusades, who, having lost everything, finds redemption in a heroic fight against overwhelming forces to save his people and fulfill his destiny as a knight.
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 005 795
Queen Elizabeth I must learn to weigh her counsel carefully and ignore her private yearnings if she is to keep her crown--and her head.
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 006 547
Young and beautiful actress Ann Darrow is from the world of 1930s vaudeville, who is down on her luck. She meets Carl Denham, an over-ambitious filmmaker, who brings her on an exploratory expedition to Skull Island where she finds compassion and the true meaning of humanity with an ape named Kong. Together, beauty and beast finally meet their fate in ...
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 004 323
The story of Alexander the Great, who in 4th century BC conquered ninety percent of the known world of the time by defeating Greece, Persia, Afghanistan, and India in just eight years.