William Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice [videorecording] / Movision Entertainment & Arclight Films present in association UK Films Council Film Fund Luxembourg, Delux Productions S.A., Immagine Cinema/Dania Film Istituto Luce, a Cary Brokaw/Avenue Pictures Navidi-Wilde Productions, Jason Piette-Michael Cowan/Spice Factory production, a Michael Radford film
DVDs | distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment | 2005 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD M DRAMA) plus 2 more
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment : distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, .
1 videodisc (131 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
In English, with optional subtitles in French.
Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes, Lynn Collins, Zuleikha Robinson, Kris Marshall, Charlie Cox, Heather Goldenhersh, Mackenzie Crook, John Sessions, Gregor Fisher, Ron Cook, Allan Corduner, Anton Rodgers, David Harewood, Antonio Gil-Martinez.
Producers, Cary Brokaw, Barry Navidi, Jason Piette, Michael Lionello Cowan ; screenplay, Michael Radford ; director, Michael Radford; director of photography, Benoit Delhomme ; editor, Lucia Zucchetti ; music, Jocelyn Pook ; costume designer, Sammy Sheldon ; production designer, Bruno Rubeo.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
MPAA rating: R; for some nudity.
Shylock has grown wealthy through money-lending, the only profession open to Jewish businessmen of the time, but faces indignity and danger when he ventures beyond the Jewish quarter. In the same city, though in a different world, lives Antonio, a Christian merchant beset by worry over the fate of his trading vessels and his increasing isolation from his best friend Bassanio. The younger man has fallen in love with the beautiful Portia, and seeks to go abroad to win her hand. When Antonio takes a loan from Shylock, a bond is sealed, the risk of which is one pound of Antonio's flesh. So when Antonio goes into debt to Shylock, the angst-ridden moneylender demands a pound of his flesh.
Special features: audio commentary with director Michael Radford & actress Lynn Collins; making-of 'The merchant of Venice' featurette; weblink to the Teachers' Guide (a classroom guide); previews.
MW, 5-05; Gift, 2-11(rpl)
Merchant of Venice
Merchant of Venice (Motion picture : 2004)
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