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The Resource William Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice, 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 ; produced by Cary Brokaw, Barry Navidi, Jason Piette, Michael Lionello Cowan ; screenplay by Michael Radford ; director, Michael Radford, (videorecording)

William Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice, 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 ; produced by Cary Brokaw, Barry Navidi, Jason Piette, Michael Lionello Cowan ; screenplay by Michael Radford ; director, Michael Radford, (videorecording)

Label
William Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice
Title
William Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice
Statement of responsibility
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 ; produced by Cary Brokaw, Barry Navidi, Jason Piette, Michael Lionello Cowan ; screenplay by Michael Radford ; director, Michael Radford
Title variation
Merchant of Venice
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Benoit Delhomme ; editor, Lucia Zucchetti ; music, Jocelyn Pook ; costume designer, Sammy Sheldon ; production designer, Bruno Rubeo
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for some nudity
Language note
English dialogue, French subtitles; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
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
Runtime
131
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
William Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice, 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 ; produced by Cary Brokaw, Barry Navidi, Jason Piette, Michael Lionello Cowan ; screenplay by Michael Radford ; director, Michael Radford, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2004
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm58439005
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (131 min.)
Isbn
9781404980228
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396109100
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
10910
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1179564
  • (Sirsi) a1179564
  • a1179564
System details
DVD ; region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, mastered in high definition
Video recording format
DVD
Label
William Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice, 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 ; produced by Cary Brokaw, Barry Navidi, Jason Piette, Michael Lionello Cowan ; screenplay by Michael Radford ; director, Michael Radford, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2004
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm58439005
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (131 min.)
Isbn
9781404980228
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396109100
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
10910
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1179564
  • (Sirsi) a1179564
  • a1179564
System details
DVD ; region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, mastered in high definition
Video recording format
DVD

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