William Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice / Movision Entertainment & Arclight Films present in association with UK Film 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 ; directed by Michael Radford ; screenplay by Michael Radford ; produced by Cary Brokaw, Barry Navidi, Jason Piette, Michael Lionello Cowan

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Subjects: Shylock (Fictitious character)--Drama
Moneylenders--Italy--Venice--Drama
Deals--Italy--Venice--Drama
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Formats: Video Recording, DVD
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English, Summary is in English, Summary is in French, French
Audience: MPAA rating: R; for some nudity
Published: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Classics : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2005]
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: 1 videdisc (ca. 131 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Added Titles: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Merchant of Venice
Alternate Title(s): Merchant of Venice (Motion picture).
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: Merchant of Venice
Additional Authors: Radford, Michael, 1946-
Brokaw, Cary
Pacino, Al, 1940-
Irons, Jeremy, 1948-
Fiennes, Joseph, 1970-
Collins, Lynn, 1979-
Robinson, Zuleikha, 1977-
Delhomme, Benoit
Pook, Jocelyn
Movision Entertainment Limited
Arclight Films (Firm)
UK Film Council
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Notes: ISBN: $12.99
UPC: 043396109124
Videorecording number: 10912Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation, Dolby Digital 5.1, mastered in high definition
Closed-captioned. Dialogue in English with subtitles in French
Cast: 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
Credits: 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
MPAA rating: R; for some nudity
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
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
In memory of Frances S. Stafford
Copy 2 given by the Dept. of English, Miami University (Oxford, OH)
Donation Info: Honoree : Stafford, Frances S
Donor : Miami University (Oxford, Ohio). Dept. of English
OCLC Number: 61144816
ISBN/ISSN: 0433961091
10912