William Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice
(DVD R-rated)

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Published
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2005].
Rating
MPAA rating: R; for some nudity.
Status
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Format
DVD R-rated
Edition
Widescreen.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (131 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English
ISBN
1404980229 (clamshell)
UPC
043396109100

Notes

General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
General Note
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.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Benoit Delhomme ; editor, Lucia Zucchetti ; music, Jocelyn Pook ; costume designer, Sammy Sheldon ; production designer, Bruno Rubeo.
Participants/Performers
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.
Description
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R; for some nudity.
System Details
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, mastered in high definition.
Language
English dialogue, French subtitles; closed-captioned.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Radford, M., Pacino, A., Irons, J., Fiennes, J., Collins, L., Robinson, Z., Delhomme, B., & Pook, J. (2005). William Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice. Widescreen. Culver City, Calif.: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Michael Radford et al.. 2005. William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Culver City, Calif.: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Michael Radford et al., William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Culver City, Calif.: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Radford, Michael, et al. William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Widescreen. Culver City, Calif.: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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