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William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

Author: Michael RadfordCary BrokawBarry NavidiJason PietteMichael CowanAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Classics : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2005], ©2004.
Series: Sony Pictures classics.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Antonio, a successful but cash-poor merchant, approaches Shylock, a wealthy moneylender, for a loan to help his young friend Bassanio woo the fair Portia. Despite being longtime enemies, Shylock grants the request, but demands one pound of Antonio's flesh if the debt is not repaid on time. When Antonio defaults on the loan, Shylock seeks what is legally owed him but soon learns that those to whom evil is done, do  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Shakespeare film
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Comedies
Melodrama
DVDs
Named Person: Shylock, (Fictitious character); William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Shylock, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Radford; Cary Brokaw; Barry Navidi; Jason Piette; Michael Cowan; Al Pacino; Jeremy Irons; Joseph Fiennes; Lynn Collins; Zuleikha Robinson; Benoît Delhomme; Lucia Zucchetti; Jocelyn Pook; Sammy Sheldon; William Shakespeare; Sony Pictures Classics (Firm); Movision Entertainment Limited.; Arclight Films (Firm); UK Film Council.; Navidi-Wilde Productions (Firm); Avenue Pictures.; Spice Factory (Firm); Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1404980229 9781404980228
OCLC Number: 58439005
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in French; closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2004.
Credits: Director of photography, Benoit Delhomme ; film editor, Lucia Zucchetti ; music, Jocelyn Pook ; production designer, Bruno Rubeo; costume designer, Sammy Sheldon.
Cast: Al Pacino (Shylock), Jeremy Irons (Antonio), Joseph Fiennes (Bassanio), Lynn Collins (Portia), Zuleikha Robinson (Jessica), Kris Marshall (Gratiano), Charlie Cox (Lorenzo), Heather Goldenhersh (Nerissa), Mackenzie Crook (Lancelot Gobbo), John Sessions (Salerio), Gregor Fisher (Solanio), Ron Cook (Old Gobbo), Allan Corduner (Tubal), Anton Rodgers (The Duke), David Harewood (Prince of Morocco), Antonio Gil-Martinez (Aragon).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: rated R; for some nudity.
Description: 1 videodisc (131 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 2.35:1.
Contents: Special features: Optional audio commentary with director Michael Radford and actress Lynn Collins ; The merchant of Venice: Shakespeare through the lens (30 min.); The Teachers' Guide weblink ; Previews (10 min.).
Series Title: Sony Pictures classics.
Other Titles: Merchant of Venice (Motion picture : 2004)
Merchant of Venice
Responsibility: Movision Entertainment & Arclight Films present, in association with UK Film Council [and others], 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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"Antonio, a successful but cash-poor merchant, approaches Shylock, a wealthy moneylender, for a loan to help his young friend Bassanio woo the fair Portia. Despite being longtime enemies, Shylock grants the request, but demands one pound of Antonio's flesh if the debt is not repaid on time. When Antonio defaults on the loan, Shylock seeks what is legally owed him but soon learns that those to whom evil is done, do evil in return"--Container.

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