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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.
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: Fiction films
Feature films
Drama
Film adaptations
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: 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; Sony Pictures Classics (Firm); Movision Entertainment Limited.; Arclight Films (Firm); UK Film Council.; Film Fund Luxembourg (Firm); Delux Productions.; Immagine e Cinema (Firm); Dania Film (Firm); Istituto Luce (Italy); Avenue Pictures.; Navidi-Wilde Productions (Firm); Spice Factory (Firm); Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1404980229 9781404980228
OCLC Number: 58439005
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in French; English closed-captions for the hearing impaired.
Notes: DVD-ROM drive required to access the Teacher's Guide weblink.
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.) : sd., col. ; 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.; DVD-ROM.
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.).
Other Titles: Merchant of Venice (Motion picture : 2004)
Merchant of Venice
Responsibility: Sony Pictures Classics ; 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 ; executive producers, Manfred Wilde, Michael Hammer, Peter James, James Simpson ; Alex Marshall, Robert Jones ; produced by Cary Brokaw, Barry Navidi, Jason Piette, Michael Lionello Cowan ; directed by Michael Radford ; screenplay by Michael Radford.

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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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