The merchant of Venice

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Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2005]., , ©2004.
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1 videodisc (131 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2005]., , ©2004.


General Note
At head of title: William Shakespeare's.
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.
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.
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, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, mastered in high definition.
English dialogue, with optional French subtitles; closed-captioned.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Radford, M., Pacino, A., Irons, J., Fiennes, J., Collins, L., & Robinson, Z. (2005). The merchant of Venice (Widescreen.). Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Michael Radford et al.. 2005. The Merchant of Venice. Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Michael Radford et al.. The Merchant of Venice Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2005.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Radford, Michael, et al. The Merchant of Venice Widescreen., Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2005.

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