Othello [videorecording] /

by Havelock-Allan, Anthony; Brabourne, John; Burge, Stuart; Olivier, Laurence; Smith, Maggie; Redman, Joyce; Finlay, Frank; Shakespeare, William; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967); British Home Entertainment; National Theatre (Great Britain); Warner Home Video (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007]Description: 1 videodisc (166 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1419843982:; 9781419843983.Language note: English dialogue, English or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.Title notes: $17.99 1/12/2009 (si)Other title: At head of title: Laurence Olivier as.Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Othello (Fictitious character) -- Drama | Muslims -- Drama | Jealousy -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- Drama | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film and video adaptations | Othello (Fictitious character) -- Drama | Muslims -- Drama | Jealousy -- Drama | Man-woman relationship -- Drama | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film and video adaptations | Melodrama -- Feature | Feature films | Melodrama | English drama (Tragedy) | Motion pictures, British | Foreign films -- England | Film adaptations | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Feature filmsCast: Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Joyce Redman, Frank Finlay.Summary: Desdemona defies her father to marry the Moor of Venice, the mighty warrior, Othello. Lago is determined to bring about the downfall of Othello's new favorite, Cassio, and destroy Othello in the process, by casting aspersions on Othello's new bride.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The 1965 Othello is literally a photographed stage play: a filmed record of the National Theatre Production of 1964, as staged by John Dexter and starring Laurence Olivier. As the easily led, fatally jealous Moor of Venice, Olivier wears thick black-faced makeup and speaks in an uncharacteristically deep, bellow-like voice. Some considered his portrayal of Othello to be an unflattering stereotype; others regard Olivier's interpretation as one of the finest Shakespearean performances ever captured on film. Less flamboyant, but no less effective, are Frank Finlay as Iago, Maggie Smith as Desdemona, Derek Jacobi as Cassio, and Joyce Redman as Emilia. Oscar nominations went to Olivier, Finlay, Smith, and Redman. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

$17.99 1/12/2009 (si)

DVD, region 1, widescreen (letterbox, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer.

English dialogue, English or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Joyce Redman, Frank Finlay.

Director of photography, Geoffrey Unsworth ; editor, Richard Marden ; music, Richard Hampton.

Originally performed on the stage in 1965.

This DVD is copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.

Not rated.

Desdemona defies her father to marry the Moor of Venice, the mighty warrior, Othello. Lago is determined to bring about the downfall of Othello's new favorite, Cassio, and destroy Othello in the process, by casting aspersions on Othello's new bride.

Special features: Vintage featurette "Olivier talks about Othello;" theatrical trailer.

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