- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 11 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 10, 2005
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English - Closed Captioning
- Subtitles - French - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Featurette: Making of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
- Audio Commentary: Michael Radford - Director, Lynn Collins - Star
- Trailers: Sony Pictures Previews
- DVD-ROM Features:
- Weblinks: Teachers' Guide
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Uncut - 01/01/2005
"The Brits do their dependable Bardic stuff, and the clarity of Irons' diction lets the playwright's meaning ring like a bell."
New York Times - 12/29/2004
"[I]ntelligent without being showily clever....Watching the film is like seeing a gallery of Renaissance paintings come to life..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/29/2004
"[R]emarkably immediate and contemporary without ever seeming to strain for this effect."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/14/2005
"[I]t attains a bona fide Shakespearean vibrance."
Rolling Stone - 01/27/2005
"Pacino, tackling a tough trap of a role, raises the bar in a mesmerizing acting triumph."
Period Piece |
- THEATRICAL RELEASE: DECEMBER 29, 2004