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Othello / Warner Bros. Pictures ; Castle Rock Entertainment presents ; a Dakota Films/Imminent Films production ; directed by Oliver Parker ; adapted for the screen by Oliver Parker, from the play by William Shakespeare ; produced by Luc Roeg and David Barron ; released by Columbia Pictures.

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Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle DVD DRAMA OTHE (Text) 39231032863165 Audiovisual Collection Reshelving -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Castle Rock Entertainment : 2013.

Content descriptions

General Note:
DVD made on demand by Warnerarchive.com.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, David Johnson ; production designer, Tim Harvey ; film editor, Tony Lawson ; music composed by Charlie Mole ; costumes designed by Caroline Harris.
Participant or Performer Note:
Laurence Fishburne (Othello), Irene Jacob (Desdemona), Kenneth Branagh (Iago), Nathaniel Parker (Cassio), Michael Maloney (Roderigo), Anna Patrick (Emilia), Nicholas Farrell (Montano), Indra Ove (Bianca), Michael Sheen (Lodovico), Andre Oumansky (Gratiano), Philip Locke (1st senator), John Savident (2nd senator), Gabriele Ferzetti (Duke of Venice), Pierre Vaneck (Brabantio).
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1995.
Summary, etc.:
In Venice during 1570, Desdemona, daughter of a powerful nobleman, elopes with Othello, a proud Moor celebrated as the city's most awesome warrior. Iago, who has served alongside Othello for a decade, is angered when the general chooses another lieutenant, Cassio, as his second in command. In retribution, Iago sabotages Cassio's promotion and convinces Othello that the handsome officer is cuckolding him. Othello writhes under the tortures Iago has created, and in a fit of jealousy smothers Desdemona, who caresses her beloved husband as she dies.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA Rating: Rated R; for some sexuality.
System Details Note:
DVD-RW; Region 1; Dolby digital surround stereo; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation.
Language Note:
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English or French; closed-captioned.
Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Film adaptations.
Othello (Fictitious character) > Drama.
Desdemona (Fictitious character) > Drama.
Jealousy > Drama.
Betrayal > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Truthfulness and falsehood > Drama.
English drama (Tragedy)
Venice (Italy) > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.

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