Rent Othello (1952)

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Rent Othello (aka The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
The production began in 1948 but would not be completed untill four years later due to financial difficulties. Without full financing in place Welles would shoot until the money ran out, shut down production while he tried to raise more in acting roles, then reassemble the cast and crew months later. But typically the challenges presented by budgetary constraints only heightened Welles technical flair and imagination behind the camera, resulting in some of the most dramatic scenes and atmospheric scenes he ever shot. In front his portrayal of the doomed Moor was another powerful and charismatic performance.
For many years the film was only available in poor prints until 1992 when an original negative was discovered and a $1 million restoration began.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Orson Welles, Walter Bedone, Patrice Dali, Rocco Facchini, Giorgio Papi
Voiced By:
Robert Rietty, Gudrun Ure
Writers:
William Shakespeare, Jean Sacha, Orson Welles
Aka:
The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice
Studio:
Second Sight
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance
Awards:

1952 Cannes Grand Prize Ex-aequo

BBFC:
Release Date:
25/08/2003
Run Time:
90 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Orson Welles' short film 'Return To Glennascaul' with Introduction by Peter Bogdanovich
  • 'Restoring Othello' Feature
  • Production Stills
  • Restoring Othello Trailers
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/12/2018
Run Time:
184 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary from 1995 featuring filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and Orson Welles scholar Myron Meisel
  • Filming "Othello", Welles's last completed film, a 1979 essay-documentary
  • Return to Glennascaul, a 1953 short film made by actors Micheal MacLiammoir and Hilton Edwards during a hiatus from shooting Othello
  • New interview with Welles biographer Simon Callow
  • Souvenirs d' "Othello", a 1995 documentary about actor Suzanne Cloutier by Francois Girard
  • New interview with scholar Francois Thomas on the two versions
  • New interview with Ayanna Thompson, author of Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America
  • Interview from 2014 with scholar Joseph McBride
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following:
- Othello (1952) Version
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following:
- Othello (1955) Version
- Special Features

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