Othello: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1951) / Region A
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Othello: The Criterion Collection

The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

Details

  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Apr 18 2017
  • Production Year 1951
  • Empire SKU 1904680
  • UPC Code 715515197816
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging HD
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

New, restored 4K digital transfers of two versions of the film, the 1952 European version and the 1955 U.S. version, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
Audio commentary featuring filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and Orson Welles scholar Myron Meisel
Return to Glennascaul, a 1953 short film made by MacLiammóir and actor Hilton Edwards during a hiatus from shooting Othello
New interview with Welles biographer Simon Callow
New interview with Welles scholar François Thomas on the differences between the two versions
New interview with Ayanna Thompson, author of Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America
Interview from 2014 with Welles scholar Joseph McBride
PLUS: An essay by film critic Geoffrey O’Brien

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    English DTS-HD MA 5.1
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.37:1 B&W

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