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Othello R

Laurence Fishburne and Kenneth Branagh star in Shakespeare's thrilling tale about the doomed marriage between a Moorish general and the daughter of a Venetian noble.
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Format:  DVD-R
sku:  WAC 669093D

DVD-R Details

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: January 22, 2013
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 39


User Ratings: 8,762
Rating: C+ -- A decent but not great version that makes Shakespeare's reliable play accessible, but the acting is uneven: Branagh is witty as Iago, Fishburne looks but doesn't sound right, and Jacob is pale as Desdemona. Full Review
Mar 16, 2008
Rating: 2/4 -- ... Will not give its viewers much of an idea of the Shakespeare play, and may inadvertently give them other ideas, about interracial love, that were not much on Shakespeare's mind. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 3/4 -- For sheer impact, this Othello can stand side-by-side with the versions brought to the screen by Orson Welles (as restored in 1992) and Lawrence Olivier. Full Review
Jan 1, 2000
A highly engaging attempt at Shakespeare's most domestic tragedy. Full Review
Time Out
Jan 26, 2006
Parker has shown how involving and moving Shakespeare can still be on the screen. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Feb 13, 2001
Like its hero, Oliver Parker's Othello starts mightily -- resplendent and captivating -- before crumpling under the weight of misguided choices and self-delusion. Full Review
Independent on Sunday
Dec 6, 2017
Branagh, as Iago, is so obviously the best thing in this largely uninteresting interpretation that you feel sorry for him when he inevitably bites the big one. Full Review
Jul 3, 2008

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Promote someone else to the rank of lieutenant? Over Iago's dead body! And more pointedly, over the dead bodies of nearly everyone ensnared in Iago's plot of revenge.

Jealousy, passion, misplaced trust: the themes of Shakespeare's towering tragedy permeate this fresh Othello from writer/director Oliver Parker. Kenneth Branagh (Iago), Irene Jacob (Desdemona) and Laurence Fishburne as the title-role warrior who ruled armies but not his own heart play the principals in this tale set in Renaissance Venice -- yet belonging to the ages. The Moor who "loved not wisely but too well" commands attention now and for generations to come.


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Warner Archive Collection

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 30,842
  • UPC: 883316690932
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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