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A Midsummer Night's Dream [DVD] [1999]

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  • Actors: Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett, Stanley Tucci, Calista Flockhart
  • Directors: Michael Hoffman
  • Writers: Michael Hoffman, William Shakespeare
  • Producers: Michael Hoffman, Ann Wingate, Arnon Milchan, Leslie Urdang, Nigel Goldsack
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Dutch, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: German, English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Sept. 2002
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000695JL
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,531 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Michael Hoffman directs an all-star cast in this version of one of Shakespeare's most popular works, set in Italy in the 1890's. Duke Theseus (David Strathairn) is unhappy because his daughter Helena (Calista Flockhart), passionately in love with Lysander (Dominic West), refuses to marry her suitor Demetrius (Christian Bale). Helena's friend Hermia (Anna Friel) does love Demetrius, but her affection is unrequited. The quartet escape into the woods, with Helena and Lysander determined to elope. Meanwhile, the fairy king and queen Oberon (Rupert Everett) and Titania (Michelle Pfeiffer) are quarrelling, and their dispute entangles a group of amateur actors rehearsing their play.

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By far the best thing about director Michael Hoffman's A Midsummer Night's Dream is the extraordinary all-star cast, which follows the precedent created by Kenneth Branagh's Italian-set romantic Shakespeare comedy, Much Ado About Nothing (1993), of mixing major Hollywood stars--here Kevin Kline and Michelle Pfeiffer--with top British talent, in this instance Christian Bale, Rupert Everett, Roger Rees, David Strathairn and Dominic West. Kline makes a fine Nick Bottom, with Pfeiffer equally good as the fairy queen Titania and Everett brooding effectively as Oberon. Unfortunately, while both look ravishing, it is hard to tell which actress between Anna Friel (Brookside) and Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal) gives the most wretched performance. Both are completely out of their depth the moment they begin to speak, and utterly outclassed by the excellent Sophie Marceau.

Shot in Tuscany and set in the 19th century, parts of the film are extraordinarily beautiful, while other sections could have benefited from some judicious special effects magic. This is not a bad movie, but it is rather uninspired, lacking any real imaginative grasp of the play. In contrast, the much less well known and lower budget Royal Shakespeare Company version of 1996 positively revels in the fantastically surreal possibilities this timeless text. --Gary S Dalkin

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This Shakespeare`s play involves a theatre company, lovers who are about to elope against their parents wishes, fairy king and queen who are at odds with each other and what happens in the enchanted woods in one night. Awesome location (Tuscany, Italy) and excellent cast. I enjoyed this movie very much.
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Arrived as described. Came quickly. A great resource to use with my pupils when studying A Midsummer Night's Dream. True to the original play with modern twists.
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Excellent production Great actors
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superb condition
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Arrived quickly, good condition, nice movie. Thanks!
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