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Title William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream [videorecording] / Fox Searchlight Pictures andRegency Enterprises present a Michael Hoffman film ; produced by Leslie Urdang, Michael Hoffman ; screenplay by Michael Hoffman ; directed by Michael Hoffman.

Publication Info. Los Angeles, CA : Fox Searchlight Pictures ; Beverly Hills, CA : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., [1999]


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Edition Widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
System Details DVD ; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; region 1.
Note Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Performer Christian Bale (Demetrius), Rupert Everett (Oberon), Calista Flockhart (Helena), Anna Friel (Hermia), Bernard Hill (Egeus), Bill Irwin (Tom Snout), Gregory Jbara (Snug), Kevin Kline (Nick Bottom), Sophie Marceau (Hippolyta), Michelle Pfeiffer (Titania), Roger Rees (Peter Quince), Sam Rockwell (Francis Flute), John Sessions (Philostrate), David Strathairn (Theseus), Stanley Tucci (Puck), Dominic West (Lysander), Max Wright (Robin Starveling).
Credits Director of photography, Oliver Stapleton ; editor, Garth Craven ; production designer, Luciana Arrighi ; music, Simon Boswell ; costume designer, Gabriella Pescucci.
Audience MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for some sexual content.
Summary In the village of Monte Athena in Italy at the turn of the 19th century, necklines are high, parents are rigid, and marriage is seldom a matter of love. Thus, Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander, while her father wants only Demetrius for his son-in-law. Poor Helena burns hot for Demetrius, who avoids her like the plague. Meanwhile, fairy king Oberon is engaged in a battle of wits with his queen, Titania, and has commanded a trick of Puck, which naturally goes horribly wrong. They are all in the enchanted wood on a midsummer's eve, coming out in the end charged with a gift from the fairies--an enchanted eroticism--that sweeps them away to bed chambers and weddings. The film celebrates love's ability to alter reality while quietly acknowledging that any attempt to portray the feeling of love ultimately falls short.
Contents Main titles -- Wedding preparations -- The course of true love -- Casting a play -- Fairies -- Puck's errand -- Helena and Demetrius -- The flower -- Titania's bower -- Lysander and Hermia -- Helena enters -- The rehearsal place -- Puck's trick -- Puck's mistake -- A donkey and a queen -- Helena's lovers -- The cure -- The wood nymphs -- Bottom's dream -- A wedding celebration -- Pyramus and Thisbe -- Fairy time -- Puck's speech -- End titles.
Note Special feature: Original theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Language Soundtrack in English with optional subtitles in English and Spanish. Subtitled in English for the deaf and hard of hearing [SDH].
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations.
Theseus, King of Athens -- Drama.
Hippolyta (Greek mythology) -- Drama.
Love -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Young adults -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Courtship -- Drama.
Relaciones hombre-mujer -- Teatro.
Athens (Greece) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Feature films -- United States.
Fiction films.
Local Subject Digital video collection.
Added Author Hoffman, Michael, 1956- author of screenplay, director, producer.
Urdang, Leslie, producer.
Bale, Christian, 1974- actor.
Everett, Rupert, actor.
Flockhart, Calista, 1964- actor.
Friel, Anna, 1976- actor.
Hill, Bernard, 1944- actor.
Irwin, Bill, 1950- actor.
Jbara, Gregory, actor.
Kline, Kevin, actor.
Marceau, Sophie, 1966- actor.
Pfeiffer, Michelle, 1957- actor.
Rees, Roger, 1944-2015 actor.
Rockwell, Sam, actor.
Sessions, John, 1953- actor.
Strathairn, David, actor.
Tucci, Stanley, actor.
West, Dominic, 1970- actor.
Wright, Max, 1943- actor.
Boswell, Simon, composer.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream.
Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Regency Enterprises.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Added Title William Shakespeare's A midsummer night's dream (Motion picture)
Midsummer night's dream
Standard No. 086162123085
Music No. 4112308 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

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