Othello Movie Review & Film Summary (1992) | Roger Ebert
Othello (1995 film) - Wikipedia
An older feature, I assume produced for another DVD edition overseas, is a 33-minute interview with Joseph McBride, author of . This feature is more of a general overview of the production and the film, expanding on what is covered in the commentary and Callows own interview. This one does repeat a few details but gets into the more of the nitty-gritty of the production delays, Welles going through crew members because of said delays, and the various other difficulties that arose during and afterwards. This is then followed by the previously mentioned Thomas interview going over the various edits of the film.
Othello - Movie Reviews and Movie Ratings | TV Guide
Thankfully any problems or concerns that arose when Criterion released the film originally seem to have fallen to the wayside and as was mentioned earlier Criterion has included two versions of the film for their new release and the restorations do look wonderful. That being said its clear that each film comes from different restorations since both do look fairly different from one another, at least in certain respects. Whats rather shocking is that the older version, the 1952 cut that comes from a fine-grain master positive, looks noticeably better on the whole in comparison to the 1955 cut, which comes from the negative. There are still some print flaws present, mostly limited to minor blemishes and marks along with some flickering and pulsing, and some tram lines. There also appears to be a few side effects from filming, like dirt on the lens. But outside of these things the restoration work has been thorough and in this regard the image is simply stunning.