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Academy Award®-winning director Tony Richardson (1963, Tom Jones) brings Shakespeare's greatest tragedy to the screen with searing performances from Nicol Williamson (Excalibur) as the melancholy Dane and Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins (1991, Best Actor, The Silence of the Lambs) as the deceitful Claudius.
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I think a very good rendering. I agree with most all of the readings/interpretations of the lines and the inflections that Nicol Williamson hits. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Schade
This is a somewhat abridged version of the Nicol William Hamlet, with Anthony Hopkins as Claudius: I gave it 5 stars because of the sensational performance Peter Gale gives as... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sophie Glazer
I've read of the 1969 Tony Richardson film with Nicol Williamson and Marianne Faithfull that it’s some sort of admirable but failed experiment; but I saw very little... Read morePublished 6 months ago by harsil
Nicol Williamson's performance is like nothing else - more conversational than the traditional 'Shakespearean presentation. A stunning rendition, on par with Tennant's.Published on September 9, 2013 by William Bleuel
This is a well paced Hamlet. Filmed in The Round House, Camden, London, England, UK. Is minimalist and depends on acting to carry the play. Read morePublished on April 27, 2013 by bernie
Hopkins performs well, and it is interesting to see the same quality in him as a young actor. Also outstanding is the actor playing Polonius. Read morePublished on March 23, 2013 by petronmb
Nichol Williamson is brilliant in this movie. It's not as popular as the Mel Gibson or Kenneth Branagh versions, at least here in America, but that should hardly keep you away from... Read morePublished on December 31, 2012 by D. Howard
I had been waiting for years for Tony Richardson's 1969 production of Hamlet to become available on DVD. It was worth the wait. Read morePublished on November 4, 2012 by Dr. Dave
This is a review of the PAL Reg. 2 Import - United Kingdom dvd release.
This is a fraudulent product. The back of the case says "aspect ratio 1. Read more