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"Hamlet has the kind of power, energy and excitement that movies can truly exploit," actor/director Kenneth Branagh says. In this first full-text film of William Shakespeare's play – shot on 65mm film and exhibited in Panavision Super 70, power surges through every scene. The timeless tale of murder, corruption and revenge is reset in a lavish 19th-century world, using sprawling Blenheim Palace as Elsinore and staging much of the action in mirrored, gold-filled interiors. A landmark cast (Julie Christie, Kate Winslet, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Charlton Heston and more), the excitement of the Bard's words and an energetic filmmaking style lift the story from its often shadowy ambience to fully-lit pageantry and rage.
Great movie, surprise cameos by the best actors in the business.Published 4 days ago by Delores Montez
Beautiful and magnificent movie. Loyal representation of Shakespeare's art with a marvelous cast.Published 6 days ago by PA
This is the definitive version of Hamlet in our time. Plus, if you want to see ALL of Hamlet, this is the version to watch. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Dan7Pars
Fantastic production and interpretation. Much better grasp on the story than Mel Gibson version? Doesn't seem like four hours.Published 26 days ago by Ryan P. Dolan
was an excellent movie aid for class. this was word for word the exact script as hamlet from Shakespeare be ready for 4 hours for this movie though lolPublished 1 month ago by jackfrost
This is absolutely the best version of Hamlet I've seen, and being an English teacher, I've seen quite a few. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jacqueline boratyn
Excellent production. My favorite of all the versions of Hamlet on film. If you want the play on film spoken as Shakespeare wrote - get this one.Published 1 month ago by English teacher
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|Best Screenplay nomination????||
Ebert's excellent answer: "A screenplay is something more than dialog. Consider, for example, that Alan Parker got a screenplay credit for "Evita," even though virtually every word in the movie was in the form of a Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber lyric. Screenplays also cover... Read More
Jan 22, 2008 by koko the talking gorilla | See all 6 posts
|No HD DVD/Blu-ray for now||
I have been waiting and sending letters and e-mails for a decade for the DVD of this Hamlet--so long, in fact, that the DVD medium itself has been surpassed! By the time a Blu-ray or HD version would arrive...
Sep 2, 2007 by Crabby Guy | See all 5 posts
|Any news on release date?||
According to kenbranagh.com,
February 27, 2007
A vigilant Hamlet fan caught this exciting chat that happened with Warner Bros. executives George Feltenstein,
George Parker, and Ronnee Sass last night on the Home Theater Forum.
chat. last night.
<DougH> YO - Any news on Branagh's... Read More
Apr 4, 2007 by Paul D. Schumacher | See all 4 posts
|Book On Blu-Ray Only?!!!||
Strange question. Maybe there is not enough of the question to give a proper answer.
However Blu-ray as been the de facto standard for years. It is no miracle drug and soon my in itself become obsolete. So if you are making a product what format would you use?
May 26, 2013 by B. Chandler | See all 2 posts
|WHEN did this come to DVD???||
It's really no mystery. If you look at the info in the Amazon listing you'l see that the DVD was realeased in August 2007.
Apr 7, 2008 by Mark Hite | See all 2 posts
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