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This was an excellent production, filmed on location, with fine performances from a cast experienced in doing Shakespeare.
Plummer discusses working with such directors as Elia Kazan, Robert Wise, and John Huston, and working with his "Hamlet" co-stars Michael Caine and Robert Shaw.
There are unkind cuts, bizarre compositions and moments of painful misdirection--one can count the infelicities like sheep vaulting a stile.
It took me fifty years to get hold of this so I could watch it at home again. I saw it when it was first aired in 1964 and spent many years trying to track down the recording. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mr. Kenneth G. Davies
Can anyone tell me if this DVD is from the original 625 line videotape master, mastered on 2 inch reel-to-reel videotape, or from the 35 mm film tele-recording of the original (a... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Monitor Production In Sound
great idea. Full of atmosphere, this is an impressive version of this unique play.Plummer is ok, but something is missed.Published 15 months ago by Romeu França
Finally purchased this after reading the reviews. I am glad I did as Plummer's performance is a tour de force. The man hits all the marks beautifully and masterfully. Read morePublished 15 months ago by MACLEAR
If you are too, you will not be disappointed. Great acting job. I was so impressed. A must add for your Plummer library.Published 18 months ago by Finn Comfort Fan
I have Hamlet with two of the greatest brits, Olivier and Branner on dvd and saw Ralph Finnes on broadway in the second row and
I'll tell you this, Christ Plummer was the best... Read more
I waited for this on DVD for a long time. And I think that delay was part of the disappointment. When something goes unseen for decades it tends to build an urban legend around... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jim DiEugenio
After seeing all these rave reviews I just had to add my own opinion that Plummer does a laughable job as Hamlet. Shaw is good but the production as a whole is pretty bad. There.Published on November 30, 2012 by Henry Charles
This BBC telecast was filmed in 1964 before Plummer, Shaw, or Caine became the household names they would soon become. Read morePublished on November 10, 2012 by Col William Russell