Buy Used
$5.25
FREE Shipping on orders over $25. Details
Used: Good | Details
Sold by CAC Media
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: **TESTED AND GUARANTEED TO PLAY** All inserts included. Inserts/Discs may have damage.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Hamlet

DVD

3.4 out of 5 stars 175 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Apr 26, 2011)
"Please retry"
No enhanced packaging
1
$5.80 $4.18
DVD
(Apr 17, 2001)
"Please retry"
1
$8.38 $0.20
DVD
"Please retry"
1
$15.01 $19.79
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

There is a newer version of this item:

Hamlet
$9.98
(175)
In Stock.

Trade in. Get paid. Go shopping.
Available from these sellers.

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?


Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Hot Hollywood star Ethan Hawke (TRAINING DAY) is joined by Julia Stiles (10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU) and Bill Murray (LOST IN TRANSLATION) in a hip, thoroughly contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare's epic story of passion, betrayal, and revenge! The president of the Denmark Corporation is dead ... and already his wife is remarried to the man suspected of his murder! Nobody is more troubled than her son, Hamlet (Hawke). Now, after this hostile takeover, trust is impossible, passion is on the rise, and revenge is in the air! Also featuring Kyle MacLachlan (ONE NIGHT STAND), Liev Schreiber (SCREAM 3), Diane Venora (THE INSIDER), and Sam Shepard (THE PELICAN BRIEF) in an outstanding ensemble -- the power of Shakespeare's timeless words is matched by the stunningly modern look and feel of this widely acclaimed, highly entertaining big-screen event!

Amazon.com

Perhaps the least important thing about this latest film version of Shakespeare's masterpiece is its setting in modern-day New York. Yes, such locales as the Guggenheim Museum are used wittily; answering machines and faxes are logically worked into the plot; and it was both inspired and entirely appropriate to make the prince of Denmark a moody, introspective filmmaker whose avant-garde collages provide the context for some of his famous monologues. All of which would be so much pleasantly humorous eye-candy if it didn't come hand in hand with a sympathy for and understanding of this remarkable cast of characters. For that, ultimately, is what makes Michael Almereyda's Hamlet such a delight to watch. Forget that the immortal rumination on suicide is placed in a Blockbuster Video aisle and notice instead how Ethan Hawke's own youthful, callow arrogance makes Hamlet's vacillations believable. And how the comical but infantilizing way Bill Murray's Polonius dotes upon his daughter Ophelia (Julia Stiles)--and her mute acceptance of his attentions--lead her to thoughts of a watery grave even before her bout of madness. And also notice how much Claudius truly does love Gertrude (when gazing at her, Kyle MacLachlan's face relaxes from its usual plasticity) and how Sam Shepard's ghost is less vengeful or tortured than stiffened by remorse. These are the shining moments of invention in Almereyda's bold updating of the play, and they are why this will be a film to watch and enjoy long after its setting has made it as much a period piece as Olivier's adaptation, with its broodingly lit castle, or Branagh's, with its gleaming 19th-century court. --Bruce Reid


Special features

None.

Product details

  • Actors: Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Venora, Sam Shepard, Bill Murray
  • Directors: Michael Almereyda
  • Writers: Michael Almereyda, William Shakespeare
  • Producers: Amy Hobby, Andrew Fierberg, Callum Greene, Jason Blum, John Sloss
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: Miramax
  • DVD Release Date: April 17, 2001
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 175 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00004Z4RP
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #137,218 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • Learn more about "Hamlet" on IMDb

Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on December 23, 2014
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on July 5, 2016
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on July 29, 2002
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on February 7, 2017
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on December 5, 2002
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on October 1, 2014
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on June 14, 2014
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on September 3, 2014
Format: Amazon Video|Verified Purchase
11 comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Most recent customer reviews



Pages with related products. See and discover other items: karl urban