Hamlet has the kind of power, energy and excitement that movies can truly exploit," award-winning actor/director Kenneth Branagh says. In this first-ever full-text film of William Shakespeare's greatest work, the power surges through every scene. The timeless tale of murder, corruption and revenge is reset in an opulent 19th-century world, using sprawling Blenheim Palace as Elsinore and staging much of the action in shimmering-mirrored, gold-filled interiors. The excitement of the Bard's words, and an adventurous filmmaking style, lift the story from its often shadowy ambiance to a fully-lit pageantry and rage. Now presented in an amazing 2-Disc Special Edition.
Charlton Heston,Derek Jacobi,Julie Christie,Kenneth Branagh,Robin Williams,Kate Winslet
Murder and violence, sex and desire, paranoia and madness. The heady brew of passion and emotion that makes up Shakespeare's great tragedy is given a lavish new production by cinematic Bard-O-Phile Branagh.