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Hamlet [videorecording] /

by Branagh, Kenneth; Abbasi, Riz; Attenborough, Richard; Blair, David; Shakespeare, William.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2007Edition: Two-disc special ed., widescreen.Description: 2 videodiscs (242 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1419849727.Language note: In English with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.Closed-captioned.Subject(s): Hamlet (Legendary character) -- Drama | Revenge -- Drama | Murder -- Drama | Ghosts -- Drama | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film and video adaptations | Film adaptations | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Feature filmsCast: Kenneth Branagh, Riz Abbasi, Richard Attenborough, David Blair, Brian Blessed.Summary: Set in the nineteenth century, retells the story of Prince Hamlet who plots revenge after he discovers his uncle murdered his father, the king.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

At least the 22nd time William Shakespeare's most famous tragedy has been brought to the screen, Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of Hamlet was the first to preserve Shakespeare's entire text, uncut and unabridged. Moving the action into the 19th century, Branagh cast himself in the title role and, as in his adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, assembled an eclectic group of actors that mixed veteran Shakespearean performers (including John Mills, Judi Dench, John Gielgud, and Derek Jacobi) with Hollywood stars not known for interpreting the Bard's work (among them Robin Williams, Charlton Heston, Billy Crystal, and Jack Lemmon). However, unlike most interpretations, it's the women who really carry the show, with the two best performances delivered by Kate Winslet as Ophelia and Julie Christie as Gertrude. As usual, Hamlet finds himself torn over what to do after the death of his father and his mother's hasty remarriage. Branagh's version of Hamlet was also notable on a technical level, as it was filmed in the 70-mm format for increased visual clarity and detail. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

DVDs, Dolby digital 5.1 surround.

In English with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.

Closed-captioned.

Kenneth Branagh, Riz Abbasi, Richard Attenborough, David Blair, Brian Blessed.

Based on the play by William Shakespeare.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.

Features: introduction by director/actor Kenneth Branagh, commentary by Kenneth Branagh and Shakespeare scholar Russell Jackson, featurette "To be on camera : a history with Hamlet," 1996 Cannes Film Festival promo, Shakespeare movie trailer gallery.

MPAA rating: PG-13.

For private home use only.

Set in the nineteenth century, retells the story of Prince Hamlet who plots revenge after he discovers his uncle murdered his father, the king.

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