In this richly costumed production, the greatest tragedy ever written maintains all the tension of a murder mystery as it examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death. The director's innovative film technique creates an intimate performance that succeeds extremely well on small as well as large screen. Hamlet, the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, is considered the greatest challenge for an actor. Derek Jacobi is a superb choice in the rigorous tradition of Shakespearean acting.
Stars Derek Jacobi, Patrick Stewart, Eric Porter, and Claire Bloom.
Digitally remastered; Picture and sound enhanced; PC/Mac Downloadable scripts; Word for word as written by William Shakespeare.
BBC/Time Life, 2000. DVD Region 1. Closed Captioned. Running Time: 215 minutes. Ages 7-adult.