Hamlet

Production year: 1996

Drama PG-13   Running time: 4:02

IMDB rating:   7.8     Aspect: Wide;  Languages: English;  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish;  Audio: DD 5.1

Hamlet, son of the king of Denmark, is summoned home for his father's funeral and his mother's wedding to his uncle. In a supernatural episode, he discovers that his uncle, whom he hates anyway, murdered his father. In an incredibly convoluted plot--the most complicated and most interesting in all literature--he manages to (impossible to put this in exact order) feign (or perhaps not to feign) madness, murder the "prime minister," love and then unlove an innocent whom he drives to madness, plot and then unplot against the uncle, direct a play within a play, successfully conspire against the lives of two well-meaning friends, and finally take his revenge on the uncle, but only at the cost of almost every life on stage, including his own and his mother's.

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Features

Audio commentary
Featurettes/Behind-The-Scenes/Documentaries
Trailers/TV spots

Special 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
Hamlet