Hamlet film Product Information
This 190 minute Dolby digital mono feature film DVD is a re hearsal version starring Richard Buton & & is directed by J ohn Gielgud.
Hamlet review Product Description
In this highly unusual film version of Shakespeare's play, Sir John Gielgud's 1964 stage production starring Richard Burton is filmed during a live performance on Broadway. Shot over two days at three successive performances with a live audience, the film was made using a variety of cameras capturing the action from different angles, which were later edited together into the finished film. ...See Full Description
Hamlet movie Customer Reviews
||Burton Was the Best.|
No one had the stage presence of Richard Burton, and no one seemed to so completely understand the character of Hamlet. I bought the audio recording of this stage version, and was elated to find that someone had pieced together tapes of actual performances from 1964. It's in black-and-white, but that seems to add to the authenticity of the experience. There are few closeups, but that, along with audienc reactions, give you a more pure "theatre" experience. Staged with bare essential scenery, and played in street clothes, this is a fully engrossing protrayal of Shakespeare's finest play. I suspect no play has been staged or filmed as often as Hamlet, but it would be very wise for any current actor, who wishes to attempt the role, to see how Burton interpreted every word, movement, and gesture. Pure genius.
By a reviewer (Kalamazoo, MI, USA)
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Hamlet video Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1281504|
|Release Date||Aug 17, 1999|
|Also Known As||Richard Burton's Hamlet|
|Running Time||191 Minutes|
|Additional Info||Image Entertainment|
|Movie Details||Color; Image Entertainment|
Hamlet DVD Features
Richard Burton stars and Sir John Gielgud directs William Shakespeare's play of the Danish Prince. This is a "Hamlet" acted in rehearsal clothes, stripped of all extraneous trappings, so the beauty of the language and imagery could shine through. Filmed during an actual Broadway performance, to be shown in movie theaters for two days only, the prints were contractually ordered destroyed, but Burton sent one to the British Film Institute, and kept one print at home, located by his widow Sally in 1988; here then is the complete Burton "Hamlet" in all its vocal power and glory.
Source: Image Entertainment, Inc.
Full Frame - 1.33
Dolby Digital Mono