Warner Bros. (1990)
Comedy, Drama, Family
In Collection
134 mins
IMDB 6.8

Mel Gibson Hamlet
Glenn Close Gertrude
Alan Bates Claudius
Helena Bonham Carter Ophelia
Ian Holm Polonius
Stephen Dillane Horatio
Nathaniel Parker Laertes
Christopher Fairbank Player Queen
Pete Postlethwaite Player King
Paul Scofield The Ghost
Sean Murray Guildenstern
Michael Maloney Rosencrantz

Director Franco Zeffirelli
Producer Bruce Davey
Dyson Lovell
Writer Franco Zeffirelli
William Shakespeare
Christopher De Vore
Christopher DeVore

Something is rotten in the State of Denmark. Prince Hamlet (Mel Gibson) is distraught and melancholy over the recent death of his father King Hamlet. He finds out form his father's ghost (Paul Scofield) that it was the former King's brother, Claudius (Alan Bates) who killed him. To make matters worse, Claudius has taken to the throne and married the former Queen Gertrude (Glenn Close). Feigning madness, Hamlet vows to seek revenge against Claudius. Noting Hamlet's antics, Claudius charges court adviser Polonius (Ian Holm) to watch over Hamlet and determine his intents. Meanwhile, Hamlet's affair with Polonius' daughter Ophelia (Helena Bonham Carter) shows his true inner feelings. Claudius decides to have Hamlet killed by sending him off to England, but Hamlet returns unscathed. With the help of his school friend Horatio (Stephen Dillane), Hamlet confronts the duplicitous king and courtiers which culminates in a tragic duel for the throne of Denmark.

Edition Details
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance)
Country USA
Language English
Distributor Warner Home Video
Barcode 085391903321
Region Region 1
Chapters 33
Release Date 2/24/2004
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned); Bahasa Indonesia; Thai; Chinese
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Dolby Surround [English]
Dolby Surround [French]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

"The Making of..." Documentary Director's Commentary Hamlet: An Actor's Journey Mel Gibson Introduces the Movie
Making-of Documentary Mel Gibson: To Be or Not To Be
Theatrical Trailer
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Purchase Price $14.98
Links Hamlet at Movie Collector Connect
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