One of the greatest work of literature but this time, it has been filmed. William Shakespeare's Hamlet is a magnificent, lushly filmed, star-studded version of Shakespeare's tragedy about the Prince of Denmark. The state of Denmark is in an uproar: the King has recently died, and his throne has gone to his brother, Claudius. Claudius has also married Gertrude, his brother's widow. This does not impress Hamlet, who is more upset about this quick marriage than he is with the fact that he is 30 years old and did not succeed his father to the throne.
But things are much worse than that. The ghost of Hamlet's father appears to him, claiming that Claudius killed him, and that Hamlet must avenge his murder. Hamlet must now discern whether the ghost is telling the truth, and he has a complicated plan to do it. Troubles with the plan arise, however, when the beautiful Ophelia lands in the middle of that plan. The conspiracies between the various characters run deep, leading up to a tragic set of events that will destroy them all.
The film, which utilizes the entire text of the play, also features Julie Christie, Billy Crystal, Gerard Depardieu, Charlton Heston, Derek Jacobi, Jack Lemmon, Robin Williams, and Kate Winslet. Four hours on two discs, widescreen (Enhanced), English Dolby Digital 5.1 format and has subtitles of English, French and Spanish; you will definitely love this Shakespeare�s masterpiece. A film of a great play.