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Title:
Hamlet
Author:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's epic story of passion, betrayal and revenge. The president of the Denmark Corporation is dead, and already his wife is remarried to the man suspected of his murder. No one is more troubled by this than her son, Hamlet. Now, after this hostile takeover, trust is impossible, passion is on the rise and vengeance is in the air.
General Note:
Widescreen.

Videodisc release of the 2000 motion picture.

From the play by William Shakespeare.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780788818448
UPC:
717951004994
Format :
DVD

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William Shakespeare's classic tale is brought to the screen for the third time in ten years in this modernized interpretation. Writer/director Michael Almereyda updates the story to the present day, where Hamlet (Ethan Hawke) is a struggling filmmaker whose personal and familial trials are set against the machinations of a huge production firm called the Denmark Corporation. Joining Hamlet as he seeks revenge for the death of his father and the wedding of his mother to an enemy are Kyle MacLachlan as Claudius, Julia Stiles as Ophelia, Bill Murray as Polonius, Sam Shepard as the ghost of Hamlet's father, Diane Venora as Gertrude, Steve Zahn as Rosencrantz, and Dechen Thurman as Guildenstern. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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