Hamlet (1977)

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Hamlet (Tony Meyer) suspects his uncle, King Claudius (Barry Stanton) has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, Gertrude (Dame Helen Mirren), but the Prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.


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25 January 2008 | c532c
Quirky and enjoyable
With a visual style that anticipates Guy Madden and some insightful performances, this version is one I'll watch again, despite the fact that the homoerotic overtones held no interest for me. Prospective viewers should be warned that the Ghost is played with full frontal nudity, though it is not a large part -- in any sense of the term. Helen Mirren is amazing as Gertrude and Ophelia. Barry Stanton's Claudius is marvelously slimy. Quentin Crisp's Polonius is charmingly surreal. And the twins do it up quite nicely as Hamlet & Son. But was it necessary to stage the play-within-a-play as an orgy? In all, though, this is definitely worthwhile for HAMLET fans or overs of bizarre cinema.

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Genres

Drama

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Release Date:

30 August 1977

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK

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