PG-13 | | Drama
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Some pathologists conducted a study determining how long a person lasts before dying after being stabbed directly. A scene from this movie where Hamlet (Sir Kenneth Branagh) kills Polonius (Richard Briers) was also viewed as reference to their study. In the end, it was found that a person, after being stabbed directly, can only last long enough to utter four words. This means that Polonius' uttering of the words "O, I am slain" as he dies is medically possible.
This bodes some strange eruption to our state.
When the King and Queen are hugging after Polonius' death and the camera moves away, on the ground, you can see wheel tracks in the dust clearly.
The DVD & Blu-ray versions (released by Warner Bros.) do not have the Columbia torch lady logo featured at the beginning on the theatrical release and the version shown on cable TV as well as the ones released on VHS and LaserDisc. The film simply begins with the lighthouse Castle Rock logo.
$148,321 (USA) (29 December 1996)
$4,414,535 (USA) (13 April 1997)
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