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Hamlet (1977)

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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Celestino Coronado
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Cast

Cast overview:
Quentin Crisp ... Polonius
Helen Mirren ... Ophelia / Gertrude
Barry Stanton ... Claudius
Vladek Sheybal ... Player Queen / Lucianus / 1st Player
Tony Meyer Tony Meyer ... Hamlet / Laertes (as Anthony Meyer)
David Meyer David Meyer ... Hamlet / Laertes
Valentino Moon Valentino Moon
Sally Bentley-Leek Sally Bentley-Leek
Marina Saura
Innocentia Sorsy Innocentia Sorsy ... (as Inno Sorcy)
Jonathan O'Hara Jonathan O'Hara
Henry-Jean Henry-Jean
Kazimierz Janus ... (as Kazimir Janus)
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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1977 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Never given a general release in movie theaters, this version played in only very limited engagements, and was never released at all in the U.S. See more »

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Quirky and enjoyable
25 January 2008 | by c532cSee all my reviews

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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