Acclaimed director Franco Zeffirelli teamed with Mel Gibson for this energetic, earthy adaptation of the classic Shakespeare tragedy.

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is in mourning for his father, whose death is quickly followed by widow Gertrude's marriage to Hamlet's uncle, Claudius, who has assumed the throne following his brother's demise. When the ghost of Hamlet's father visits him and claims to have been foully murdered by Claudius, the young prince vows to avenge his death. However, Hamlet's self-doubt and procrastination lead to further tragedy.

Mel Gibson as Hamlet
Glenn Close as Queen Gertrude
Alan Bates as Claudius
Paul Scofield as The Ghost of Hamlet's Father
Ian Holm as Polonius
Helena Bonham Carter as Ophelia
Stephen Dillane as Horatio
Nathaniel Parker as Laertes
Sean Murray as Rosencrantz
Michael Maloney as Guildenstern
Trevor Peacock as The Gravedigger
Pete Postlethwaite as the Player King
Christopher Fairbank as the Player Queen
John McEnery as Osric
Richard Warwick as Bernardo
Christien Anholt as Marcellus

Certificate 15
Running Time 129 mins
Region 2
Main Language English
Subtitles No
Release Date 05/01/2009

Number of Discs 1
Special Features
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Enhanced WS TV

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