To WARNER. Please release Kenneth Brannagh's Hamlet.

Sean Oneil

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It is long overdue. And while you are at it, how about starting your very own Special Deluxe Edition Line of DVD's like Fox did with the Five Star Collection.
 

AdrianJ

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Hopefully if it comes out, it will be done right. I know people hate to see releases go over to a second disc, but if ever there was a need for one, this 4 hour and 2 minute movie is one!! I'm considering acquiring the box set laser disc of Ebay because I don't think we will ever see this one on DVD.
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So, this is a Warner title, eh? Hmmmmmmmmm....
I would definitely buy a copy if it is released.
There would be nothing at all wrong with splitting it to 2 discs, since the original theatrical exhibition had an Intermission after about 2.5 hours. The second part could go on disc 2 and there would still be room for some extras.
A beautiful film which was nonsensically criticized for what I consider trivial points at the time of it's release. Brilliant performances all around, including Branagh, Jacobi, Christie, Winslet and even Crystal!
I'm there on the first day of release!

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Sandra

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/i had my vote with both hands. Don't have a laser player so I've no choice but to wait for the DVD.
 

Sean Oneil

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Correct. It was a Columbia title, however Warner now ownes the rights to it. I also never understood why such a faithful adaptation of the original play was not more well recieved.
In reality though, I think that people were just scared off by the films 4 hour run time. Too bad because this is a great film. Great acting by many MANY hollywood notables, Beautiful cinematography and sets, and costumes, and art direction ...AND at times an Ear-Splittingly powerful SDDS mix.
Warner, you simply MUST give this film the super deluxe treatment.
C'mon people ...now is our chance to ask Warner to finally release this title.
 

John Berggren

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I have wanted to see this rendition of Hamlet for a long time. I have not as I didn't catch it theatrically (I'm not even sure it was avaible here) and I don't ever want to see it panned and scanned.
I would buy Kenneth Brannagh's Hamlet on DVD in a heartbeat.
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I'd buy the long version in 5.1.
Doyle's score ain't bad.
thanks.
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Adrian_P

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I would love to see the full length version of Hamlet be released on DVD! This is by far one of my favorite Shakespeare film adaptions.
 

Sean Oneil

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Looks like we will have to wait until October 2 to ask Warner about this.
Hopefully more people will add to this thread and support this title.
[Edited last by Sean Oneil on July 15, 2001 at 05:51 AM]
 

Bill McCamy

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I saw this in its theatrical release on a Saturday afternoon. What a great way to spend four hours. (I even left the theater for a burger next door during the intermission.)
Let's see it on dvd. I almost bought the LD when it was new, but held off because of the $60 price. That release has been panned enough that I'm glad I avoided it. Did I mention, IT'S ABOUT TIME FOR THE DVD?
 

Nate Anderson

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This amazing movie deserves the deluxe treatment. It must be presented in widescreen, and hopefully, have a commentary by Kenneth Branagh. I think his choices for the visual look of the film were pure genius! Most of the Shakespere adaptions are in dark and dank castles, but he decided to shoot it in wide open spots, and brightly lit. Amazing.
Long overdue on DVD.
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Andrew Walsh

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It also has to be stated that this was one of the last films shot in 70mm. The version I saw in the theater was only 35mm, and the title came up as "HAMLE". Hell, it wasn't even widescreen on VHS until last year! Unforgivable! There must be some legal crap floating around on this one, what with Castle Rock's ownership bouncing around. I'm willing to bet there's a personal grudge involved with it. I want this one so bad I can taste it.
 

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I'll support this title too. I'd also like to see the Zeffirelli/Gibson version, who owns that? Warner also?
Rob
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rhett

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This is the definitive Hamlet film, and it deserves SE treatment all the way. It was a labour of love for Brannagh, and I know he would be more than willing to participate in creating supplemental material. As far as the video goes, this film could definitely qualify as demo material if done right. It was one of the last films filmed in beautiful 70mm, and thus should get its respect on DVD. This is one of my most wanted titles, and I really hope Columbia steps up and release this DVD.
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