Rent Hamlet on DVD


1990 Rated PG 2hr 14m

Shakespeare's brooding, medieval Dane, Hamlet (Mel Gibson), senses something rotten in the state of Denmark; specifically, he smells a rat behind his royal father's death. Hamlet's mother (Glenn Close) may be complicit in the tragedy, while ill-fated Ophelia (Helena Bonham Carter) is an innocent bystander in love with the young prince. A wonderful supporting cast includes Ian Holm as Polonius and Alan Bates as Claudius. Franco Zeffirelli directs.

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Movie Details

1992 BAFTA®
1991 Academy Award®
  • Best Costume Design nominee
  • Best Art Direction nominee
Adult content and violence
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1


English, Spanish (Neutral), French

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.