Mel Gibson's Hamlet - 2/24/04

 
Old 12-18-03, 05:30 PM
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Mel Gibson's Hamlet - 2/24/04

Due on February 24th are Hamlet and The Man Without a Face. Although the play is truncated, Gibson's take on the Danish Prince is actually quite good in director Franco Zeffirelli's film adaptation. Both come with new anamorphic transfers (1.85:1) and Dolby Digital Surround sound. Once again, the extras are non-existent. Retail is $19.97 each.
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Cool!

Been waiting for both of these. I hope they redo Forever Young with a widescreen anamorphic transfer soon too.
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I rented Man Without a Face on VHS. It was pan and scan...I didn't even know he had a problem!
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YES, now I can see the Cliff Notes version on DVD. YES, there is a god.
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So close.


Kenneth Branagh Version = Still not available
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thanks for the heads-up!
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Cool, come out on the same day on my birthday.
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Been waiting on this for a long time now.
I can finally retire my vhs copy.

btw, wonderfull soundtrack to this movie by Ennio Morricone
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Originally posted by ClarkKentKY
Kenneth Branagh Version = Still not available
That was the first thing that came to my mind. Nothing against Mel's version which was just fine and I will probably pick up too, but I want Kenneth's version yesterday. The wait for that baby is is killing me.

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About damn time. With this and the new Room With A View 2 Disk SE that was just announced I'm pretty excited. Now where exactly is the Branagh version???
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Originally posted by onebyone
That was the first thing that came to my mind. Nothing against Mel's version which was just fine and I will probably pick up too, but I want Kenneth's version yesterday. The wait for that baby is is killing me.
My thought also. I'll pick up Mel's version as I've always loved the look of it. Beautifuly shot and well acted. Too bad there aren't any extras though.

Ever since I saw Branaugh's version at the theaters I've been waiting...and waiting....and apparently will wait some more.
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Heh. I quite enjoy Gibson's Hamlet, I'll be picking this one up.

Also, Branaugh's version is great. Would love to have it. Could eliminate one more of my VHS tapes.

...but my Hamlet Holy Grail is Grigori Kozintsev's 1964 version. Now that's a disc I'll never see in a major release...

One can hope though.

Criterion? Are you out there? Some Kozintsev please?
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It's about time for both of these. I have been waiting since the beginning of the format.
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I've waiting a long time to retire my VHS of Man without a Face and Hamlet. Can't wait!!
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Mmmmm. Danish....
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Thank you, oh thank you, oh thank you!!!! This one was on my must have list!!
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All right...I've been waiting for this. So far 2004 has some pretty good announcements.
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Thank you, oh thank you, oh thank you!!!! This one was on my must have list!!
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Thank you for posting the news, Bus!!
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Rounding out Warner's latest announcements is the long-awaited arrival of Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet, starring Mel Gibson and Glenn Close. Newly remastered in 1.85;1 anamorphic widescreen and Dolby Digital 2.0 surround, there are no extras aside from the trailer, but list price will be $19.95.
At least it has the trailer!
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Deleted scenes include: Gibson, as Hamlet, improvising a monologue about how the Jews were responsible for the death of Christ and all of the problems with the world today.
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I though Mel Gibson just hated the Brits?

Bad taste peeps...
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