Based on Academy Award-winning director Tony Richardsons (1963, Tom Jones) theatrical production at the Roundhouse Theatre in London, this film is a powerful adaptation of William Shakespeares epic tragedy. Eschewing the big-budget production values ofother film versions, it instead focuses on great performances from Nicol Williamson (Excalibur, The Reckoning) as Prince Hamlet, Academy Award-winner Anthony Hopkins (1991, Best Actor, The Silence of the Lambs) as the villainous Claudius and rock-and-roll singer Marianne Faithfull as Ophelia. The result is a HAMLET that is a compelling tribute to the Bard himself. Newly remastered. **Please be aware that this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a DVD-R disc. It should play in all standard DVD players.