Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Elsinore In Woodstock

Kenneth Branagh's film of Hamlet - still the only movie to present the full text - has been officially announced for R1 DVD release in August. The film will be spread across two discs, it appears, with a commentary from Branagh and Russell Jackson, onetime director of The Shakespeare Institute. Branagh has also recorded an introduction, and there's a couple of featurettes: the '96 Cannes promo and To Be on Camera: A History With Hamlet.

The film was shot at Blenheim Palace, just up the road here, and that's part of what I enjoy about it. Nice to think I can go have a picnic at Elsinore.

1 comment:

RS Carone said...

Finally! I've been waiting for this DVD! Loved the movie!