Friday, April 2, 2010

David Tennant's Hamlet: Now Available in the US (for Pre-Order)

Hamlet. Dir. Gregory Doran. Perf. David Tennant, Patrick Stewart, Penny Downie, Oliver Ford Davies, and Mariah Gale. 2009. DVD. BBC Warner 2010.

The long-awaited, much-anticipated, often-looked-forward-to David Tennant Hamlet is due for release to US markets on May 4, 2010. Feel free to click on the link below and pre-order your copy today!


As a bonus (and as possible encouragement), here's a brief preview:


Note: If you can tune in to a PBS station on April 28, Great Performances will be broadcasting this production. Once again, hooray for PBS.
Links: The Film at IMDB.

Click below to purchase the film from amazon.com
(and to support Bardfilm as you do so).

2 comments:

E. Meritus Prauf said...

You're right! The preview clip makes me want to see the complete production. Tennant brings Hamlet's lines to life, and the contemporary royal setting seems just right. Can't wait for the Bardfilm review.

E. Meritus Prauf said...

Pre-ordered before the PBS production. Glad I did. Otherwise I'd be content with the online Hamlet, but having the DVD is much, much better. Waiting for Bardfilm's review. Only one observation: the ear-poisoning in the dumb play was very like the "cash-for-clunkers" method of seizing up an internal combustion engine!

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