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This was an incredibly fascinating Hamlet ... at least that's how I remember it after over 35 years. I have not been able to see it since. Why is it not available on VHS or DVD? Christopher Plumber is always fascinating, and Robert Shaw was by far the best Claudius ever filmed (videotaped?)! Add the extra thrill of the REAL Elsinore, and you have a great experience. Bring it back!
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