This is a glorious production, dominated by one of the great actors of our time, Christopher Plummer. I have seen this only once before at the NFT in 2000, a special showing, I loved it then, it is great now to have it in my collection. I have loved this actor since The Sound of Music, when he first came to worldwide prominence, and I have followed his career ever since. He dominates this production, and although he would deny it, he outshines all before him. So called stars like Michael Caine, and Robert Shaw fade into the background, CP dominates every scene he is in. The only exception is Alec Clunes, who gives a wonderful and wholly professional performance. This year Christopher Plummer finally got the recognition he has deserved for decades from the film industry. Please buy this and see his Hamlet. British fans, (who actually finance the BBC!!) might have to pay more, but it is worth it.