An independent film Directed by Peter Hall and The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon. This is one of those gems that allow many famous personalities of the time to display a little culture.
There are many fun facets of this film; right off, we notice all the actors in a much earlier version. Who would have thought that Judi Dench was once so cute? In addition, Helen Mirren before she was queen. Each version of midsummer Night's Dream displays a different star cast; this is the 1967 version many people will recognize Diana Rigg as Helena. Each version is to our advantage displays a different emphasis and dialog of William Shakespeare. Too many individual actors to point out.
Then there is the negative side. Look closely and it looks like an Italian film with English dubbing; the words and voices are not quite in sync. The cameraman is the one that filmed "The Blare Witch."
Believe it or not it is better the second time through. This film is a must for the collector.