So bizzare it makes Luhrman's R+J look tame, this is a fantastic adaptation of one of the bards lesser known plays. The most striking thing is the presentation, with dramatic (and utterly unbelievable) melding of old and new high-lighting the barbarity and decadence of the Roman setting. None of the famous gore is done away with, and the lines remain absolutely killer. Hopkins plays to type, but thats no bad thing. Often overlooked by critics, 'Titus Andronicus' translates as well here as any other Shakespeare adaptation.