Hamlet (1996 movie)Hamlet
was Kenneth Branagh
's chance to direct and star in the Shakespearean classic. With 18th or 19th century costuming and furnishings, the play suffered from some loss of realism. But purists got the full text of the play, with all the psychological and philosophical ruminations and political machinations of the original delivered rapid-fire.
See also: Hamlet -- the original play, Hamlet (1990 movie)