Mystery Science Theater 3000: HAMLET   Rewatch 
October 20, 2022 2:02 PM - Season 10, Episode 9 - Subscribe

Rewatch! Hamlet (a prince)'s dad (so, the king) is killed by a guy who wants to marry his mom, so he pretends to be crazy to gather evidence of the murder. It's a German production of the famous play, with two of the voices being Ricardo Montalban and John Banner. It's cut down a lot for time and has sparse sets. This is a challenging one. Previously.
posted by JHarris (7 comments total)
!!! This is the first confirmation I've had (I missed this one "Previously") of my strong suspicion that that was actually Ricardo Montalban as  Clavdivs  Claudius. Awesome, thank you.
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 2:17 PM on October 20, 2022 [1 favorite]

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posted by JHarris at 4:07 PM on October 20, 2022 [1 favorite]

Why were you looking at his like?
posted by wittgenstein at 4:18 PM on October 20, 2022

This is a favorite, though the first half is easier to watch than the second half. I wish Rifftrax would do another Shakespeare movie.
posted by wittgenstein at 4:19 PM on October 20, 2022 [2 favorites]

I knew I had some rub left.
posted by stevis23 at 7:58 PM on October 20, 2022

Glad he unfolded himself, he was pretty creased up there.

Also one of my top MST3Ks. I love the first scene between Hamlet and Horatio, and Hamlet says, "The funeral baked meats did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables." The little laugh Mike gives when he cheerfully says "So it all worked out then" kills me every time. I'm giggling right now just typing this.

There are so many TV movie Shakespeare films that they could do, with some very heavy hitters. The BBC complete series from the late 70s - early 80s has, among others, Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart, Anthony Hopkins, Bob Hoskins, Derek Jacobi, John Cleese, and about a billion other ubiquitous classically trained British character actors slumming it on TV from the era. Any of them would be perfect.
posted by Saxon Kane at 9:40 PM on October 20, 2022 [1 favorite]

Did Hamlet ever make it into Thunderball? Still rooting for him...
posted by They sucked his brains out! at 2:13 AM on October 21, 2022

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