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Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
Reviewed by: David StannersRead David Stanners's film review of Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
Editor's Note: This DVD review refers to the 2003 release of the film. The current, 25th Anniversary Edition, contains a lot more extras. Read our review of the 2015 edition.
It is always frustrating to find out there are no special features available on DVD. It would have been interesting to know what possessed Tom Stoppard to translate his play onto the screen, and what he felt he achieved by doing so. An explanation of the meaning of the film, or at least his own interpretation would have also been enlightening.
The 16:9 anamorphic wide screen fills the whole of a wide screen TV, which for wide screen enthusiasts may feel very much more like a TV movie than a cinematic experience. But then, the whole movie feels like it should have remained on the stage anyway.
Still, the retail price is £15.99 (£14.99 at Blackstar), which is reasonable, despite its lack of extras. The video version has a £12.99 price tag.Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2003