Got my copy of the David Tennant "Hamlet" DVD yesterday, and of course, spent the evening watching it. Here are my thoughts as I wrote them down:
1)Interesting - they don't show the Ghost, at first.
2)Is that Picard as the Ghost, too?
3)That's definitely Picard as Claudius. Interesting notion, to have him play both brothers.
4)So now I've seen Picard and the Master as Claudius.
5)Wow, Tennant looks about 17 when we first see him.
6)Picard's playing Claudius kind of mellow, here.
7)Some interesting little bits of business in the "leaving scene" between Ophelia, Laertes and Polonius.
8)I can never hear the "undiscovered country" bit without thinking of the Sixth Doctor and the Valeyard.
9)The Player King is the Marshal from "The Armageddon Factor"! I knew there was a Doctor Who actor in this picture!
10)I like the idea of the spy cameras - everyone's being watched all the time - even Claudius, apparently.
11)I like how Claudius shrugs just before he takes the poisoned cup - that was a nice touch.
12)Ah, poor old Fortinbras - his scene at the end is always one of the ones they cut.
I'll have to watch it a few dozen more times to get a real sense of it, but overall I'd have to say that it was pretty good. Tennant is not my new favorite Hamlet, but he's certainly acceptable in the part. Stewart was good, though he did seem a bit "subdued" in parts. The rest of the cast was quite good, though I thought the guy who played Polonius was a bit too "wacky old guy" for my tastes.
As I say, I'm sure my opinion of it will develop and evolve once I've watched it a few zillion more times, but even on one viewing, I'd say it's well worth a look.