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Maybe in order to understand mankind we have to look at that word itself. MANKIND. Basically, it's made up of two separate words mank and ind. What do these words mean? It's a mystery and that's why so is mankind.

—Jack Handy

Synopsis: The bard's classic tragedy, tragically portrayed.


Reaction: Try not to watch this for Hamlet. Remember, it's being mocked for a reason.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Franz Peter Wirth => Director / Writer
Rolf Unkel => Composer
William Shakespeare => Play
Alexander Engel => The Ghost
Bill Corbett => Observer (MST) / Crow T. Robot (MST)
Dieter Kirchlechner => Laertes
Dunja Movar => Ophelia
Eckart Dux => Rosencrantz (as Eckard Dux)
Franz Schafheitlin => Polonius
Hans Caninenberg => Claudius
Herbert Bötticher => Guildenstern
Karl Lieffen => Osric
Karl Michael Vogler => Horatio
Kevin Murphy => Tom Servo (MST) / Professor Bobo (MST) / Fortinbras (MST)
Mary Jo Pehl => Pearl Forrester (MST)
Maximilian Schell => Hamlet
Michael J. Nelson => Mike Nelson (MST)
Michael Paryla => Francisco
Patrick Brantseg => Gypsy (MST)
Ricardo Montalban => Claudius (voice: English version)
Rolf Boysen => Bernardo
Wanda Rotha => Gertrude

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Maximilian Schell dubbed his own speaking voice into English for the English-language version.