I love this version so much more than I thought I would. Actors seemingly dipped in a vat of grey paint? Yes, there's that, but there's also the finest Shakespearean actors of their day doing what they do best and setting the bar so high that no other version could possibly live up to it. Devine characterization. The biggest surprise for me was Diana Rigg, who stole every scene she was in..even from Helen Mirren!