The Return of Sherlock Holmes Collection - Sherlock Holmes DVD Movie

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes Collection - Sherlock Holmes DVD Movie


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  • Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Format: Color, Box set
  • Rated: NR
  • Studio: Mpi Media Group
  • DVD Release Date: August 26, 2003
  • DVD Features:
    • Number of discs: 5
  • ASIN: B00009WVO2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars Based on 4 reviews. .

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    Granada Television followed
    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes with The Return of Sherlock Holmes, 11 more episodes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective played by Jeremy Brett. After his apparent demise at the hands of Professor Moriarty, Holmes is resurrected in "The Empty House." Brett is outstanding as the famed sleuth, whose return from what Sherlockians call the Great Hiatus is challenged by one of Moriarty's most murderous lieutenants (Patrick Allen), already a killer on the run in London. "The Abbey Grange," a bloody mystery with significant moral and ethical implications, was also an early episode in the new onscreen association of Brett and Edward Hardwicke (who ably replaced the departed David Burke as Dr. Watson), and the two actors seem as perfectly meshed as their allied characters. Arguably the most entertaining and satisfying episode from the entire series, "The Second Stain" finds Holmes facing intertwining problems, each with very different consequences. The look of epiphany on Brett's face when the ever-clueless Inspector Lestrade (Colin Jeavons) tells Holmes about an odd detail in the murder victim's home is enormous fun.

    Counselor Troi from Star Trek: The Next Generation--or rather actress Marina Sirtis--is part of the cast of "The Six Napoleons," a wild mystery that suggests that a madman with a grudge against Napoleon Bonaparte is smashing clay busts of his likeness all over London. "The Priory School," one of the most interesting stories from Doyle's Holmes canon, makes for a particularly taut and exciting episode in which Holmes and Watson are summoned by the desperate founder of an exclusive prep school for boys to locate the missing son of a duke. An extreme rarity in the Holmes canon, a policeman of real competence named Inspector Baynes (Freddie Jones), is also on the case in "Wisteria Lodge," making this tale all the more interesting for Holmes fans interested in comparing and contrasting investigative styles. "The Devil's Foot" finds Watson pressuring the exhausted sleuth into joining him on a vacation on the Cornish coast. Instead of relaxation, however, Holmes and Watson encounter one of the most horrifying multiple murders they have yet come across.

    Doyle caught a fair amount of flak for getting a lot of details wrong in "Silver Blaze," a story about the training and racing of horses. Nevertheless, it is one of his most popular yarns and makes a fine basis for a keen mystery with one of Doyle's most inventive solutions. A strong story with some of the sleuth's most impressive investigatory work, "The Bruce Partington Plans" also saw the return of Mycroft Holmes (Charles Gray), brother of the Great Detective and indispensable repository of government business. Holmes's methodical approach to the arcane problem in "The Musgrave Ritual" is a lot of fun, and Brett and Hardwicke seem to be having a particularly good time outdoors, pursuing the solution under a bit of sunshine. "The Man with the Twisted Lip" is one of the most ingenious of the Holmes stories, satisfying from beginning to end, with a witty conclusion and unexpected moral about class pressures. --Tom Keogh

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    THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES DVD COLLECTION The celebrated duo of Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke are back as the masterful Sherlock Holmes and his faithful cohort Dr. Watson. Based on the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the spellbinding adventures of THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES are packed with mystery and suspense. Don’t miss a single clue in these deadly games of cat and mouse! Produced by Granada Television and filmed on location in London.
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    Disc One: THE...
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    Reader Reviews
    The very best of the best., September 15, 2003 Reviewer: A viewer from Ojai, CA Jeremy Brett was at his zenith in this batch of Granada Television's Sherlock Holmes episodes. His Holmes, though still eccentric and brilliant as ever, now seems to be having a bit more fun with his cases, as evidenced by his quirky humor and eagerness to take up the chase. Edward Hardwicke seamlessly replaced David Burke as Dr. Watson and the relationship between Holmes and Watson grew to new heights of understanding, caring and a lot more humor. Hardwicke, rather than trying to compete with Holmes as Burke's Watson did, brings a mature understanding to the role as well as a sharp sense of justice and decency. As usual, the episodes are filmed in sumptuous locations and the guest cast is always outstanding. My favorites: The Prioriy School, one of the few cases we see Holmes actively interested in his paycheck, as well as finding the kidnapped boy. Wisteria Lodge, a odd little mood piece featuring a competition between Holmes and the local police inspector (Freddie Jones), who is just as stubborn and even stranger than Holmes can be. The Six Napoleons: a darned good mystery involving busts of Napoleon being smashed all over London. This episode is also one of the most humorous, as Colin Jeavon's Lestrade joins forces with the duo. The Devil's Foot: an ill Holmes is forced on holiday by Watson to Cornwall, and he becomes involved in a creepy murder investigation. Adding to his problems is his dependence on cocaine, which he finally dispenses of in this marvelous episode. Silver Blaze: another atmospheric piece regarding murder and a missing racehorse. It also presents a neat look at the kinder, gentler post cocaine Holmes. The Bruce Partington Plans where brother Mycroft makes a welcome return in a nifty story about missing submarine plans and murder. There is not a bad episode in this collection. I highly recommend purchasing this set; you'll not find better Holmes stories anywhere.

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