Return of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1

Return of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1

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Director: Jeremy Brett

Cast: Jeremy Brett

     
 
Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke portray the famous crime-solving duo of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson on these two mysteries. The Empty House and The Abbey Grange are each presented in standard full-frame transfers that preserve the original aspect ratios of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no

Overview

Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke portray the famous crime-solving duo of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson on these two mysteries. The Empty House and The Abbey Grange are each presented in standard full-frame transfers that preserve the original aspect ratios of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but Baker Street Irregulars should find this disc worthwhile.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2003
UPC:
0030306178097
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mpi Home Video
Time:
1:50:00
Sales rank:
7,819

Special Features

[None specified]

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Open [:45]
2. The Crime Doctor [7:58]
3. The Death of Ronald Adair [5:25]
4. The Life of Sherlock Holmes [4:39]
5. Reichenbach Redux [7:34]
6. Holmescoming [5:41]
7. The Empty House [4:49]
8. The Moving Shadow [2:05]
9. Colonel Sebastian Moran [4:24]
10. The Crime Doctor's Solution [5:53]
11. End Credits [1:29]
1. Open [:46]
2. "The Game Is Afoot" [5:21]
3. Lady Brackenstall's Recount [7:26]
4. The Dining Room [4:41]
5. "A Complete Fabrication" [10:22]
6. The Shipping Office [5:18]
7. Crocker's Explanation [11:49]
8. A Holmesian Trial [4:32]
9. End Credits [1:27]

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Return of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BBT More than 1 year ago
I'm delighted to find this affordable version of episodes of the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes from the 1980's. When it was originally on PBS's Masterpiece Theatre, I recorded them diligently, but those tapes are pretty bad by now. In particular, I had always treasured my experience of THE EMPTY HOUSE, the first of the Return of Sherlock Holmes series, both because of the exciting drama of Sherlock's surprise return from what the world had thought to be his death at the hands of Moriarty, but Brett's extraordinary performance and the vision of the director has always brought me to chills as Holmes stretches himself back to the reality of his identity in this episode. THIS is what Sherlock Holmes is -- NOT, I'm sorry to say, the sexy flashy action figure of the 2009 movie. In viewing the Jeremy Brett series, I should add the first two years are the best. Brett continued filming Sherlock Holmes past the time his health was good, and the final episodes are sad, involving Holmes less and less in the stories, and reducing Brett's performances to posing. Do not let those episodes interfere with enjoying the brilliant and perfect artistry of the major stories. (Check on Wikipedia to see which ones are the ones to avoid.) There is also a full-length Hound of the Baskervilles which is a treasure.
MikeMarxBrooks More than 1 year ago
Sherlock Holmes, with Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke as Holmes and Watson, is always enjoyable viewing, whether you've seen them many times or are seeing it for the first. The acting is first-class, and Granada did a great job of producing this series. It's really a shame that Brett smoked himself to death - chain smoker, who smoked 60+ cigarettes a day. While Rathbone and Bruce were very good as Holmes and Watson in earlier films, Brett and Hardwicke will be very hard to top in any future productions. A "must see" for anyone viewing for the first time or for the many Sherlockians out there.