The Sherlock Holmes Collection

The Sherlock Holmes Collection

DVD - 2009
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Contains the only six surviving episodes from the classic BBC series and this is the first time they are available in North America.
Publisher: [United States] :, A&E Home Video :, Distributed by New Video,, 2009.
ISBN: 9781422937846
Branch Call Number: DVD TV SHE
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (approximately 296 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Mar 23, 2016

PeterCushing is an icon to British and American movie goers and television watchers. Cushing portrayed the famous Sherlock Holmes in 16 episodes released in 1968. Sadly only a few are available to us. Interestingly enough Cushing did the Hound of the Baskervilles twice, once for television in 1968 and one on the major screen in 1959, which also starred his friend and movie icon, Christopher Lee. One curious point of the portrayals and portrayers of Sherlock Holmes is that no matter who we are watching we still interested in watching with great feeling and interest. Let it be said that we loved all the men who called themselves Holmes and those who called themselves Watson. My persona favorite was Basil Rathbone with Cushing breathing down his neck.

EuSei Nov 08, 2015

Six episodes collected from the 16-episode series that ran from 1964 to 1968. Enjoyable, a bit too theatrical. In my view both Holmes and Watson. (Especially in the episode The Sign of the Four, Ann Bell, who played Miss Mary Morstan, was 30 and Nigel Stock/Watson was 49 but looked much older, which made his adoring looks embarrassing.) Nevertheless, if you like Holmes you will enjoy the series. (Interesting to notice that Peter Cushing starred the 1959 "The Hound of the Baskervilles" with Christopher Lee as Sir Henry!)

Jul 19, 2014

A bit dated, perhaps. This collection of BBC adaptations from the late sixties features Peter Cushing as Holmes and Nigel Stock as Watson. These episodes represent the only surviving number of a series from then. The Hound Of The Baskervilles is the best of the lot, and in fact is the second time Cushing played the role in that story, after the Hammer movie from a decade or so earlier.

Mar 03, 2012

Broadcast in 1968 on the BBC, this is probably the least pleasing of the various Sherlock Holmes adaptations. It was produced by the same people that made the 1964 black & white version with Douglas Wilmer as Holmes, but Wilmer left the project after budget cuts and concerns over poor-writing.

Peter Cushing grows on you as Holmes, but there is very little chemistry between he and Watson (Nigel Stock).

There is also a certain campy quality to the staging --the lighting, sound and sets are all vintage 60's BBC (and not in a good way).

If you're a Holmes fan, by all means check this out, but temper your expectations.

katrina314159 Feb 17, 2011

This was an adorable old (the 70s maybe?) version of Sherlock Holmes. Loved it.


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