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Jeremy Brett, David Burke. Jeremy Brett returns as the legendary sleuth in two suspenseful mysteries: The Blue Carbuncle" leads Holmes on a path of red herrings, and The Copper Beeches" thrusts him into one of the most sinister schemes he's ever encountered. 1983/color/100 min/NR/fullscreen.
One of the most popular of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, "The Blue Carbuncle" is given exciting treatment in this Granada Television adaptation, featuring Jeremy Brett and David Burke in definitive performances as the famous detective and his ally and chronicler, Dr. Watson. The story concerns the disappearance of a gem called the Blue Carbuncle, which is linked to a terrible history of murders, suicides, attacks, and robberies. The jewel's trail leads Holmes all over wintry London and to a decision that stuns Watson in its legal and ethical implications. Tightly woven and cleverly adapted from the page, "The Blue Carbuncle" is a worthy telling of a classic tale.
Just as Holmes is lamenting the state of his investigation practice, a letter arrives from a Violet Hunter (Natasha Richardson), who seeks advice on whether to accept a position as governess at the Copper Beeches, the home of a genuine oddball named Jephro Rucastle (Joss Ackland) and his equally strange family. This fine adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's clever mystery "The Copper Beeches" is absolutely engrossing, and as usual Brett's performance as the famed detective is flawless and true to Doyle's original vision. Burke does his typically stellar work as Watson, and the addition of one great veteran (Ackland) and one talented then-newcomer (Richardson) to the cast is a real treat. --Tom Keogh
You won't be disappointed watching Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes.. a MUST see!Published 3 months ago by Penny
Every once in a while, an actor comes along who not only plays the role of Sherlock Holmes, but actually redefines the role. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kurt A. Johnson
With all due respect to Basil Rathbone and the other fine actors who've portrayed Holmes, there is no one who embodied the famous sleuth more ably than Jeremy Brett. He IS Holmes! Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lynn Volk
Delivery was incredibly quick. I love Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes, but would have liked to have more than just 2 episodes on the DVD. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Marjorie Potirala
I love the Sherlock Holmes movies. I find that this actor, Jeremy Brett, really IS Sherlock. His portrayal is best of any of the other actors, including Basil Rathbone -- he was... Read morePublished 19 months ago by K-9 Lover
Finally able to watch and love more Sherlock Holmes doing what he does best Hunting and solving crimes should be more of thisPublished on February 1, 2013 by Bob Robson