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Product Details

  • Actors: Edward Hardwicke, Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams
  • Directors: Alan Grint, Paul Annett
  • Producers: Sherlock Holmes - Complete Collection - 16-DVD Box Set ( The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes , The Cas, Sherlock Holmes - Complete Collection - 16-DVD Box Set, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes , The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
  • Format: Import, PAL
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 16
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 2358.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003N3FVQE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,455 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Mono ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Box Set, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Sherlock Holmes, the creation of novelist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of the world's greatest most popular fictional detectives, as famous for his deerstalker and pipe as his legendary powers of observation and deduction. He is an aloof and private man driven by a fierce intellect that gives him astounding brilliance and unfathomable eccentricity in equal measure. The late Jeremy Brett, the definitive Holmes, stars in these beautiful adaptations taken from the classic ITV1 series and as ever Dr Watson is on hand as his indispensable assistant. Featuring guests appearances from stars such as John Thaw (Inspector Morse); Robert Hardy (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets); Natasha Richardson (Maid in Manhattan); Joss Ackland (Lethal Weapon 2); Peter Vaughan (Remains of the Day) and many more. This 16 disc boxset contains the entire Sherlock Holmes series. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Edgar Allan Poe Awards, ...Sherlock Holmes - Complete Collection - 16-DVD Box Set ( The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes / The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes / The Return of Sherlock Holmes / The Memoirs of Sherl

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I just love Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes character.
David Delson
I watched this series previously and enjoyed it so much I wanted to own the DVDs.
Maryrita K Dettling
I was impressed with the image quality of this Region 2 set, actually.
Eric J. Anderson

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Crookedmouth on February 15, 2012
Format: DVD
Between 1984 and 1994, ITV screened a series of 41 adaptations of Conan-Doyle's masterwork. The series was adapted for telly by John Hawkesworth and directed by a variety of Granada worthies and is considered by many to be the best adaptation (film or TV) aired so far. Let's be clear, there are some very considerable liberties taken with ACD's original storylines but the overall Holmesian "feel" of the series is so strong that these liberties are barely noticeable. This is no revisionist adaptation, it isn't "updated", "improved" or dumbed-down: like a stick of seaside rock, it has Conan Doyle written all the way through.

Nevertheless, it did rather slip under my radar; while I'm no Holmes maniac, I do love the stories but to watch such a long running series required more persistence, enthusiasm and, yes, VCR capacity, than I could ever muster. So, to find the lot packaged so neatly (sixteen discs!) is a true godsend. I shan't be watching much else for some months to come, I suspect.

Just as the adaptation is applauded for its faithfulness, so is Jeremy Brett considered to be the best Holmes ever presented and he plays the part with huge authority. The stories have, of course, a strong "Boys Own" flavour to them and Brett clearly understood that a degree of overacting was required to set the tone. His ham is finely sliced and, like the best Parma ham, he melts in the mouth. Ascetic, ascerbic, ironic and sarcastic, his mercurial performance is literally a joy to watch and I defy anyone to watch the series and then read a Holmes story without visualising Holmes as Brett.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Eric J. Anderson on May 27, 2011
Format: DVD
I don't think anyone considering a purchase of this set needs a review of the series material. It is the definitive Holmes.

If you have the ability to play Region 2 DVDs on a universal DVD player or with a software solution on computer, buying this is a no-brainer. It is much less expensive to get than the USA Region 1 version, and the image quality and subtitles (which were subject to major screw-ups on the first USA release) are excellent. I had previously seen the series on murky videotapes. Then I checked out the USA DVD release from the library and found the image quality was not much better than the videotapes. There is now a "remastered" USA/Region 1 set, but as I said, much more expensive.

I was impressed with the image quality of this Region 2 set, actually. Good sharpness, color, and contrast. Given the source film, this is probably about the best you will see for DVD home video from a 16mm film source.
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Jeremy Brett (1933-95) is rightfully regarded as one of the best, if not at the top of the list, of the many actors who have played Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic detective Sherlock Holmes, in movies or on television. Between 1984 and 1994, Brett played Holmes in 41 adaptations of Doyle's original stories produced by Granada Television.

Jeremy Brett fully immersed himself into the role of Holmes, and in the minds of many, brought the character to life, and made the role his own, becoming the quintessential Sherlock Holmes for the 1980's. Particularly in the early adventures, Brett brings great energy, emotion, and a real sense of edginess to the character. Brett was diagnosed as a manic depressive in 1986, and put on lithium. The medication was a contributing factor in his noticeable weight gain in his later years. And while Brett is still brilliant, at times he seems to lack some of the fire he had previously.

Holmes' friend and companion doctor John Watson was played by David Burke, who was later replaced by Edward Hardwicke. Rosalie Williams ably plays Mrs. Hudson, Holmes' housekeeper at 221B Baker Street, and Colin Jeavons appears as Inspector Lestrade from Scotland Yard. The Granada dramatizations breathe life into Conan Doyle's stories, capturing a sense of the time period, and the prevailing social conventions. Guest stars are often featured in significant roles, and the performances by these talented actors is usually excellent, rarely failing to meet the high standards set by Granada, and by the nature of what is generally regarded as classic material.

Fans of Sherlock Holmes may have issues with some of the adaptations, which were developed for television by John Hawkesworth.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Maryrita K Dettling on January 13, 2013
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I watched this series previously and enjoyed it so much I wanted to own the DVDs. My parents purchased them for me Christmas.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Delson on September 14, 2013
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I just love Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes character. They had all the episodes on Netflix for some time then as Netflix does with painful regularity they pulled it (probably their license for the series expired but nonetheless it is a shock to see something you enjoy disappearing in 7 days - but I digress).

Only through the first season I was hooked and decided to just buy the entire series since I'm sure I'll watch it multiple times through the years. I bought this UK version since it is half the cost of the US version and is exactly the same series.

The "secret" to buying (and PLAYING) Region 2 dvd's is to simply have a multi-region DVD player. You can buy one specifically OR do what I do, which is to have a second optical drive in your computer and assign it to play Region 2. Windows lets you change the setting up to 5 times but for the cost of a second optical drive (I bought the generic/bulk Lite-On drive right here on Amazon for $20) I just added the drive and permanently assigned it Region 2. I have an HDMI cable running from the computer to my TV and voila! - perfect picture and sound. I buy Region 2 dvd's whenever I can and have paid for the drive many times over plus saved a lot of money in general. As I said Region 2 is exactly the same quality and technology - why get ripped off by being forced against your will into Region 1?

These discs play perfectly and the quality is as good as it was when I was streaming it from Netflix. This is one of the most entertaining series I have come across and I am thrilled to have made the purchase at less than $1 per episode and I can have it for the rest of my life. I'm 100% completely satisfied.
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