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Although, for my taste, he often seems a bit too chipper and about to start laughing.
I think Ian Richardson is my favourite Sherlock Holmes - although I don't think he played the role as many times as other actors.
The sets are joyfully reminiscent of the great 60s color Cushing-Lee Hammer Films, only much better.
It's definitely not as good as the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce film, but it wasn't bad. It was mostly fun to see Martin Shaw so young, and dressed as an American cowboy -- even... Read morePublished 1 month ago by NavyGirl
This is one of the best if not the best version of this Holmes story & I have seen them all.Published 7 months ago by David W. Barsness
I have the "Hound" with Peter Cushing &, although it's enjoyable, Ian Richardson is a little more realistic + "cloak & dagger". Read morePublished 13 months ago by moultrie1861
Put simply, this film has not aged very well. It seems trapped in the early 1980s when it was made. In particular, the character of Beryl Stapleton is a platinum blonde who looks... Read morePublished on March 7, 2012 by Enslowe
I first watched this film when I was little and it scared me to bits! (Especially the scene where the great glowing dog comes running onto the cliff and pushes Selden off). Read morePublished on March 14, 2011 by Cambo
I highly recommend this 1983 version of the Sherlock Holmes mystery. Richardson suits the role of Holmes very well, bringing a confidence and intellectual flare to solving the... Read morePublished on February 11, 2011 by David S
A disappointing movie: cliché-ridden directing, cardboard scenery, and acting that I feel is now dated, despite the presence of the great Ian Richardson and a young Martin... Read morePublished on March 18, 2010 by S. Van Gelder
I think of all the HOUNDS I own, this one is cinematically the best. Of course it is not really fair to compare a film made in 1939 (Rathbone) with one made 40+ years later. Read morePublished on June 8, 2007 by DodgyUSA
The tale of The Hound of the Baskervilles has such sturdy bones that it's probably the most filmed of the Great Detective's cases. Let's see... Read morePublished on August 15, 2006 by C. O. DeRiemer