The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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A COLLECTION OF SHERLOCK CLASSICS!
The greatest mysteries of the world's most recognized sleuth!
The legacy of the investigative mastermind Sherlock Holmes has transcended through three centuries and appeared in books, television series, films and so much more. This deluxe 4 DVD collection includes 4 feature films and the entire 39 episode American television series featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s master sleuth in some of his greatest mysteries and adventures.
BASIL RATHBONE, NIGEL BRUCE, RONALD HOWARD, HOWARD MARION-CRAWFORD, ARTHUR WONTNER, IAN FLEMING, IAN HUNTER, ARCHIE DUNCAN...and many more!!
Top Customer Reviews
What's really odd is that they throw in ONE of Basil Rathbone's Sherlock films into the mix...what's he got to do with any of this? Was it done to mislead buyers so Basil's face can appear on the cover instead of Ronald Howard's? Makes no sense, the set contains 39 of R. Howards Sherlock series, 3 movies from the 1930s and just one of Basil's.
What I do like is that they imprinted the episode # and title on the discs so when you are looking for a certain episode you can quickly find it by reading the label on the disc. 39 episodes are split among 3 discs. The 4th disc contains the 4 movies.
This DVD set contains thirty-nine 30 minute television episodes (recorded in Extended Play mode) on three single-sided discs. There are four Sherlock Holmes movies from the 1930s-1940s on a double-sided disc. The movies are often found on other collections of movies from that era. There is another product that does not use EP for better video quality with the thirty-nine episodes. The episodes are lower budget productions. Some stories have humor. Some actors speak with an accent. How many were inspired by the original stories of A. Conan Doyle?
The TV series stars Ronald Howard as "Sherlock Holmes", Howard Marion Crawford as "Dr. Watson", and Archie Duncan as "Inspector Lestrade". Note the actors that reappear.
Disc One 01 Cunningham Heritage;
02 Lady Beryl; 03 Pennsylvania Gun;
04 Texas Cowgirl; 05 Belligerent Ghost;
06 Shy Ballerina; 07 Winthrop Legend;
08 Blind Man's Bluff; 09 Harry Croker;
10 Mother Hubbard; 11 Red Headed League;
12 Shoeless Engineer; 13 Split Ticket.
Disc Two 14 French Interpreter;
15 Singing Violin; 16 Greystone Inscription;
17 Laughing Mummy; 18 Thistle Killer;
19 Vanished Detective; 20 Careless Suffragette;
21 Reluctant Carpenter; 22 Deadly Prophecy;
23 Christmas Pudding; 24 Night Train Riddle;
25 Violent Suitor; 26 Baker Street Nursemaids.
Disc Three 27 Perfect Husband;
28 Jolly Hangman; 29 Imposter Mystery;
30 Eiffel Tower; 31 Exhumed Client;
32 Impromptu Performance; 33 Baker Street Bachelors;
34 Royal Murder; 35 Haunted Gainsborough;
36 Neurotic Detective; 37 Unlucky Gambler;
38 Diamond Tooth; 39 Tyrant's Daughter.
Murder at the Baskervilles, 1937 Arthur Wontner.
The Sign of Four, 1932 Arthur Wontner.
The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes, 1935 Arthur Wontner.
The Woman in Green, 1943 Basil Rathbone.
Ronald Howard as Holmes and Howard Marion-Crawford as Watson are not as good as the film Holmes and Watson (Rathbone and Bruce). However they will keep you interested.
Thr problem of these episodes on DVD seem almost washed out like they are a copy of a copy transfers. The sound quality is sometime muddled. But these 1959 shows are worth watching, Just dont watch all the 19 abd a half hours in one sitting.
Also, on this collection is four Holmes films..The Woman in Green (with Rathbone & Bruce) and three early Holmes from the 1930's with Arthur Wontner. The transfer is weak on these as well. Mill Creek has done better transfers to DVD!
For those who havent seen it, get it... watch it..for others , its worth a look.
I give it three stars for great content, but weak picture
The first show, `The Cunningham Heritage,' provides an introduction to Dr. John Watson and Sherlock Holmes. The first 15 minutes of the show is a close approximation to the introduction of the two characters in `A Study in Scarlet,' the novella that introduced Holmes and Watson to the reading public.
Seven episodes from the television show are derived from the short stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. `The Engineer's Thumb' and `The Red Headed League' from `The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' were made into television episodes called `The Shoeless Engineer' and `The Red Headed League.' `The Musgrave Ritual' and `The Greek Interpreter' of `The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes' are similar to `The Greystone Inscription' and `The French Interpreter' in the television series. In `The Musgrave Ritual,' the story involved a search for items of King Charles II, the king who succeeded the reign of Oliver Cromwell and the Roundheads in 1660. `The Greystone Inscription' used an ancient family ritual to lead to artifacts from the reign of Richard II.
In His Last Bow, `The Adventure of the Devil's Foot' - which Holmes calls the Cornish horror - is similar to the episode `Exhumed Client.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you are a Sherlock Holmes fan, you will like these movies! they are old, but I think they are wonderful! I enjoy old movies, compared to what you might find on TV today! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Violet
Horrible sound track and very dated. Don't waste your money, there's a reason the used copies can be had for
almost nothing. Read more
False advertising. My son bought this solely because it *appears* to feature Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Read morePublished 20 months ago by M. Mitchell
Disregard the reviews that say these Adventures of Sherlock Holmes are dated and have lousy sound. If you take into consideration the fact that they were filmed on French TV sets... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Samuel Bissell
If I could give less than one star I would. What a rip off. They promote this collection with the images of Basil Rathbone and Neigle Bruce, but this has NOTHING to do with the... Read morePublished 22 months ago by dlc