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Sherlock Holmes - The Hound of the Baskervilles
Sherlock Holmes - The Hound of the Baskervilles
Actors: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Kristoffer Tabori, Ronald Pickup, James Faulkner
Director: Brian Mills
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Television, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2003     1hr 45min

The baskerville family is cursed. Sir charles baskerville is found dead. Sir henry baskerville arrives from america & finds a death threat waiting for him at his hotel. An escaped killer roams the moors .. Another case for...  more »

     
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Actors: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Kristoffer Tabori, Ronald Pickup, James Faulkner
Director: Brian Mills
Creators: Michael B. Popley, John Hawkesworth, June Wyndham-Davies, Michael Cox, Rebecca Eaton, Arthur Conan Doyle, T.R. Bowen
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: MPI HOME VIDEO
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/28/2003
Original Release Date: 12/08/1988
Theatrical Release Date: 12/08/1988
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 45min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Basil Rathwho????
Bret M. Herholz | Worcester, MA United States | 06/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Apparently when writing his review laddie5 is unaware of Jeremy Brett's heart condition that affected his performance slightly in his later performances as the world's greatest "unofficial" Detective. Quite honestly, I think Jeremy Brett's later performances as Holmes were among his best. Even up to the end. Everybody considers Basil Rathbone to be the definitive Holmes, which I think is utter nonsense. Most of the later movies with Rathbone as Holmes don't even take place in Victorian England but have Holmes in current settings (well current in 1940) which I think is because they couldn't afford the Victorian backdrops and all that. Jeremy Brett not only looks the way Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the character, but performs the part with all of Holmes's quirks and short comings. Such as his cocaine and morphine addictions (that's right, Holmes was an addict).This version of "The Hound of the Baskerville" follows Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's version very closely and is among the best productions of his the author's most famous stories. Watson takes center stage in this story as he tries to uncover the Baskerville curse of a demonic hound that haunts the moors. Edward Hardwicke is probably one of the best screen Watson's to date. Much like his predecessor in the Granada series David Burke (who did a great job as Watson), he plays Watson as the intelligent man of medicine that Conan Doyle wrote in his books and not the hamfisted bungler that has smeared the character since Nigel Bruce played the character. Hopefully, future productions of Holmes will continue this tradition with Watson's character.The production itself is very well done and atmospheric. A really fine cast (those of you who can remember will recognize the actor from "The Bounder")and a brilliant performance by Jeremy Brett which does not lack in the least bit. If you are to buy any copy of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" make this your first. The definitive production starring the definitive Sherlock Holmes"
The ONLY Hound of the Baskervilles to watch!
mddj | United Kingdom | 07/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have now seen several productions of 'The Hound of the Baskervilles', including the Basil Rathbone and Hammer versions, but of all that I have seen this is the definitive production.I agree that the Hound doesn't look very 'spooky' or 'Ghostly', but let's face it, it is just a dog and not a ghost (obviously! ) so it would have been a bit silly to fall into the trap of making it look like a ghost (like so many other films have), only for Holmes to reveal at the end that it wasn't.In fact I think that this just goes to improve the 'realism' of the story, and along with the usually excellent performance from Jeremy Brett as Holmes, this video is an absolute must."
Great for family viewing - a fine version
mddj | 04/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Agreeably haunting rendition of Conan Doyle's classic, with Jeremy Brett the definitive Sherlock Holmes. I and my family find this a fine version. Some of the quibbles on this review page seem not to see the forest for the trees, i.e., that even if Jeremy Brett was ill while making this version, it is far and away the very best one made. This is also a fun tape to watch with your children. Mine find Sherlock Holmes' eccentric mannerisms and rushing about funny and intriguing, while the hound is agreeably scary without ever being too frightening. The total lack of expletives make for another reason why this is high-quality family viewing. Most of us discover Sherlock Holmes when we are young; these tapes, this series are great for that."
Genius and Style
mddj | 02/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This faithful movie-length adaptation of the Conan Doyle's tale highlights all the genius and style that Jermey Brett and company brought to these wonderful productions. This diverse and quirky performance shows why Brett will remain indelibly tied to the Holmes legend. A must for mystery fans."