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Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
Actors: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Kaaren Verne, William Post Jr.
Director: Roy William Neill
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
NR     2002     1hr 8min

Studio: Gotham (dba Alpha) Release Date: 03/29/2007
     
     

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Actors: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Kaaren Verne, William Post Jr.
Director: Roy William Neill
Creators: Lester White, Otto Ludwig, Howard Benedict, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edmund L. Hartmann, Edward T. Lowe Jr., Scott Darling
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
Studio: Alpha Video
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 08/27/2002
Original Release Date: 02/12/1943
Theatrical Release Date: 02/12/1943
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 8min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 7
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, French
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Movie Reviews

Sherlock Holmes and The Secret Weapon
Don Tutterow | Beckley, West Virginia USA | 02/21/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

"First let me say that I'm one of the biggest Sherlock Holmes fans in the world. I have been waiting for years for someone to produce a DVD version of the Basil Rathbone movies. This is my second DVD Sherlock Holmes movie from the Focusfilm Entertainment group and it is no better than the first one. This one is going to be returned just like the first one was. This DVD tranfer is so dark in places you can not see the movie at all. The contrast is terrible and the orginal film had black dots and white streaks all over the place. The sound quality of this tranfer was fair. I have VHS copies of this movie that are twice as good as this DVD version. I hope someone besides Focusfilm will starts making DVD tranfers of this great series. Please save your money for a better product in the future. ---This text refers to the DVD edition"
SHERLOCK HOLMES DVD SET
Don Tutterow | 07/26/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"HAVING SEEN ALL THE SHERLOCK HOLMES FILMS WITH BASIL RATHBONE 100 TIMES OR MORE , I WAS LET DOWN BY THE QUALITY OF THESE DVD'S. I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU CAN POSSIBLY DEGRADE THE QUALITY FROM VHS TO DVD,BUT, THEY DID. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT???? I LOVE THOSE OLD FILMS AND WAS SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THEM ON DVD. WHAT A LETDOWN."
News Flash! Colorized print is from 20th Century Fox!
Michael F. Ferguson | Honolulu, Hawaii | 05/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Most of the reviews shown underneath this colorized-b/w combo disc of "Secret Weapon" seem to be discussing discs issued by other companies. I am (normally) a total believer that discs from "no name" issuers are to be avoided like the plague, as the print quality will almost always be inferior; one of the best lessons I ever learned about buying DVD's was that if it isn't issued by a major studio (Paramont, Fox, Universal, etc.), and that if that info isn't clearly listed on the outer packaging, then it isn't worth buying. Over the years, I've learned that there are a few exceptions; Artisan normally puts out nice prints, and one of the old "villians" of VHS, GoodTimes, seems to have changed it's spots and has issued some very nice prints (some of the "Airport" films); but in general, the "major studio or don't buy it" rule still applies.
This issue was inexpensive, so I decided to take a chance. It's a company called "Key Video" that's shown on the outside of the case, but once it starts to play, the 20th Century Fox modern-day logo before the film even starts makes it very clear that this is at least a co-effort, and why they don't show Fox's name on the cover is beyond me. The picture quality/sound is really very good (as I say, many or all of the reviews shown under this particular issuance were apparently written for other companies' editions of this same title)...so, bottom line is: the colorzied option is fun, not garish or saturated, and the print is very clear. Also offers the film in b/w for you purists, and that's just another reason to get these versions."
One of the BEST Rathbone\Holmes Videos!
Michael F. Ferguson | 01/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie features Basil Rathbone as Holmes. He is protecting a weapon that the Nazi's want. This is based on "The Adventure of the Dancing Men." The Dancing Men are a code to where the weapon is. Moriarity tries to kill Holmes for the weapon by s l o w l y drawing out Holmes's blood. Now this is unbelivible-Holmes-after having 1\4 of his blood drawn out-still can jump up and fight! I won't tell what happens to Moriarity-but you have to watch VERY closly to see. Enjoy!"