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Sherlock Holmes - The Sign of Four
Sherlock Holmes - The Sign of Four
Actors: Ian Richardson, David Healy, Thorley Walters, Cherie Lunghi, Joe Melia
Director: Desmond Davis
Genres: Indie & Art House, Television, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2000     1hr 43min

Ian Richardson stars as Sherlock Holmes, the World's Greatest Detective, in a spine-tingling murder mystery filled to the bloody brim with peg-legged killers, poisonous pygmies, boat chases, carnivals and sudden merciless ...  more »

     
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Actors: Ian Richardson, David Healy, Thorley Walters, Cherie Lunghi, Joe Melia
Director: Desmond Davis
Creators: Dennis C. Lewiston, Alan Rosefielde, Eric Rattray, Otto Plaschkes, Sy Weintraub, Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Edward Pogue
Genres: Indie & Art House, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 06/27/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/1983
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1983
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 43min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Richardson great as Holmes, but...
meiringen | the Midwest | 07/14/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"the DVD is grainy, and the story does deviate from the text somewhat. The packaging is nicer than the one for the Richardson "Hound of the Baskervilles," but I would still say that the Granada version with Jeremy Brett is the better of the two."
Richardson leads the way in another solid Holmes tale.
Hazen B Markoe | St. Paul, MN United States | 09/05/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SIGN OF FOUR was the 2nd of 2 films that Ian Richardson starred in as the Great Detective, after HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. Once again, the production values, and Richardson's warm and impeccable performance carry this flick. Cheri Lunghi (Queen Guenevere in EXCALIBUR)is a winning and winsome damsel-in-distress and David Healy's Dr. Watson is a great improvement on his HOUND counterpart, being much more realistic in the role. Of course, there are a couple liberties taken with the original tale, and the culprits are revealed rather early in the film for my taste, but it doesn't get in the way of a solid and entertaining thriller. If you're a Sherlock Holmes fan, I would definitely recommend this film."
Elementary!
katie Withers | England | 01/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Brilliant! Ian Richardson really does bring Holmes to life in this entertaining and clever adaption of 'The Sign of Four'. A brilliant story of pygmies, jewels and wooden legs, plus the usual amazing deductions made by Holmes with the help of Dr.Watson. Great viewing!"
Brilliant, thrilling and amazing
Christian D. Jerke | Germany | 03/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Of course it is always said but for the hundreth time: Ian Richardson is perhaps the best of all Holmses on screen. The film shows a very colourful and amazing version of the classic by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. But no more talking - watch it. The game is afoot!"