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2-Film Collection (Sherlock Holmes / Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) (Triple Play) (Blu-ray + DVD + UV Copy) [2012] [Region Free]

Robert Downey Jr. , Jude Law , Guy Ritchie    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams
  • Directors: Guy Ritchie
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Swedish, Spanish, Norwegian, Italian
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English, Italian
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 14 May 2012
  • Run Time: 1 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007C0GEL0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,279 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Sherlock Holmes

On a quest to solve a string of mysterious and brutal murders, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his trusted ally Watson (Jude Law) plunge into a world of dark arts and startling new technologies, where logic, and a good right hook, are the best crime fighting weapons. Explosive action, baffling mystery and astonishing intrigue follow the two in a race to uncover and foil a terrifying plot that threatens to destroy the country. Director Guy Ritchie helms the all-action adventure reintroducing the great detective to the world. Robert Downey Jr. is the new Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows

Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and Jude Law returns as his friend and colleague, Dr. Watson, in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room...until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large--Professor James Moriarty (Jared Harris)--and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may give him an advantage over the renowned detective.

Around the globe, headlines break the news: a scandal takes down an Indian cotton tycoon; a Chinese opium trader dies of an apparent overdose; bombings in Strasbourg and Vienna; the death of an American steel magnate... No one sees the connective thread between these seemingly random events-no one, that is, except the great Sherlock Holmes, who has discerned a deliberate web of death and destruction. At its center sits a singularly sinister spider: Moriarty.

Holmes' investigation into Moriarty's plot becomes more dangerous as it leads him and Watson out of London to France, Germany and finally Switzerland. But the cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead, and moving perilously close to completing his ominous plan. If he succeeds, it will not only bring him immense wealth and power but alter the course of history.

Extra Content

Sherlock Holmes
Maximum Movie Mode (MMM) - Director Guy Ritchie Walk On
- PiP - MMM
- Storyboard Comparisons - MMM
- Still Gallery - MMM
- Timeline - MMM
- Drawbridges & Doilies: Designing a Late Victorian London - MMM
- Not a Deerstalker Cap in Sight - MMM
- Ba-ritsu: A Tutorial - MMM
- Elementary English: Perfecting Sherlock's Accent - MMM
- The One That Got Away - MMM
- Powers of Observations & Deduction - MMM
- The Sherlockians - MMM
- Future Past - MMM
- Sherlock Holmes: Reinvented

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
- The Original Dynamic Duo - MMM
- Beyond Baker Street - MMM
- The Moriarty Gambit - MMM
- Holmesavision on Steroids - MMM
- A Band of Gypsies - MMM
- Meet Mycroft Holmes - MMM
- King of Shadows - MMM


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
69 of 76 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
The good news is that what I actually got in the Sherlock Holmes Collection [Blu-ray] was the Triple Play Editions of both films, including Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Version, in a cardboard sleeve. As this is (at time of writing) only a couple of pounds more expensive than the triple play version of A Game of Shadows on it's own.

However, the bad news is that the Digital Versions are Ultraviolet downloads. If you want to claim them you'll have to: Sign up for a Flixster Account, Install their downloader/player on your computer, install their app on your iOS or Android device and use that and only that to watch your films. The files have been locked against other players. If you want a digital version of these films, you'll have to use their platform.

Obviously, if you like the Flixster app/player, no problem. It downloaded the files and played them just fine. But as consumers who are willing to pay the asking price for legal copies of new films, we don't deserve to be taken advantage of. Which is how I see this. You when you buy a triple play bundle you don't get asked 'Do you want itunes downloads or Ultraviolet downloads?,' you just get what is in the bundle. So we as consumers, don't get a choice of how to watch the films we paid for, on the devices we paid for. Does that sound fair to you? Ironically, you can get exactly what you want, on the platform that you want, if you are happy to download it illegally, (which I'm not.)

Physical discs aren`t tied to a certain manufacturer's players (even if BD technology all gets licensed from Sony) and neither, I think, should digital versions of movies. It doesn't really matter whether one app is better or worse than another. People will have their preferences, and since they are paying, they should have a choice.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
One of those really bad ideas that surprisingly turned out rather well, Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes doesn't entirely work but offers enough fun along the way for that not to matter that much. Feeling at times like one of producer Joe Silver's projects for his Dark Castle horror label before the budget escalated, it pits a two-fisted Holmes against a supernatural adversary who has risen from the grave (not the first project to have the idea: Holmes was due to take on Dracula in a rival project at Columbia, and it's perhaps not accidental that Mark Strong's Satanic villain is played as a cross between Dracula and Himmler). The emphasis is on action and comedy rather than sleuthing and intellect, but when a film includes a spectacular setpiece where a giant henchman destroys a shipyard and knocks down a ship (not a boat, a full-sized ship!) in an attempt to crush the world's greatest consulting detective it's hard to complain that you're not getting your money's worth. It's certainly no surprise that while the slew of Homes films over the past century have usually been reliable but modestly financially successful earners, this is the first to do real blockbuster business: it's a crowd-please and no mistake.

While it's good to see the trend of giving Watson his due as a man of action and intelligence continuing here, Holmes doesn't come over quite so well despite Robert Downey Jr's best efforts, the script generally limiting his deductive reasoning to evaluating the most effective way to beat an opponent (not entirely out of keeping with Doyle's stories) with too many of his other conclusions rather too elementary to convince us of his genius. Even a scene where he improvises one of his disguises from items he finds on the street doesn't work as well on screen as it probably did on paper.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great set of Movies 15 Jun 2012
Format:DVD
This is an excellent box set containing both of Director Guy Ritchie's take on the classic character of Sherlock Holmes created by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle. The following is my reviews for both films starting logically with the first one.
My thoughts going into this film were this shouldn't work should it? An American playing one of the greatest fictional British characters in History, being directed by the man who brought us Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and (Cough) Revolver, Guy Ritchie.

To my pleasant surprise however Sherlock Holmes works as a truly entertaining film. Robert Downey Jnr takes the lead role as the eccentric genius Detective Sherlock Holmes. Accompanying him is his good friend John Watson played by a mostly dead pan Jude Law. Mark Strong is the villain of the story Lord Blackwood who seeks to rule the world through Fear and Black Magic.

This film is clever, action packed and very funny throughout. It is an unorthodox approach to the classic Sherlock Holmes character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but with a strong cast, good story and entertainment factor of ten out of ten and I highly recommend a viewing of this.
The second film `A Game of Shadows' follows on from the action packed first film with Holmes played by an excellent as always Robert Downey Jnr and his long suffering companion Watson played by a humorous and swave Jude Law.

The plot essentially begins with Holmes piecing together several terrorist attacks, murders and business acquisitions across the world which all have connections with a certain Professor James Moriaty played by Jared Harris. Next begins a chase across Europe to thwart Moriaty's evil plot to plunge the world into war and reap the profit's.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars 2 Film DVDs
The 2 films were brilliant. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are a different type of Holmes and Watson. Different but just as good.
Published 7 days ago by Bulletin Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Price, Good Films
I'm a fan of Robert Downey Jr and Sherlock Holmes so this seemed perfect to me. Good films that sometimes require a replay to find things you missed the first time
Published 13 days ago by Luke Beardmore
5.0 out of 5 stars Sherlock
Soooooo funny well worth viewing. I Love all the Sherlock video's this one is different and very enjoyable, worth seeing.
Published 14 days ago by little legs
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Already knew these films were fantastic but wanted to change to Blue ray to save space as we now have over 300 DVDs. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Miss G A Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Sherlock
A good value film twin set. I like Robert Downey, so thought this interpretation would be interesting and it is...
Published 1 month ago by T. Lazzari
1.0 out of 5 stars Bit too Americanised
Watch Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch it's far superior. Although I must add the second film was a vast improvement on the first.
Published 3 months ago by JCB29
5.0 out of 5 stars Good viewing
I have watched these and they were brilliant very good for all the family to watch worth the money i paid.
Published 3 months ago by amanda kemp
1.0 out of 5 stars It just doesn't work
These films could be great - the stories that they're based upon are amazing - but the acting isn't especially good and the script (especially for the second film) drags on. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Alex Simkin
5.0 out of 5 stars gripping
lots of action and intrigue, Sherlock at his finest.

if you are new to Sherlock or looking for another take on the iconic character, then look no further.
Published 4 months ago by Devastator06
4.0 out of 5 stars Robert Downey hamming it
... which is not at all a bad thing. Both lead actors do a great job and work off each other well, as do all the cast.
Published 5 months ago by geoff
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