DVD Special Features
Hosted by Christopher Lee, who introduces a galaxy of stars that have played the great detective, including Basil Rathbone, Christopher Plummer and Peter Cushing. Lee also leads us through Holmes's London and on to a rare interview with the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This is a treasure trove of information ranging from the mundane to the arcane, a fascinating time capsule bursting with the endless incarnations of the most popular fictional character of our time.
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The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes
Four classic films introduced by Christopher Lee
The Woman In Green
In The Woman In Green, Holmes and Watson must solve the greatest crime wave since Jack the Ripper. Based on the Conan Doyle short stories "Adventures of The Empty House" and "The Final Problem", Woman In Green marks the last screen appearance of the character of Professor Moriarty in the Basil Rathbone series. Henry Daniell plays Moriarty and creates "The greatest screen representation of the legendary evil genius".
A series of strange murders baffle the police. Holmes is called onto the case discovering the existence of a blackmail ring that uses a lady hypnotist to further their skulduggery!
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
Based loosely on Conan Doyle's "The Dancing Men". This excellent Holmes mystery introduces the character of Inspector Lestrade (Dennis Hoey) to the Basil Rathbone series.
Sherlock Holmes shows his mastery of disguise in this film set in 1940's war torn London. Our sleuth is now involved in foiling an attempt by the Nazis to steal an experimental bomb sight. Holmes battles the evil Professor Moriarty to save the British war effort and utters the famous lines "This fortress-built by Nature for herself, this blessed plot, this Earth, this realm, this England". No one read these lines with such perfection as Basil Rathbone does in this memorable film.
Terror By Night
This film is considered to be one of the most impressive of the Sherlock Holmes series and the best 'murder on a train' movie ever made. Once the train gets under way, so does the plot. Holmes has not only a theft but a murder to deal with. "The Star of Rhodesia" a precious jewel has been stolen and the railway guard is murdered as the train makes its way between London and Edinburgh.
The master detective is forced to use all his powers of deduction and with the help of his trusty aid Dr. Watson, solves the crime in this fast paced thriller.
Dressed to Kill
This is the last in a series of fourteen features starring Basil Rathbone in the role of Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. A gang of criminals lead by a beautiful woman is foiled when they match their wits with Sherlock Holmes in this murder/mystery set in Dartmoor and London's antique auction rooms.
Rathbone and Bruce gave the screen's greatest interpretation of the legendary detective duo created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.