Sherlock - Series 3 2013

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BBC One‚s much praised, multi-award-winning drama Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, returns for an eagerly awaited third series of three, 90-minute films ‚ The Empty Hearse, The Sign Of Three and His Last Vow. Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Sherlock Holmes, with Martin Freeman as John Watson, Mark Gatiss as Mycroft, Rupert Graves as Inspector Lestrade, Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson, Amanda Abbington as Mary Morstan and Louise Brealey as Molly Hooper.

Starring:
Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 4 hours 21 minutes
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman
Director Nick Hurran, Colm McCarthy, Jeremy Lovering
Genres Drama
Studio 2 ENTERTAIN
Rental release 20 January 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 4 hours 21 minutes
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman
Director Nick Hurran, Colm McCarthy, Jeremy Lovering
Genres Drama
Studio 2 ENTERTAIN
Rental release 20 January 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nightwatcher on 15 Jan. 2015
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I like this perhaps because i got attached to the first two series. Somebody said here that it was a good example of style over content - a bit too far up its own ... shame. That I think is spot on. The deep dark atmosphere of Conan Doyle's books is increasingly lost as the directors and producers step into the foreground and take over from good, firm actors. i want to watch the protagonists play it out, not bear witness to how many gimmicks the programme makers can introduce to make viewing more difficult. Compare this with Elementary, the American version. Great acting, simple, punchy story lines and a very decorative Watson.
I am still attached to the English version, even if its because I admire the actors struggle to overcome the gimmicks of production (they are still a whisker ahead.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Richard Morton TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 14 Jan. 2015
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I'm assuming you've seen the previous couple of series of this (otherwise it's probably best to start at the beginning) and this is pretty much more of the same. The same fun blend of humour and elaborate mysteries loosely based on various works by Arthur Conan Doyle. There's three more episodes this time out,

The Empty Hearse - This of course deals with Sherlocks return after the nose dive he took at the end of series two. This is where you find out how he did it (kind of). The rest of the episode deals with a terrorist plot in London.

The Sign of Three - A bizarre but entertaining episode with Sherlock in the alien role of Best Man - recounting recent cases during his eccentric speech.

His Last Vow - Sherlock and Watson take on arch blackmailer Charles Magnussen after a game changing reveal in the early going.

The plots are typically convoluted and likely to keep you on your toes. The relationship between Sherlock and Holmes is at the forefront as always, bringing a healthy dose of heart and humour to proceedings. Cumberbatch and Freeman are as good as ever and most of the supporting cast are present and correct. With Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat on writing duties it all adds up to another neat little package. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S R. on 23 April 2015
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Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Shakespeare and so on. Of the diverse list of characters I have embraced from literature, TV and film Sherlock Holmes stands in a select company at the top. I have read the complete works and enjoyed the many incarnations from Basil Rathbone on.
Benedict Cumberbatch's portrayal transplants Sherlock Holmes into the present along with Martin Freeman's Watson. There is no real way to compare the Victorian and modern versions, but I would like to think that this is unique and at the same time close enough to the spirit of the original that even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would recognize his creation and be pleased. Mark Gatiss, Una Stubbs, Amanda Abbington, and Andrew Scott along with the rest of the cast also shine.
I also find Elementary with Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes an even more unique way of handling bringing Holmes into this century. Here Holmes had Sercombe to the drug habit of the original Holmes and moved to New York. Watson and Moriarty are women and Holmes fell in love with Moriarty. Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock Holmes works in this very surreal version and again the cast are brilliant.
Trying to compare the two series is like trying to compare black and white. Benedict Cumberbatch's Holmes describes himself as a high functioning sociopath (I think that is a flawed or at least an incomplete diagnosis) but overall is elegant and very British. Jonny Lee Miller's Holmes is a Hyperactive and damaged individual but you can see Holmes in there. Well done to the producers for keeping him British.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Disgruntled Kindle owner on 26 Jan. 2015
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Sherlock is the BEEB at its best. Each episode needs to be watched in total silence and with no interrptions. You might miss a vital clue. It is charming,witty and absorbing. It's easy enough to focus on BC but the supporting cast are great. A fantastic series.My only complaint is the time between each season.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jodz on 6 Jun. 2015
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Series three caters to the silly, little fangirls on Tumblr. Especially episode one. It doesn't live up to the expectation of the previous two series. I found it disappointing because I've waited so long to see the conclusion of "the fall." The writers backed themselves into a corner with that storyline. I don't think they were anticipating the interest and publicity that surrounded it and they just did not know how to get out of it. The explanation is ridiculous. I dislike the addition of Mary, she is truly an awful character. She could have been so much better. The story surrounding her is implausible. If you're expecting it to be on the same level as one and two then you will be extremely disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Officer.T.Dibble on 16 Jan. 2015
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This is a brilliant series with great actors. Episode 3 has a fantastic new villain, ie, "Borgen" and "The Killing" star Lars Mikkelsen, who is amazing as master blackmailer Charles Augustus Magnussen. The character really seems to enjoy watching the effect he has on them, which is very chilling to watch. I hope Magnussen is brought back in future series because a Moriarty / Magnussen team would be awesome!
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Absolutely amazing!! I started watching the series, and within a week had finished all episodes! Very addictive and you will find yourself instantly a part of the 'Sherlock Fandom' once you start watching. Suitable for all ages, although there is some non-gory violence which younger children may not want to watch. You will find yourself watching the episodes again and again with the same interest and excitement as when you first watched them as each episode is so detailed that you notice new things when you rewatch them. Incredible acting by all characters which you will fall in love with and grow an emotional bond to. The filming is of good quality, and the sound quality is equally excellent. Worth every penny!
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