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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An under - rated work of genius
The acting in this film is just fabulous.Dudley Moore always had a talent for soaking up his enviroment and adapting it in his comedy.A good example of this is when he plays "Shylock Holmes's" mother in the film.He got the ideas for this character from the "Daganham diologue" of his own mother.There is some unmissible insanity in this film.I see it as a real stroke of...
Published on 12 Sept. 2003

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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Botch Job!
This is one of my favourite films so I was really looking forward to it's release on DVD. I'm not overly bothered about extras when a film makes it's debut on this format but I like to have a pristine version of the film. Unfortunately one of the best scenes in the film - when Holmes visits his mother - has been truncated. All the priceless dialogue between Holmes and his...
Published on 22 Sept. 2004 by Mr. D. L. Harvey


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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An under - rated work of genius, 12 Sept. 2003
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This review is from: The Hound Of The Baskervilles [1977] [DVD] (DVD)
The acting in this film is just fabulous.Dudley Moore always had a talent for soaking up his enviroment and adapting it in his comedy.A good example of this is when he plays "Shylock Holmes's" mother in the film.He got the ideas for this character from the "Daganham diologue" of his own mother.There is some unmissible insanity in this film.I see it as a real stroke of luck that all these theatricals got together for the only time in their lives and bothered to make it.I give it five stars because(1)Dudley's superb acting and fitting piano-playing throughout the film(2)Peter looks just gorgeous(3)the pure insanity of the acting and(4)I never get bored of it.Oh,and just one final thought,it's lovely to see so many comic geniouses(most of whom are sadly dead)captered in this underrated masterpiece.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good ole Pete 'n' Dud (and Kenny Williams too), 15 Mar. 2011
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Quality nonsense, contemporary 1970s references and surreal flights of inspired fancy and fantasy. A complete hoot. This probably one of the maddest films ever made. I had no idea what to expect. Numerous cast members had commented over the years that they'd enjoyed working on it, though the professional experience of the performer does not alway translate into an equally enjoyable experience for the viewer. In this case it did for me. Days after watching it, memorable scenes are still popping into my head, causing untoward solo-tittering in inappropriate situations. A veritable who's who of British comedy drama from the mid 20th century pass before your eyes. If you spot the odd over the top performance, that'll be one of the more restrained offerings. Thank you Pete 'n' Dud.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Botch Job!, 22 Sept. 2004
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This is one of my favourite films so I was really looking forward to it's release on DVD. I'm not overly bothered about extras when a film makes it's debut on this format but I like to have a pristine version of the film. Unfortunately one of the best scenes in the film - when Holmes visits his mother - has been truncated. All the priceless dialogue between Holmes and his mother has been lost. The scene fades out just after the line "Don't mention death infront of Iris!". So we lose all the stuff about Mrs Holmes health, the visit by her brother Bernard, her row with Mrs Brett and her stroke!
The company that put this out should be ashamed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cook and Moore and More, 25 April 2014
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Anyone who enjoyed the slightly off the wall humour of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore will love this movie Arthur Conen Doyle it certainly isn't , but anarchic and crazy it certainly is. One legged Bow Street Runners are exactly historical accurate but maybe they should be ! I loved it
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Silly Film, 11 Jan. 2006
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Just so camp and silly, some people might not get it but for those who do, what a joy.
Cast includes apart from Pete and Dudley - Kenneth Williams, Terry Thomas, Denholme Elliot, Max Wall, Irene Handel, Roy Kinnear, Joan Greenwood, Spike Milligan, Penelope Keith.
The cast must have had tremendous fun making this ridiculous version of 'The Hound'.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty funny, twisted britcom from Pete and Dud., 13 Jun. 2000
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Peter Cook and Dudley Moore's The Hound of the Baskervilles is a rather marvellous comedy, all in all. Written by Cook, it sticks mainly to the plot of the sherlock holmes original, and is full of amusing sight gags, ridiculous dialogue and a fair few funny walks too. Probably not as good as anything the pair produced as Derek and Clive, this is still damn fine entertainment.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars msjessel needs to view the special features, 26 April 2005
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brainwhistle "brainwhistle" (Westlake Village, CA United States) - See all my reviews
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the P&S version is certainly a hack job; luckily, the
widescreen version (accessible as the 'original theatrical
release in glorious mono') is both widescreen and has the
missing part of the holmes-with-his-mother scene
it could of course have been better, given the list of
characters involved, but it is certainly a fun romp
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4.0 out of 5 stars Film silly but enjoyable, DVD quality questionable..., 4 May 2015
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We've been looking for this for ages, as it particularly tickles my wife's sense of humour. It's a bit silly, but funny nonetheless. The quality of the recordings is a bit iffy - both the edit version and the original screenplay have jumps in them, so you need to keep the remore handy to skip to the next frame. But worth persevering, and a good nostalgic trip.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Hound Of The Baskervilles [1977] [DVD], 18 May 2010
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The Hound Of The Baskervilles [1977] [DVD]

The Hound Of The Baskervilles x 2 ...70 minutes version cut ..and
the 81 minutes verion not cut .. in special Fearures

REview only for the DVD Release . by Studio: Prism Leisure Corporation .

on this dvd you have two versions of the same movie
first version runtime 70 minutes with cut's from scene where homes visits his mother . some scene are cut . The scene fades out just after his mother say's "Don't mention death infront of Iris!. why the scene was cut is anyone's guess ????..

special Fearures
Trailer
cast Biographies
Directors Interview &
The Hound Of The Baskervilles .again only this version in special Fearures
is the the original theatrical Feature runtime 81 minutes and the scene where homes visits his mother is not cut at all . so if your looking for that missing scenes .. play the original theatrical Feature The Hound Of The Baskervilles . from special Fearures and the scene where homes visits his mother is not cut at all

as for the movie i found the movie to be good funny in parts
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, 12 Aug. 2014
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Poor direction with huge waste of talent. Don't waste your money.
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