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5.0 out of 5 stars 14 Rathbone/Bruce Movies in one superb set, 1 Sept. 2005
This review is from: Sherlock Holmes - The Definitive Collection (Digitally Remastered) [DVD] (DVD)
The 14 movies (on 7 discs) are:
The Hound of the Baskervilles 1939
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1939
The Voice of Terror 1942
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon 1942
Sherlock Holmes in Washington 1943
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death 1943
The Spider Woman 1944
The Scarlet Claw 1944
The Pearl of Death 1944
The House of Fear 1945
The Woman in Green 1945
Pursuit to Algiers 1945
Terror by Night 1946
Dressed to Kill 1946 (Known in the UK as Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Code)
Yes, I think Jeremy Brett is the best onscreen Holmes, but I grew up watching Basil Rathbone and these films are still wonderful, atmospheric movies that capture the spirit of Holmes the master detective.
The box set makes a great addition to any DVD collection.
Picture it; an open fire in midwinter, a glass of something in your hand and one of these movies flickering away on the TV. Bliss.
I also recommend the Sherlock Holmes radio shows that Rathbone and Bruce made in the 30s and 40s, they're great too - and the whopping great 23 DVD set of the Granada TV/Brett series (another excellent buy from Amazon).
I love being transported back and losing sight of the 21st century for an hour or two, and this DVD box set does that wonderfully.
The DVD transfer is excellent. The films look better than I have ever seen them.
Come on, get your credit card out... the game's afoot!
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Initial post: 23 Jul 2012 18:08:18 BDT
I read Jeremy feedback with interest but Basil Rathbone without any doubt is THE best actor for this character , and very natural
Jeremy Brett is so Over The Top, and so camp its unatural ...well except for people from the YMCA

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jul 2012 18:48:28 BDT
Julian Evans says:
Could you honestly imagine Basil Rathbone taking cocaine?

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Nov 2012 10:28:42 GMT
Yes. Yes, I could. The guy lived a full and complete life and his second wife was famous for throwing parties.
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