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The Hound of the Baskervilles [Blu-ray]
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SHERLOCK HOLMES MOST TERRIFYING ADVENTURE!
Sherlock Holmes is the most filmed character of all time but it is arguably this 1959 re-telling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s classic tale The Hound of the Baskervilles, from legendary horror studio Hammer and starring genre stalwarts Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, which stands as the super sleuth s finest cinematic hour.
Rising up out of the swirling mists of Dartmoor, Baskerville Hall stands tall and gloomy. Its occupant, Charles Baskerville, has been found dead in mysterious circumstances. Could Sir Charles have been the victim of the so-called Baskerville Curse , which tells of a deadly beast that stalks the surrounding countryside? Unperturbed by the legend, next-in-line Sir Henry Baskerville (a rare leading man performance from Lee) sets out to Dartmoor to assume inheritance of the family estate, under the auspices of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and right-hand man Dr. Watson (Andre Morell).
Imbued with an atmosphere as thick as fog, The Hound of the Baskervilles is a superlative gothic yarn which benefits from game performances from Cushing, Lee and Morell, as well as the expert direction of Terence Fisher, known for helming many of Hammer s most celebrated efforts including The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Devil Rides Out.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) feature presentation
- Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- New audio Commentary with Hammer experts Marcus Hearn and Jonathan Rigby
- Brand new interview with hound mask creator Margaret Robinson
- Brand new interview with assistant director Hugh Harlow
- Andre Morell: Best of British A featurette looking at the late great actor Andre Morell and his work with Hammer
- The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes a 1986 documentary looking at the many incarnations of Conan Doyle s celebrated character, narrated and presented by Christopher Lee
- Actor s Notebook: Christopher Lee an archive interview in the which the actor recalls his experiences of making The Hound of the Baskervilles
- The Hounds of the Baskervilles Excerpts read by Christopher Lee
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
- Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Hammer archivist Robert J.E. Simpson, illustrated with original archive stills and posters
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The hound (dog in costume!) is the only thing about this movie that is not terrific, but the documentaries on this disk discussing the dogs' (there were a couple) prosthetics and other aspects of the making of the film and the work of Andre Morel were first rate.
I often wonder if Cushing or Lee ever did any bad work. Perhaps the vehicles Hammer offered them weren't always the strongest, but one senses neither ever acted as if he was merely earning a paycheck. This is a most enjoyable film.
Peter cushing is on top form as is the rest of the cast. The hound of the title is maybe a Bit of a let down but remember no one has got the hound right, no matter what version of this classic story you watch. This version drops some of the novel and characters. Is this version better than the original 1939 version? Yes and no is my answer. There is very little music in the 1939 version, this is a hammer film and in my opinion the music of James Bernard rises the bar for this version. Good audio commentary and xtras from arrow, blu ray quality is very good. Very highly recommend.
We all know the plot, hammer stick to the Conan Doyle story but populate it with gothic scenes and memorable lines.
An opening sequence that I'd almost a mini film in itself sets the science before we meet Holmes on Bakers Street and Cushing begins his wonderful measured performance. Treating Holmes as an offbeat intellectual giant, more than slightly eccentric and totally driven by the mystery he is involved in.
If anything then Christopher Lee is the weak point, underused in a rare "good guy" role as Henry Baskerville. The story moves around him giving him little to do.
Usual Hammer production, filmed on S shoe string but so cleverly you would never know.
The production does show its age somewhat, made in the old BBC house style, and it's not exactly the most innovative reading of the story, however from a sheer nostalgia point of view, it's worth it.
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