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The Hound Of The Baskervilles [1977] [DVD]

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  • Actors: Dudley Moore, Roy Kinnear, Penelope Keith, Peter Cook, Denholm Elliott
  • Directors: Paul Morrissey
  • Format: PAL, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Prism Leisure Corporation
  • DVD Release Date: 30 Aug. 2004
  • Run Time: 73 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006JY7B
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,171 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Dudley Moore, Peter Cook, Kenneth Williams "The Hound Of The Baskervilles" as you've never seen it before. Peter Cook and Dudley Moore (Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson) give us their unique interpretation of the Conan Doyle classic, supported by an all-star cast of British comedy greats. What is the curse that hangs over the Baskerville family? What is the terrible beast that roams the moor? Exhausted by his most recent case, Holmes sends Watson to Baskerville Hall to solve the mystery on his own while he takes a well deserved rest in London's nightspots. Watson, on his first solo case, investigates the strange goings on at Baskerville Hall and begins to suspect everyone he questioins, including himself, until frustrated at every step, he has to call for the great detective to help him out. Their discovery at Grympen Mire of the real Hound of the Baskervilles is too horrible to tell. Special Features Star Biographies Trailer

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It could have been a stroke of genius reuniting Peter Cooke and Dudley Moore in a send-up of The Hound of the Baskervilles. In the event, director Paul Morrissey goes for Carry On-style humour: plenty of coarse word-play and camp innuendo, but little wit or subtlety. Cooke is a rather androgynous Sherlock Holmes, while Moore inexplicably attempts a Welsh accent to portray Dr Watson (his cameo as Holmes' mother is far less contrived). The support cast is a compendium of British comedy acting of the period--all now departed, and clearly relishing the one-liners and musical-hall farce. There are excellent contributions from Max Wall, Joan Greenwood (priceless in the seduction scene), and--in one of his last major screen appearances--Terry Thomas, as well as a winning "madame" from Penelope Keith. Don't expect even a free adaptation of Conan Doyle's novel, just let the humour take its enjoyably silly course.

On the DVD: The Hound of the Baskervilles film reproduces very decently in the 4:3 aspect ratio, with stereo sound that's not too artificial in effect. Special features consist of nine biographical overviews, the re-release trailer, and a six-minute interview with director Morrissey. Die-hard fans of "Pete and Dud" will most welcome the inclusion of the original theatrical feature, playing for almost 80 minutes and featuring extra footage of Moore's wonderfully inept piano playing. --Richard Whitehouse

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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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Reviled as one of the worst films ever made when it came out in 1978 and no better with age, Paul Morrissey's catastrophic spoof of The Hound of the Baskervilles starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore is an infantile effort that wastes a impressive supporting cast that's practically a history of British popular cinema in itself: Kenneth Williams, Terry Thomas, Irene Handl, Joan Greenwood, Spike Milligan, Max Wall, Denholm Elliott, Hugh Griffith, Roy Kinnear, even Jessie Matthews and a host of familiar faces like Penelope Keith, Mollie Maureen, Prunella Scales, Josephine Tewson and Henry Woolf (who at least gets a good costume gag) all line up for thankless roles in a testament to the desperate lack of work going round in the British film industry at the time.

It aspires to the music hall tradition but never rises above playground toilet humour, which wouldn't be a problem if it was funny toilet humour, but the semi-improvised, wildly self-indulgent script veers all over the place (there's even a prolonged Exorcist parody thrown in for no good reason) without hitting many targets, and those it does almost more by accident than design. A few stray jokes do survive the energetic overplaying that sees Cook playing Holmes like a lisping Jewish garment trader who sells it by the yard in what amounts to such an obvious impersonation of Peter Jones you don't know why they didn't save some money and hire him instead while Moore plays Watson as an enthusiastic sputtering imbecile with an accent that veers from the valleys of Wales to the Highlands of Scotland as well as Holmes' domineering fake spiritualist mother who insists on calling him Shirl.
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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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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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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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Haven't actually got around to watching this yet but the cast is enough to entice you in, as if having Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in the film wasn't enough Spike Milligan, Terry Thomas and so many more.Great Value would recommend this seller.
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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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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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