Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

DVD Rating: **

Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson

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Considering that Guy Ritchie's take on Sherlock Holmes is such a radical reimagining it is a shame that there has been almost no expense spent on the extras to accompany it on DVD.

The extra that is included - Sherlock Holmes: Reinvented - only serves to underline what might have been as behind-the-scenes footage shows some interesting pieces of 'green screen' work and banter between cast and crew that is just aching to be expanded upon. By the end of the 16 minutes, you're left wanting to see more of Robert Downey Jr doing his own stunts, hear more about his martial arts background and learn more about what prompted Ritchie to make the film.

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All the main players and crew are included but although what they say is energetic, it does little more than skim the surface. The footage used is well edited together but this still feels like a missed opportunity.

The disc picture and sound are crisp and clear and both the film and featurette do, at least, come fully subtitled. There is also a good audio descriptive track to accompany the film.

Reviewed on: 17 May 2010
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Holmes and Watson take on a dastardly aristocrat, but matters are complicated by a beautiful and dangerous woman.
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Product Code: 5000078281

Region: 2

Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Extras: English audio descriptive track, Sherlock Holmes Reinvented featurette, trailer reel

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