Sherlock Holmes was probably the first crime fighter. He paved the way for Batman, The Green Hornet, The Shadow and other crime fighting heroes. Thanks to this Legend Films release I got to enjoy 4 films with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as the incomparable duo Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Let’s take a brief look at the films included in this release.
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****=Don’t Miss it!
***=Worth a look.
**=An Ok way to spend an evening.
*=You haven’t missed anything.
The Secret Weapon (1942) – Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands. ***
The Woman in Green (1945) – When young women turn up murdered, each with a finger severed off. Sherlock Holmes believes the killings to be part of a diabolical plot. ***
Terror by Night (1946) – When the fabled Star of Rhodesia diamond is stolen on a train and the son of its owner is murdered, Sherlock Holmes is on the case. ***
Prelude to Murder (1946) – Also known as Dressed to kill Sherlock Holmes sets out to discover why a trio of murderous villains are so desperate on getting their hands on inexpensive little music boxes. ***
This DVD not only includes the restored black and white versions, but the beautifully colorized versions of these mystery classics. Many film fanatics hate colorized films, but I say if it takes this to get people to go beyond Robert Downy Jr.’s version and pick up a copy of the classics. I say do it!
So if you love classic Sherlock Holmes or you want to uncover his classic adventures. You can’t get a better collection than this. I highly recommend you head over to www.LegendFilms.com or your local DVD provider and get your copy today.
Moral Rating: Mild Violence
Audience: May not be suitable for small children
Length: Over 4 hours
DVD Released: 2005
DVD Rating: A+