Paramount Home Media Distribution has 24 Sherlock Holmes mysteries planned for a DVD rollout (a six-disc affair) on Aug. 27. What? How can this be? New cases featuring the master detective and, of course, his sidekick Dr. Watson??
That’s exactly correct. Producer Robert Doherty has taken Sir Arthur Donan Doyle’s famous creation and updated it to contemporary times … and it works marvelously well.
Elementary: The First Season, featuring Jonny Lee Miller (Melinda and Melinda, Æon Flux … and as Jordan Chase in the Dexter cable series) as Sherlock Holmes, a former consultant to Scotland Yard, now transplanted to New York City (in rehab). It is here that he meets Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu), his “sober” living companion ... a perfect match.
The game is afoot with bonus features that include newly-minted cast and crew interviews, a gag reel and deleted scenes.
Also on the TV-on-DVD release front in August from Paramount are three new editions of popular, well-tested series — all six-disc sets and all streeting on Aug. 20. These are: The Good Wife: The Fourth Season, NCIS Los Angeles: The Fourth Season and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigation Service - Season Ten.
Lastly, Aug. 20 also marks the arrival of a six-disc Blu-ray collection of Star Trek: Enterprise - Season Two.
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