Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Film Chest Has Six-Disc Collection Of Sherlock Holmes: Digitally Restored Ready For Sept. 3

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Film Chest, in association with Topic Entertainment, announced this past week that a Sherlock Holmes’ dream collection has been assembled and digitally restored for delivery on Sept. 3 as a six-disc set that is simply titled, Sherlock Holmes: Digitally Restored!

In addition to such feature film mainstays as director Roy William Neill’s 1942 presentation of Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (teaming Basil Rathbone with Nigel Bruce) and director Leslie S. Hiscott’s 1931 film, Sherlock Holmes’ Fatal Hour (with none other than Ian Fleming as Dr. Watson and Arthur Wontner as Holmes), five silent short films, three full-length television dramas (The Sting of Death, The Man Who Disappeared and The Adventures of the Speckled Band) and 20 episodes from the 1954 television series, Sherlock Holmes First Cases, starring Ronald Howard and Howard Marion Crawford as Holmes and Watson.
DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

Among the vintage silent presentations is the extremely rare 1900 Mutoscope short, Sherlock Holmes Baffled — the first appearance of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuth.   The other silent short treasures included in this unique collection are: The Copper Beeches (1912), The Dying Detective (1921), The Man With the Twisted Lip (1921) and The Devil’s Foot (1921).

To download this week's complete edition of the DVD and Blu-ray Release Report:  DVD & Blu-ray Release Report

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