Ever since I read about this movie coming out, I wanted
to see it! I wasn't able to see it in the theaters, so I was
very glad to finally get the DVD. I love
Sherlock Holmes, and Ian McKellen is always great in
every movie I've ever seen him in. Also, I love his show
"Vicious" on PBS! I just knew I would love this movie.
Fortunately, I was not disappointed. It's a really good
movie. I might even say "perfect," if such a thing exists.
McKellen plays Sherlock Holmes when he's very old and has
dementia. He's living in the country with just a
widowed housekeeper and her son, Roger. The
housekeeper is not too fond of Holmes, particularly when he
starts becoming a burden and more than she wants to put up
with. (She's just the housekeeper, but she's become more of
a caregiver to him) Roger and Holmes start up a great
friendship. That relationship is one of the best things
about the movie. Holmes instructs Roger in taking care of
his bees and in other things about, well, detective skills.
Roger has a lot of interest in Holmes and helps him to
unlock the secrets of his past.
Holmes wants to remember his last case, but his memory is
giving him problems. There are lots of little
mysteries and revelations along the way as Holmes tries to
dig up details. Many interesting and surprising things
happen. I can't spoil it for you, but you will enjoy it!
Ian McKellen Stars in
Arriving on Digital HD Oct. 27 and Blu-ray, DVD and On
"World's Greatest Detective" comes home on Digital HD
October 27 and will be available on Blu-ray™, DVD and On
Demand November 10 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
SANTA MONICA, CA (August 31, 2015) - Oscar®
nominee Sir Ian McKellen* joins fellow
Academy Award® nominee Laura Linney**
in the mysterious and intriguing
Holmes, arriving on
Digital HD October 27 and Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD),
DVD (plus Digital), and On Demand November 10 from
Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Miramax®.
Based on Mitch Cullin's novel "A Slight Trick of the
Mind," written for the screen by Jeffrey Hatcher (The
Duchess), and directed by Academy Award®
winner Bill Condon (Best Adapted Screenplay,
Gods and Monsters, 1998),
Holmes finds a retired
Sherlock returning to close the book on the one mystery
he could never solve. Winner of the Audience Award for
Best Narrative Feature at the 2015 Sydney Film Festival
and released theatrically in July by Miramax®
and Roadside Attractions, the film is Rotten Tomatoes
See the world's most
famous detective as you've never seen him before,
portrayed by acting legend Ian McKellen, in this
ingeniously plotted suspense-thriller. For thirty
years, Sherlock Holmes has
been haunted by his final case, one that remains
unsolved. Now, spurred by a mysterious trip to
Japan, Holmes quietly slips
out of retirement to confront the ghosts of his
past-and a spellbinding mystery that will take all
of his deductive powers to solve.
Filled with an "undercurrent of warmth and humanity"
(BBC.com), the home entertainment release of
includes two behind-the-scenes featurettes.
will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the
suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98,
*Best Supporting Actor, The Lord of the Rings:
The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001; Best Actor,
Gods and Monsters, 1998
Best Actress, The Savages, 2007; Best
Supporting Actress, Kinsey, 2004; Best
Actress, You Can Count on Me, 2000
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
*Subject to Change
Year of Production:
Title Copyright: Mr.
2015 AI Film Production
Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Artwork © 2015 Roadside Attractions
LLC. Supplementary Materials © 2015
Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All
Rating: PG for
Thematic Elements, Some Disturbing
Images and Incidental Smoking
Blu-ray Closed Captioned:
DVD Closed Captioned:
English, Spanish and English SDH
English and Spanish
Feature Run Time:
1080P High Definition 16x9
DVD Format: 16x9
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM
DVD Audio Status:
English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
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