Sherlock Holmes (BLU-RAY)

Sherlock Holmes

On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Running Time: 
128 minutes

The set for Sherlock Holmes's home in this film was previously used as Sirius Black's home in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

I am really happy to see that Robert Downey Jr is back as an A-List actor as I have been a fan of his going back to "Chaplin" and "Natural Born Killers".  The casting of Downey as the venerable hero may have angered some Brits who would rather have not seen an American in the role but his accent, timing and performance are dead on.

Great.  I was afraid that the grittyness and odd camera movements (especially in the opening sequence) would not transfer well but, surprisingly, it did.

Digital copy, Standard DVD & Blu-Ray, picture-in-picture/storyboard and behind-the-scenes with Guy Ritchie.

The bonus features, aside from the multiple formats, are pretty weak as I would have liked to see more in depth interviews with Downey and Jude Law but the transfer of the film is great and even exceeds the theatrical presentation, but is that enough to save it?  In my eyes, it is but if you are a bonus feature kind of person (which I am really not), then you may be disappointed and will want to wait for less of a bare-bones version, potentially when Sherlock Holmes 2 comes out in a year or two.

Peter Oberth
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