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[DVD Review] Sherlock Holmes Double Feature

28 December 2009 2:15 PM, PST | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Depending on who you ask or which article you read there’s a definitive actor who played Sherlock Holmes. It’s the more obscure version of the James Bond argument (Connery? Dalton? Brosnan?), but the candidates are far more evenly matched. For my money though, Basil Rathbone, who stars in this double feature, takes the cake. Right about now everyone is marching out their DVD releases of old Sherlock Holmes adventures to catch the buzz rolling off the release of the new film starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. In the grand scheme of all the releases, this one falls somewhere in the upper 75%.

Basil Rathbone has the essential Holmes speech pattern down pat, he played the sleuth numerous times and perfected the character. Sherlock Holmes, no matter who’s playing him, pretty much comes out the same regardless. Some people get his nuances better than others, but in »

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