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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983)

Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of his friend Henry Baskerville, who is under a family curse and menaced by a demonic dog that prowls the bogs near his estate and murders people.

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Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of his friend Henry Baskerville, who is under a family curse and menaced by a demonic dog that prowls the bogs near his estate and murders people.

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Producer Sy Weintraub had paid a considerable amount for the Sherlock rights only to discover that Granada TV had also been given permission to film the Holmes stories with Jeremy Brett starring A subsequent court case found in Weintraub's favour and he decided to abandon plans to film any more of Conan Doyles stories . See more »

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When Watson and Sir Henry arrive at Baskerville Hall and Watson and Holmes leave the place, the surface of the driveway to Baskerville Hall is made of tarmac or asphalt. See more »

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Sherlock Holmes: But without the imagination Watson, there would be no horror.
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A Fine Old English Gentleman
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Probably the Best Version
29 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Probably my favorite version of the Holmes novel. Ian Richardson makes a great Sherlock Holmes, who (like Rathbone) strongly resembles the earlier drawings of Holmes. It's true that Richardson's Holmes is much nicer than the rude and moody Holmes of the novels, but I don't really mind it. Donald Churchill makes a good Watson, seems like a buffoon at times, but not nearly as much as Nigel Bruce. A treat to see in movie are RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK actors Denholm Elliot as Dr. Mortimer and Ronald Lacey as Inspector Lestrade, who was not in the novel, but a nice addition. The hound in the movie, is the best I've seen. Large black, and glowing, definitely closer to the description in the book than probably any other movie has gotten. This along with the Rathbone version are my favorite versions. I don't understand why so many people liked the Granada version. Even though it was closer to the book, it was rather dull and poorly directed I thought. The hound it the Granada version was a downright disappoint, nowhere near as good as the one in this one. I haven't seen the Richard Roxburgh version. Ill probably review that when i can.


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