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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate after an heir claims his estate is plagued by a ghostly dog.

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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate after an heir claims his estate is plagued by a ghostly dog.

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Ian Hart reprised his role as Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004). He also played Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Finding Neverland (2004). See more »

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Although Watson's revolver in the film is a Webley Mk I, which would have (just barely) been in use at the time the story is set (1888), during his own time of service in Afghanistan (pinned down as encompassing 1880 when he was wounded at the Battle of Maiwand, invalided out in 1881), the service revolver would have been an Adams type revolver, a very different-looking piece. Though officers could buy their own sidearms as long as they chambered service ammunition, it would have been impossible to Watson to have obtained a Webley as the Mark I, the first of the type, was not introduced until 1887. See more »

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Dr. John Watson: [throws his coat to pull Holmes out of a quicksand on the moor] Now to put my tailor to the test.
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Sherlock Holmes: Three cheers for Savile Row!
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Not Fluorescent
20 July 2006 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

Film students, gather around.

One of the best things in films to study is how different chapters of a franchise change as different artists become involved. Batman, Alien, even goobers like Halloween. Just as interesting is to compare different approaches to films that respect their material. Film versions of Hamlet for instance. There's a terrific example with "Eat Drink Man Woman" and a new carbon copy "Tortilla Soup."

Different editions of Holmes are illustrative because they really are different, radically so. And the "Hounds" seem to denote the greatest swings.

This is probably the least attentive to the written story that I know. An important pair of characters is omitted, greatly changing the mystery. The wonder about the supernatural is toned down. They added a séance, but took away the soul of the thing which was an overwhelming evidence of the supernatural untangled as the intertwined logic of three murderers.

(In the original story, the beast was an ordinary large dog with florescent paint. Here, the beast really is something a bit alien.)

So what started as a grand battle between logic and superstition, which had grand deceptions and counterdeceptions confounded by accident, which had a master, THE master involved.

Alas, the master here is actually secondary to Watson — who pulls HIM out of the muck. Its a complete turnaround from the Rathbone Holmes who pulled his comic Watson from identical muck.

The overall effect is bland. There's no moody atmosphere, no champion, no deduction, no logic. There's no lust as in the original.

One wonders why anyone would watch this at all except to fill time. Unless, unless you are trying to discover why film works and what discovered narrative is all about.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


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