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Giveaway – Win The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes on Dual Format

Eureka Entertainment releases The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, Billy Wilder’s criminally underrated adventure-comedy, as part of The Masters of Cinemas Series on Blu-ray on 22 January 2018, and we have three copies to give away. Read on for details of how to enter…

Considered by many Holmesians to be the best Sherlock Holmes movie ever made, Billy Wilder’s The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes is both an affectionate parody, and a brilliant, melancholy celebration of Arthur Conan Doyle’s infamous detective.

Sherlock Holmes (Robert Stephens) and Dr. Watson (Colin Blakely), are tasked with locating the missing husband of a mysterious woman fished out of the River Thames. The course of their investigation leads them to Scotland and encounters with a group of monks, some dwarfs and even the Loch Ness Monster. Can Holmes and Watson crack the case?

Co-written by Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond (one of eleven
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How to Steal a Million

William Wyler’s 1960s screwball heist comedy is a squeaky-clean high fashion vehicle for stars Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole — who of course aren’t really crooks despite pulling off a major art theft. It’s lush, beautiful to look at and directed with verve by Wyler; with some funny jabs at the art world from screenwriter Harry Kurnitz.

How to Steal a Million


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1966 / Color / 1:35 widescreen / 123 min. / Street Date April 11, 2017 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 29.95

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Charles Boyer, Eli Wallach, Hugh Griffith, Fernand Gravey, Marcel Dalio, Jacques Marin. .

Cinematography: Charles Lang

Film Editor: Robert Swink

Original Music: John Williams

Production design: Alexander Trauner

Written by Harry Kurnitz story by George Bradshaw

Produced by Fred Kohlmar

Directed by William Wyler

There’s no denying that Audrey Hepburn had a fairly incredible run of hits in the 1960s: The Nun’s Story,
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The Top 10 Sherlock Holmes in Film and Television

One of the most iconic characters in pop culture is Sherlock Holmes, and there have been a slew of actors that have played the role in the last several decades. While some iterations of the character were lackluster and missed the mark, others will be remembered for a long time to come because of the incredible talent behind them. Here are ten of the best actors to play Sherlock Holmes on TV or in movies. Robert StephensThe Private Life of Sherlock Holmes If you want to see Sherlock Holmes at his most sarcastic, look at this iteration performed

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Sherlock, and the musical highlights of Sherlock Holmes

Sean Wilson Jan 16, 2017

From the BBC's Sherlock, through Disney, Hans Zimmer and Young Sherlock Holmes: we salute the music of Mr Holmes...

Few characters have enjoyed as much reinvention as Arthur Conan Doyle's sleuth Sherlock Holmes, an enduring icon who is as much bound up with the history of cinema (and indeed stage, TV and radio) as he is with literature. Indeed, adaptations of Holmes stories stretch right the way back to the earliest days of film at the start of the 20th century. Fittingly enough given Holmes' penchant for a violin serenade, the musical scores to his adventures are as richly varied as the outcomes to his mysteries are unexpected. Here are Holmes' musical highlights, from Buster Keaton through to Benedict Cumberbatch.

Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Not, strictly speaking, a Sherlock movie but as the title implies, the legacy of the character casts a long shadow over Buster Keaton's silent classic.
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Sherlock: 33 nerdy spots in The Six Thatchers

Louisa Mellor Jan 4, 2017

Did you spot the tease for next week’s episode in the Sherlock series 4 opener? See that and more details from The Six Thatchers…

After taking a fine-toothed comb to new Sherlock episode The Six Thatchers (well, watching it with one finger hovering over the pause button) here are a few items of note discovered, in addition to a handful of discoveries made by some very fine Sherlock detectives elsewhere…

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1. We know that Lady Smallwood’s British Intelligence code name is ‘Love’, leaving the Holmes brothers and Sir Edwin to divvy up ‘Antarctica’, ‘Langdale’ and ‘Porlock’ between them. Porlock (as well as being a village
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Loophole (1981)

It sounds like a winner — Albert Finney and Martin Sheen team up for a daring subterranean bank robbery in the heart of London. The locations, the sets and the production are all first class. So what happened? Susannah York and Jonathan Pryce are in on the heist as well.

Loophole (1981)


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1981 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 105 min. / Street Date January 3, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring Albert Finney, Martin Sheen, Susannah York, Colin Blakely, Jonathan Pryce, Robert Morley, Alfred Lynch, Tony Doyle, Christopher Guard, Gwyneth Powell.

Cinematography Michael Reed

Film Editor Ralph Sheldon

Original Music Lalo Schifrin

Written by Jonathan Hales from a novel by Robert Pollock

Produced by Julian Holloway, David Korda

Directed by John Quested

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

The great movie titled Loophole is still the underdog film noir from 1954, with Barry Sullivan as a bank clerk being dogged by an insurance investigator. The 1981 Loophole, an English movie,
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Time After Time

Nicholas Meyer's first directing effort is a classy science fiction thriller best remembered for a charming romantic angle, and for introducing many of us to the marvelous Mary Steenburgen. Clever storytelling pits Malcolm McDowell against fellow time tripper David Warner, in a fourth-dimensional pursuit of none other than Jack the Ripper. Time After Time Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection 1979 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 112 min. / Street Date November 15, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Malcolm McDowell, David Warner, Mary Steenburgen, Charles Cioffi, Kent Williams, Andonia Katsaros, Patti D'Arbanville, Corey Feldman, Shelley Hack, Clete Roberts. Cinematography Paul Lohman Film Editor Donn Cambern Original Music Miklos Rozsa Written by Nicholas Meyer story by Karl Alexander & Steve Hayes Produced by Herb Jaffe Directed by Nicholas Meyer

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Known for his smart scripts -- face it, even Invasion of the Bee Girls is an intelligent script -- Nicholas Meyer broke into the writer-director hyphenate
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Quentin Tarantino Dives Into 1970s Cinema In Full Masterclass Talk From 2016 Lumière Film Festival

When Quentin Tarantino got a plane earlier this month, traveling to the Lumière Film Festival in Lyon, France it wasn’t just for a meet and greet. In addition to preparing for a masterclass talk, the director selected fourteen films from 1970 to screen at the festival — Arthur Hiller’s “Love Story,” Jerzy Skolimowski‘s “Deep End,” Dario Argento’s “The Bird With The Crystal Plumage,” Anatole Litvak‘s “The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun,” Eric Rohmer‘s “Claire’s Knee,” Claude Chabrol’s “The Butcher,” John Huston‘s “The Kremlin Letter,” Billy Wilder’s “The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes,” Bob Rafelson’s “Five Easy Pieces,” William Wyler‘s “The Liberation of L.B.

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Quentin Tarantino Teases Intriguing New Project, Set in 1970

Quentin Tarantino Teases Intriguing New Project, Set in 1970
Quentin Tarantino held a masterclass during the Lumière Festival in Lyon, France where he revealed tidbits about his new project that he’s been researching for four years. The subject is the 1970s and how that decade marked a turning point for American and international cinema. Calling it a “work in progress,” the director told the crowd he’s still figuring out what it will be.

“Am I going to write a book? Maybe. Is it going to be a six-part podcast? Maybe. A feature documentary? Maybe. I’m figuring it out,” he said, via Deadline.

Tarantino was joined by Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremau, who also runs this event. This year “The Hateful Eight” helmer curated a handful of films from the ‘70s that will be presented throughout the week. Some of the movies that will be screened include Arthur Hiller’s “Love Story,” Dario Argento’s “The Bird With The Crystal Plumage,
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Quentin Tarantino Teases His 1970s Project, But What Is It?

Quentin Tarantino Teases His 1970s Project, But What Is It?
Quentin Tarantino, the beloved and often controversial filmmaker, held a masterclass at the Lumiere Festival in Lyon, France earlier today, where he teased his new project, which may or may not be an actual film. The filmmaker revealed that he has spent the past four years researching the films that came out during the year 1970, and how it represented a turning point in both American and worldwide cinema. While he wouldn't offer too many specifics, he did have this to say to the crowd, "testing out" this premise publicly for the first time.

"Am I going to write a book? Maybe. Is it going to be a six-part podcast? Maybe. A feature documentary? Maybe. I'm figuring it out."

Quentin Tarantino was joined by Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux at the Lumiere Festival, which primarily features retrospectives on restored classics and also obscure gems for others to discover. This year,
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Quentin Tarantino: ‘The Problem With Any Revolution Is Now The Revolutionaries Have to Govern’

Quentin Tarantino: ‘The Problem With Any Revolution Is Now The Revolutionaries Have to Govern’
Lyon, France — Greeted with a standing applause by the 5,000-strong audience at Lyon’s Lumière Festival, Quentin Tarantino took to the stage Saturday night to talk about 1970, an idea which he’s been kicking around for four years.

No, it’s not a movie project. It could be a book one day, or a symposium, Tarantino said. Right now, however, it’s the title of a film program of 15 Hollywood movies selected by Tarantino, all made in or around 1970, which screen this week at France’s Lumière Festival.

Tarantino provided the climax to a 90-minute festival opening gala show hosted by Lumiere Fest head Thierry Fremaux, mounting the stage for a 15-minute introduction to the first film in the retro, George Roy Hill’s “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, which opened the Lumière Festival Saturday night.

And Tarantino did so with his customary emphatic lapidary style,
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Thierry Frémaux flies into Toronto for Lumière tribute

Thierry Frémaux flies into Toronto for Lumière tribute
Cannes head will be live-narrating his archive film Lumière! at the festival.

Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Frémaux was a guest of the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) this weekend but his visit was not connected to his role as the head of the biggest and most glamorous festival in the world.

Double-hatted Frémaux was in town instead as managing director of France’s Institut Lumière in Lyon, devoted to the work of cinema pioneers Auguste and Louis Lumière and film heritage in general, which he oversees when not preparing Cannes.

He flew into Toronto do a live narration of his film Lumière! pulling together some 100 short films shot by the Lumière brothers from 1895 to 1905, which are rarely shown on the big screen today.

He spearheaded the film, producing alongside compatriot director Bertrand Tavernier (who is president of the Institut Lumière), to mark the 120th anniversary of cinema in France in 2015.

Louis Lumière and his operators shot nearly
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Has The Loch Ness Monster Finally Been Found?

The Loch Ness Monster – or rather a 30-foot model of Old Nessie – has been unearthed at the bottom of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. Loch Ness Monster Found? An underwater drone recently came upon the prop from the 1970 flick The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, reported the BBC. When the movie […]

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The Loch Ness Monster Has (Sorta, Kinda) Finally Been Found

The Loch Ness Monster Has (Sorta, Kinda) Finally Been Found
Whoa, Nelly! Have we finally discovered beneath the depths of Loch Ness the fabled monster which people have sought for decades? Sorta, kinda... not really. According to the BBC, an underwater robot that has been exploring the loch discovered a massive movie prop from a Loch Ness monster flick. The 30-foot model was used in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) but sank during filming. In the film, which stars Robert Stephens and Christopher Lee, a pre-World War I submarine for the British Navy is taken out for testing, disguised as a sea monster. As for that robot drone that found the sunken Nessie model on the bottom of the 750 foot-deep lake? It was down there...
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Loch Ness Monster found by Jennie Kermode - 2016-04-13 18:46:06

Nessie at large in The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes

Scientists got a shock today when the underwater robot they were operating Loch Ness discovered a monster. 30 feet long with a slender neck, it certainly looked like the famous beastie that has brought tourists to the loch for over a century, but there's a reason for that. Upon close inspection, it turned out to be a long lost prop made for 1970 film The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes.

The discovery was made by Kongsberg Maritime, a Norwegian company working with VisitScotland to explore the ecology of the loch and find out if it's possible that a real monster could be living there.

The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes was directed by Billy Wilder and stared Robert Stephens as the famous sleuth with Colin Blakely as Dr Watson and Christopher Lee (who himself played Sherlock on three occasions) as Mycroft. The
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Sherlock: 34 nerdy details from The Abominable Bride




We’ve scoured the scenes of Sherlock special, The Abominable Bride, to dig out its nerdy details. Spoilers ahead…

Warning: contains spoilers for The Abominable Bride.

If, by the time Sherlock special The Abominable Bride came around, your usually-shining powers of observation had been dulled by New Year’s indulgence, never fear.

We’ve hunted around the episode with (mostly) clear heads and stumbled upon a few fun titbits, from Wilder the Diogenes butler, to set design jokes, nods to Doyle’s original stories, Paget’s illustrations, previous Sherlock episodes and more…

1. This dilated pupil (we'd suggest Cumberbatch’s rather than Freeman’s?) is the first hint-in-hindsight that what’s to follow involves narcotics.

2. Both A Study In Pink and The Abominable Bride start with Watson waking up from a nightmare of his time in an Afghan war, centuries apart.

3. Joining the regular cast’s Victorian counterparts
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Sherlock: Moffat & Gatiss on Christmas Special ‘The Abominable Bride’




Sherlock showrunners Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss share the thinking behind the Sherlock Christmas Special, The Abominable Bride…

The Abominable Bride, a Victorian-set adventure for Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman's Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, comes to BBC One and selected cinemas on New Year's Day.

The plan, as far as it's known, is for series four of Sherlock to start filming a few months afterwards, in Spring 2016.

Here's what Sherlock showrunners Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss told assembled press at a round-table interview on this February's set visit for The Abominable Bride. One message was made very clear: underneath the Victorian garb, it's still very much the same show...

On how the decision to take Sherlock back in time for the Victorian-set Special came about:

Mark Gatiss: We’ve sort of joked about the idea for a long time, but it’s just massively
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Horror Classics: Four Chilling Movies from Hammer Films

Warners answers the call for Hammer horror with four nifty thrillers starring the great Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. The transfers are immaculate -- Technicolor was never richer than this. The only drawback is that Chris Lee's Dracula has so few lines of dialogue.  On hi-def, Cushing's Frankenstein movie is a major re-discovery as well. Horror Classics: Four Chilling Movies from Hammer Films Blu-ray The Mummy, Dracula has Risen from the Grave, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Taste the Blood of Dracula Warner Home Video 1959-1970 / Color / 1:66 - 1:78 widescreen / 376 min. / Street Date October 6, 2015 / 54.96 Starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, George Pastell, Michael Ripper; Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Veronica Carlson, Barbara Ewing, Barry Andrews, Ewan Hooper, Michael Ripper; Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson, Freddie Jones, Simon Ward, Thorley Walters, Maxine Audley; Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Linda Hayden, Isla Blair, John Carson, Ralph Bates, Roy Kinnear. <Cinematography Jack Asher; Arthur Grant; Arthur Grant; Arthur Grant.
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Sherlock Holmes: 10 offbeat takes on the Great Detective

From spoofs to point-and-click adventure games, here are 10 of the most memorable unusual incarnations of Sherlock Holmes...

We don’t know a great deal about the content of the 90-minute Sherlock special set to air later this year, but one thing has emerged from the set photos and tantalising titbits of information we’ve seen so far. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson will be in nineteenth-century garb, pitching them back into the setting of the legendary detective’s original adventures: 1895, to be precise. Why that happens is as yet unclear, but all will be revealed.

For those still craving their Holmes fix in the meantime, the new film Mr. Holmes offers us Ian McKellen’s take on the character, musing upon an old case as he looks back on his long career from the vantage point of retirement. Jonny Lee Miller’s ultra-modern, Us-based Sherlock will be entering his fourth
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Remembering Christopher Lee

We bid a fond farewell to the wonderful Christopher Lee, and salute some of his best roles...

Christopher Lee crammed a dozen lives into one. His Special Forces work in the Second World War remains shrouded in mystery. We do know that, in 1944, he climbed Vesuvius three days before it erupted. A fine, operatic singer, he famously released a heavy metal album in his later 80s. A skilled fencer, he performed all his own sword fights and has been killed on screen more than any actor in cinematic history. As a child Lee briefly encountered Prince Felix Yusupov, murderer of Rasputin, a part Lee would later of course play. Ian Fleming was a cousin, Muhammed Ali a friend and once dedicated a victory to Lee. Fluent in five languages, passable in another four, people like Lee don’t really exist anymore. In truth they probably never did.

One could write a lengthy,
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