as this years must-have
Holmes is all you could wish for in a
movie thrills and spills, heart-
stopping moments and great comedy
action and not a deerstalker in sight!
A MEMORABLE AND NEAR-PERFECT MOVIE, SHERLOCK HOLMES is one of the
funniest yet exciting adventure stories to hit the silver screen. With the wonderful,
versatile Academy Award nominee Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man; Chaplin; Tropic
Thunder) as Holmes and Academy Award nominee Jude Law (The Talented Mr
Ripley; The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus) turning in a splendid performance
as Dr John Watson, Sherlock Holmes opens at the gallop with a race through
a beautifully-evocative Victorian London and the pace never lets up for one
Holmes, Dr Watson and Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan) race to save a young
woman (Amanda Grace Johnson) from the clutches of the evil Lord Blackwood (Mark
Strong: Body Of Lies; RocknRolla; Syriana), who is using her in a sacrificial
rite during his practice of the dark arts. Five innocent young women have already
been murdered and with Blackwood's arrest should come the end of his reign of
But the most difficult challenge for Holmes is just beginning. Evil walks the
streets of London and Lord Blackwood appears to have fulfilled his promise that
death has no power over him. His diabolical plan continues with an attempt to
raise a force that will alter the course of the world.
With London in the grip of terror and Scotland Yard unable to provide an answer,
Holmes and Watson face a world of black magic, secret societies and new technologies,
where logic proves to be just as effective in the fight against crime as any
other weapon. A brilliantly harsh, bleak and very different take on the underworld
of Victorian London, in Sherlock Holmes Robert Downey Jr and Guy Ritchie
take one step beyond to create a masterful, very human and unique character
while building on the legendary reputation of the brilliant, quick-witted and
Aided by Dr Watson, master-of-disguise Holmes is unequalled in his pursuit of
criminals. Employing his unique, and at times unconventional, methods and his
unfailing powers of deduction and observation, Holmes discovers the truth in
this electrifying and highly-visual film.
Dr Watson introduces his fiancÚ Mary Horstan (Kelly Reilly), a governess, to
Holmes, who promptly upsets her and a highly sensitive Holmes and an
indignant Dr Watson go head-to-head as Holmes appears to be sabotaging his friend's
romance. But Watson is not the only one to have female company as Holmes' former
lover Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams: Wedding Crashers; The Notebook)
the only adversary who has ever outwitted Sherlock Holmes reappears to
ask him to help her track down Luke Reordan (Oran Gurel).
But how do Irene and Reordan connect with Lord Blackwood, and has he really
risen from the dead? In some of the funniest, cleverest and most exciting scenes
on film, Sherlock Holmes is compulsive viewing, taking both drama and
hilarity to a new high with a magnificent, original, tongue-in-cheek Sherlock
Holmes where non-stop action is played out to a great soundtrack.
Sherlock Holmes also features: James Fox as Sir Thomas Rotherham; Hans
Matheson as Lord Coward; the marvellous Geraldine James as Mrs Hudson; Robert
Hailley as Dredger; William Houston as Constable Clark; William Hope as Ambassador
Standish; Clive Russell as Captain Tanner; Oran Gurel as Reordan; and Bronagh
Gallagher as the Palm Reader Flora.
Director of Photography is Philippe Rousselot, AJC/ASC; The Screenplay is by
Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham and Simon Kinberg; Screen Story by Lionel
Wigram and Michael Robert Johnson; Produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan
Downey and Dan Lin; Music by Hans Zimmer; Costume Designer is Jenny Beavan;
Visual Effects Supervisor is Chas Jarrett and the film is Directed by Guy Ritchie
With thrilling action, sensational special effects and memorable performances
from a commendable cast, Sherlock Holmes is THE ultimate action adventure
a must-own film you'll want to add to your collection.
Sherlock Holmes is available on two-disc
Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy Combi Pack and DVD from 19 April 2010. The two-disc
combi-pack offers the flexibility to enjoy Sherlock Holmes on multiple
platforms (the digital copy is both iTunes and Windows compatible), so whether
you have a PS3, DVD/Blu-ray player or computer, the combi-pack is perfect as
it makes Sherlock Holmes accessible to all.
Sherlock Holmes Reinvented: Guy Ritchie and Robert Downey Jr reinterpret the
master sleuth Downey prepares for the role and his Thespian approach
takes this classic character to levels never shown before.
Director Guy Ritchie Walk On | Picture-in-Picture Commentary | Story Board Comparisons
| Stills Gallery | Timeline | Focus Points: Drawbridges & Dollies, Designing
a Late Victorian London | Not A Deerstalker Cap In Sight | Ba-ritsu: A Tutorial
| Elementary English: Perfecting Sherlock's Accent | The One That Got Away |
Powers Of Observation and Deduction | The Sherlockians | Future Past | Sherlock
Holmes Reinvented. Also exclusive to the Blu-ray disc is an immersive Maximum
Movie Mode feature that includes walk-ons by Guy Ritchie, eight focus points,
sixty minutes of Picture-in-Picture commentary and BD-Live connectivity.
"...taking both drama and hilarity to a new high with a magnificent, original
and tongue-in-cheek Sherlock Holmes with non-stop action"
Maggie Woods, MotorBar
"All action blockbuster" The Daily Telegraph
"Action-packed" The Sun
"Immensely entertaining" Jonathan Ross, Film 2009