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James Smith
• Wednesday, 18 November, 2020
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The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century. Holmes is recruited to escort the heir to a European throne safely back to his homeland after his father's assassination.

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Approved|74 min| Crime, Mystery, Thriller When a gentlewoman is found dead with her throat torn out, the villagers blame a supernatural monster.

But Sherlock Holmes, who gets drawn into the case from nearby Quebec, suspects a human murderer. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate.

During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services. He summons Holmes for help and the master detective proceeds to solve the crime from ... See full summary ».

When a valuable pearl with a sinister reputation is stolen, Sherlock Holmes must investigate its link to a series of brutal murders. Sherlock Holmes sets out to discover why a trio of murderous villains, including a dangerously attractive female, are desperate to obtain three unassuming and inexpensive little music boxes.

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson travel to Washington D.C. in order to prevent a secret document from falling into enemy hands. When the fabled Star of Rhodesia diamond is stolen on a London to Edinburgh train and the son of its owner is murdered, Sherlock Holmes must discover which of his suspicious fellow passengers is responsible.

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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands. When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations via the radio 'Voice of Terror', the Homeland Security Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help ... See full summary ».

Sherlock Holmes investigates when young women around London turn up murdered, each with a finger severed. Scotland Yard suspects a madman, but Holmes believes the killings to be part of a diabolical plot.

Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of so-called “pajama suicides”. He knows the female villain behind them is as cunning as Moriarty and as venomous as a spider.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate. The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century.

Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of deaths at a castle with each foretold by the delivery of orange pips to the victims. When a valuable pearl with a sinister reputation is stolen, Sherlock Holmes must investigate its link to a series of brutal murders.

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When a gentlewoman is found dead with her throat torn out, the villagers blame a supernatural monster. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands.

Sherlock Holmes investigates when young women around London turn up murdered, each with a finger severed. Scotland Yard suspects a madman, but Holmes believes the killings to be part of a diabolical plot.

When the fabled Star of Rhodesia diamond is stolen on a London to Edinburgh train and the son of its owner is murdered, Sherlock Holmes must discover which of his suspicious fellow passengers is responsible. During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services.

He summons Holmes for help and the master detective proceeds to solve the crime from ... See full summary ». Holmes is recruited to escort the heir to a European throne safely back to his homeland after his father's assassination.

Sherlock Holmes sets out to discover why a trio of murderous villains, including a dangerously attractive female, are desperate to obtain three unassuming and inexpensive little music boxes. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson travel to Washington D.C. in order to prevent a secret document from falling into enemy hands.

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When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations via the radio 'Voice of Terror', the Homeland Security Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help ... See full summary ». I've listed high-quality DVDs below, and called out a few as “highly recommended” based on the picture/sound quality, movie ranking, extras, and price.

COMPARISONS You can buy both films as standalone DVDs (see links above to the movies), but at almost twice the cost of this Double Feature. Your other option for these movies would be to get the Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection Boxed Set, which includes all 14 films plus extras.

DVD-2: DVD-3: DVD-4: DVD-5: (10) Terror by Night (14) Dressed to Kill, plus commentary by Patricia Morison, David Gregory and Richard Valley Photo Galleries (5, covers all films) Theatrical trailers (not restored) for 6 films: The Spider Woman, The Scarlet Claw, The Pearl of Death, The House of Fear, Terror by Night, and Dressed to Kill Sir Arthur Conan Doyle interview (excerpt from 1927 Movie tone film) COMPARISONS All the DVDs on this page provide high-quality picture and sound, so to get all 14 movies your key choices involve price, extras, and packaging.

I looked at all combinations of these items, and unless there is an incredible sale on the 4-DVD Boxed Sets, your best choice for all 14 is clearly to get The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection. The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection includes all the on-DVD material found in the other DVDs plus an audio commentary for Dressed to Kill.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupine and Alan Marshal First Release: 1 September 1939 (# 2/14) Run Time: 85 minutes Based on the play Sherlock Holmes by William Gillette with the permission of the executors of the late Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Details of the Fox Holmes series Film Notes: Set in the Victorian period, this was Rathbone's second appearance as Holmes, and the last made by Twentieth-Century Fox. The American Film Institute (AFI) credits the picture with one of the top 100 movie quotations of all time, selecting “Elementary, my dear Watson” as number 65 on their list.

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Region 1 (US and Canada only) Full Screen, Black and White, Mono, optional English subtitles Audio commentary by Richard Valley Production notes by Richard Valley (8-page booklet) Photo gallery and selected trailers An ancient curse, a spectral hound, and a mysterious death bring Holmes to Dartmoor in his most famous case.

Starring: Richard Greene, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, and Wendy Barrie First Release: 31 March 1939 (# 1/14) Run Time: 80 minutes Adapted from “The Hound of the Baskerville” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Details of the Fox Holmes series Film Notes: Rathbone made his first appearance as Holmes in this film, and it's the first Holmes film ever to be set in the proper Victorian period. The movie adds a séance which contributes nicely to the atmosphere and fits with Conan Doyle's later interests.

Region 1 (US and Canada only) Full Screen, Black and White, Mono, optional English subtitles Audio commentary by David Stuart Davies Production notes by Richard Valley (8-page booklet) Photo gallery Theatrical trailers (not restored) for 3 films: The House of Fear, Terror by Night, and Dressed to Kill. Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gerald Hammer, and Paul Kavanaugh First Release: 26 May 1944 (# 8/14) Run Time: 74 minutes Based on the characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Details of the Universal Pictures Holmes series Restored by Claim Notes: Critics and reviewers consider this to be the best of the twelve movies made by Universal, and some consider it to be better than the two Fox films.

Region 1 (US and Canada only) Full Screen, Black and White, Mono, optional English subtitles, UCLA restoration Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hey, and Evelyn Bankers First Release: 1 August 1944 (# 9/14) Run Time: 69 minutes Based on “The Six Napoleons” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Details of the Universal Pictures Holmes series Restored by Claim Notes: The film builds upon Conan Doyle's plot of a stolen pearl hidden in a bust of Napoleon by adding a murderer who kills by breaking people's backs.

Region 1 (US and Canada only) Full Screen, Black and White, Mono, optional English subtitles, UCLA restoration Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard, and Dennis Hey First Release: 21 January 1944 (# 7/14) Run Time: 63 minutes Based on a story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Details of the Universal Pictures Holmes series Restored by Claim Notes: The film uses elements from at least five Conan Doyle stories.

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Holmes discovers the meaning of an ancient family ritual as he investigates murders at Mus grave Manor. Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hey, and Arthur Markets First Release: 17 September 1943 (# 6/14) Run Time: 68 minutes Based on the story “The Mus grave Ritual” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Details of the Universal Pictures Holmes series Restored by Claim Notes: Unlike the first four war-themed Universal films, this one focuses on a more traditional mystery.

Region 1 (US and Canada only) Full Screen, Black and White, Mono, optional English subtitles, UCLA restoration Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Aubrey Mather, and Dennis Hey First Release: 16 March 1945 (# 10/14) Run Time: 69 minutes Based on “The Adventure of the Five Orange Pips” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Details of the Universal Pictures Holmes series Restored by Claim Notes: While using Conan Doyle's idea of pips as a warning message, the movie's plot diverges significantly and includes elements from Agatha Christie's 1939 novel And Then There Were None (Ten Little Indians).

Region 1 (US and Canada only) Full Screen, Black and White, Mono, optional English subtitles, UCLA restoration Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Twill, and Karen Verne First Release: 12 February 1943 (# 4/14) Run Time: 68 minutes Based on the story “The Dancing Men” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Details of the Universal Pictures Holmes series Restored by Claim Notes: The screenplay uses the dancing men code from Conan Doyle's original story but little else.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Marjorie Lord, and Henry Daniel First Release: 30 April 1943 (# 5/14) Run Time: 71 minutes Based on characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. George Stucco, who played Professor Moriarty in the 1939 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, appears in this film as a different character.

Region 1 (US and Canada only) Full Screen, Black and White, Mono, optional English subtitles, UCLA restoration Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Bankers, and Reginald Denny First Release: 18 September 1942 (# 3/14) Run Time: 65 minutes Based on the story “His Last Bow” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Details of the Universal Pictures Holmes series Restored by Claim Notes: Rathbone's third Holmes film and the first to be made by Universal.

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Region 1 (US and Canada only) Full Screen, Black and White, Mono, optional English subtitles, UCLA restoration Holmes must decipher the secret of three identical music boxes to prevent a massive fraud.

Widely available on other DVDs but with poor picture/sound quality Each entry includes the movie name, year of first release, and the rank and score from this consensus list. Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1 Format: Black and White Sound: Mono (Western Electric Microphone Recording) Directors: Sidney Anfield (Hound); Alfred Worker (Adventures) Writers: Ernest Pascal (Hound); Edwin Blum and William Drake (Adventures) Distributed by: Universal Pictures Company, Inc.

Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1 Format: Black and White Sound: Mono (Western Electric Recording) Directors: John Rains (Voice of Terror); Roy William Neill (all others) Writers: Besides Conan Doyle, thirteen others received writing credits for the series. The best Universal film, The Scarlet Claw, had a screenplay by Edmund L. Hartmann and Roy William Neill based on a story by Paul Ganglia and Brenda Weinberg. While other collections of Rathbone films do exist, the ones below (and The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection) are generally considered providing the best picture quality and extras.

That makes it an excellent choice and value. DVD Notes: MPI Home Video released September 15, 2009. Extras: None, but the DVD menu does include some fitting background music and dialogue by Rathbone and Bruce.

Get it if you need either of these films, but if you're buying a number of the Rathbone movies, consider the Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection Boxed Set .DVD Notes: MPI Home Video released December 8, 2009. Extras: None, but the DVD menu does include some fitting background music and dialogue by Rathbone and Bruce.

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Fine if you need either of these films, but if you're buying a number of the Rathbone movies, consider the Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection Boxed Set .DVD Notes: MPI Home Video released September 14, 2010. This four-DVD set includes the first four RathboneHolmes films from Universal Pictures and some extras. DVD Notes: MPI Home Video released October 28, 2003.

Region 1 (US and Canada only) Full Screen, Black and White, Mono, optional English subtitles Films restored by UCLA Each film is on a separate DVD, listed below in the order of their original release (# refers to movie ranking).

Extras: Audio commentary by David Stuart Davies on Sherlock Holmes Faces Death Production notes by Richard Valley (16-page booklet) Photo and Poster Gallery It consists of four separate DVDs for maximum picture quality and includes some extras as well. DVD Notes: MPI Home Video released November 25, 2003.

Region 1 (US and Canada only) Full Screen, Black and White, Mono, optional English subtitles Films restored by UCLA Each film is on a separate DVD, listed below in the order of their original release (# refers to movie ranking).

Each film is on a separate DVD, listed below in the order of their original release (# refers to movie ranking). Extras: Audio commentary by David Stuart Davies on The Woman in Green Production notes by Richard Valley (16-page booklet) Photo and Poster Gallery Sir Arthur Conan Doyle interview (excerpt from 1927 Movie tone film) This list is based on many hours of research both on the Internet and at libraries.

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For example, the Rathbone films at Amazon and Yahoo have only a few user reviews, and thus can be swayed by just a few people. After considering half a dozen ways to combine various reviews, I determined the best approach was to select a set of the most credible sources and then apply a weighted voting scale to their choices.

This is similar to the approach described in my December 1999 Baker Street Journal article “The Best of the Best to determine the bestSherlockHolmes stories.

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