New Release: Sherlock TV show on DVD and Blu-ray

Sherlock BBC TV show sceneThe BBC‘s updated take on author Arthur Conan Doyle‘s classic detective stories, Sherlock: Season One was released on DVD and Blu-ray on Nov. 9, 2010, by Warner Home Video.

The TV show stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement, Creation) as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman (Love Actually, TV’s original The Office) as Dr. Watson, but this time, the crime solvers are in present-day London. The adventure series might be contemporary, but Sherlock and Watson must still fight with Moriarty.

The two-DVD set was priced at $34.98, and the two-disc Blu-ray version only $5 more at $39.98.

Sherlock Holmes Double Features DVD boxSherlock Holmes got a resurgence with the release of the theatrical movie starring Robert Downey Jr. MPI Home Entertainment released a double feature DVD with two classic Holmes movies on Sept. 14, 2010. Sherlock Holmes in Washington/Sherlock Holmes Faces Death was priced at $19.98.

The two detective films, which were originally released during World War II in 1943, have been digitally restored in 35mm by the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

In Sherlock Holmes in Washington, Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and Watson (Nigel Bruce) must recover missing microfilm that was hidden by a British secret service operative.

Sherlock Holmes Faces Death is based on Conan Doyle’s The Musgrave Ritual novel, in which Holmes and Watson investigate a series of bizarre events, including murders and secret passages, at the centuries-old Musgrave Manor.


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Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.