This five-disk Blu-ray set includes The Hound of the Baskervilles and my favorite: Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The other twelve Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce movies included on these disks vary in quality. I’m not happy with bringing Sherlock and Watson into the WWII era (like in Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon and Sherlock Holmes and the Voices of Terror. But, these are minor quibbles. This Blu-ray set is well-worth the $79.99 price tag on AMAZON. Obviously, if you’re a hard-core Sherlockian, this collection is a must-buy.
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes and the Voices of Terror
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Sherlock Holmes in Washington
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
The Spider Woman
The Scarlet Claw
The Pearl of Death
The House of Fear
The Woman in Green
Pursuit to Algiers
Terror by Night
Dressed to Kill

12 thoughts on “THE COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES [Blu-ray]

  1. Deb

    Yes, I remember the “Sherlock Holmes versus the Nazis” movies–not really Holmes’s finest hour. Always liked how easily Holmes’s cocaine addiction was slipped in to the end of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (“Watson! The needle!”) I like Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce as Holmes & Watson–and for many years they WERE the definitive interpretation; but I think the late Jeremy Brett must be considered the Holmes interpreter for the boomer generation.

    1. george Post author

      Yes, Deb, Jeremy Brett became the Gold Standard for Sherlock Holmes performances. But these classic Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce are fun to watch.

  2. Jeff Meyerson

    I know a lot of people hate Bruce’s bumbling portrayal of Watson but I always kind of liked him, perhaps because he was the first Watson I really remember.

    Wasn’t Rondo Hatton in one or two of these?

  3. Richard R.

    I have this, on “regular” DVD. This is the set that was remastered by the UCLA Film School, yes? Looks the same as mine, and same film list. Of course who knows who did it into Blu-Ray. Not sure the Blu-Ray would make much difference for these anyway. I did enjoy watching these, and one of the WWII films – can’t recall which – was pretty enjoyable, I thought. I’ve always kind of liked The Scarlet Claw.

    1. george Post author

      I’ve always like THE SCARLET CLAW, too, Rick. Yes, this is the same remastered set by the UCLA Film School. I’m guessing the differences are slight, but I’m firmly in the Blu-ray world now.


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