Synopsis ~ A contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories, Sherlock is a thrilling, funny, fast-paced adventure series set in present-day London. Co-created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Coupling) and Mark Gatiss, Sherlock stars BAFTA-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Hawking, Amazing Grace) as the new Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman (The Office, Love Actually), as his loyal friend, Doctor John Watson. Rupert Graves plays Inspector Lestrade.
The iconic details from Conan Doyle’s original books remain – they live at the same address, have the same names and, somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting for them. And so across three thrilling, scary, action-packed and highly modern-day adventures, Sherlock and John navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers to get at the truth.
Studio: BBC / Warner Bros.
Running Time: 461 minutes
Number of Disks: 2
– A Study in Pink
– The Blind Banker
– The Great Game
– Episode 1 Commentary featuring: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue
– Episode 3 Commentary featuring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss
– Exclusive Pilot Episode: Sherlock – A Study in Pink
– Unlocking Sherlock – The Making-Of Featurette
Updating his zip and flipping the script of the legendary deducing detective, Sherlock: Season One seeks to upgrade and enhance the time-honored fabric of the classic Conan-Doyle character while respectfully holding on to the essence and atmosphere that made the Holmes mysteries so intriguing and timeless.
Thoughtfully written and capably played by both Cumberbatch and Freeman as the famous duo, the Sherlock series definitely possesses the optimistically confident staying power and dramatic prowess, to enthrall its viewers for many episodes to come.
Though only a few extras accompany the disc, both the “A Study In Pink” and “The Great Game” commentaries are informative and appealing – especially to anyone who enjoys both Sherlock and the Dr. Who series – and both the shorter 55 minute pilot episode of “A Study In Pink” and the Making-Of Featurette are thoroughly entertaining.
So whether you’re an experienced fan of the sly sleuth or you’re examining exposure is relatively new, Sherlock: Season One is a twisting and turning series filled with intrigue, excitement, and elementary deductions.
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Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch | Martin Freeman | Una Stubbs | Rupert Graves | Mark Gatiss
Creators: Mark Gatiss | Steven Moffat
Central Writers: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle | Mark Gatiss | Steven Moffat
Television Premiere: July 25, 2010
Blu-Ray/DVD Release: November 9, 2010
Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery
Supporting Cast and more Writers found HERE
Watch a Sneak Peek HERE