The Abominable Bride

Blu-ray Disc - 2016 | Blu-ray version.
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It is the acclaimed modern retelling of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic stories. But now, our heroes find themselves in 1890s London.
Publisher: Burbank : Warner Home Video, 2016.
Edition: Blu-ray version.
Branch Call Number: TV Blu-ray Sherl
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm.
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.


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Jan 30, 2019

Such a waste of good actors! As if Conan Doyle's epic sleuth Sherlock Holmes needed chicanery such as time travel and that tired, old wheeze, anachronism, to 'help it along'. An insult to the legendary teamwork of John Gielgud/ Ralph Richardson and Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce. Far better if Cumberbatch and Freeman simply sat before a fire in comfortable armchairs and read aloud the classic stories.

Cumberbatch with sublime RADA diction and Freeman with lightning comic timing are surely meant for better things as are all of us.

Jun 10, 2018

A lot of this plot is freakish, but it kept my interest. It was funny and left me sitting on the age. I never really got into the Sherlock Holmes stories, but thoroughly enjoy these actors in this depiction. It's obviously not going to be everyone's cuppa, but it's mine. I'll half to watch the previous episodes to catch up though, and then maybe watch this again?

Mar 19, 2018

I thought this was a fun way to get Holmes and Watson back in the Victorian era. Still, it was a bit stilted, and I think it could have been tied back into the overall narrative in a more interesting way.

Feb 27, 2018

Jerky time travelling plot that didn't mesh, plus a boring focus on how brilliant Holmes is despite his shooting up drugs (most people would say, not too bright). There's a subplot on suffragettes supporting a murderess...which also doesn't work too well.

Jan 30, 2018

Glad I didn't spend good money on this at the theatre!

Dec 20, 2017

Rated 2/10. I feel really cheated watching this silly and disappointing story. Why? Because in the end, you find that there is no story!

When this series first started out, it was okay, but it's morphed into something quite daft. No thanks.

Give me the Elementary TV series any day, with Jonny Lee Miller in the lead role.

Oct 30, 2017

Entertaining and great fun - but probably only for those who (A) have already watched previous episodes of Sherlock, and (B) are very familiar with the original Sherlock Holmes stories. It is full of continuous references to the Conan Doyle stories, direct or indirect, all the while playing with a side-by-side storyline involving the Victorian Holmes and Watson, and their modern counterparts from the Sherlock series. Gets confusing if you aren't paying attention, because the story moves very fast and with continual twists and turns.

May 13, 2017

Boring. Boring. Boring.

May 02, 2017

Tries to modernize and refresh Sherlock Holmes but the result is disjointed, confusing and not terribly entertaining.

Aug 29, 2016

If you haven't watched the 3 series of Sherlock, why would you watch this special and expect it to make sense? Would you start reading a book 3/4 of the way through, then complain that you don't know what's going on?

On the other hand, if you HAVE watched, and greatly enjoyed, the 3 series of Sherlock, then this special is - imo - an absolute treasure. Excellent use of old and new, the return of much loved characters, and a rip-roaringly good tale. Tons of humour as always, and a joy to watch the meeting of Holmes and Sherlock as originally written by Conan Doyle.

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Feb 07, 2016

Watson (the Set-up:)
But in all our many adventures together, no case pushed my friend to such mental and physical extremes as that of The Abominable Bride!

It's all in his head:
-More to the point, what have YOU been doing?
Holmes: I've been in my Mind Palace, of course.
-Of course.
Holmes: Running an experiment. How would I have solved the crime, if I'd been there in 1895?

The old nemesis:
-I'm Moriarty. The Napoleon of Crime.
Holmes: Moriarty's dead!
-Not in your mind. I'll never be dead there.

Logic and deduction:
Holmes: From a drop of water a logician should be able to infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara.


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