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Sherlock: Season One [2 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 1405718
  • Release Date: 11/09/2010
$27.99

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (187 out of 189)

    Special Features


    • 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

    Cast & Crew


    • Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock Holmes
    • Martin Freeman - Dr. John Watson
    • Rupert Graves - Detective Inspector Lestrade
    • Una Stubbs - Mrs. Hudson
    • Vinette Robinson - Sgt. Sally Donovan




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    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 189 reviews

    99%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful Rendition

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      Clark
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      This show doesn't have your old school, average Sherlock. The brilliance of the original Sherlock can never be replaced, but this series does such an excellent job of trying. It's a fun new spin on procedural style cases. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as a neurotic, narcissistic, enigmatic genius whose method of solving cases can seem a bit unconventional, or off putting to the supporting characters, but are brilliant in so many ways. It is fun to deduce things along with him, though he's often one (or ten) step(s) ahead of everyone else. Martin Freeman, honestly (for ME anyway) is the best character of this show. While Sherlock himself is beautifully done, and you can barely take your eyes off of him to pay attention to what else might be going on, Watson is by far the most relatable, and understandable person there. For all intents, and purposes, Watson is a fairly normal man/former soldier who finds himself swept up in Sherlock's madness, and gets a taste for it. The whirlwind excitement, and intrigue of this mysterious genius sucks him in much the way it does the viewer. By extension making Watson our guide to the hijinks that ensue. Even though each series is only 6 episodes long, you basically get a feature film in each one, with a recurring arc over all. I highly suggest this to anyone who enjoys either one of these fine actors, or anyone who would enjoy a modern take on old characters.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Clever take on old favorite

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      deevwatcher

      The themes and motives for criminal darkness in human beings, as explored in Arthur C. Doyle's Sherlock Holmes tales, are timeless enough that they can survive a transition to a present-day setting, changes in societal mores and technology, notwithstanding. Serial killings, forensics (in its infancy at the time of Doyle's stories), the old characters' quirks, such as substance abuse and attempts to recover from same, or military backgrounds; John Watson's Victorian-era service in Afghanistan becomes post-9/11 service in the same locale, etc. The more things change, the more they stay the same, I guess. As do the villains' motives, unfortunately, despite adjusting said motives to conditions in the present, but to say more would give away spoilers. Holmes' being wrapped up in his own intellect might be a bit off-putting, making him a bit tactless at times when most of us would assume that some sensitivity to human suffering--caused by criminal conduct--is needed, and often succeeds only in making less intellectual types feel small and useless, but occasionally cracks show up in his cold, logical armor, showing that he's only human, and needs human friendship, or at least someone to whom he can show off his talents, hence his unusual friendship with Watson.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Watch this show!!!!

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      iamsherlocked
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      This is probably one of the best written, best acted shows out there. Honestly! Steven Moffatt, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Martin Freeman are amazing. The episodes follow Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's writings, but with a modern touch and Moffatt's crazy twists. 99.99% of the people I recommend to watch this show absolutely fall in love with it (the other 0.01% are crazy...actually it's because they don't like the harshness of Benedict's Sherlock, but I promise, give him a chance!) Honestly, you need the introduction of Freeman's Watson to warm and humanize Sherlock and find that he's a very likeable character. Usually, writing reviews is not my division, however I would write a million if it would get more people to watch this underrated show. The BBC produces some of the most compelling, witty, smart shows and we Americans are a bit slow on the intake since our crazy infatuation with reality TV (horrible). Watch this show!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Need to Watch

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      AnAngelForSure
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      Steven Moffat has done it again with a compelling storyline that is grasping and intellectual from the first five minutes to the last scene of the series. Sherlock is an updated story of Sherlock in modern times and it a great tv series for people that love BBC Shows, Sherlock Holmes, or a great mystery. Even though the episodes are 90 minutes, only three episodes a season are a killer. Plus the amount of time that they usually wait to produce more, the next season 3 is coming out in January and I couldn't be more excited. Watch this series and you will understand why everyone is so obsessed with Sherlock. I love John Watson and Sherlock Holmes relationship with one another, both Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch are wonderful actors and when you meet Moriarty you will understand while he is the most ruthless villain I have seen in almost any series.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent take on a classic

      Posted
      KLS04

      These were originally released as a BBC series last year. The stories are set in modern times, and are an interesting view on what Sherlock would have been like today. The plots are well written and interesting, and cinematography is excellent, if a bit dark at times. Acting by Benedict Cumberbatch (possibly my favorite name ever) as Sherlock and Martin Freeman as Watson are spot on. The DVD does not come with a sleeve or in a dense cardboard case as most BBC titles do, which I would have preferred. Also disappointing is that this version does not have the original non-aired pilot of "A Study in Pink", which is available on the UK version. Formatting for the three episodes is widescreen, which is not specified in the product description. Overall I am very pleased with this purchase, and cannot wait for season two to arrive stateside.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Sherlock Holmes fans, rejoice!

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      fgagnon111
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      If you enjoyed Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock Holmes (or any other version , for that matter), you're in for a real treat. This BBC version is great. The acting is superb all around; the dry British humor goes down like a fine, sparkling champagne; the plots are taken from the classic stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but are perfectly updated to fit in nicely with our day and age (and its modern-day issues of terrorism and mayhem). You will not regret getting this Blu Ray series, and you will find yourself quickly ordering (or watching, if you already have it) the second season. Binge watch this great series now, because I've read that the third season is being filmed even as we speak, and you'll want to be up-to-date when it arrives. So sit back with some snacks, turn on the telly, slip in a BR disc and enjoy!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This show is awesome!

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      wayneworld
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      This show is incredibly good. Benedict Cumberbatch plays an interesting Sherlock Holmes that is incredibly believable. The series will allow you to not only watch Sherlock Holmes solve crimes, but grow and change as a person, a compelling portrayal. The cinematography is also incredibly good. There are several scenes during a "Scandal in Belgravia" that will take your breath away. Finally, as always the plots are brilliant. Viewers can watch as Holmes solves crimes that are updated to the modern era. You will not be disappointed.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Brilliant and Entertaining!

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      Matt
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      Sherlock is easily one of the best shows I have ever seen. Technically, they're more like short movies, as each "episode" is 90 minutes long. The time flies, and the length permits superior character development along with deeper plot lines. The first episode is one of the best, and the 3rd one is absolutely thrilling. That makes this season well worth buying, even with the comparatively disappointing 2nd episode in the middle. Mild spoiler alert: this season ends on a cliffhanger, so consider buying season 2 as soon as you have confirmed that you love it by watching the first episode.

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