Sherlock: The Abominable Bride [DVD]

  • SKU: 4723110
  • Release Date: 01/12/2016
$17.99
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (313 out of 320)

Special Features


  • Mark Gatiss: a study in Sherlock
  • Mark Gattis production diary
  • Writer's interview
  • Creating the look - 8 inside looks at how this unique special was crafted
  • Sherlockology Q&A - the creators of Sherlock answer questions from Sherlock's #1 fan site

Cast & Crew


  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Martin Freeman
  • Amanda Abbington
  • Rupert Graves
  • Louise Brealey



Customer rating

4.6
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Accidental Purchase But I'm Glad I got it!

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    GMUHistorian
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    I intended to purchase Sherlock Season 1 on Blu Ray on sale and the Best Buy store purchase desk gave me this instead. I didn't notice it until a few days later and decided to keep the movie instead of going back for a refund. I'm glad I kept the movie! I think this movie probably serves as a great introduction to the series. The plot is about a case the 19th century Sherlock Holmes had about a bride that appeared to kill people from beyond the grave. I was a bit disappointed when I thought the movie would all be set in the 21st century but the majority is set in the 19th century. There's a good interplay between the historical period and the current 21st century Sherlock. The plot's exciting and kept me wondering about the solution to the end. It's a great movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Weird, but Fun.

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    friedgold99
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    The first thing that must be said is that The Abominable Bride should not be your introduction to Gatiss' and Moffat's Sherlock. This episode fits squarely in the middle of this show's run. The draw of this is that it provides a fun new take on well established characters. We get to see Molly Hooper as male Dr. Hooper, a morbidly obese Mycroft, and Mrs. Hudson complain about her characterization in Watson's novelization of Sherlock's adventures. We also get to see some classic Sherlock scenes play out in 19th century England. While not a whole lot can be said about how the story of Sherlock is advanced by The Abominable Bride, it does provide a bridge between series 3 and 4. All in all, this is a must have to complete your Sherlock collection, but it is passable if you are only a casual fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A ridiculous episode

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    RatedG
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    This, Alternate Universe-ish, special episode of Sherlock is a bit of a trip. Like much of the recent season of the show, the story is convoluted, almost excessively self-indulgent, but it is still entertaining and fitting for the rest of the series nonetheless. Despite being secluded as a standalone release and not part of either of the seasons of the show proper that surrounded it, the special has a few brief moments of plot and character development that contribute to the overarching narrative of the show, making this feel a bit more important than it's marketing would have had you believe. The supplemental feature selection is okay, entertaining, and the audio video quality is good, consistent with the rest of the series releases.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If you love the series, you'll love this special

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    SecondTierConsumer
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    This is a special, not an episode of the series...sort of. It takes place after seasons (series) 1 - 3 of BBC's Sherlock and pays off for fans of the series with lots of nods and references, etc. You can watch it without having seen the show, but you'll lose a lot and miss a majority of what makes it entertaining. It isn't strictly necessary to see The Abominable Bride to watch season (series) 4, but there is one development (in AB) that you will have missed...but you don't need AB to understand it in the show. All that said, if you're watching Sherlock, you're going to watch this. It's fun. It does take place in a alternate reality (characters are a bit different and in a different time period).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but confusing

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    TomP
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    The Sherlock series is always well made however I found this installment confusing. I couldn't tell what was real and what was imagined. It really seemed to focus more on the drug addiction of Sherlock than anything else. And the "whodunnit" reveal was anticlimactic. The whole episode just wasn't very believable. In the end I found myself messaging a friend who had seen it to find out "what really happened." I give it relatively high marks for production value (and because it was cool to imagine our modern day Holmes and Watson in the 19th Century) but I reserve a star because it was so convoluted. And will someone please tell me, is Moriarty alive or dead?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    just when you think they update Doyle...

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    danno
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    they turn back the clock and almost redifine him.. The asset Moffat & Gattis created in the present day BBC Sherlock Holmes stories is they make him approachable to todays generation.. Not just the setting/todays time period, but the story telling, whipcrack dialogue and camera 'tricks' they utilize to show how Sherlock 'works'.. They then took the present day tim period crutch away and proved they could make it work in Victorion England. With the added swere of making it a natural bridge with Moriarity between Season 3 7 the (when?!?!) Season 4..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Game's Afoot!

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    flashlantern
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    A very classy special in lieu of series 4 from the BBC production of Sherlock! Cumberbatch is a remarkable actor who can carry Sherlock to new heights. And in this special we are transported back to the year 1895. See that analytical mind work overtime with just 19th Century tools to help solve the case. Freeman is in fine shape as the ever-dependable Watson. Both actors give this series the life it craves which makes it interesting and a challenge to the audience's minds. As always, Mark Gatiss & crew behind the scenes give the series its classic touch! Excellent!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellnet bridge between seasons 3 and 4

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    Nhspencer
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    I'll start by saying this: if you have not seen Seasons 1-3 of Sherlock already, do not watch this movie. It ties directly into the show and would spoil the surprises of all three seasons. If you have watched all three seasons, this is an excellent way to ease your suffering in the long wait before season 4. The time period is a welcome change for the show and it's fun to see our favorite characters in that era. All the acting is top notch (as usual) and the mystery involved is quite enjoyably dark. Definitely a must watch!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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