Sherlock

Sherlock

The Abominable Bride

DVD - 2016
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"Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in 1890s London in this holiday special"--from www.imdb.com.
Publisher: [London] :, BBC,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ♭2016
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 86 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm., in container
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby 5.1, rda

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ystfarc
May 13, 2017

Boring. Boring. Boring.

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BlueSparkleEyes
May 02, 2017

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

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greekurn
Oct 19, 2016

As a lover of Sherlock Holmes
stories, I was expecting old stories, new cast. Wrong!!!
As has been previously noted,
watching the first two series is
mandatory if you are not going to wonder what is going on here. If you are able to just let yourself go, you're in for a great
time. A most imaginative story
that does move back and forth
rather like a roller coaster, but
if you hold on with both hands
you are in for a treat!!
Mrs. Hudson has some hilarious lines!!

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Trasface
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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LadySade
Aug 15, 2016

Did not enjoy, I chose to end it early so I would not suffer further.

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Rebekah77712
Aug 06, 2016

One thing I think would explain the numerous low ratings for this title is a simple fact: You absolutely have to watch the third series (season, for us American folk) of Sherlock for it to make any sense at all. And if you want the third series to make sense, you need to watch the first and second two. Contrary to popular belief, this is not entirely a stand-alone addition to the existing Sherlock episodes, but a continuation with a twist.

SPOILERS HERE -
As for the story itself, I loved the plotline, though it was truly a bit disjointed, and it added some necessary character development, especially with Moriarty's supposed return. The different setting of the story shows each and every character in a different (probably more accurate in Molly's case) light.
SPOILERS ENDING

All in all, I would definitely recommend this video, but only to those who will watch the rest of Sherlock before they watch this. :)

EuSei Apr 12, 2016

Abominable--is really what this movie is. I never watched the series and after the flash-forwards I will certainly not watch it. Silly plot, silly characters. Poor Conan Doyle is turning in his grave in horror at what they did to his Holmes!

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Keogh
Apr 11, 2016

A fun one-off special for the series that in a manner of speaking jumps around in time- and in Sherlock's head. The mystery involving a supposedly dead Victorian bride killing her husband provides the fodder for this tale with the two protagonists bantering their way through late 19th century England, with familiar faces crossing their paths along the way. I liked this trip deep inside Holmes' "mind palace", though I can see why some would have been bothered by it.

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wongsokguan
Mar 01, 2016

It was okay, not as good as the others.

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StarLord21
Feb 11, 2016

I was hoping that they actually were in the 1800s. Kinda disappointing. But Cumberbatch and Freeman always make a great team.

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black_panda_532
Oct 25, 2016

black_panda_532 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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jimg2000
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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