London is in turmoil, Jack the Ripper has begun his reign of terror and only Sherlock Holmes can stop him. Holmes receives a surgeon's kit with the scalpel missing. Holmes, being a bit of a genius deducts it is probably a scalpel that is responsible for the cutting up of the Whitechapel prostitutes. Along with Dr. Watson he ventures into Whitechapel and uncovers lots of sinister goings-on involving the aristocracy. Jack the Ripper has been the inspiration for countless films, some good, some bad but A Study in Terror brings the real life character up against the world's most famous fictional detective. Does it pull it off, you damn right it does.
Only one real criticism, it would have been nice for Fremantle to use the terrific box art from the Australian release which used one of the film's original release posters instead of a boring old photo, never mind. However it's nice to see the film available on DVD.
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