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Sherlock Holmes-The Definitive Collection

Discussion in 'Shopping, Deals, Discounts & Bargains' started by srobbo999, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. srobbo999

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    Just pre ordered this from Amazon for 37.99.

    Normal retail price 49.99

    All of the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce films remastered in one smart boxset, as reviewed in this months Empire magazine where they compare the picture quality with "Schindlers List" and "The Man Who Wasn't There".

    No more watching them on the Horror Channel where the picture looks like you've smeared vasaline on your TV screen :thumbsup:
     
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    What is the difference between this set and the one called something like 'Sherlock Holmes - the Complete Collection' which is £30.25 at DVD Popcorn? (and possibly cheaper elsewhere).

    They both seem to have all the Basil Rathbone films on 7 disks.
     
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    To be quite honest I don't know, they are released by different studios, the Definative Collection by Optimum Home Entertainment and the Complete Collection by Blackhorse Entertainment. I cannot find the Complete Collection with Basil Rathbone listed anywhere else other than DVDPopcorn. If you do a search all you get is the Jeremy Brett TV series collection, as this was released as "The Complete Collection". HMV do a similar boxset here and the catalouge number is BLACKSH1 so this could be the Blackhorse release, I'm not sure. I am going for the Optimum Home Entertainment version because of the review by Empire

    "All these movies have been TV perennials for decades, but the restoration for these releases is superb, bringing a sharp black-and-white crispness that points up the excellent little bits of acting and set decoration. Even the more conventional entries now look on a par with the shimmering monochrome of The Man Who Wasn't There or Schindler's List".

    In the past there have been some pretty shoddy DVD transfers of these films mainly by "Orbit Media Ltd". The new release seems to have had some extensive work done on the transfer and if the review is anything to go by it seems quite good".
     
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    Thanks for that - it probably is just different companys releasing them. By the wat, Play have it as 'The Complete Collection of Sherlock Holmes'. They also have a different name for the Definitive Collection. There does seem to be a bit of inconsistency in how these things are named.
     
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