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Format: DVD
Sku: 40229793
UPC: 097360167047
UPC 14: 00097360167047
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Before a lifetime of adventure, they had the adventure of a lifetime.
Victorian london schoolboys holmes and watson form their habits in pursuit of a deadly pagan cult.
Editor's Note
Directed by Barry Levinson (DINER, RAIN MAN) and produced by Steven Spielberg, this imaginative tale presumes that Sherlock Holmes and John Watson met as young men at a boarding school in the late 1800s. Holmes (Nicholas Rowe) is already an aspiring detective when Watson (Alan Cox) arrives in his dormitory anticipating a studious life in preparation for medical school. With the help of Elizabeth (Sophie Ward), who is the niece of an eccentric professor as well as the love of Holmes' life, the famous detective team begins investigating the mysterious deaths of wealthy men who appear to be the victims of horrible hallucinations. The investigation leads to their discovery of an evil sect based on Egyptian mythology that sacrifices young women and whose leader has his own reasons for seeking revenge against a group of prominent Englishmen. Screenwriter Chris Columbus cleverly presupposes the origin of Holmes' trademark pipe and deerstalker cap as well as the reason why he never married.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Audio, English, Dolby Digital (5.1)

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Paramount
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/22/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 108 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1985
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 016704
Video UPC UPC: 00097360167047
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Alan Cox
Video Cast Info Anthony Higgins
Video Cast Info Freddie Jones
Video Cast Info Nicholas Rowe
Video Cast Info Nigel Stock
Video Cast Info Sophie Ward
Video Cast Info Susan Fleetwood
Video Cast Info Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Based On Characters By
Video Cast Info Stephen Goldblatt - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Barry Levinson - Director
Video Cast Info Stu Linder - Editor
Video Cast Info Steven Spielberg - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Henry Winkler - Producer
Video Cast Info Mark Johnson - Producer
Video Cast Info Chris Columbus - Screenplay
Plot Summary
YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES is a fanciful chronicle of the master sleuth's school days with his lifelong comrade, John Watson, set in 1870s London. They unwittingly become entangled in a series of mysterious murders. The film received an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...Not only the best movie to feature an Egyptian blowgun in several years, but also one of the few really stylish and entertaining American movies of 1985....Charming..." 12/04/1985 p.C21

"...[The] Holmes mysteries are brilliant with deduction and logic..." 11/27/1985

Los Angeles Times
"...Charming....It is a sumptuously, expertly designed picture with a rich Dickensian flavor..." 12/04/1985 p.C1

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Rowe,Nicholas
Product attributeLabel:   Paramount Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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