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    Thanks Captain ..... that looks great.

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    i wonder how many people will want to go to the cinema on christmas day when they could sit at home watching 'celebrity dancing' christmas specials?

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    name='jaycad']i wonder how many people will want to go to the cinema on christmas day when they could sit at home watching 'celebrity dancing' christmas specials?


    I thought it was a big opening day for films in the US where they don't really do the Christmas telly thing.

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    LOL, Now that looks fun.. I will take my grandson to see it, use him as an excuse! :)

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    Sherlock Holmes Trailer - Trailer Addict



    He's certainly no Basil Rathbone!

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    name='CaptainWaggett']I thought it was a big opening day for films in the US where they don't really do the Christmas telly thing.


    i wasn't aware of that!-i can't imagine being in any fit state to go the cinema on christmas day myself-ha ha!!



    does anyone think that downey jnr's holmes looks like he's been on the ol' seven per cent solution the night before?

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    It's going to be interesting to see what reception this receives. Whilst this short clip looks typical Ritchie style, without a decent script he's sunk (see most of his recent films).

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    name='DB7']It's going to be interesting to see what reception this receives. Whilst this short clip looks typical Ritchie style, without a decent script he's sunk (see most of his recent films).


    Not having seen any Guy Ritchie films (apart from about half of LSATSB) that thought has made me less happy about this film than I was this morning. Still looks fun though.




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    name='batman']Not having seen any Guy Ritchie films (apart from about half of LSATSB) that thought has made me less happy about this film than I was this morning. Still looks fun though.


    Holmes purists will probably be hopping mad as it seems to be an OTT actioner given the period and character. It reminded me of Wild West West (Rachel McAdaams - Salma Hayek).



    I really hope there's a strong storyline and decent script or we'll have another turkey at Christmas to contend with.

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    I am a bit of a Holmes purist myself, but as there is so little Holmes on the big screen these days I'll take what I can get. Downey Jr is a good actor and the film does look like a bit of a lark. I thought Ritchie might have got his old mate Nicholas Rowe involved though. After all, he was the big screen's last big budget Sherlock and he was in LSATSB ...




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    name='Joenoir']Sherlock Holmes Trailer - Trailer Addict



    He's certainly no Basil Rathbone!


    But then, who is?

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    name='batman']But then, who is?


    Basil Rathbone! I'm not a traditionalist, but this new film seems a little to jokey fo my taste, Sherlock Holmes it's not!

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    name='Captain Casper']Please. NO. Not Ritchie. Would we have Vinnie Jones as LeStrade? "You're cammin' wiv me, ya facker"


    That is all the new film needs!

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    Personally, I love almost anything Holmes. And from the trailer I saw, the Guy Ritchie version really doesn't look too bad.

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    name='Tannim']Personally, I love almost anything Holmes. And from the trailer I saw, the Guy Ritchie version really doesn't look too bad.


    i loves holmes but as DB7 has mentioned, this production looks rather like 'wild west' with its over the top contraptions and stunts and no doubt CGI will play a massive part! there's enough content in the conan doyle stories not to nescessitate these 'distractions'-i wish someone would make a decent version of 'a study in scarlet' or 'the valley of fear' instead!

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    The Peter Cushing version of A Study In Scarlet is pretty good and is available on DVD, but considering how strong a story it is, and that it features the meeting of Holmes and Watson, I am always surprised that this story is neglected by film makers.

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    name='batman']The Peter Cushing version of A Study In Scarlet is pretty good and is available on DVD, but considering how strong a story it is, and that it features the meeting of Holmes and Watson, I am always surprised that this story is neglected by film makers.


    that's the only version i've seen! i quite like peter cushing as holmes even if he was a bit too serious!

    i'm very surprised that granada didn't adapt both ASIS and TVOF-instead opting to lengthen the 'charles augustus milverton' and 'the sussex vampire'(dreadfully) stories unnecessarily1

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    name='jaycad']that's the only version i've seen! i quite like peter cushing as holmes even if he was a bit too serious!

    i'm very surprised that granada didn't adapt both ASIS and TVOF-instead opting to lengthen the 'charles augustus milverton' and 'the sussex vampire'(dreadfully) stories unnecessarily1


    Now you mention it I think that it is the only proper version .... elements of the story crop up in the Ronald Howard/Geoffrey Whitehead series and in the James D'Arcy film Case of Evil, but I can't recall another full version.



    There is a cartoon version (voiced by Peter O'Toole) but it isn't very good.

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    name='batman']Now you mention it I think that it is the only proper version .... elements of the story crop up in the Ronald Howard/Geoffrey Whitehead series and in the James D'Arcy film Case of Evil, but I can't recall another full version.



    There is a cartoon version (voiced by Peter O'Toole) but it isn't very good.


    are there any adaptations of 'the valley of fear'? i've not seen any! it's not the strongest holmes story and if i remember rightly conan doyle repeats elements of a similar theme in a later holmes short story? but still i would think it superior to,say,'the case of the silk stocking' for instance!

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    O'Toole did a cartoon version of that as well. That's not very good either. The 'country house' section of 'Valley of Fear' is worked into Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes but the rest of the film is all about Moriarty and a gems heist.



    Both A Study in Scarlet and The Valley of Fear were filmed in the silent era, but I do not know if they have survived.

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