Sherlock: Series 2 DVD

Various (TV), 2012


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Film Details

Directed by Various (TV)

Produced in 2012

Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - British Film

MovieMail's Review

Series 2 of Sherlock Holmes in the 21st century sees a brilliant rejigging of two of his nemeses: Irene Adler and a gleefully lunatic Moriarty. Bendict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman star.

It was a high-risk strategy, updating Sherlock Holmes to the 21st century. Principal objections? That a fog-bound 19th century London is crucial to the Holmes ethos, and the fact that a new Holmes franchise (with Robert Downey Jr) was a palpable hit. However, the BBC series has proved successful in terms of critical acclaim and audience enthusiasm.

In Season 2, we have a brilliant rejigging of two of Holmes’ nemeses: Irene Adler is now a dominatrix who nonplusses The Great Detective by greeting him naked, and there is gleefully lunatic Moriarty who comes across as an intellectual version of Batman’s enemy The Joker.

Much of the praise showered upon this modern rethink is due to the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Cumberbatch’s very modern portrayal of Holmes as a sociopath to rival (in his own way) Lisbeth Salander is fascinating, but Freeman’s underplayed support should not be underestimated. And then there’s the wonderfully inventive writing by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.

Barry Forshaw on 20th January 2012
Author of 628 reviews

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Film Description

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman star as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in the second series of their adventures in 21st Century London. A thrilling, funny, fast-paced contemporary remake of the Arthur Conan Doyle stories. Contains: A Scandal in Belgravia, The Hounds of Baskerville and The Reichenbach Fall.

Becoming embroiled in the complex plans of the dangerous and desirable Ire­ne Adler, Sherlock needs every one of his remarkable skills to survive and an invitation to the wilds of Dartmoor brings our terrified heroes face to face with the supernatural. Meanwhile, Moriarty, still out there in the shadows, is determined to bring Sherlock down - whatever the cost.

DVD Details

Certificate: 12

Publisher: 2 Entertain

Length: 266 mins

Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 widescreen

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Released: 23rd January 2012

Cat No: BBCDVD3494

DVD Extras

  • 2 discs
  • Sherlock Uncovered
  • Audio commentaries.

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