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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

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Blu-Ray pressing. Long considered lost until a complete dupe negative was identified in the vaults of la Cinémathèque française last year, this William Gillette film is a vital missing link in the history of Sherlock Holmes on screen. By the time it was produced at Essanay Studios in 1916, Gillette had been established as the world's foremost interpreter of Holmes on stage-having played him approximately 1300 times since his 1899 debut. This newly-restored edition, thanks to the monumental efforts of both the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and la Cinémathèque française, represents the sole surviving appearance of Gillette's Holmes on film. Presented with optional French and English intertitles and an original score composed and performed by Neil Brand, Guenter Buchwald, and Frank Bockius, Flicker Alley is honored to bring Sherlock Holmes onto Blu-Ray for the first time ever. The film faithfully retains the play's famous set pieces-Holmes's encounter with Professor Moriarty, his daring escape from the Stepney Gas Chamber, and the tour-de-force deductions. It also illustrates how Gillette, who wrote the adaptation himself, wove bits from Conan Doyle's stories ranging from A Scandal in Bohemia to The Final Problem, into an original, innovative mystery play. Film restorer Robert Byrne says, "It's an amazing privilege to work with these reels that have been lost for generations. William Gillette's Sherlock Holmes has ranked among the holy grails of lost film and my first glimpse of the footage confirms Gillette's magnetism. Audiences are going to be blown away when they see the original Sherlock Holmes on screen for the first time.”

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    Details

    Title: Sherlock Holmes
    Genre: Mystery / Suspense, Drama-Classics (Silent Films)
    Starring: William Gillette
    Director: Arthur Berthelet
    Attributes: With DVD, Deluxe Edition, Silent Movie, 2PC
    Release Date: 11/10/2015
    Original Year: 1916
    Product Type: Blu-ray
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 6766
    UPC: 617311676697
    Item #: 1497651X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 11/10/2015
    Closed Caption: No
    Run Time: 116 minutes
    Studio: Emphasis