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MR. HOLMES

Blu-ray review by David Blackwell

 

DETAILS:  105 minutes, two featurettes, theatrical trailer, previews, digital HD ultraviolet copy

VIDEO: 2.35:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen) 1080p High Definition

AUDIO: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

Subtitles: English, English SDH, Spanish

 

STUDIO: Lionsgate/ Miramax/ Roadside Attractions/ AI Film/ BBC Films/ Filmnation Entertainment/ Archer Gray/ See-Saw Films

RELEASE DATE: 11-10-2015

93 year-old Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellan) has been living in retirement tending his bees for over the last 30 years.   The housekeeper’s son, Roger, inspires him to write and remember his last case along with solving a couple of other mysteries of on why Sherlock was invited to Japan (he was looking for prickly ash to help cure his senility that royal jelly from bees wasn’t making much progress on) and why his bees are dying off.

 

MR. HOLMES is an alternate take on what happened to Sherlock Holmes in his retirement years in a universe where he is real and Dr. Watson wrote embellished fictionalized tales about Sherlock cases and Sherlock is a celebrity wanting to write his own book about his last case to set the record straight as he is also trying to crack the mysteries of his own mind as he is forgetting his past where he want his logic to help him solve it.   He discovers he may still be able to deduce and solve cases no matter how old and forgetful he has become.  Ian McKellan is wonderful in the role of a retired Sherlock Holmes and it is an interesting character portrait through what others may perceive him as, who the man really is, and the man he is trying to remember.   It would have been great to look through the eye of a murder mystery, but the mysteries Holmes tackles in the movie are just as compelling.  This is a must see for fans of Sherlock Holmes and Ian McKellan.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

ICON featurette- short promo piece on an iconic actor Ian McKellan playing an iconic character Sherlock Holmes

STORY featurette- another short promo piece focusing on the story of the movie

 

Theatrical trailer

Previews for other releases from Lionsgate

 

Code to download and stream a digital HD ultraviolet copy of the movie

 

FINAL ANALYSIS: MR. HOLMES is a nice take on Sherlock Holmes as it presents the detective through a different light of memory and trying to remember when your memory is failing.  Ian McKellan is wonderful in the title role.

 

This review is 11-14-2015 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com

 

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