Sherlock Series 1 & 2 Boxset (DVD)
The famous sleuth is given a modern update in this award-winning hit series from the writing team behind Doctor Who.
Re-imagined and rebooted for the 21st Century, the now-modern day supersleuth Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick, Doctor Watson, tackle a series of seemingly insolvable crimes that play on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's mysteries but with fresh twists and turns. A star-in-the-making Benedict Cumberbatch fills the shoes of the self-described 'high-functioning sociopath' while Martin Freeman plays the ever-dependable Watson.
An original and innovative take on a classic character, the Sherlock Boxset is the perfect way to introduce yourself and others to this often funny, fast-paced and sometimes scary mystery series.
Did You Know?
• The series was dreamt up by veteran writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss on the train to and from Cardiff while working on Doctor Who. Huge fans of the detective, they saw the potential in bringing Holmes bang up to date, dumping his pipe for nicotine patches and kitting him out with a Blackberry smartphone.
• Sherlock mania appears to have swept the country, and even the world; the show has been sold to over 180 territories, sales of Sherlock Holmes book were reported to be up by 180% after the first series aired, and Savile Row tailors were inundated with orders for extra-long tailored coats as worn by Benedict Cumberbatch in the show.
• The third series has been commissioned and will hit screens in 2013.
What's In The Box?
• Four DVDs with a running time of approximately 532 minutes
• Series One includes the episodes A Study in Pink, The Blind Banker and The Great Game and Series Two includes A Scandal in Belgravia , The Hounds of Baskerville and The Reichenbach Fall
• The 60-minute pilot episode Sherlock: A Study in Pink that was not shown on television The making of Sherlock
• Audio commentaries.
What The Critics Say
“[The show captures] what was vital about Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, that he has charisma. He is a star – and so is this triumphant adaptation”
“A sharp, funny, clever series that remains faithful to the spirit of Doyle's stories while infusing them with a vibrant spirit of modernity”
Sherlock Series 1 & 2 Box Set
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