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Sherlock Holmes & The Baker Street Irregulars (Acorn Media)


Picture: C     Sound: C+     Extras: C-     Film: C



The Baker Street Irregulars in real life are a major group of fans of Sherlock Holmes and the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but a mixed new dramatic British TV series lends the name to a group of ragtag kids in Sherlock Holmes & The Baker Street Irregulars, with Jonathan Pryce inevitably cast as Holmes.  Despite that welcome bit of casting, the show is just too silly to work.


Despite the welcome presence of Pryce, the two episodes here feel more like The Kids From C.A.P.E.R. than anything remotely resembling Doyle’s work.  Sure, this might be a curio for some and others may wrongly consider it some entryway into Doyle’s work for children, but they can do much better with the better film and TV productions, if not just reading the books.  A disappointment all around, despite the efforts of director Julian Kemp.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is soft for a new production and that is not just from styling for the time period.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is without surrounds and is good, if not great audio, but the combination left me as unimpressed as the content.  Extras are few and include stills, text bio on Doyle and text filmographies of the cast.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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