Sherlock Holmes & The Baker Street Irregulars (Acorn Media)
C Sound: C+ Extras: C- Film: C
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.
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.
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