Ladies and gentlemen, I have some wonderful information to announce regarding the recently released to theaters Sherlock Holmes, which stars Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes.
The DVD and Blu-Ray are set to release on March 30, 2010. I’m surprised by the early release date; it’s common for winter films to wait until the summer to be available for purchase, but I’m nevertheless thrilled by the announcement. Less time for me to wait before Sherlock’s brilliance is only a DVD player away.
If you haven’t seen the movie, you absolutely must. Just don’t expect it to be anything particularly similar to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s masterworks. If you drop this expectation going in to the film, I think you will truly enjoy it. I particularly enjoyed the relationship dynamic (or perhaps, dysfunction) between Holmes and Watson. I won’t lie, their witty exchanges made me giggle incessantly… And thank goodness this Watson isn’t the fat and bumbling sidekick like the Watson of old films, he’s actually an interesting character himself in this recreation. There’s even a little Steampunk tech involved, though I can’t go into to much detail…
You can see the trailer by clicking on the picture above, which will take you to the film’s website, or you can simply view it here: