Slightly Steampunk: Sherlock Holmes

Today is the release day for the new Sherlock Holmes movie! I picked up my copy on my way home from work today. If you are looking for some great weekend entertainment, this is a great film to rent or purchase.

The DVD pictured above is actually not the edition I purchased. There’s a special edition being sold at Target that has a graphic novel and bonus DVD material that I bought. Because I already know I love the film, it was well worth the extra five bucks to me. The cover of it looks very similar to this movie poster:

Click on the picture above to head to the film’s website. I hope you all enjoy the film; just be sure to check your expectations for it to be anything like the source material at the beginning of the movie, and I feel you will at the very least be entertained.

Sherlock Holmes DVD Release Date Announced

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: