Win THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES on Blu-Ray In Our Competition!


To celebrate the release of THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES – on Blu-ray (for the first time!), DVD, EST and DVD/Book gift set 30th May – we are giving away a copy on Blu-ray.

The classic 1939 Sherlock Holmes mystery starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce is one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous and entertainingly macabre Sherlock Holmes stories.

Sherlock Holmes has proved an enduring favourite with audiences since Conan Doyle’s first story featuring the Baker Street detective was published in 1887.

More recently, interest has been revived with the hugely popular BBC series Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, as well as the big screen hits starring Robert Downey Jr; but the series of films starring Basil Rathbone are regarded by many to be the most faithful, and entertaining, of all the Holmes adaptations, and THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES is considered one of the very best.

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For your chance to win THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES on Blu-Ray, simply comment below telling us which duo you prefer as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson the most.

The competition will close at 11.59pm GMT on Friday 10th June 2016 and one valid comment will be chosen and notified by email.

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• 1 winner will win 1x The Hound of the Baskervilles Blu-Ray
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  1. Basil Rathbone was the pre-eminent Sherlock Holmes and his performances stand the test of time. And Nigel Bruce’s bumbling, sometimes incompetent Dr Watson is a testament to the actor’s talent and his Watson is a perfect foil for Rathbone’s Holmes.

  2. Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce are always Holmes & Watson for me. I used to watch all the old black and white Holmes movies when I was younger and loved the believability they bought to their roles. Watson was like a loveable uncle 😉

  3. Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce were the ones that I grew up with, watching the films time and time again, indeed only saw the Scarlet Claw again the other week.

  4. I adored Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as an exasperated Dr. Watson

  5. all combinations have been pretty good, but Basil and Nigel are the ones I grew up with and therefore get the nod.

  6. Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law have a wonderful ability to play to each other’s strengths and that makes them my favourites.

  7. Rathbone and Bruce because they were the ones I saw as a kid and started me reading the Sherlock stories

  8. Nicholas Rowe and Alan Cox from Young Sherlock Holmes because I bl**dy love that film! Evil cream cakes ftw!

  9. Ronald Howard and Howard Marion Crawford were the first duo I remember seeing (archived in black and white!) so always the best to me.

  10. Has to be the cool calculating logic of Benedict Cumberbatch and the heart felt warmth of Martin Freeman.

  11. I always remember Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce playing the duo and from memory think they were/are the best

  12. It has to be Basil Rathbone as sherlock and Nigel Bruce as Dr Watson for me, i remember them playing their parts so well.

  13. Its a hard one to answer, but would pick two teams, Tom Conway and Nigel Bruce for the radio version (I find Basil Rathbone’s radio portrail a bit harsh) and for TV it has to be Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke by miles. Mainly because the superb acting of both and the attention to detail of the original books. The modern BBC version, like the ‘new’ Doctor Who I can take or leave.

  14. Definitely Cumberbatch and Freeman ( although I do like the fact they introduced a female lead in Elementary).

  15. Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu
    Miller’s portrayal of the detective and addict is outstanding. Elementary itself is well written and brings a lot of fresh thinking to the story.

  16. Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu in Elementary are my favourites.The Cliffhangers always leaving me in suspense.

  17. Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce are my favourites partly because I grew up with the, but they where just great to watch

  18. Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke, but thats really down to Jeremy as he was stunning as Sherlock 🙂

  19. Absolutely, the Very Best, Iconic and Quintesentially flawless { IMHO }–the Great genious: Basil Rathbone and his Beloved Friend Nigel Bruce; I grew up watching them–as a kid on an overcast rainy Saturday [ any day really was Awesome ] afternoon watching them as Holmes and Watson truly was a Very Monumental experience. I know Basil became disenchanted playing the role–feeling his off screen person was overshadowed by his Holmes character ( some I understand would see.him and call to him: ” Hey Mr Holmes, how’s Dr. Watson ? ” ). Sad, that it tarnished his attitude toward playing Holmes, however, regardless, he was the perfect, flawless Sherlock Holmes! My only negative attitude toward the Basil and Nigel Sherlock Holmes/Dr Watson movies–is that after ” The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes ” { 1939 }, 20th Century Fox cancelled any more Holmes movies. . .and everyone can blame WWII for that; at the Very day ” TAofSH ” premiered, Poland was invaded by the Nazi’s!–Universal’s Holmes movies were mostly updated to the war time era [ except for a handful, yet none retained the Extremely High Quality or Victorian setting again ]! Still, Basil and Nigel for me, are unequalled even though others have made good Holmes movies. . .Peter Cushing, Christopher Plummer, Jeremy Brett, and the Russian actors.

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