Tag: Sherlock Holmes

BR: Hound of the Baskervilles, The (1959)

BR: Hound of the Baskervilles, The (1959)

August 19, 2016 | By

As noted by film historians David Del Valle and Steven Peros in the first of two commentary tracks that adorn this near-perfect Twilight Time Blu-ray release, Hammer Films’ evolution to a horror icon was gradual, shifting into full gear during the sixties and seventies, but during the 1950s and early 1960s the British studio was still putting out suspense films, crime dramas, and in the case of The Hound of the Baskervilles, the first of a franchise that never materialized…

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MP3: Mr. Holmes (2015)

MP3: Mr. Holmes (2015)

August 6, 2015 | By

Carter Burwell’s never stopped working since making his debut with the Coen brothers’ Blood Simple (1984), and although he remains the writing-directing duo’s main music man, Burwell’s also handled a variety of genres in film and TV, but where he’s arguably at his best is crafting simple themes with minimal instrumentation for characters in delicate, absurd, or surreal circumstances…

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CD: Grande duello, Il (1972) / Man Called Noon, The (1973)

CD: Grande duello, Il (1972) / Man Called Noon, The (1973)

March 8, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / G . Rating: Excellent Label: Quartet Records (Spain) / Released: May, 2012 Tracks & Album Length: 27 tracks / (65:31) . Special Notes: 12-page colour booklet with liner notes by Robert Cueto / Limited to 500 copies.. . Composer: Luis Bacalov . . Review: It’s taken quite some time for Luis […]

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Assorted Reviews. Literally.

Assorted Reviews. Literally.

August 15, 2012 | By

Minor Editorial Blather, and reviews of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Warner Home Video) on Blu, Elliot Goldenthal’s underrated score for Batman Forever (La-La Land Records), and Tusi Tamasese’s The Orator / O le tulafale, part of First Peoples Cinema: 1500 Nations, One Tradition at the TIFF Bell Lightbox seroes, ending this weekend.

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BR: Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows (2011)

BR: Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows (2011)

August 13, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / S . Film: Excellent/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Excellent Label: Warner Home Video/ Region: All / Released: June 12, 2012 Genre: Sherlock Holmes / Mystery / Comedy / Action Synopsis: Holmes and Watson must avoid becoming the doomed pawns of Prof. Moriarty’s eeevil plans. That is all. […]

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Soundtrack Reviews + News

Soundtrack Reviews + News

March 14, 2012 | By

Just uploaded is a quartet of reviews for ongoing (and likely eternal) franchises: Doctor Who continues to steam through new seasons, and Silva Screen’s latest release features 2+ hours of Murray Gold’s music from Season 6 [M]. Also from Silva is music from Sherlock: Season 1 [M], composed by David Arnold and Michael Price, who […]

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CD: Sherlock – Season 1 (2011)

CD: Sherlock – Season 1 (2011)

March 13, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / S . Rating: Very Good Label: Silva Screen/ Released: January 30 , 2012 Tracks & Album Length: 19 tracks / (57:38) . Special Notes: Also available as a downloadable album. . Composer: David Arnold, Michael Price . . Review: Perhaps taking a nod from Hans Zimmer’s Sherlock Holmes [M] film […]

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CD: Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows (2011)

CD: Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows (2011)

March 13, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / S . Rating: Excellent Label: Water Tower Music/ Released: December 13, 2011 Tracks & Album Length: 18 tracks / (57:26) . Special Notes: Enhanced CD includes link to bonus music & video content [U.S. only]. . Composer: Hans Zimmer . . Review: Hans Zimmer & Co. return with a slightly […]

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CD: Sherlock Holmes (2009)

CD: Sherlock Holmes (2009)

March 13, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / S . Rating: Excellent Label: Water Tower Music/ Released: January 12, 2010 Tracks & Album Length: 12 tracks / (52:30) . Special Notes:  n/a. . Composer: Hans Zimmer . . Review: Hans Zimmer (& Company)’s score for the first Sherlock Holmes film remains the best this far, surpassing Sherlock Holmes: […]

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