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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mr. Holmes



Are great literary figures lives embellished by those who chronicle them?  Do they exist as we wish them to exist or are they surprisingly different than we ever imagined?  Did they do the things accredited to them?   Do we elevate them to a more than human status?
 
Lionsgate presents a very special DVD/Digital Combo that delves into the factual life of the world's greatest detective: Sherlock Holmes.

In Mr. Holmes actor Ian McKellen gives a magnificent and totally unique performance of Sherlock Holmes.

Now old and retired Holmes slips out of retirement in an attempt to solve a crime 30 years old that haunts him to this day. Spurred by a recent trip to Japan  Holmes confronts his past  and the ghosts that linger about the one mystery he could not solve. 

Full of dry wit, touching moments and tenderness this film shows a different side of Holmes never portrayed in the novels.

Who is the man?  What is he really like?  The answers may surprise and delight you.
Extras include two featurettes about the making of the film.