Sherlock Holmes (DVD, 2010)
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Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 action mystery film based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The film was directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin. The screenplay by Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham andSimon Kinberg was developed from a story by Lionel Wigram and Michael Robert Johnson. Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law portray Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson respectively. In the film, set in 1891, eccentric detective Holmes and his companion Watson are hired by a secret society to foil a mysticist's plot to expand the British Empire by seemingly supernatural means.Rachel McAdams stars as their former adversary Irene Adler and Mark Strongportrays villain Lord Henry Blackwood. The film went on general release in the United States on 25 December 2009, and on 26 December 2009 in the UK, Ireland, the Pacific and the Atlantic. Sherlock Holmes received mostly positive critical reaction, praising the story, and Downey's performance as the main character, winning Downey theGolden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. The film was also nominated for two Academy Awards, Best Original Score and Best Art Direction, which it lost to Up and Avatar, respectively. A sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, was released on 16 December 2011.
Disks 9/10 Case 9/10 Disk has seen minor prior use and there are a few minor markings on the playing surface. Case has been somewhat lightly scuffed and is uncracked.