||Where can I find a
videotape or DVD of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (or "The
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," or other films from the Rathbone/Bruce
Sherlock Holmes series)?
||MPI Home Video has released
all 14 of the Universal Sherlock Holmes films on DVD and VHS in 2003
The 12 Universal films have been restored by UCLA Film and Television
Archive (with financing from Hugh Hefner). Richard Valley
Scarlet Street Magazine
has written the liner notes for the DVDs, and David Stuart Davies
(author of Starring Sherlock Holmes, Titan Books, 2001) provided an audio commentary.
concerning DVDs of Sherlock Holmes films:
All 14 films
in the series were
REGION 1 DVDs late
in 2003 and early in 2004. The films have been digitally remastered,
so the quality is better than ANY of the tapes or DVDs previously
restored films have been released by MPI Home Video. If you are
looking at a cheap DVD produced by another company, don't waste
were released individually and in box sets. They
are available to order at
Movies Unlimited :
Buy a DVD player (if you haven't
already), and then buy the new MPI DVDs!
||Where can I find a
videotape or DVD of “The Stingiest Man in Town”?
After many years "The Stingiest Man in Town" is finally available on DVD.
Click here to order The Stingiest Man in Town from Amazon.
||Are any of the Sherlock Holmes radio programs which ran from 1939 to 1944 available on
audiocassette tape or CD?
||Most of the radio shows
which have survived are from 1945-1946. Most of these are available to
purchase on audiotape at Amazon or Choices Direct (while supplies
last) or on eBay. I've only seen a
few episodes from the earlier years on some records that were released
in the 1970s. Will any of the earlier episodes
ever turn up? Who knows? Most of the episodes from 1945-1946 were not
known to exist until they were discovered in someone's attic in the
1980s. Someday someone may find tapes of episodes from the earlier
||The TV Guide
Movie Database lists Disney's "The Great Mouse Detective" as one of
Basil Rathbone's films, yet you don't list it on your Films page. Why
||Since Basil Rathbone died
in 1967, I think it's a stretch to include a film from 1986 among
Rathbone's films. In "The Great Mouse Detective" the character of
Sherlock Holmes has a cameo appearance, and the film cleverly featured
Basil Rathbone's voice from the record "The Red-Headed League."
Where can I find videotapes or DVDs of Rathbone's films that are
out-of-print, or TV shows that he was on?
||Most tapes and DVDs that
are out-of-print are not readily available in stores, or from online
retailers. But there are many places that sell used, rare, and hard-to
find videos and DVDs. You just need to search for them and ask if they
have what you are looking for. Amazon
sells used items through their Marketplace. And of course there's
eBay, where you can find all sorts
of unusual items. Enterprising Rathbone fans, who have videotaped the rare films and TV shows that
have been broadcast in recent years, sell copies on eBay.