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Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace

aka Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes

  • Year:1962
  • Country of origin: West Germany, France, Italy
  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Director: Terence Fisher
  • Length: 84 min
  • IMDb rating: Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962) on IMDb
Poster of Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace

...Fisher’s film has acquired a misplaced reputation as a total disaster. ...The reconstruction of 221b Baker Street is meticulously done, as is the period recreation of an Edwardian capital thronged with motor cars rather than horse-drawn cabs. ...The screenplay is a neat enough puzzle from Curt Siodmak... As for the actors, Hans Söhnker is an agreeably baleful Moriarty, while [Christopher] Lee and [Thorley] Walters are ideally cast as Holmes and Watson.

Jonathan Rigby, Christopher Lee: The Authorised Screen History (Reynolds & Hearn, 2001)

Selected disc options for Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace

Extras
Severin box art
Severin BD-ALL/US 2021
Retromedia box art
Retromedia DVD-0/US 2002
Audio Commentary by Kim Newman and Barry Forshaw has extra
Horror !!! - Vintage Documentary with Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, Roger Corman and Roy Ashton (1964, 16:29) has extra
David Del Valle Interviews Christopher Lee (2021/1985, 27:16) has extra
Tony Dalton on Terence Fisher (26:48) has extra
“Cinescope: Christopher Lee” - Vintage TV Interview with Actor Christopher Lee (1976, 54:38) has extra
The Man Behind the Mask: Christopher Lee Remembers Boris Karloff (1991, 35:05) has extra
Monsters & Vampires: The Film Books of Alan Frank - Interview with Author Alan Frank (18:11) has extra
Interview Outtakes with Actor Christopher Lee (2001, 19:16) has extra
Q&A with Actor Christopher Lee at University College Dublin (2011, 18:19) has extra
Vintage Interview with Actor Christopher Lee (1975, 16:23) has extra
Tony Dalton Interviews Terence Fisher - Audio Interview with Visuals (12:35) has extra
“O Sole Mio / It’s Now or Never” Music Video - With Actor Christopher Lee and Singer Gary Curtis; With Optional Commentary by Gary Curtis (3:52) has extra
“She’ll Fall For Me” Music Video - With Actor Christopher Lee and Singer Gary Curtis; With Optional Commentary by Gary Curtis (4:31) has extra
Theatrical Trailer (3:11) has extra

Notes

Ultimate Edition

Combine the best digital presentation with a selection of choice extras for the ultimate edition.

  • Horror !!! (1964, 16:29)
  • David Del Valle Interviews Christopher Lee (2021/1985, 27:16)
  • Tony Dalton on Terence Fisher (26:48)
  • “Cinescope: Christopher Lee” (1976, 54:38)
  • The Man Behind the Mask: Christopher Lee Remembers Boris Karloff (1991, 35:05)
  • Monsters & Vampires: The Film Books of Alan Frank (18:11)
  • Interview Outtakes with Actor Christopher Lee (2001, 19:16)
  • Q&A with Actor Christopher Lee at University College Dublin (2011, 18:19)
  • Vintage Interview with Actor Christopher Lee (1975, 16:23)
  • Tony Dalton Interviews Terence Fisher (12:35)
Presentation Severin BD 2021
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 35.00 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
      • Length:1:25:44.305
      • File size: 25.04 GiB
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: English DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1768 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
    • File 2
      • Language: German DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1792 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English
    • German
Extras Audio Commentary by Kim Newman and Barry Forshaw Severin BD
Horror !!! - Vintage Documentary with Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, Roger Corman and Roy Ashton (1964, 16:29, 1080p) Severin BD
David Del Valle Interviews Christopher Lee (2021/1985, 27:16, 1080p) Severin BD
Tony Dalton on Terence Fisher (26:48, 1080p) Severin BD
“Cinescope: Christopher Lee” - Vintage TV Interview with Actor Christopher Lee (1976, 54:38, 480p) Severin BD
The Man Behind the Mask: Christopher Lee Remembers Boris Karloff (1991, 35:05, 1080p) Severin BD
Monsters & Vampires: The Film Books of Alan Frank - Interview with Author Alan Frank (18:11, 1080p) Severin BD
Interview Outtakes with Actor Christopher Lee (2001, 19:16, 1080p) Severin BD
Q&A with Actor Christopher Lee at University College Dublin (2011, 18:19, 1080p) Severin BD
Vintage Interview with Actor Christopher Lee (1975, 16:23, 480p) Severin BD
Tony Dalton Interviews Terence Fisher - Audio Interview with Visuals (12:35, 1080p) Severin BD
“O Sole Mio / It’s Now or Never” Music Video - With Actor Christopher Lee and Singer Gary Curtis; With Optional Commentary by Gary Curtis (3:52, 1080p) Severin BD
“She’ll Fall For Me” Music Video - With Actor Christopher Lee and Singer Gary Curtis; With Optional Commentary by Gary Curtis (4:31, 1080p) Severin BD
Theatrical Trailer (3:11, 1080p) Severin BD

Notes

  • For more on Terence Fisher, see The Men Who Made Hammer: Terence Fisher on Scream Factory’s Blu-ray of The Brides of Dracula (1960).