Press Releases — BBC Home Entertainment

January 7, 2016

The World-Renowned Consulting Detective Returns in Sherlock: The Abominable Bride On DVD and Blu-ray January 12, 2016

“’The Abominable Bride’ cleverly marries mystery with mythology” – Mashable

“A++” – IndieWire

Street Date: January 12, 2016

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $22.99 ($29.98 in Canada)

Blu-ray $29.99 ($37.48 in Canada)

Length: Approx. 90 mins + bonus content / single disc

 

New York – January 7, 2016 – On the heels of its U.S. premiere on MASTERPIECE on PBS and the U.S. and Canada cinema event, Holmes and Watson, the classic crime-fighting duo, are back on DVD and Blu-ray January 12, 2015 in a feature-length ghostly adventure that Entertainment Weekly calls “wildly entertaining.” Sherlock: The Abominable Bride sees Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Martin Freeman (Fargo, The Hobbit films) reprise their Emmy Award®-winning roles as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson in a one-off episode set in Victorian London in 1895.  The episode was co-written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss with performances by Rupert Graves, Una Stubbs, Louise Brealey and Amanda Abbington.  It was directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who, Line of Duty).

Special features include:

  • Mark Gatiss: A Study in Sherlock – 30-minute “making of” documentary
  • Mark Gatiss: Production Diary
  • Creating the Look – Eight inside looks into how different scenes were created in the Sherlock Special
  • Interview with writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss
  • Sherlockology Q&A

Sherlock is a global phenomenon, engaging audiences from Berlin to Beijing, from Texas to Tokyo. The show has been sold to over 240 territories across the world, won 12 BAFTAs, 7 Emmys® and a prestigious Peabody Award as well as accolades at the Edinburgh TV Festival and the Television Critics Association.  Sherlock made its mark in U.S. pop-culture being one of only three British TV shows that have appeared on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride premiered on January 1, 2016 on MASTERPIECE and recently made its big-screen debut in theaters across the U.S. and Canada.