The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (Blu-ray)
Directed by Gene Wilder
Leave it to legendary funnyman Gene Wilder (Blazing Saddles) to write, direct, and star in an uproarious Sherlock Holmes mystery film spoof that goes far beyond the scope of elementary comedies. After spending decades living in the shadow of his more famous and successful sibling, Consulting Detective Sigerson Holmes (Wilder) is called upon to help solve a crucial case that leads him on a hilarious trail of false identities, stolen documents, secret codes and exposed backsides. Featuring an outrageous ensemble cast that includes Madeline Kahn (High Anxiety) as the seductive singer, Marty Feldman (Young Frankenstein) as Holmes’ bug-eyed assistant, and Dom DeLuise (History of the World: Part I) as an eccentric opera star turned blackmailer, this fun-filled caper packs a slew of clues and loads of laughs which The New York Times called “A Charming Slapstick Comedy”. Co-starring Leo McKern (Rumpole of the Bailey), Roy Kinnear (The Bed Sitting Room) and John Le Mesurier (The Italian Job).
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Audio commentary by star/writer/director Gene Wilder
"The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother," which opened at two theaters here yesterday, is a charming slapstick comedy that honors Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original creation...Mr. Wilder, always a fine, very straight comic actor, here makes an impressive debut as a comedy director."
"Gene Wilder joins Mel Brooks in that elusive pantheon of madcap humor, by virtue of Wilder’s script, title characterization and directorial debut, all of which are outstanding."
Christo (@ChristoandJC) and WALKING ON WATER director Andrey Paounov are heading to Los Angeles and San Francisco t…' https://t.co/aPJtcCadlZ'
RT' @coralgableslove': This weekend, discover if a 3D movie can be Art at' @gablescinema'' https://t.co/lZ8s4ZGnUI'' @KinoLorber'' https://t.co/eqd6…'
RT' @MetrographNYC': "A feverish vision... as mystifying as it is intense."—The New York Times. A brand new restoration of Derek Jarman's THE…
@justzuckerman This one or do you mean another scene?' https://t.co/CZesH4LGFk'
RT' @GloriousSwanson': Your week presented by... Gloria Swanson! 🎬' @KinoLorber'' @TCM' #GloriaSwanson #SilentFilm' https://t.co/MmIwKHTghA'
RT' @Criterion': With her first three films now playing on' @criterionchannl' and her latest film, THE SOUVENIR, now in theaters, Joanna Hogg d…
Christo spoke to' @ArchDigest' about WALKING ON WATER, his next project, and the relationship of his work to architec…' https://t.co/UZddeSDZLd'
"The sweetness of the film finds an amusing complement in its strange eroticism, itself part of the queerness of it…' https://t.co/XGqIBprFHM'
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming August 6th! A Foreign Affair (1948) w/ optional English subtitles • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Joseph…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-629-6880.