News Bulletin 55

“But about this picture.”

SH2 – The Waiting Game Is Over!

Well, almost. Are you excited?  Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) opens in cinemas in the UK and Ireland and many other countries including the USA  on Friday 16 December 2011 and we’ll be doing our best to keep you informed.

The earliest screening date is Hong Kong, where the movie is due on 14 December and it’s in the Netherlands a day later. If you live in France however, you’ll have to wait to until the end of January to see it there. To check out the release dates for countries across the globe look here.


The UK premiere took place on Thursday 8 December at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, London while the USA premiere was staged the previous evening in Los Angeles.


There are lots of SH2 images to be seen online, almost enough, we said almost, to get the hang of the story without actually going to the cinema, not that you’d want to do miss it – would you?


Warner Bros could be in line for a special award in ‘the most posters used to promote a film’ category, if they ever get around to having one of those. Here’s a few of them to sample including our favourite, Gladstone the dog, much more scary we think, than most of the decidedly dodgy mongrels which have played the part of the Hound in so many screen portrayals down the years (anyone remember the BBC’s 2002 production? No, we didn’t think so!).

Talking of posters, you can see a stunning one of Noomi Rapace, who plays Sim, a Gypsy fortune teller in the movie here.

The Woman!

And let’s not overlook Rachel McAdams who plays Irene Adler, although it’s a smaller part than her role in SH1.


For those who like total trivia, here’s the bit about RDJ kicking an extra during the film’s production.


Empire and Total Film (February 2012 issues) will both carry reviews on the movie. Empire is due on sale Tuesday 20 December and Total Film two days later. The current Empire (January) has a one page feature about a special Sherlock pipe, which you may care to look into.


Our Links page has a special section on SH2 with loads of links including at least some of the ones you’ll see in this Bulletin.