News Bulletin 67

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A Game Of Shadows DVD Date!

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is due for DVD release on 14 May 2012The DVD Extras consist of The Original Dynamic Duo, The Moriarty Gambit and Holmesavision Steroids. The Triple Play pack which covers Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy includes the aforementioned extras plus a host of other ones. 

 New BBC Sherlock  DVD.

The BBC Sherlock Series 2 was released on DVD and Blu-ray disc on 23 January 2012.  Extras (on both format) consist of a documentary called Sherlock uncovered (this is a behind the scenes look at the making of the series) and an audio commentary. Also available is a Box Set which contains the latest series and the first one. Websites such as can search out the best deals for you.

Focus On Deduction.

Benedict Cumberbatch has his finger on the cover of the current Focus, the BBC’s science/technology & future magazine.  Its February issue (no.238, £3.95) is running a 10-page feature on the Science of Deduction which is tied-in with the Sherlock series. Hurry, for it may be off shelf before you read this!

Classics Study.

Perhaps it’s the simplicity of the more traditional cartoon strip format or it could be the delightful absence of padding, but whatever the reason, Classics Illustrated makes a nice contrast to the more modern graphic novels. The latest issue (no.37, £3.99) is A Study in Scarlet edition and also includes The Adventure of the Speckled Band. Stockists include WH Smith and Easons. You’ll usually find this monthly magazine in their Comics section. Again, hurry before it sells out!