Murder by Decree PG

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  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: December 15, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1979
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio Commentary with Co-Producer /Director Bob Clark
    • Behind-the-Scenes Stills Gallery
    • Poster and Stills Gallery
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 8


User Ratings: 1,390
Plummer and Mason together make one of cinema's great -- certainly the most touching -- Holmes-Watson teams. Ripperologists will be pleased by how faithful the script is to historical incidents and persons involved. Full Review
Apr 6, 2006
Rating: 4/5 -- A cool premise executed well
Lawrence Journal-World
Feb 13, 2004
A fond homage to the heyday of Hammer Studio, and a canny transmuting of Victorian Britannia to the tail end of the politicized '70s Full Review
Mar 14, 2010
...A good deal of uncomplicated fun...
New York Times
Feb 9, 1979
Rating: B+ -- One of the more imaginative Sherlock Holmes films. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Aug 12, 2015
Murder by Decree is spiffy entertainment for lovers of good mystery stories. Full Review
Spirituality and Practice
Jan 27, 2004
May be my favorite Sherlock Holmes movie. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Dec 18, 2009

Product Description:

Christopher Plummer and James Mason take on the roles of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in this entertaining mystery-thriller. The famous sleuth and his loyal sidekick try to figure out the identity of Jack the Ripper and stop the madman's killing spree once and for all. In the process, they uncover a conspiracy involving the Freemasons and members of the royal family.


Production Notes:

  • Co-produced by Ambassador Films (UK), Decree Productions and Saucy Jack.
  • Released theatrically in New York City February 9, 1979.
  • Color by Metrocolor.
  • Additional cast: Peter Jonfield (William Slade).

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  • Sales Rank: 5,971
  • UPC: 012236106814
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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