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Adventure Of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, The
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 108 (May 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Dom De Luise & Leo McKern

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include commentary by Gene Wilder, the theatrical trailer, three other Gene Wilder trailers, and that all-familiar up-front anti-piracy ad.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2233286
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $14.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1975
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/04/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Gene Wilder
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The bumbling Orville Sacker (Feldman) is sent to ask Sigerson (Wilder) Holmes, brother to the famous Sherlock, if he's available to work on a case involving a stolen document. Sherlock is unable to take the assisnment himself, and while Sigerson claims to be much too busy for such a thing, he agrees to do it. With the help of Sacker, off he goes, and so begins "The Adventure Of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother." (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture looks dated, but imagery is decent overall. Colors can appear a bit ruddy at times (especially skin tones). The picture is generally soft and often hazy, but details are adequate. There are minor flecks of dirt and grain inherent in the source element. Pixel breakup is evident. (Suzanne Hodges)

Both the stereo and mono Dolby