In Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, our title hero and Dr. John Watson are in Victorian London, much like the original source material. Though Holmes is as brilliant as always, he finds himself perplexed by the tale of a woman rumored to have committed suicide, risen from the dead to kill her husband, and then any man that stands in her way. The special episode includes the regular cast, many in the same roles but with twists.
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride played on Masterpiece Theater and also in select movie theaters. The feature was visually stunning, but spent a good portion of the story acting as fan service. If you’re a huge fan of small side characters and former major villains, you will love it. If you’re not a fan of famous Sherlock Holmes references thrown into pithy dialogue, you might be less thrilled.
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride DVD and Blu-ray includes the following special features:
- Mark Gatiss: A Study in Sherlock – 30-minute “making of” documentary
- Mark Gatiss: Production Diary
- Creating the Look – Eight inside looks into how different scenes were created in the Sherlock Special
- Interview with writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss
- Sherlockology Q&A
The Blu-Ray and DVD of Sherlock: The Abominable Bride are available January 12, 2016.