Wednesday, October 7, 2009

DVD: THE ASYLUM'S CASH-IN SHERLOCK HOLMES MOVIE

Known for releasing similarly named or near knock-off variations of current blockbuster titles (Transmorphers, Terminators, The Day the Earth Stopped, etc...) it should come as no surprise that The Asylum is taking aim at exploiting the expected popularity of Guy Ritchie's forthcoming big-screen release SHERLOCK HOLMES. The Asylum indicates a DTV release date of January 26, 2010 for their film, creatively titled SHERLOCK HOLMES.

Shot on the cheap in Wales, the film features Ben Snyder (erm..who?) as Sherlock Holmes, Gareth David-Lloyd (Torchwood) as Watson with Dominic Keating (Enterprise) along, presumably as Spring Heeled Jack...who looks decidedly like a steampunk take on Iron Man. Got to hand it to The Asylum for managing to knock-off two Robert Downey films in one go!

The one-line description for the direct-to-video film? Now...Don't laugh...

"Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective faces the ultimate challenge when enormous monsters attack London."

Visit The Asylum website for more pics and marginally more info. Look for it on DVD at your local Blockbuster in late January 2010. You've been warned! ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Id was a bit interested, then i read "enormous monsters" WHat? Then lost all interest. I'll just watch the old films and the new one

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