Win Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows on Blu-ray!
June 12, 2012

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is out today on Blu-ray and DVD!

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows cover

For this week’s contest, thanks to Warner Bros., I have a copy of the Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray combo pack to give away to one lucky reader.

Watson (Jude Law) and Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) in his new car

Watson (Jude Law) and Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) in his new car

To enter to win, please leave a comment below. If you’ve seen the film, tell me what your favorite gadget or invention from the film was; if you haven’t seen it, which version of Sherlock on film is your favorite?

A winner will be picked randomly from all entries on Friday, June 15. And tell your friends! Links and retweets are much appreciated.

(U.S. addresses only, no PO Boxes. Winners will be emailed to confirm address. If email is not answered within 24 hours or a valid email address is not provided, a replacement winner will be selected. Your email won’t be used for any other purpose.)

Moriarty (Jared Harris) and Adler (Rachel McAdams) in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Moriarty (Jared Harris) and Adler (Rachel McAdams) in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

27 Responses  
danielle leigh writes:  

ohhhh cool contest!

I saw this in the theater but I honestly don’t remember any “gadget” standing out to me. However, the use of adrenaline (foreshadowed in the first film I think?) was pretty cool.

Jenn writes:  

I just loved the camouflage suit–can’t remember what his exact term for it was right now, but it certainly made for a memorable ending!

James Schee writes:  

I haven’t gotten to see this yet! I love this version of Holmes on film best, just so fresh and not so stodgy as other Holmes films tend to be. Where Holmes is more like a Disney character with no foibles, unlike Downeys portrayal.

I actually have a hard time deciding which. Holmes I like best between he an Comber atch.

Thom writes:  

Haven’t seen it. I like Downey’s version, though I really like Cumberbach. Truthfully, I am unfamilar witj previous actor’s portrayals.

marty writes:  

I haven’t seen seen the Robert Downy films, but I’m partial to Jeremy Brett’s portrayal on PBS – the right mix of intense, intellectual arrogance.

David Oakes writes:  

George C Scott in “They Might Be Giants”, just for the meta-metatextuality.

Chris Collins writes:  

I haven’t seen it, in part because I really liked Sherlock (from the BBC/PBS).

I’m really tempted to say that my favorite version of Sherlock Holmes is the USA Network show Psych. (Alot of tropes from Holmes are there–Detective who is a consultant with hyper awareness and jumping to conclusions, sidekick is knowledgeable about medicine, etc.)

Jeff writes:  

I haven’t seen this one yet but really enjoyed the first one. I have read some of the books, but the standard Sherlock always seemed super dry to me. My favourite is the current modern day version that BBC produces of which series 1 was available on netflix (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t4pgh)…

Isaac writes:  

I loved the BBC’s Sherlock, with the terrific and compelling Benedict Cumberbatch (what a name!) in the main role.

argo plummer writes:  

I like the Downey version a lot, but on my list it falls below the Great Mouse Detective, Michael Caine in Without a Clue, and my personal favorite, Young Sherlock Holmes. Haven’t seen the BBC/PBS version yet, though it is coming from my library eventually and looking forward to the Johnny Lee Miller version this fall.

Jeremy Billones writes:  

I think Cumberbatch had a distinct advantage in doing a reimagination. I’d vote for Rathbone, though I suspect a hardcore Holmes fan would raise similar objections.

@Chris Collins Hugh Laurie > James Roday

Daniel M writes:  

haven’t seen it yet, liked the young sherlock series

hardtravelinghero writes:  

Why, the latest version with Downey Jr. and Law, of course. Those boys are just so dreamy.

Jennifer writes:  

I’ve seen both of the new movies and loved them. Downey’s character is defitinely not ‘traditional’ Sherlock Holmes, but he creates his own Holmes. I loved reading about the disguises in the original stories and was glad to see so many of them in the movies. :)

J Leeds writes:  

I have not seen this; with a four year old I get to see very few “grown up” movies in the theater… I got my wife the first one for Christmas, and we both enjoyed it quite a bit. Haven’t seen the BBC version yet, but I may add it to the Tivo based on the many raves I’ve seen here and elsewhere.

Dan Reilly writes:  

I’ll always have a soft spot for the Cushing/Lee combo, so they’re my pick.
I absolutely loathed the first HOLMES movie, but I thought Robert Downey was a blast to watch. He really has a great screen presence.

Lane writes:  

Haven’t seen the new movie, liked the first one.
My favorite Holmes is Jeremy Brett.

Candace writes:  

I cant say I have seen this one yet, I tend to forget if I have seen movies until I watch them again.

Though I would have to say I loved the first one especially the part in the end. When he gave the dog the shot and it gave him the aspect of appearing to be dead.

Jack writes:  

I have seen the film and I was a fan of the “Steam Punk” style sniper rifle.

For me Jeremy Brett is the embodyment of Sherlock Holmes.

Shawn Hill writes:  

My favorite Sherlock probably was The Seven Per-cent Solution. Followed by Jeremy Brett, followed by Cumberbatch. Martin Freeman and Jude Law can duke it out as my favorite Watson!

hapax writes:  

I saw this, loved it, and will buy it if I don’t win it. (g)

Favorite gadget was the SPOILER that Holmes stole from Mycroft.

digital ink writes:  

I caught this film on a business flight home. Wow intense action scenes. I wish I had seen the in theaters.

While Downey Jr doesn’t portray Holmes in the traditional sense, I love his essentric style.

William Landefeld writes:  

I have seen it, I don’t really remember the inventions though. Downey and Cumberbatch are both really good, but in different ways, I don’t know if I can say one is better; So I guess I’ll choose both as my favorites.

Hal Shipman writes:  

The BBC/Cumberbatch one currently, but I still remember how the 7% Solution totally blew my mind as a kid, with how you could tell a story differently than tradition and make a flawed hero.

Johanna writes:  

Thanks, everyone, for participating! I’ve drawn the random selection and notified the winner.

Glad to see so many Cumberbatch fans! Argo, I clearly also need to watch The Great Mouse Detective. Shawn, the idea of Martin Freeman and Jude Law together is nifty!

Michael writes:  

I loved the first one, didn’t get a chance to see this one. Before Robert Downey Jr., my favorite Sherlock was Nicholas Rowe in Young Sherlock Holmes. A highly under appreciated film.

Adam P writes:  

I would love to win this film, haven’t seen it but I will say that Robert Downey Jr is my favorite incarnation of the Sherlock character because he brings charm, wits and massive amounts of funny to the role and he plays off of Jude Law as Watson so very well!


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