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“Elementarno, my dear Watson”

Recently the first three episodes of last year’s Russian Sherlock Holmes, set in Victorian London, have become available in English—”Baker Street 221B,” “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” and “Clowns“—with the rest of the thirteen to be translated soon.


But that's not all!
Compare this version to the earlier Soviet one produced by Lenfilm Sudio from 1979 to 1986, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, a series of five films broken into eleven episodes. Holmes is played by the great Vasily Livanov, who became an Honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire for his portrayal of the detective, and Watson the chronicler is played by the handsome Vitaly Solomin.


I didn't feel going through adding the links in the linktastic quoted texts, so I do recommend going to the article and clicking around yourself. I haven't had a chance to go through all the videos myself, so I can't guarantee it that they will be your cup of tea. "Translated", by the way, means that you have to click on the "cc" button to get the subtitles.