Today we are watching the last part of Soviet TV-Series about Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson: The Twentieth Century Approaches (Двадцатый век начинается), 1986. So today we’ll meet again Vasily Livanov as Sherlock Holmes and Vitaly Solomin as Dr. Watson, Rina Zelyonaya as Mrs. Hudson and the director of all this series Igor Maslennikov.
For Sherlock Holmes fans: The film is based on 4 stories by Conan Doyle – “The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb”, “The Adventure of the Second Stain”, “The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans”, “His Last Bow”.
Today we continue (if you just joined to us please take a look at Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on Russian Video from Russia) watching Russian movies about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson with genial Livanov as Sherlock Holmes. “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: The Treasures of Agra” was made in 1983 and became the fourth part of Russian series about Sherlock Holmes. This movie consists of two episodes based on The Sign of the Four and A Scandal in Bohemia.
=========== Crew: Directed by Igor Maslennikov Music by Vladimir Dashkevich
Cast: Vasili Livanov as Sherlock Holmes Vitali Solomin as Dr. Watson Rina Zelyonaya as Mrs. Hudson Borislav Brondukov as Inspector Lestrade Yekaterina Zinchenko as Miss Mary Morstan Viktor Proskurin as Thadeus Sholto Sergei Shakurov as Jonathan Small Pavel Kadochnikov Valentina Kosobutskaya as V. Kosobutskata N. Yurasova V. Doroshev Nikolai Kuzmin as N. Kuzmin P. Samojlenko Anatoli Slivnikov as A. Slivnikov
I know that our friends from Sherlock Holmes Clubs all over the Internet looking forward for the last part of the great Russian movie about adventures Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson. The end of the second part was awful we all have seen that Sherlock Holmes fеll from the cliff… I never forget the look at Watson’s face when he realized that’s all over.
So today we are finishing these series what was made in 1980 and named “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson“. We are watching the third part “Hunt for the Tiger”(based on The Adventure of the Empty House):
As always at weekends we’ll watch a full-time movie. Today on Russian Video from Russia we continue watching our Sherlock Holmes series. That is the second part of the second Russian movie about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Let me explain: the first Russian (really Soviet) movie about Sherlock Holmes was made in 1979 and we already watched it: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
This weekend we are continue watching these great Russian Movies about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. This time the movie named “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson” and was made in 1980(Приключения Шерлока Холмса и доктора Ватсона: Король Шантажа).
Today we are watching the first episode: “The Master-Blackmailer” (based on The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton).
This movie “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson” divided on three episodes: “The Master-Blackmailer“, “Deadly Fight“, “Hunt for the Tiger“. And we will watch them all!
Directed by Igor Maslennikov Written by A. Conan Doyle (novel) Igor Maslennikov Vladimir Valutsky Music by Vladimir Dashkevich Cinematography Anatoli Lapshov Yuri Veksler
Cast: Vasili Livanov as Sherlock Holmes Vitali Solomin as Dr. Watson Rina Zelyonaya as Mrs. Hudson Valentina Panina as A woman Borislav Brondukov as Inspector Lestrade Boris Ryzhukhin as Charles Augustus Milverton Boris Klyuyev as Mycroft Holmes
Today we continue watching famous Russian screen versions of Arthur Conan Doyle stories about the greatest detective Sherlock Holmes and his companion Doctor Watson. The Hound of the Baskervilles (Собака Баскервилей) movie was made by Igor Maslennikov as a movie director in 1981.
The beginning of the stories we published at two previous weekends, you can watch them before The Hound of the Baskervilles (Собака Баскервилей) or after it does not matter:
Make yourself a delicious cup of tea or coffee, We are going to watch a second part of movie!
Directed by Igor Maslennikov Written by A. Conan Doyle (novel) Igor Maslennikov Yuri Veksler Music by Vladimir Dashkevich Cinematography Dmitri Dolinin Vladimir Ilyin
Vasily Livanov as Sherlock Holmes Vitaly Solomin as Dr. Watson Rina Zelyonaya as Mrs. Hudson Borislav Brondukov as Inspector Lestrade Irina Kupchenko as Beryl Stapleton Nikita Mikhalkov as Sir Henry Baskerville Alla Demidova as Laura Lyons Sergey Martinson as Mr. Frankland Oleg Yankovsky as Stapleton Aleksandr Adabashyan as Barrymore Svetlana Kryuchkova as Mrs. Barrymore Evgeny Steblov as Dr. Mortimer
Today we are watching a movie: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (1979), Second episode: “Bloody Inscription” (based on A Study in Scarlet).
So we are watching the second part:
A lot of watchers admire the music in Sherlock Holmes movies. The author of this music is Russian composer Vladimir Dashkevich. Composer of music for more than 70 Soviet and Russian movies, was born on the 20th January 1934. Music from the movies was 5 times nominated for Nika award and one time it won Nika.
Vladimir Dashkevich tells: The music for Sherlock Holmes movie was composed without any afford. His friend and director of the movie Igor Maslennikov constantly called him from Leningrad (where they were shooting the movie) to Moscow and reminded that was time to compose the music. When he called me the third time I did not want to upset him took the phone closer to piano and started to play the first what came to my head. That’s how the famous overture was made. When someone accused Picasso for panting one of his masterpieces for 15 minutes. He told that he painted it 15 minutes and whole life. I could tell about the music the same. I love the Conan Doyle stories from my childhood and this music was born in me long long time ago, it just waited its time to sound. People tells that the music was composed in English style. I think that is the dream about beautiful and romantic England, a dream what was born in Russia.
To download the music from the Sherlock Holmes movies you can on the site: Music from Sherlock Holmes Movies. When you click on music-link first you’ll see Yandex page (because Yandex hosts these files with mp3) click on the mp3-link and you’ll get the music.
And one more good news for all us: Next year we’ll continue to watch Russian movies about Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.
Have a good weekend, Russian Video from Russia Svet and Kyle
We are glad to find out that the whole set of Russian Sherlock Holmes movies (6 DVDs) is still available. Check it:
Do you like detectives? I love them. Every day when I am riding metro to work and back home I am reading detective stories. And if I don’t have a new one I think that I just waste my time in metro. But tastes are different and may be you don’t like detectives that much, but I am sure that you still love Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories. And today we will watch the best screen version of his stories. How do I know that the movie is the best screen version that’s because when you visit museum of Sherlock Holmes in London on Baker Street on the second flour you will see pictures of all actors who’ve ever played Sherlock Holmes and the biggest portrait in the middle of wall is a picture of Vasiliy Livanov (who played Sherlock Holmes in this movie) and everybody (even cinematographers from Great Britain) admits that he was the best. So now we have a chance to watch a real story of real Sherlock Holmes.
Today we are watching a movie: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (1979), First episode: “Acquaintance” (based on A Study in Scarlet and The Adventure of the Speckled Band).
==================== Crew: Written by Yuly Dunskoy and Valtry Frid Directed by Igor Maslennikov Director of photography Yury Veksler Production designer Mark Kaplan Music by Vladimir Dashkevich
Cast Vasily Livanov as Sherlock Holmes Vitaly Solomin as Dr. Watson Rina Zelyonaya as Mrs. Hudson Gennady Bogachov as Stanford Maria Solomina as Elen Stouner and Julia Stoner Fedor Odinokov as Dr. Roilott (voiced by Igor Yefimov) Borislav Brondukov as Inspector Lestrade (voiced by Igor Yefimov) Igor Dmitriyev as Inspector Gregson Nikolai Karachentsov as Jefferson Hope Viktor Aristov as Josef Stangerson Adolf Ilyin as Enoch Drebber
Between 1979 and 1986, Soviet television produced a series of five films at the Lenfilm movie studio, split into eleven episodes, starring Vasily Livanov as Sherlock Holmes and Vitaly Solomin as Dr. Watson. Later, a cinematic adaptation was made based on the 1986 episodes. This film was called The Twentieth Century Approaches.