StudioCanal have announced the Blu-ray, DVD, and digital release of a brand new restoration of the classic 1979 mystery thriller Murder By Decree which pits Sherlock Holmes (Christopher Plummer) and Dr. John Watson (James Mason) against the infamous Whitechapel Murderer, Jack the Ripper. Check out the cover artwork and details here…
London 1889 – When Scotland Yard fails to stop the gruesome rampage of Jack the Ripper, Sherlock Holmes (Christopher Plummer) and his trusted associate Dr. Watson (James Mason) decide to investigate. Undeterred by the police withholding crucial information, the duo embark on a dangerous adventure through London’s underworld, finding themselves at the door of psychic Robert Lees (Donald Sutherland) who helps to set them on the right path. But even if Holmes’ remarkable powers of deduction can unmask the maniacal fiend, can he and Watson face the most shocking secret of all?
Directed by Bob Clark (A Christmas Story) MURDER BY DECREE features an all-star supporting cast, including John Gielgud as Prime Minister Lord Salisbury, Frank Finlay as Inspector Lestrade, David Hemmings as Inspector Foxborough, Susan Clark as Mary Kelly, Geneviève Bujold as Annie Crook, Anthony Quayle as Sir Charles Warren and Eastenders’ June Brown as one of the Ripper’s earliest victims Annie Chapman.
INCLUDED WITH THE FILM:
- New: Audio commentary with Film Journalist Kim Newman and Crime Fiction Historian Barry Forshaw
- New: Interview with Film Journalist Kim Newman
Murder By Decree will release on June 28th 2021.