If you love Sherlock Holmes and have a penchant for murder mysteries, you will like this movie. Christopher Plummer as Sherlock and James Mason as Watson, make a great mystery solving duo. Murder by Decree is quite a good theory on just who the infamous Jack the Ripper may have been. Though doubtful. It is in Widescreen format and as always a good deal from Walmart.com at the time of purchase. We have this film on VHS as well. However, as it appears VHS may be all but obsolete in the not too distant future, if not already, we are trying to replace our VHS library with DVD's. Not an inexpensive venture. Very happy with the quality, value and service afforded us by Walmart.com.
I was dissappointed with this movie compared to the old Arthur movie which I also have.\nDidn't have enough defining moments to each section or parts where they should have had either moving music, sadness, happiness or drama that led into that specific scene, during or after. **I'd have to give you a full review to define those area's\/points.**\nI really believe that Russell Brand was compatible to some degree to Dudley Moore, but the supporting actors needed alot of help with the writers or maybe it was the writers.\nI believe that is where this movie lost it's zeal.\nIt's an okay movie for the price but nothing more.