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Sherlock things of yay.
I've been out of touch with the world lately, but ciaranbochna reminded me that the Sherlock Series 2 DVDs are out in North America, so I have acquired a set (the credit card people really love me lately, much to my dismay :-/).

I am pleased to confirm that despite the "AS SEEN ON MASTERPIECE MYSTERY" sticker on the box, and the big Masterpiece Mystery pre-menu credit splash, it is indeed the full, non-PBSed, original BBC version, just like last year's was. Safe assumption, but that sticker on the box gave me a bad case of the dithers in the store, and the splash screen scared me to bits, so I thought I'd post and spare any of the rest of you inclined to buying the DVDs a quandary about it.

In other news of more personal Sherlock yay, alicemau over on ff.net has translated my story, "It Takes a Village" into Polish. The translation can be found here on ff.net, and a link to it will be added to the usual places when I get my head together enough to do some updating.

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meckman37 From: meckman37 Date: May 24th, 2012 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

What's different on the DVDs?


I'm a fan of your Supernatural picspams (I'm glad you're doing them again!), but I've also been enjoying the Sherlock episodes. But I've only seen them on Masterpiece Theater. If you don't mind my asking, what's different on the DVDs? (Now I'm curious!)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 24th, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: What's different on the DVDs?

Hello, and thank you! Glad you're enjoying the picspams! Life events kept me sadly busy for a long while, but I'm getting back to them now as I can.

The Masterpiece Mystery time slot is shorter than the length of the original episodes, so several scenes are cut out or shortened in each episode to make it fit, approximately eight minutes per episode. Sometimes they're pretty big consecutive bits but even the little cuts disrupt the original flow of the episodes and sometimes the scenes left out alter the apparent significance of later scenes. I don't have a link for a list of all the cuts handy and am on my way to work in a few minutes, but there are lists others have compiled of what's missing online if you get a chance to poke around.

The episodes are the original uncut BBC-aired episodes on the DVDs and I very highly recommend watching it on DVD, both Series one and two. If you can't afford to buy it, check the DVD section at your local library or phone around video stores to see if anyone's got it for rent.
meckman37 From: meckman37 Date: May 24th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: What's different on the DVDs?

Thanks so much! Now I'll have to get my mitts on those DVDs... ;-)
shadowfireflame From: shadowfireflame Date: May 24th, 2012 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just bought mine, too, and it arrived yesterday! *huggles it* My parents want to see "Reichenbach" again in a non-edited version. :D
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 24th, 2012 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh absolutely. Some of the bits cut out of that shift the interpretation and possibilities of later events, and some of it is just heartbreaking character work that is a crime to cut.
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: May 25th, 2012 01:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay! *wheezes* I haven't cracked mine yet, but I am oh so glad to have it:) I am so far gone I didn't think to make sure they were the right versions, so thanks!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 25th, 2012 04:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I saw that sticker and had a moment of sheer horror in the store. The clerk thought I was nuts.
From: aszanoni Date: May 30th, 2012 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you for these!!

Caffienekitty, I found your site [only a week ago?] and I love these screen caps you do of Sherlock. Thank you a thousand times over for sharing all your work!

People do keep track of the missing scenes from PBS. I've seen them somewhere... Baker Street Babes had them for Scandal.


If you wanted more Sherlock links to beguile your time with, I keep some at http://misc-ariel.blogspot.com/

Many thanks.


P.S. Yes, Moffat said on Twitter that Sherlock DVDs are uncut. Glad you got them. Must get my own!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 30th, 2012 05:18 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you for these!!

Glad you enjoyed the reaction posts! The took a hell of a long time to put together, so I'm always glad when someone gets enjoyment from them.
From: aszanoni Date: May 30th, 2012 06:08 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you for these!!

=twinkle= I'll pass these around on Twitter too. I'm glad you posted now, I didn't know if you'd see a comment on the reaction posts.

You make me feel like I'm sitting there listening to your reactions. I haven't found anyone hereabouts who likes Sherlock like I do.

I love the Sherlock icons you choose. This one's especially good.

Plus, you showed me some of the deleted scenes with your caps. :)

You rock so very much.

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