Comcast On Demand today is premiering the blockbuster detective adventure Sherlock Holmes. Robert Downey Jr. stars as the titular sleuth in Guy Ritchie’s reinvention of the classic characters of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes is reimagined as an eccentric ne’er-do-well genius bored to oddity by stagnation, constantly in need of some sort of stimulus to his cognitive capabilities. Jude Law co-stars as a pistol-packing rough-and-tumble version of Holmes’ esrtwhile partner Dr. Watson, while Rachel McAdams flits about as femme fatale Irene Adler, who captures Holmes’ interest while cunningly getting the better of him.
Fancast can also help you journey deeper into the Sherlock Holmes mythos by showing you a whole slew of films of yore featuring Doyle’s detective. You can watch The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The Woman in Green, Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon, The Sign of Four, Murder at the Baskervilles and A Study in Scarlet, as well as The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes to see earlier incarnations of the world famous sleuth.