Fans of cult favorite filmmaker Nicholas Meyer will have reason to rejoice in the New Year: Shout! Factory is reviving his film The Seven Per-Cent Solution on home video in a blu-ray/DVD combo pack on January 22nd. Though directed by Herbert Ross, this film boasts a distinctly Meyer-ian script that involves Sherlock Holmes (Nicol Williamson) meeting up with Sigmund Freud (Alan Arkin). Anyone who enjoyed Meyer’s Time After Time will appreciate this similar blend of history and fantasy. Read on for the delightful detective details, including the cover art…
THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION
BLU-RAY + DVD COMBO
TO BE RELEASED BY SHOUT! FACTORY
JANUARY 22, 2013
On January 22, Shout! Factory will release The Seven-Per-Cent Solution in a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack, featuring an interview with writer Nicholas Meyer as a special feature.
The world’s two greatest masters of the art of deduction, Sherlock Holmes and Sigmund Freud, meet for the first time in this delightful mystery adventure based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Meyer. Stylishly directed by Herbert Ross, the film boasts a superb cast headed by Nicol Williamson as Holmes, Alan Arkin as Freud, Vanessa Redgrave as Lola Deveraux, Laurence Olivier as Professor James Moriarty, and, in a brilliant example of off-beat casting, Robert Duvall as Dr. Watson. To this ingenious tale of detection, addiction and abduction must be added the excitement of the chase – capped by a sword fight on top of a puffing locomotive roaring across Europe!