Unboxing the Sherlock Series 1-3 Limited Edition Collector’s Boxset

Thanks to the kind people at BBC Worldwide, we’ve got our hands on the UK exclusive Limited Edition Collector’s Boxset of Sherlock Series 1-3, and thought we’d give you an in-the-flesh look at the unboxing of it.

The premium finished edition of the complete Sherlock - thus far - comes with a few collectibles inside the magnetically clasp sealed and numbered box that are worth noting. The upper section of the boxset contains the three series of the show, packaged in slim DVD cases, and removing these reveals a pocket sized plain paper notebook with stylish interior page art.

A drawer underneath the discs and notebook contains a well bound facsimile of the shooting script for Sherlock S1E1 A Study in Pink, with reproduction signatures of Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. The script is half the size of the genuine article at A5 size. Rounding out the package is a double sided letter from Mrs Hudson, notable as it apparently divulges the first name of our favourite land lady…  

The Blu Ray version of the boxset shown here is seemingly no longer available from the BBC Shop, but the DVD edition still is - we suggest hurrying if you still want to try and get your hands on a copy of this extremely well presented premium release of our favourite show.

Here’s a close look at the final UK DVD  and Blu Ray art for Sherlock S3 and the front cover of the Complete S1-S3 - the back cover features John and is reversible - now all out a week earlier than previously announced on January 20th!

Sherlock Series 3 [DVD] - UK Region 2

Sherlock Series 3 [Blu Ray] - UK Region 2

Sherlock Complete Series 1-3 [DVD] - UK Region 2

Sherlock Complete Series 1-3 [Blu Ray] - UK Region 2

Amazon UK International ordering information

A small Christmas surprise - a first glimpse of the UK art for Sherlock S3 on DVD and Blu Ray, as well as the standard complete S1-3 boxset. You can find links to pre-order the various versions on our website.

A small Christmas surprise - a first glimpse of the UK art for Sherlock S3 on DVD and Blu Ray, as well as the standard complete S1-3 boxset.

You can find links to pre-order the various versions on our website.

Sherlock S3 to hit DVD and Blu Ray from January 27 2014

Sherlock Series Three will arrive on home video from January 27 2014 in the UK, and in the USA on February 11 2014.

As we’ve previously posted, the series is already available for pre-order from both sites - you can find links to purchase from Amazon below.

The final artwork remains TBC, and extra features have yet to be revealed.

Sherlock Series 3 [DVD] - UK Region 2

Sherlock Series 3 [Blu Ray] - UK

Amazon UK International ordering information

Sherlock Series 3 [DVD] - USA Region 1
Sherlock Series 3 [Blu Ray] - USA

In addition, we can reveal a BBC Shop exclusive complete boxset, containing all three series on DVD or Blu Ray, and a number of exclusive premium collectibles contained in deluxe packaging.

Limited to a run of only 3,000 individually numbered copies, the limited boxset is a must-have product for those who love the show. The beautiful collector’s edition box is inspired by the hit drama, and features secret compartments that hide Sherlock series 1, 2 and 3. Also concealed within the box is a copy of an episode script from the first series written by showrunner Steven Moffat, a special letter to fans from a popular returning character and a stylish black soft touch A6 size notebook to keep notes and observations on the new series. Fans can also enjoy behind the scenes footage from the upcoming third series.

The boxset is available exclusively from BBC Shop on the following links.

Sherlock Series 1-3: Limited Edition Collectors Box Set (DVD) - £62.99

Sherlock Series 1-3: Limited Edition Collectors Box Set (Blu Ray) - £64.99

Sherlock S3 DVD and Blu Ray pre-orders live!

Filming may have yet to even begin on the third episode of Sherlock Series Three, but that’s not stopping Amazon UK from setting live their pre-orders for the eagerly series on DVD and Blu Ray already.

It is important to note that the home video release of either format has no set date for arrival as yet, as the UK airdate for Sherlock Series Three is still yet to be announced. Despite this, the pre-order links are sound - you can pre-order now and Amazon UK will debit your purchase whenever the series is released.

The cover art used for both formats is also temporary, and is put together from press material from Series Two.

Please note as well the DVD will be encoded in Region 2 [UK, Europe] and while the Blu Ray will likely be region free it will be subject to 1080i 50hz encoding, which renders the disc unplayable on NTSC based players from Panasonic and Sony, including the Playstation 3, in regions including the United States. We recommend checking your player manual or checking you player model on Google for compatibility before ordering.

Sherlock - Complete Series 3 [DVD]

Sherlock - Complete Series 3 [Blu Ray]

Amazon UK International Ordering Information

Sherlockology will of course bring further news on the eventual release of Sherlock Series Three on DVD and Blu Ray as it becomes available.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey confirmed for US DVD and Blu Ray release on March 19 2013.

Blu-Ray.com reports that the theatrical cut of the first film in the trilogy will arrive on DVD, Blu Ray and Blu Ray 3D on March 19 in the United States (Other regions TBC), with all versions featuring the following extra features:

  • New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth
  • Video Blogs
    • Start of Production
    • Location Scouting
    • Shooting Block One
    • Filming in 3D
    • Locations Part 1
    • Locations Part 2
    • Stone St. Studios Tour
    • Wrap of Principal Photography
    • Post-production Overview
    • Wellington World Premiere
  • Theatrical Trailers
    • Dwarves
    • Letter Opener
    • Bilbo Contract
    • Gandalf Wagers
    • Gollum Paths
  • Game Trailers
    • The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-Earth
    • Guardians of Middle-Earth
    • Lego The Lord of the Rings
  • Standard DVD copy of An Unexpected Journey (2D)
  • UltraViolet digital copy An Unexpected Journey (2D) (expires 3/19/15)

After initial speculation as to it’s authenticity, the earlier leaked cover art is confirmed to be the final version for the 2D Blu Ray.


Via amazon.co.uk, the art for the DVD of Series 2 of Sherlock has crept online. Also on display is the likely temporary but close to final art for the Complete Series One and Two.

Information on extra features on the Series 2 set, or if there is anything additional in the Complete Set, are still unknown.

The BBFC ratings symbols are likely temporary - the 15 certificate on the Complete Series set is unusual.


Its been revealed that the superb Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy will be released in the United Kingdom on January 30 2012 on Region 2 DVD and Region B Blu Ray.

Discs with these region codes are playable in Europe only.

Starring Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Mark Strong and John Hurt, this film is one of the year’s best - see our review and premiere report - and comes with our highest recommendation.

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