Basil and Dawson become involved in the caper when Olivia convinces them to help her and Basil sees a chance to catch his nemesis Ratigan. Thus sending the trio out into the streets of
While the film clocks in at a scant 74 minutes, its great fun the whole time with clever detective work, action, seemingly impossible escapes, and fun with a happy ending. How Ratigan ever thought his robot version would fool anyone is amusing, she wobbles way too much. I also especially liked the legendary Vincent Price as Professor Ratigan. The climatic end in which he meets his doom might be a little intense for the very young because it's dark, rainy, and thunderous with lightening. Our hero and Ratigan are fighting it out, and our villain truly does look monstrous and scary. Basil makes a miraculous return after falling great depths.
The picture quality is excellent, sure beats the old much beloved Disney VHS tapes of yesteryear that were watched over and over growing up. This classic will be a welcome edition to your Disney home movies. The only thing I don't like about The Great Mouse Detective is that there weren't further adventures. The ending leaves the door open for sequels and I for one am still hoping for more.
Currently available “The Great Mouse Detective” Mystery in the Mist Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack has a suggested retail price of $29.99 US and is rated G. Special features include:
- You Think You Can Sleuth: Viewers get an introduction to private investigating to kick off the “Great Mouse Detective” film
- The World’s Greatest Criminal Mind: Sing-A-Long Song: Young fans can sing along with Vincent Price to the song’s villainous vocals.
- The Making of the Great Mouse Detective: In this bonus feature, fans get a behind the scenes look at this classic film.
Disclosure: A complimentary review copy was provided. The experiences and opinions related within are both personal and unbiased.