Original Agatha Christie Film Classics Fully Restored

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Agatha Christie

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
DEATH ON THE NILE
THE MIRROR CRACK’D
EVIL UNDER THE SUN

Available To Own On EST, DVD & BLU-RAY on 23 October 2017

STUDIOCANAL has announced the release of four newly restored, star-studded classic film adaptations of the work of the world’s all-time best-selling author Agatha Christie. The brand new digital restorations (taken from 4k transfers) are the perfect way for fans of these classic mysteries to puzzle over “whodunit” in the highest quality yet and are released as part of the VINTAGE CLASSICS collection.

From Ingrid Bergman, John Gielgud, Geraldine Chaplin, Tony Curtis, Edward Fox, Rock Hudson, Kim Novak, Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Bacall, Jacqueline Bisset and Sean Connery to Anthony Perkins, Michael York and Vanessa Redgrave, the list of acting luminaries to have graced the cast lists of these films is testament to the high quality of these archetypal British mysteries that continue to intrigue and engage audiences today.

 

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (1974)

Director: Sidney Lumet
Feature running time: 122mins approx.
Includes art cards of original press book.

Marooned in a snow drift, an opulent Orient Express train is the scene of a brutal murder – a no-good American Tycoon lies dead with twelve dagger wounds, but which of the passengers is the guilty party? Belgian detective Hercule Poirot must investigate…

Sidney Lumet’s elegant and star-studded adaptation of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS stars Albert Finney (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Skyfall) in his only incarnation as the Belgian sleuth Poirot (this despite Agatha Christie’s own endorsement of him as her personal favourite) alongside Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca, Notorious), who won both an Oscar and BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress and John Gielgud (Gandhi) who claimed the Best Supporting Actor BAFTA for his role.

EXTRAS
Making Of (50mins)
NEW Interview with producer Richard Goodwin
Behind the scenes stills gallery

 

DEATH ON THE NILE (1978)

Director: John Guillermin
Feature running time: 134mins approx.
Includes 5 Costume Design art cards.

Hercule Poirot is enjoying a holiday aboard a luxury Nile steamer, when a mystery assassin takes the life of an heiress and he is called upon to track down the killer amongst his fellow travellers…

A visually sumptuous and quintessentially British production, Death On The Nile won an Oscar® for Anthony Powell’s costume design and introduced Peter Ustinov (Robin Hood, Spartacus) in his first portrayal as the Belgian detective Poirot. Surrounding Ustinov are a stellar cast of the time including Maggie Smith (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), Jane Birkin (Blow-Up), Bette Davis (All About Eve), David Niven (The Guns of Navarone), Mia Farrow (Rosemary’s Baby), George Kennedy (Cool Hand Luke) and Angela Lansbury (Beauty and The Beast)

EXTRAS
Making Of
NEW Interview with costume designer Anthony Powell
NEW Interview with Dame Angela Lansbury
NEW Interview with producer Richard Goodwin
Behind the scenes stills gallery
Costume designs stills gallery

 

THE MIRROR CRACK’D (1980)

Director: Guy Hamilton
Feature running time: 101mins approx.
Includes 5 storyboard design art cards.

Super sleuth Miss Marple sets about solving a mysterious death in the archetypal English village of St. Mary Mead.

THE MIRROR CRACK’D finds Angela Lansbury (Beauty and The Beast) moving from a supporting role in Death on The Nile to centre stage, as she takes on the role of the iconic Miss Marple alongside a cast that numbers Geraldine Chaplin (Doctor Zhivago), Tony Curtis (Some Like It Hot) Edward Fox (Gandhi), Rock Hudson (Pillow Talk), Kim Novak (Vertigo) and
Elizabeth Taylor (Cleopatra).

EXTRAS
NEW Interview with writer Barry Sandler (14mins)
NEW Interview with Dame Angela Lansbury (5mins)
NEW Interview with producer Richard Goodwin (10mins)
Behind the scenes stills gallery

EVIL UNDER THE SUN (1982)

Director: Guy Hamilton
Feature running time: 111mins approx.
Includes 5 cast photograph art cards.

A mysterious death in a glamorous hotel in the Mediterranean can only be solved by legendary Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot….

Another star-studded cast heads up Guy Hamilton’s second take on an Agatha Christie story, Peter Ustinov returns as Hercule Poirot and is joined by alumni from Death on the Nile, Maggie Smith and Jane Birkin as well as James Mason (North by Northwest), Roddy McDowall (Planet of The Apes) and Diana RIgg (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service),

EXTRAS
Making Of (15mins)
NEW Interview with costume designer Anthony Powell (8mins)
NEW Interview with writer Barry Sandler (8mins)
NEW Interview with producer Richard Goodwin (6mins)
Behind the scenes stills gallery
Costume designs stills gallery