Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 24 Sep 2006
Cert: Not Rated
Essential viewing for any fan of the “whodunit”, this box-set contains three classic Poirot mysteries perfectly complimented by a Miss Marple outing. Sidnet Lumet’s Oscar-winning MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS stars Albert Finney in his only incarnation as the Belgian sleuth Poirot – this despite Agatha Christie’s own endorsement of him as her personal favourite. Ingrid Bergman won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role, a feat she repeated at the BAFTAS where the film had 10 nominations in total – also a win for Best Supporting Actor for John Gielgud. Peter Ustinov then made exercised his “little grey cells” as Poirot in the subsequent DEATH ON THE NILE and EVIL UNDER THE SUN, supported by an equally stellar cast that included Jane Birkin and Maggie Smith in both films, Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, David Niven, James Mason, Roddy MacDowall and Diana Rigg. Finally, everyone’s favourite crime-solving OAP the Oscar-winning Angela Lansbury moved from a supporting role in DEATH ON THE NILE to centre stage as Miss Marple in THE MIRROR CRACK’D. The list of luminaries that graced the cast lists of these films illustrates the quality of these archetypal British mysteries: Geraldine Chaplin, Tony Curtis, Edward Fox, Rock Hudson, Kim Novak, Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Bacall, Jacqueline Bisset, Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins, Michael York and Vanessa Redgrave.