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22nd December 2013 18:00:00
Posted by Mike Sutton

Classic Agatha Christie from Studiocanal in January

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On January 20th, Studiocanal will be releasing three classic Poirot films on Blu-Ray for the first time in the UK.

Oscar® Nominee Albert Finney and two-time Oscar® winner Peter Ustinov take on the role of the nation’s much loved Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in three adaptations of novels by Dame Agatha Christie.

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (1974)

A no-good American tycoon lies dead with twelve dagger wounds, but which of the passengers is the guilty party? This classic includes an Oscar® winning performance from Ingrid Bergman and stars Albert Finney as the great detective.
R/T: 127 mins approx

DEATH ON THE NILE (1978)

A visually sumptuous and quintessentially British production, Death on the Nile won an Oscar® for Anthony Powell’s costume design and introduced Peter Ustinov in his first performance as Poirot. Aboard a luxury Nile steamer a mystery assassin takes the life of an unpopular heiress.
R/T: 140 mins approx

EVIL UNDER THE SUN (1982)

A star-studded cast heads this Agatha Christie story of one man’s efforts to fathom the mysterious death at a resort hotel in the Mediterranean. Peter Ustinov repeats his triumph as Hercule Poirot alongside co-stars Jane Birkin, James Mason, Diana Rigg and Maggie Smith.
R/T: 116 mins approx

BLU-RAY TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Cert: PG
Region B
HD standard 1080p
Feature Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
English LPCM Mono 2.0
Cat No: OPTBD2480
RRP: £ 34.99

About Mike Sutton
Mike has been reviewing DVDs and, latterly, Blu-Rays for this site on and off since June 1999. He is willing to review anything and everything but his first loves are American movies from the 1960s to the 1980s, Sam Peckinpah, Brian De Palma, Westerns, and Horror. His main contribution, however, is to sharply raise the average age of the reviewing staff.


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