Agatha Christie Film Classics Fully Restored

Murder On The Orient Express,  Death On The Nile, The Mirror Crack’d, Evil Under The Sun in brand new digital restorations!

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.

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

❉ 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 from Studiocanal October 23. Pre-Order Link: http://scnl.co/Christie


 News source: Zoe Flower Publicity

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