WIN FOUR restored Agatha Christie DVDs (UK readers)

Film Folk – we have a film competition for you.

Agatha Christie classics Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Death on the Nile (1978), The Mirror Crack’d (1980) and Evil Under the Sun (1982) have been restored – from a 4k transfer – for DVD, Blu-ray and digital download release by the wonderful folks at StudioCanal.

And to celebrate the restorations – which are packed full of brilliant new interview extras and artwork – StudioCanal are offering one lucky Film Doctor reader the chance to win all four of them on DVD.
 


 
 
Here are the wonderful details about each restored film and the superb new extras they come with:

Murder on the Orient Express (1974, directed by Sidney Lumet)

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 adaptation 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:

–Art cards of original press book

–Making of (50 mins)

–New interview with producer Richard Goodwin

–Behind the scenes still gallery




Death on the Nile (1978, directed by John Guillermin)

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…

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:

–5 costume design art cards

–Making of 

–New interviews with costume designer Anthony Powell, Dame Angela Lansbury and producer Richard Goodwin

–Behind the scenes stills gallery

–Costume design stills gallery




The Mirror Crack’d (1980, directed by Guy Hamilton)

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

Angela Lansbury (Beauty and The Beast) moves 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:

–5 storyboard design art cards

–New interviews with writer Barry Sandler (14 mins), Dame Angela Lansbury (5 mins) and producer Richard Goodwin (10 mins).

–Behind the scenes stills gallery





Evil Under the Sun (1982, directed by Guy Hamilton)

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

In 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:

–5 cast photograph art cards

–Making of (15 mins)

–New interviews with costume designer Anthony Powell (8 mins), writer Barry Sandler (8 mins) Dame Angela Lansbury (5 mins) and producer Richard Goodwin (6 mins).

–Behind the scenes stills gallery

–Costume designs stills gallery

 
To win a complete set of the films Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, The Mirror Crack’d and Evil under the Sun on DVD simply email us on filmgp@gmail.com with the subject ‘Christie for me!’ and subscribe to our email (sent infrequently with exclusive filmmaker interviews and competitions). We’ll pick one lucky reader and pop the DVDs in the post!
 

 
Sir Kenneth Branagh in Murder on the Orient Express
Sir Kenneth Branagh in Murder on the Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express
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