DVD – Agatha Christie’s Mystery Collection

DVD - Agatha Christies Mystery Collection

Agatha Christie’s Mystery Collection

               Genre: Crime
               Detective, actress, murder, film within a film, Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Agatha Christie

Three famous thrillers from Britain

  When in the 1980s, adaptations to the thrillers of the famous British woman Agatha Christie (1890-1976) were shown on television, often whole families pursue these exciting stories that are filled with a considerable star ensemble. The Agatha Christie’s Mystery Collection brings together three of these nostalgic films, with their consistent, accurate staging and the concise character of the master detective Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple ingeniously quirky-yet even today characterized by a unique charm.
(# unmasking) The black and white scenario, the high voltage, in which the razor-sharp detective sketched the complicated murder case is on the verge, the murderer in the fashionable salon-round, is abruptly interrupted when the tear film role. Well turns out to viewers that it is in this opening scene of murder in the Mirror / The Mirror Crack’d around a film within a film, the British village in the parish of St. Mary Mead demonstrated by the pastor. While the public remains in the hard to bear uncertainty, who then was the murderer, says goodbye to the Krimikennerin Miss Marple (Angela Lansbury) and calmly explains the story to the astonishment of those present on the way to the door was still fast. That will happen soon in the peaceful village itself is also a murder, yet no one suspects, and of course it is also the savvy Miss Marples nose, which will provide the essential information to raise awareness. With an illustrious Star Ensemble – Geraldine Chaplin, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis, Elizabeth Taylor and Kim Novak – a thriller is staged here in the milieu of the film business by director Guy Hamilton, who in parodic fashion, the vanities of the industry clear oversubscribed, while Inspector Craddock ( Edward Fox) in witted teamwork with his aunt Miss Marple takes on the case.

awarded with an Oscar and a BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design by Anthony Powell, the famous Agatha Christie films Death on the Nile / Death on the Nile from the year 1978, which represents the debut Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot. The elite travel company taking on a major highlight here Nildampfer and is reduced during the murderous trip down the river, consists of popular actors like Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, David Niven and Jane Birkin together. And each of them does have a motive for the murder as attractive as arrogant Lady Linnet Ridgeway (Lois Chiles), who is on honeymoon with her newlywed Simon Doyle (Simon MacCorkindale) and one in the morning is found dead in her cabin . With this large number of suspects and links, it is not easy to get to the murderer’s tricks, but the Belgian master detective Hercule Poirot has long been held open in anticipation of a disaster, his eyes and ears and can not be of too-obvious “facts wrong”. Transported Death on the Nile / Death on the Nile by John Guillermin and some of the common stereotypes about the so-called Orient, can nevertheless also ironically, the film itself: when a couple of Egyptian children by ship on the banks of the Nile to follow for a while They say the majestic wave of the passengers with the sudden baring of her hind quarters.

Again, the British director Guy Hamilton staged Evil Under the Sun / Evil Under the Sun by 1982, also operates in the Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot, drawn here by some humorous than in Death on the Nile / Death on the Nile, which is to be admired in a very pretentious bathing suit on. Here is a magical island in the Mediterranean, the territory for a group of colorful character, complex relationships and interdependencies, a disappearance of valuable diamonds – and finally a murder, though the theory of almost all of the members present protagonists can be perpetrated. As a nice bonus material this DVD a documentary movie premiere at the Odeon Theater in Leicester Square in London can be seen, attended by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh himself.

(Mary Anderson)

Title: Agatha Christie’s Mystery Collection Country of production: United Kingdom Year of production: 1977 – 1981 Length: 347 (min) Published by: Kinowelt Home Entertainment format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital Mono, English, German EAN: 4006680052243 ( #) Extras: Making Of, Movie Premiere, “Evil Under the Sun”, interviews with Jane Birkin, Peter Ustinov, Photo Gallery, Trailer

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