The Queen of Crime gets the Hollywood A-list treatment with three star-studded, feature length adaptations of her classic mysteries. Death on the Nile
and Evil Under the Sun
feature Peter Ustinov as Agatha Christie's brilliant detective Hercule Poirot, with supporting casts that include Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury, Bette Davis and David Niven. In The Mirror Crack'd
, Angela Lansbury does the honors as super sleuth Miss Marple featuring Elizabeth Taylor. 6 hrs, 3 DVDs.
Death On the Nile — Peter Ustinov makes his debut as Agatha Christie's brilliant Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, in this lavish and star-studded mystery. As Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board and every elegant passenger becomes a prime suspect. Can Poirot identify the killer and motive before the ship of clues reaches the end of its murderous journey? Bette Davis, David Niven, Angela Lansbury, Maggie Smith, Mia Farrow, George Kennedy, Olivia Hussey, Simon MacCorkindale, Jane Birkin, Jack Warden, and Lois Chiles co-star in this sumptuous Oscar-winning classic filmed on location throughout exotic Egypt.
Evil Under the Sun — Evil Under the Sun finds Peter Ustinov in his second outing as Agatha Christie's famous Belgian detective (three years after 1978's Death on the Nile). As the title promises, the action this time takes place on an Adriatic island where a famous stage star (Diana Rigg) is murdered, and the list of likely suspects is unusually high. The parade of legendary performers — Roddy McDowall, James Mason, Sylvia Miles, Maggie Smith, Jane Birkin — plus Ustinov's energetic performance keep things hopping and the suspense is top-notch.
The Mirror Crack'd — Angela Lansbury does the honors as Agatha Christie's determined sleuth, Miss Marple, in this adaptation of Christie's novel. A washed-up movie star (Elizabeth Taylor) is attempting to make a comeback but is driven to distraction by a mysterious event from her past. Also problematic for Taylor's struggling actress is a series of murders occurring with clockwork regularity in the quiet, 1950s English village where a film is being produced — killings that are all somehow connected to her. Also starring Rock Hudson, Kim Novak, and Tony Curtis.
• Cast Bios
• Theatrical Trailers
• "Making of" featurettes
• Interviews with Peter Ustinov and Jane Birkin
Run Time: 6 hours
Number of discs: 3
Foreign Language Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Audio Format: Dolby Digital 2.0