The Poirot Collection
Saturday 21st December 2013
Based on one of Agatha Christie's all-time favourite crime heroes, Oscar® Nominee Albert Finney (The Dresser, Scrooge) and two-time Oscar® winner Peter Ustinov (Spartacus, Topkapi) take on the role of the nation's much loved Belgian detective Hercule Poirot as The Poirot Collection is released on Blu-ray on 20th January 2014, courtesy of StudioCanal.
The collection brings to life three of Agatha Christie's best-known novels, with Albert Finney marking the beginning of Poirot's on screen journey along with Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca) who gives an Oscar® winning performance in Murder On The Orient Express. Death On The Nile sees Peter Ustinov step into Finney's shoes to great acclaim. Four years later, Ustinov reprises the role alongside some of Britain's best-loved actresses Jane Birkin, Dame Maggie Smith and Diana Rigg in Evil Under The Sun.
Together for the first time on Blu-ray this box set is a must-have for all Poirot fans.
- Murder On The Orient Express (1974) - Elegant, all-star production introducing Albert Finney as the first screen Hercule Poirot. 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
- 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 portrayal as the Belgian detective Poirot. Aboard a luxury Nile steamer a mystery assassin takes the life of an heiress
- 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. Starring Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot, the film also stars Jane Birkin, Diana Rigg and Maggie Smith.
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