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 – in Death On The Nile.
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 on this new release include a making-of documentary, behind-the-scenes and costume designs stills galleries, costume design art cards, and brand new interviews with Dame Angela Lansbury, costume designer Anthony Powell, and producer Richard Goodwin.
Released as part of StudioCanal’s Vintage Classics collection, Death On The Nile is one of four newly restored, star-studded classic film adaptations of the work of the world’s all-time best-selling author Agatha Christie. 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 acting luminaries who grace the films’ cast lists is a testament to the high quality of these archetypal British mysteries that continue to intrigue and engage audiences today.
Also including Murder On The Orient Express, The Mirror Crack’d and Evil Under The Sun, these 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.
Death On The Nile will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on October 23rd 2017 from Amazon.co.uk and other leading retailers.