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 – in Murder On The Orient Express.
Sidney Lumet’s elegant and star-studded adaptation stars Albert Finney (“Saturday Night and Sunday Morning”, “Skyfall”) in his only incarnation as the Belgian sleuth Poirot (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 on this new release include a making-of documentary, a behind-the-scene stills gallery, art cards of the original press book, and a brand new interview with producer Richard Goodwin.
Released as part of StudioCanal’s Vintage Classics collection, Murder On The Orient Express 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 Death On The Nile, 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.
Murder On The Orient Express will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on October 23rd 2017 from Amazon.co.uk and other leading retailers.