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Agatha Christie's Seven Dials Mystery [DVD]

John Gielgud , Rula Lenska    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: John Gielgud, Rula Lenska, Cheryl Campbell, Terence Alexander, Harry Andrews
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Mar 2008
  • Run Time: 133 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0012CQDCY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,425 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Stylish thriller set in the midst of a high society weekend party. All appears to be going swimmingly until one of the guests fails to appear for breakfast and is later found dead.


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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seven Dials DVD 2 July 2009
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Brilliant DVD for retro 80's & Agatha Christie fans alike. Comes in several episode/sections so you can have a break after each to prolong your enjoyment! I thoroughly enjoyed it and have watched it again and again. I know what's coming next each time now.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mystery must be unfold 21 Nov 2011
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Prasing John Guielgud's interpretation, this film goes a little too long until the final mystery is unfold along with a slight oldfashioned filming production, eventhough enjoyable for fans all over the world.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why is Lady Eileen Brent called "Bundle"? 10 Nov 2005
By bernie VINE VOICE
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The era 1920’s the plays a country house where diplomats are staying. Soon a mission to evaluate a new material that is vital to aviation.
Gerry Wade (Robert Longden) seems to be a late sleeper it makes one thing that he may be dead when the story starts. Well his friends with the help of an extraordinarily smart Rupert 'Pongo' Bateman (James Griffiths) bring in eight alarm clocks to help Gerry wake up. Looks like they may have been a tad late with their scheme.
People are starting to die. Marquis of Caterhan (John Gielgud) wants to know why his daughter Lady Eileen 'Bundle' Brent (Cheryl Campbell) ran over a man and shot him. As the man is dying he mentions “the seven Dials” and Jimmy Thesiger (James Warwick). She assumes that she is meant to tell Jimmy of the something or someone called the seven dials. From there the plot thickens.
The seven dials theme plays through the whole story. We see it in clocks and clock towers; it turns up on paper and dieing breath. Is it a location or a cabal and does it really have something to do with the mystery?
As with many of Agatha Christies stories there are so many characters that you need a score card. Also there seems to be plots inside plots. Everyone could have done it and yet it is always the last person you suspect; or should I say usually the last person you would suspect. The film was adapted from the Novel by Pat Sandys, has the added benefit of the feeling that it is a play.
The film is packed with well known British actors and sometimes it is hard not to think now where have I seen this person before. Noticeably absent is Francesca Annis, yet the main female character player Cheryl Campbell is well remembers for her role in The Murder at the Vicarage (1986). John Gielgud excelled in his part as Marquis of Caterhan.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A charming and glittering murder mystery 18 Dec 2001
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This is a charming film with plenty of atmosphere and amusing moments - although there are also a number of sinister murders. The production style may be "made for TV" rather than slick, but I think this produces a certain texture that adds to the viewer's pleasure. The film's presentation of a glittering, treacherous world is certainly memorable. There are some good performances, including from John Gielgud and James Warwick; Cheryl Campbell as Lady Bundle is a little OTT - in a rather marvellous sort of way. Rula Lenska also appears. The production and cast are similar to "Why didn't they ask Evans?", and this film is of a similar quality.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another great success from Agatha Christie 13 Sep 2009
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Thoroughly enjoyed this DVD and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Agatha Christie stories. It has a great cast. I enjoyed the story and, as usual, there were plenty of red herrings to keep you guessing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely film 30 July 2013
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It is impossible not to enjoy this version of the early Agatha Christie story. It is so funny and charming and lighthearted that the absurdity of it all goes down quite well. All the actors are excellent, Gielgud a pleasure as always. It has a sparkling quality not found so much in later versions of Christie, however good they sometimes are.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WELL WORTH A WATCH! 29 Jan 2012
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THIS PRODUCTION HAS DATED A BIT BUT IS STILL WORTH A WATCH AS THE ONLY VERSION OF AGATHA CHRISTIES "SEVEN DIALS MYSTERY" THAT HAS BEEN FILMED AS FAR AS I KNOW. CHERYL CAMPBELL IS EXCELLENT AS ALWAYS AND IS VERY WELL SUPPORTED BY THE ENTIRE CAST.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why is Lady Eileen Brent called "Bundle"? 7 Sep 2008
By bernie VINE VOICE
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The era 1920's the plays a country house where diplomats are staying. Soon a mission to evaluate a new material that is vital to aviation.

Gerry Wade (Robert Longden) seems to be a late sleeper it makes one thing that he may be dead when the story starts. Well his friends with the help of an extraordinarily smart Rupert 'Pongo' Bateman (James Griffiths) bring in eight alarm clocks to help Gerry wake up. Looks like they may have been a tad late with their scheme.

People are starting to die. Marquis of Caterhan (John Gielgud) wants to know why his daughter Lady Eileen 'Bundle' Brent (Cheryl Campbell) ran over a man Ronny Devereux (John Vine) and shot him. As the man is dying he mentions "the seven Dials" and Jimmy Thesiger (James Warwick). She assumes that she is meant to tell Jimmy of the something or someone called the seven dials. From there the plot thickens.

The seven dials theme plays through the whole story. We see it in clocks and clock towers; it turns up on paper and dieing breath. Is it a location or a cabal and does it really have something to do with the mystery?

As with many of Agatha Christies stories there are so many characters that you need a score card. Also there seems to be plots inside plots. Everyone could have done it and yet it is always the last person you suspect; or should I say usually the last person you would suspect. The film was adapted from the Novel by Pat Sandys, has the added benefit of the feeling that it is a play.

The film is packed with well known British actors and sometimes it is hard not to think now where have I seen this person before. Noticeably absent is Francesca Annis, yet the main female character player Cheryl Campbell is well remembers for her role in The Murder at the Vicarage (1986). John Gielgud excelled in his part as Marquis of Caterhan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Glenleigh
One of the earlier recordings and extremely good. This fills a gap in Agatha Christies's Filmed books. A good evenings entertainment
Published 6 months ago by Glenleigh
1.0 out of 5 stars It never arrived, the seller took the money and said he dispatched.
I really would have loved to view it as all the other Agatha Christie videos I received were so good.
Published 8 months ago by terence
5.0 out of 5 stars Dvd
Enjoyed watching it. Looking forward to watching it again & again. Agatha Christie is one of my favourite authors and enjoy most of her films
Published 11 months ago by Miss Jennifer T Morgan
1.0 out of 5 stars Not my scence
This wasn't the movie I thought it was. It was returned, as it wasn't what I'd expected from an Agatha Christie Movie. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Gipsy Rebel
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 Dials
Outstanding and engaging production with a fine cast and period detail, even If at times a little over stylised. A Classic Agatha Christie to enjoy.
Published 13 months ago by C. J. Roe
4.0 out of 5 stars prompt delivery
I love Agatha Christie and watching this version of The Seven Dials Mystery is really good fun, I'm enjoying it
Published 15 months ago by manders
3.0 out of 5 stars I usually like films like this but this seem to be very long and not...
Would not recommend this, not like other Agatha Christie films I have seen. I normally like old films such as this so I was a bit disappointed!
Published 15 months ago by Irene
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 Dials to satisfaction
Video arrived quickly in Good Condition.

Cracking story, never seen it before , One of the best Agatha Christies I've seen , highly recommend it on any form of media .
Published on 16 Oct 2009 by Silver Knight
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