Top positive review
Death on the Nile - Blu-ray
22 October 2017
It’s literally my favourite Agatha Christie adaptation of all time and although I’ve lost count of the number of times over the years I’ve seen it, I never get bored of it.
Taking a common Christie outline of a group of characters in a specific location, a murder and a reason for almost every character to want the victim dead, Hercule Poirot is left to deduce the truth!
For me, the film is just a perfect combination of a complicated whodunit script with a healthy dose of humour mixed in, an absolutely perfect cast across the board (Angela Lansbury in particular is outstanding as a boozy novelist of dubious romantic fiction) and an exotic grand location in which to bump the cast off. The new Blu-ray edition gives the film a terrrific extra shine making it look brand new again.
Extras run about an hour, comprising a 22 minute vintage featurette consisting of interviews with cast and crew during production (which was on the previous DVD release) alongside new interviews with costume designer Anthony Powell, Dame Angela Lansbury and producer Richard Goodwin. There’s also a couple of still image galleries to flick through.