Agatha Christie Series

April 2018

Vintage Murder Mysteries With Hollywood Stars

''Now four murder mystery films from the pen of the 'Queen of Crime' and featuring glittering A-list casts from Elizabeth Taylor to Bette Davis have been newly-restored and exclusively re releasing at Academy Cinemas.

For fans of the crime capers, these classic films bring an extravagance, enchantment and big cast from the 1970's and '80's - when Christie's work was on the crest of a movie wave.

It's the sheer glamour of the cast list that makes these films so alluring, especially for film buffs. Elizabeth Taylor, a young Maggie Smith and even Mia Farrow at her most elegant. Then there is the astounding array of Hollywood greats competing for the spotlight in Murder On The Orient Express - Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, Vanessa Redgrave, Michael York and so many more. It's inconceivable how they managed to get such big-hitters alongside each other for a who-dunnit, but thank goodness they did.

The brand new digital restorations (taken from 4k transfers) may be nearing 50 years old but the high quality of the production, sets and particularly costumes mean they continue to intrigue and engage audiences today.'' Alison Brinkworth

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