A must for all Christie fans

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Eating Out - Agatha Christie: Clas­sic Crime Col­lec­tion Acorn, cert 12. DVD 3-disc boxset £29.99

HERE’S a feast of red her­rings in three feature-length Christie mys­ter­ies.

THE PALE HORSE stars Hermione Nor­ris, Les­lie Phillips and Andy Serkis. The mys­tery be­gins with sculp­tor Mark Easter­brook dis­cov­er­ing a mur­dered priest clutch­ing a l i st of names. Then these peo­ple be­gin dy­ing one by one.

SPARKLINGCYANIDEsees the tro­phy wife of a mil­lion­aire die­of­poi­soningatadin­ner­party. One of the guests, a Gov­ern- ment min­is­ter, was hav­ing an af­fair with the vic­tim which adds dan­ger­ous spice. Pauline Collins and James Wilby star. WHY DIDN’T THEY ASK EVANS? is a tale of mur­der, mor­phine and mys­te­ri­ous psy­chi­atric clin­ics star­ringFrancescaAn­nis and John Giel­gud. A su­per set for ev­ery Christie fan. Which s l euth probed mur­der on the Nile? En­tries to Alex Gor­don, Christie com­pe­ti­tion. THE ad­vent of Cine­mas­cope gave screen space to the swords- and- san­dals ac­tion of this clas­sic from1954. Jack Palance – whowasal­waysagreatvil­lain – plays At­tila the Hun who ad­vances on Rome, only to find a deadly and dan­ger­ous en­emy in Ro­man Cen­turian, Mar­cian (Jeff Chan­dler). Things take a turn for the worse when they both fall for the same woman.

In which clas­sic western was Palance a sin­is­ter gun­fighter? En­tries to Alex Gor­don, Pa­gan com­pe­ti­tion.

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