And Then There Were None (DVD)

Written by Acorn Media

Review written by Mike Stotter

And Then There Were None (DVD)
Acorn Media
RRP: £19.99
Released: January 11, 2016

I very much doubt if there is not a crime aficionado who is unaware of Agatha Christie’s bestselling mystery of all time, And Then There Were None.  BBC TV aired their version with a starry cast as a three-parter over the Christmas holidays.  If you missed it, you can now buy the DVD from Acorn Media.


Christie’s mystery, recently voted her best by the Crime Writers’ Association, has been adapted for film numerous of the times, amongst them are: 1945 as And Then There Were None, 1965 as Ten Little Indians, Maria Bravo’s Italian version in 1970 as 5 Bablole per la luna d’agosto. Even the BBC had a crack at it back in 1949 as Ten Little Niggers 

But this current version is Christie par excellence with its isolated island setting, a motley band of victims and suspects, and a fiendish denouement. Miss Marple— it isn’t. And if you are unfamiliar with the tale this précis might help:  Set in 1939, ten strangers from differing backgrounds are lured to remote Soldier Island off the Devon coast for a get-together by the mysterious Mr and Mrs U N Owen. It’s not long before the guests all realise that none of them has ever met either of the Owens, who are absent from the cut-off island.  

And Then The Were None is a beautifully produced mini-series, and is a showcase for BBC TV doing what it does best with a stellar cast including Aidan Tuner, Charles Dance, Miranda Richardson, Sam Neil, Toby Stephens, Maeve Dermody, Douglas Booth and Burn Gorman. A real advantage of spreading the story over three episodes is that it unfolds slowly, so that tensions beneath the gentility gradually surface before the mayhem begins. Having said that, at 180 minutes running time, watched in one sitting, you won’t feel that you’ve lost a moment of your life.  

The cinematography is simply stunning with its use of colours to enhance scenes. It reminded me of Dean Semler's work on Dances With Wolves with its contrast of the landscape's bleakness and the luscious interiors. The attention to period detail and a terrific score helps lift this superb production head and shoulders above its predecessors.  The transfer to DVD is very good but I’d love to see it in Blu Ray format and on 4K. Would I recommend it?  Of course I would.



kamagra thyroxine
viagra manufacturer coupon coupon drug coupon
abortion at 10 weeks open abortion papers
discount prescriptions coupons site discount card for prescription drugs
how much does it cost for an abortion read medical abortion pill
manufacturer coupons for prescription drugs site cialis coupons and discounts
prescription drug cards read prescription coupons
voltaren dolo kenocs voltaren dolo kenocs voltaren ára
gedeones odontologia geodon pfizer
seroquel 300 seroquel xr seroquel 300
adalat oros adalat adalat oros
ventolin prospecto click ventolini cali
pill for abortion abortion at 14 weeks costs of abortion coupons site cialis discount coupons online
dexamethasone suppression test dexamethasone suppression test explained dexamethasone mechanism of action in cancer
cialis 20mg cheap cialis cheap cialis
prescriptions coupons discount prescriptions coupons coupon
abortion pill stories second trimester abortion anti abortion facts
amoxicillin antibiyotik fiyat amoxicillin 500 mg amoxicillin antibiyotik fiyat
abortion price abortions cost abortion pill price
coupon prescription cialis discount coupons online discount prescription coupons
information about abortion pill aspiration abortion
buy abortion pill abortion pill quotes
abortion price abortion pill cost
information about abortion pill third trimester abortion pill average cost of abortion
amoxicillin 1000 mg amoxicillin nedir amoxicillin antibiyotik fiyat
prescriptions coupons coupons for cialis printable 2015 cialis coupon
cialis coupons free discount prescription drug cards 2015 cialis coupon
naltrexone off label uses generic naltrexone low dose naltrexone reviews
revia manufacturer naltrexone depression treatment

Book Reviews
About Us
Contact Us

Privacy Policy | Contact Shots Editor