New Release: Poirot Murder on the Orient Express Blu-ray, Slings & Arrows: The Complete Collection DVD

Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express scene

Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express

Acorn Media released its first British TV Blu-ray title on Oct. 26, 2010: the adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. The high-definition disc bowed along with the acclaimed Canadian television series Slings & Arrows: The Complete Collection also on Blu-ray.

Priced at $29.99, Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express stars David Suchet as the iconic detective Hercule Poirot as he searches for a killer on a snowbound train from Istanbul to London. The program also stars Samuel West (Van Helsing), Eileen Atkins (Cold Mountain), Toby Jones (Frost/Nixon), Hugh Bonneville (Iris) and Barbara Hershey (Hannah and Her Sisters).

Murder on the Orient Express debuted on PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery in July.

Murder on the Orient Express Blu-ray boxThe Blu-ray includes these special features:

  • 47-minute “David Suchet on the Orient Express,” with the actor hosting a tour of the train and exploring its history
  • “120 Years of Agatha Christie”
  • list of Poirot books
  • and cast filmographies.

The same day, Acorn Media also released Slings & Arrows: The Complete Collection on Blu-ray, priced at $79.99.

The six-disc set includes all 18 episodes of the Canadian TV show about the trials and tribulations of a Shakesperean theater troupe.

Slings and Arrows: The Complete Collection Blu-ray boxThe Blu-ray set’s special features are:

  • three exclusive episode commentaries
  • behind-the-scenes featurette
  • cast and crew interviews
  • backstage footage
  • bloopers
  • deleted and extended scenes
  • photo galleries
  • production notes
  • and song lyrics.

 

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.