Friday, April 15, 2016

DVD Review: And Then There Were None

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (DVD/Blu-ray debut) – "Surely the best Christie adaptation yet made for television" (The Times) and "TV event of the year" (Guardian) - The new BBC and Lifetime adaptation of Agatha Christie’s most successful book features an incredible cast: Aidan Turner (PoldarkThe Hobbit trilogy), Anna Maxwell Martin (Midwinter of the SpiritThe Bletchley Circle), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter films, Sleepy Hollow), Douglas Booth (Great Expectations), Maeve Dermody (Serangoon Road),Burn Gorman (TURN: Washington’s SpiesTorchwood), Toby Stephens (Black SailsJane Eyre), and Noah Taylor (Peaky BlindersGame of Thrones). The story follows a dinner party on an island where the guests start dying one by one. BBC Trailer and arrival on the island.

My Thoughts

And There There Were None is an exciting mystery inspired by the Agatha Christie novel of the same name.  Right before the start of WWII, ten strangers are invited to Soldier Island. They have nothing in common and have no idea who their host it, but before long, it becomes clear there are ominous intentions. The mini-series is broken down into three episodes. 

1- Eight people make the journey to Soldier Island. We get a sneak peek into each of their backgrounds and their secrets. Not long after they arrive, someone is murdered. Soon the eight guests, along with the maid and the butler all find themselves suspects.

2- Every one is afraid they might be the next victim and no one knows who to trust. Some try to unearth the murderer and soon other secrets about the guests come to light, making them all look guiltier.  More people are killed.

3- There are only a handful of survivors and they are all terrified of each other. A shocking ending which I've read is true to the original book!

If you're a fan of Agatha Christie, you are going to love this adaption! The exciting mystery is thrilling, and the actors all did a fabulous job. The costumes are true to the time period, and the story-line will keep you on the edge of your seat.  I'm thinking about getting a copy of the book now. To grab a copy for yourself, be sure to visit Acorn Media or you can find it on Amazon.