The Mirror Crack'd (DVD)
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- Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1
- Package Dimensions : 18 x 13.8 x 1.5 cm; 85 Grams
- Director : Guy Hamilton
- Media Format : DVD, PAL
- Run time : 1 hour and 45 minutes
- Release date : 25 October 2017
- Actors : Tony Curtis, Angela Lansbury, Edward Fox, Geraldine Chaplin
- Studio : StudioCanal
- ASIN : B077697SCL
- Country of origin : Australia
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 15,068 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Classic British thriller adapted from the novel by Agatha Christie. Excitement runs high when the feuding film stars Marina Rudd (Elizabeth Taylor) and Lola Brewster (Kim Novak) arrive in the sleepy English village of St Mary Mead, ready to begin work on a movie about Elizabeth I and Lady Jane Grey. But the experience quickly turns sour when an innocent bystander drops dead at a party after drinking a poisoned cocktail. Everyone assumes the drink was intended for Marina, but local resident Miss Marple (Angela Lansbury) has her doubts and begins to investigate.
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This is a mystery made in 1980 and set in the early 1950s. Miss Marple is played by Angela Lansbury, and unfortunately I have never been excited by her performances. In this case, I again wasn't impressed (I know, most people won't agree with me but this is my review). I find her performances forced and over-the-top. She also seems to have been made up to look older than she really was at the time, and the excellent quality of this release's Blu-ray presentation really highlights what the makeup artist has done. And although the production is loaded with named actors, like the characters portrayed, many of them really were actors who were advancing in age and I thought it played out too close to home for them.
The story is rather slow and not a lot happens for a long time. We seem to spend much of the film's run time being subjected to the bitter relationship between two of the actresses instead of seeing any mystery being investigated. Of course, Miss Marple (as always), comes through to save the day.
I really wanted to enjoy this movie but it just felt too dated and not the murder mystery I was hoping to watch.
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Angela Lansbury playing Miss Marple.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 November 2018