Ten Little Indians (1965, George Pollock) from Warner on March 14

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  1. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Producer

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    Listed HERE at Amazon.com.


    CD Universe lists the following:



    I wonder which version we'll be getting? If Warner used prime elements, then it might include the gimmick version. Seamless branching would be appropriate here.

    So... is this a good movie?
     
  2. Walter Kittel

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    I believe that this used to show up on television back in the '70s. My memories of the film are vague at best, but I do recall enjoying it at the time. Not sure if that is really a recommendation, but its probably worth a look. I'll pick it up if the price is reasonable.

    - Walter.
     
  3. Gordon McMurphy

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    Thanks, Walter.

    I wonder if we will see other releases that day from Warner; Ten Little Indians just seems to be sitting on its own that day as a catalogue title - and a fairly obscure one at that. Not Warner's usual method of releasing catalogue titles.
     
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    I thought "Ten Little Indians" was supposed to be released the same day as the Miss Marple Collection.
     
  5. Gordon McMurphy

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    You're right, Vincent, it is. Ron actually posted the official press release here: Miss Marple

    Of course, Ten Little Indians is not a Miss Marple story. Ron's thread didn't show up on my search, unfortunately. Maybe Miss Marple doesn't mean a great deal to people, I don't know, but Ten Little Indians has been a n elusive film over the years. I actually discovered that there were German and Australian releases earlier this year, but their transfer are said to be not that great. Let's hope that Warner deliver a superior disc.
     
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    I'll probably pick this up on a bling purchase... I'm a sucker for nicely designed covers. [​IMG]
     
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    There is a version where the main players, at the start, arrive by helicopter. I believe that it is basically a retelling of Christie's original story. What was the title of that one? Or is it this one? At the time, I remember thinking that it was a pretty good movie.



    They borrowed Christie's technique, but added a narrator. Christie always created the illusion that her mysteries could be solved; however, the reader could never solve the mystery because Christie always had a piece of evidence that was discovered by the protagonist off of "the stage". At least, I could never solve them. Maybe other readers had better luck.

    I liked to read her Hercule Poirot stories but the "off stage" gimmick used to piss me off, because I always regarded it as cheating the reader.
     
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    I think the helicopter one is the 1974 version with Oliver Reed and Richard Attenbrough, as that too, played on TV throughout the 70's.
     
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    Yes. It's good fun. [​IMG]
     
  10. Will Krupp

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    The helicopter arrival is indeed in the 1974 version (and it's HORRIBLE!)

    By the way, I wrote that little blurb quoted from imdb. I hope they include the murder minute because it was a lot of fun and I was disappointed when it didn't show up when the movie made the cable rounds a few years ago.
     
  11. Jon Martin

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    I also remember seeing the "Murder Minute" on a TV print in the early 80's. It was a fun film. In fact, I was just thinking of the film a couple weeks ago, after reading about it in Maltin. Wondering whatever happened to it as I hadn't seen it since.

    I'll be getting the DVD.
     

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