The Pale Horse

The Pale Horse

DVD - 2006
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In Agatha Christie's deepest venture into the occult, writer Mark Easterbrook is accused of murdering a priest. As he sets out to prove his innocence, he discovers that a series of deaths may be connected to witchcraft and a strange trio of sisters!
Publisher: Port Washington, NY : KOCH Vision : Distributed by KOCH Entertainment, 2006
ISBN: 9781417231690
1417231696
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Other Standard Identifier: 741952663591

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LoriVirginia
Dec 14, 2018

(1997 TV movie version) A bit dated, but not bad. I enjoyed the funny bits. I appreciated seeing Jean Marsh again who I have not seen since I used to watch her as Rose in the "Upstairs, Downstairs" TV series.

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Janice21383
Mar 15, 2015

If you don't like to read or think much, you may like the 2010 version of The Pale Horse. It is set at least 10 years before Christie's story, re-writes 95% of it, moves the location to a dire, Fawlty Towers-like hotel, and shoehorns in Miss Marple, because franchise. Julia McKenzie is a good actress, but she's about as much like the elderly, seemingly wooly-headed, upper middle class English spinster as I am. Her Miss Marple actually IS wooly-headed, and bumbles around until the mystery is solved, mostly by accident. Strangely, the DVDs include a 1997 version, that is far better written, directed, and acted, and also faithful to the period and story. Colin Buchanan, Michael Byrne, and Andy Serkis are standouts. The contrast between the two is sad. 2010 version: *1/2. 1997 version: ****

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