Saturday, 7 January 2012
"Agatha Christie's 'Thirteen Shuriken' "
FYC: "Agatha Christie's 'Thirteen Shuriken' " - Genteel Edwardian detective drama with splashes of 'Kill Bill' in this adaptation of a classic, one of the few stories in which Poirot and Miss Marple both appear, and compete to solve the corpse-riddled riddle. Thirteen English industrialists, together with their friends and staff, gather in a country house in 1919 to decide who will get the lucrative contract for the mustard gas for Churchill's planned genocide against the Kurds. But one by one they are brutally murdered, each by a different, old-school Oriental method, leaving no clues as to the assailant's identity other than an engraved shuriken embedded in their foreheads. It appears that there is a Ninja with a grudge amongst the visitors to Blethien Manor, but who could it be, and can the two amateur sleuths stop him (or could it be... her?) before there is no one left to profit by helping murder the sand-niggers? Includes steamy sleuth-on-sleuth octogenarian sex and Miss Marple's famous Katana duel with the Ninja.