Monday, April 4, 2022

4K Digital Review: Death On The Nile

Based on Agatha Christie's novel of the same name, Death on the Nile, is the sequel to 2017's Murder on the Orient Express. Detective Hercule Poirot vacation in Egypt becomes a search for a murderer after a picture-perfect couples honeymoon is cut tragically short. This tale of passion and jealousy is filled with twists and turns until the shocking finale. The cast here is solid with fantastic performances by Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, and Russell Brand. In fact this may be Gadot's finest role and goes toe to toe as the best actor in the film with Branagh. 


The streaming 4K is superb as the movie is native 4K and shot in 70mm. The film is bright and vibrant with great details and sharpness. My only complaint on the clarity is that some of the green screen is so obvious that it took me out of the film for a moment. The scope of the film is big and watching it, the rooms and all of Egypt, feels wide and spacious. Colors are bright and bold. Details such  as fabrics are very clear. Skin tones and facial features look like you are seeing the actors through a window. 


The Dolby Atmos track here is solid. Vocals are crisp and clear as you would expect. The score soars and helps build the tension of the movie. Ambient sounds surround you while the sounds of gunshots or a falling boulder or two are loud and create the desired impact. 

Bonus Features*


  • Death on the Nile: Novel to Film – Explore the new vision for Agatha Christie’s classic novel DEATH ON THE NILE, and how Kenneth Branagh and screenwriter Michael Green collaborated with Christie’s estate to bring a new twist to this story of love and murder.
  • Agatha Christie: Travel Can Be Murder – The story behind the book connects with Christie’s own love of travel, and especially Egypt and its secrets. Her legacy continues through her family and new generations of filmmakers and actors, all at once contributing to the immortality of her novels.
  • Design on the Nile – The setting, the costumes, the photography, all contribute to the Agatha Christie touch. We take a fun tour of this “ship of suspects” and learn details about the overall look and design of everything from the characters to the environment.
  • Branagh/Poirot – Kenneth Branagh is a one-of-a-kind artist who can switch hats with exceptional skill, playing Poirot one moment and directing the next. This piece pays tribute to Branagh’s ability to stay connected to his cast and creative team through it all.

Deleted Scenes

  • The Market
  • Poirot's Cabin
  • Rosalie and Bouc Outside Temple
  • Windlesham Jogging
  • Poirot Discusses Case
  • Poirot and Bouc Approach Jackie
  • Confronting Bouc and the Otterbournes
  • Poirot Orders Books


Death on the Nile is a wonderful film that will make for a great murder-mystery movie night. The cast is exceptional, the film transfer is vibrant with a solid Dolby Atmos track. The bonus features add some nice perspective as well some depth to the film. 

Death on the Nile is now available for digital download and available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on April 5, 2022. 

*The digital download was provided by Walt Disney Home Entertainment for the purpose of review. The opinions expressed are solely mine.*

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