Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Collector’s Set Volume 6

August 21, 2013 - Comment

C’est vrai! David Suchet is the definitive Poirot. Hercule Poirot is the detective, and no actor has defined the brilliant little Belgian’s onscreen persona like DAVID SUCHET, the Poirot. Millions of fans made Suchet’s Poirot the most-watched detective in the history of the PBS Mystery! series and a hit all over again on A&E. Armed

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C’est vrai!
David Suchet is the definitive Poirot.
Hercule Poirot is the detective, and no actor has defined the brilliant little Belgian’s onscreen persona like DAVID SUCHET, the Poirot. Millions of fans made Suchet’s Poirot the most-watched detective in the history of the PBS Mystery! series and a hit all over again on A&E. Armed only with his razor-sharp wit, Poirot unravels the intricate plots concocted by Dame Agatha Christie, the mother of the modern mystery story. Ablaze with the elegance of its 1930s setting, the series also stars Hugh Fraser as Captain Hastings, Philip Jackson as Chief Inspector Japp and Pauline Moran as Miss Lemon.

THE THEFT OF THE ROYAL RUBY — International relations are at stake as Poirot hunts for a stolen Egyptian royal jewel. THE AFFAIR AT THE VICTORY BALL — When two revelers at a lavish costume ball are murdered, small but telling clues lead Poirot to the killer. THE MYSTERY OF HUNTER’S LODGE — Poirot must find a murderer among the members of a quarrelsome hunting party. DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE biographies of Agatha Christie and David Suchet, cast filmographies and Agatha Christie materials.Wherever Hercule Poirot goes, murder follows–although the crimes are not always what they first appear to be in the three stories included in this boxed set of Agatha Christie’s Poirot. Poirot’s attempt at a practical joke livens up the somewhat tedious “Theft of the Royal Ruby”–an episode in which the redirection of romantic attentions seems to be as much the goal as preserving England’s political relations with Egypt. A guest appearance by Stephanie Cole (who later starred in the series Waiting for God) makes this episode an interesting collector’s item for British TV fans.

Costumes and clever disguises ultimately fail to mask the truth from Poirot’s prying eyes in the other two episodes. Even a fever-stricken Poirot is able to deduce the culprit’s double identity in “The Mystery of Hunter’s Lodge.” And the dazzling commedia dell’arte costumes in “The Affair at the Victory Ball” are stripped away when the Belgian sleuth reassembles the surviving cast of a radio mystery play to broadcast his own whodunit scene. David Suchet is, as always, the consummate Hercule Poirot, from his dapper demeanor to his endearing concern for the plight of servants and train station attendants. –Larisa Lomacky Moore

Comments

F. Behrens "Frank Behrens" says:

Suffers only in comparison with the earlier sets At last, the final set in this series of video mysteries. I say “this” series, because the friendly people at Acorn Media assure me that other entries are to follow in the not too distant future. Please see my reviews of sets 1-3 for general comments about these offerings.

"face-garak" says:

Poirot continues to be wonderful! The Theft of the Royal Ruby – While it’s interesting to see Poirot on his own, I still missed Hastings and Miss Lemon. But what turned my away from this one is the mystery. It’s just not that interesting and revolves too much around coincidence. – 3 stars

Reina says:

No so good as i was expecting Well:

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