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Poirot Collection 1
     

Poirot Collection 1

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Director: Andrew Grieve, Edward Bennett, Edward Bennett

Cast: Andrew Grieve, Edward Bennett, David Suchet, Edward Bennett

 
David Suchet takes on the familiar role of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot in the three mysteries that comprise this box set. The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim, The Veiled Lady, and The Lost Mine come to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtracks are rendered in

Overview

David Suchet takes on the familiar role of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot in the three mysteries that comprise this box set. The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim, The Veiled Lady, and The Lost Mine come to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include biographies of both Christie and Suchet, and additional information on Christie. This is an excellent release for any fan of literate murder mysteries.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Gregory Baird
Classic mysteries from Hercule Poirot's casebook are deftly realized in this collector's set, finding Agatha Christie's famed fictional sleuth in rare form. The three episodes here are from the London Weekend Television series and were part of the second set of Poirot dramatizations to air on PBS's Mystery! in the early 1990s. "The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim" concerns the mysterious vanishing of a rich banker, which Poirot proposes to solve without leaving his apartment. It's a sharp mystery enlivened by some amusing scenes in which Poirot learns magic, and watching the Belgian sleuth display some card tricks and other sleight-of-hand feats is a distinct pleasure. In "The Veiled Lady," Poirot comes to the aid of a duchess who's being blackmailed. The fun here comes in watching him work undercover, donning a disguise -- complete with a bicycle -- to aid this damsel in distress, while the mystery unfolds with some well-disguised twists of its own. "The Lost Mine" concerns an elusive Asian and his map of a long-lost silver mine, a mystery that takes Poirot into the opium dens of London's Chinatown. Beautiful production design evoking 1930s Art Deco elegance distinguishes this series from the start, completely in tune with Poirot's sophisticated tastes in clothing, food, and interior décor. David Suchet's portrayal of the refined detective remains nothing short of perfect -- smug, supremely confident, but somehow completely lovable.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/13/2002
UPC:
0054961856794
Rating:
NR
Source:
Acorn Media
Time:
2:33:00

Special Features

Biographies of Agatha Christie and David Suchet; Cast filmographies; Agatha Christie materials

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Vanished [10:41]
3. Gathering Facts [7:17]
4. Cooped Up [10:21]
5. Raceway [9:18]
6. Complete Picture [12:48]
2. Indiscreet Letter [8:51]
3. Mr. Blackmail [7:24]
4. Casing the Joint [10:51]
5. Caught in the Act [7:09]
6. Treasured Box [13:42]
2. Playing the Game [9:38]
3. Han Wu Ling [8:32]
4. Get Him! [8:57]
5. Chinatown [10:30]
6. Double Trouble [12:33]

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Poirot Collection 1 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MaggieTX More than 1 year ago
Of course, this is enjoyable. Poirot always is. The acting is first class; scripts are interesting; stories well presented.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago