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Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Classic Collection - Set 2
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DAVID SUCHET plays the impeccably turned-out Belgian sleuth in these nine stories, originally produced for British television and based on the fiction of Dame Agatha Christie. Set in the art deco elegance of 1930s Europe, the series also stars Hugh Fraser as Poirot’s affable assistant Captain Hastings, Philip Jackson as Chief Inspector Japp, and Pauline Moran as Miss Lemon.
The Million Dollar Bond Robbery
The Plymout Express
The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor
The Double Clue
The Mystery of the Spanish Chest
The Theft of the Royal Ruby
The Affair at the Victory Ball
The Mystery of Hunter’s Lodge
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE biographies of Agatha Christie and David Suchet, cast filmographies, and Agatha Christie materials.
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VOLUME 1 (Disc One)
The Million-Dollar Bond Robbery -- At the behest of bank officials, Poirot and Hastings accompany a bank representative who is notorious for his gambling on the Queen Mary across the Atlantic to America -- the bank's assets are clearly in jeopardy of being stolen. But Poirot never gets to debark from the ship as the bank's bonds have apparently disappeared along the route so it's back to England in an attempt to solve the mystery. [ 7.5]
The Plymouth Express -- Christie enthusiasts will recognize this yarn as being loosely based upon The Mystery of the Blue Train (Hercule Poirot Series). A financial magnate's daughter is experiencing ex-husband difficulties just prior to re-kindling an old flame with a nefarious French Count. She journeys away in a train compartment, ostensibly for a weekend excursion, and is later discovered brutally murdered for her valuable and now-missing jewels. Poirot is called in by the girl's distraught father to ferret out the killer while Inspector Jap of Scotland Yard remains typically befuddled. [6.5]
Wasp's Nest -- The intellectual and refined son of one of Poirot's old acquaintances is affianced to an attractive and well-known model who is clearly bearing the burden of a past dark secret. Poirot and Hastings visit the privileged son and, while there, the master detective sniffs out a murder case... one which has yet to happen!Read more ›
Now this collection will be a bit on the rough side as far as video-transfer quality. It will bring back fond memories, I think, because these episodes, unlike those in Set 3, look just like they looked on A&E all those years ago. (Since I haven't seen the quality, I shudder to think what Set 1 looks like!)
An annoying habit of the market is to put out a "dvd collection" that is a few paltry episodes or bits of a series. Later ... WHAM!! ... the whole series or a newly configured set comes out, and you're angrier than a monkey with its tail burned off.
This dvd set is not like that. It is packed with the old favorite episodes. Sadly, at present only two other of these boxed sets are available:
"Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Classic Collection" - Set 1, Set 2, Set 3 and alas, no more - plus, each set is sold separately. Try not to go out on a limb with other collections unless you know them well, or unless the collection contains a film you particularly love.
These sets are not the only collections that have the original hour-long A&E Channel Poirot series, and there are other sets containing the two-hour specials. Not to mention the collection of the newer films from circa 1999 to 2010. (I have yet to see DEATH ON THE NILE which was promised back in 2010, but has never been shown on TV here; I have enjoyed EVIL UNDER THE SUN which was as dark as can be, vid. my review.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These beautiful settings and the demure dialog are a masterful backdrop for the logical deductions of this quirky little detective. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tea Party Princess
Great value for the movies. I enjoy these sets. They are high quality.Published 17 months ago by Dolly
Another excellent set of classics from the super sleuth, Mr. Poirot. David Suchet never seems to disappoint his viewers in his role. Read morePublished on November 19, 2013 by Marjorie Potirala
Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Classic Collection Set 2 includes some of the greatest Poirot episodes. Great collection of Agatha Christie Poirot episodes.Published on October 2, 2013 by JE Michele
i love poirot and can't see all programs on pbs. it is a welcome addition to my home videos and sharingPublished on February 21, 2013 by space cadet