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  • Actors: David Suchet, Philip Jackson, Hugh Frasier
  • Directors: Edward Bennett, Renny Rye
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 18
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: October 23, 2012
  • Run Time: 2760 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008N8A3DA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,201 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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SDH subtitles

Editorial Reviews

Now remastered & in original U.K. broadcast order

As seen on PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery!

Agatha Christie’s most famous sleuth is on the case in these 45 mysteries from the first six series of the television phenomenon. David Suchet makes “a near-perfect Poirot” (USA Today) as the beloved Belgian detective in these newly remastered adaptations.

THE MYSTERIES
The Adventure of the Clapham Cook
Murder in the Mews
The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly
Four and Twenty Blackbirds
The Third Floor Flat
Triangle at Rhodes
Problem at Sea
The Incredible Theft
The King of Clubs
The Dream
Peril at End House
The Veiled Lady
The Lost Mine
The Cornish Mystery
The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim
Double Sin
The Adventure of the Cheap Flat
The Kidnapped Prime Minister
The Adventure of the Western Star
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
How Does Your Garden Grow?
The Million Dollar Bond Robbery
The Plymouth Express
Wasps’ Nest
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
The ABC Murders
Death in the Clouds
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb
The Underdog
Yellow Iris
The Case of the Missing Will
The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman
The Chocolate Box
Dead Man’s Mirror
Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
Hickory Dickory Dock
Murder on the Links
Dumb Witness

Mysteries previously released on DVD

Customer Reviews

He has thoroughly enjoyed watching all the episodes.
Amazon Customer
I could not be more pleased with the picture quality, and it is great to have all the episodes in one set in original order.
billy
Highly recommend to those who love British television.
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89 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Harold Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWER on August 25, 2012
Format: DVD
Remastered-Orig UK order Poirot Early Cases set is 45 mysteries solved by Poirot, the masterful Belgian `little gray cell' man who forever out-sleuths Scotland Yard. David Suchet is Poirot, enough said. It's a repackaging for the advantage of those who have not purchased them singly. Advanced picture quality, and I am told by my Blu-ray user friends, the best Poirot yet. All Agatha Christie stories make it fantastic, but Suchet makes the film adaptations soar to new heights. Humor, fantastic scenery & costuming appear. Poirot stories began in 1920 and the fictional character was granted a 1975 NYTimes front page obit.
Episodes are loaded with guest stars as well as regular recurring characters such as CI Japp (Philip Jackson), Hastings (Hugh Fraser) Poirot's right-hand, Miss Lemon (Pauline Moran).

SUBTITLES available for all 45 episodes. Airing began in1992. Masterpiece Mystery! It is CLASSIC UK sleuth TV, as applauded as the original books.

You can read a short summary for each of the episodes by clicking on the provided links to individual series and read my, Harold Wolf, fuller reviews. Simply too long to add them here.
Agatha Christie's Poirot: Series 1 ~~~ The Adventure of the Clapham Cook, Murder in the Mews, The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly, Four and Twenty Blackbirds, The Third Floor Flat, Triangle at Rhodes, Problem at Sea, The Incredible Theft, The King of Clubs, The Dream
Agatha Christie's Poirot: Series 2 ~~~ Peril at End House, The Veiled Lady, The Lost Mine, The Cornish Mystery, The Disappearance of Mr.
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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful By R. D. on December 27, 2012
Format: DVD
I got into Poirot when I started to borrow them from the local library. I think the first one I ever saw was Murder on the Links, which was fine but I did not think too much of it, it was just something to watch for free that was somewhat amusing. However, as I continued to borrow them and watch them I began to fall in love with the show and the characters. I won't go into much detail about who's who and why they are so wonderful because if you are considering buying this collection you already know all that.

It was not long before I knew that I had to own every bit of David Suchet's Poirot but while I was ready to do the work to find out which episodes are in which collection, I was not ready to shell out a bunch of money to buy them individually. The release of Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Early Cases is a gift from above. In the order of the original U.K. broadcast, it collects the first 6 series in 6 individual cases (with 3 DVDs in each case) in a lovely outer box. They are great for someone who does not have any of the earlier DVDs but they are also perfect for those who are seeking an upgrade. I have watched some of the original versions from the library so I can compare. The new DVDs are remastered, making the picture quality much more crisp and best of all they now come with subtitles. The DVD menu is also different with a polished new look and easy navigation capability.

At one point I was thinking of waiting until they come out with Poirot: The Complete Collection but series 13 is yet to be aired, which is the last one but who could wait that long? Also, I am not sure if there will ever be a North American release of the complete collection. Acorn Media holds the rights to series 1 - 6 and 11 - 13, while A&E owns series 7 - 10, which are 12 feature length movies.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By billy on October 31, 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I had some of these episodes on DVD and decided to get this complete version on Blu-Ray. I could not be more pleased with the picture quality, and it is great to have all the episodes in one set in original order. Donate all your old DVD versions to your local public library and buy this Blu-Ray version - you will love it.
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The numbers of reviews submitted for the various multi-episode packages of David Suchet's portrayal of Agatha Christie's beloved Belgian detective Hercules Poirot is testament enough as to its popularity, with many going into considerable detail about each episode covered.

I'm not about to clog up the reviews with more of the same. If you know who Poirot is there's no need, and if you don't, many of these other great reviews will fill you in nicely. I simply wish to say that each meticulously portrays the time period (1920s to 1940s before the series reaches its end) as only British productions can, and with actors who do not overplay their roles in sticking as closely as possible to Agatha Christie's books.

As some have noted, these original episodes have more of an Art Deco and often brighter and less-brooding look to them with the semi-regular characters of his aide, Captain Arthur Hastings (Hugh Fraser), his secretary Miss Felicity Lemon (Pauline Moran), and Scotland Yard Chief Inspector James Harold Japp (Philip Jackson), each of whom more or less faded from Christie's books after entering the mid- to late-1930s.

The later episodes, some of which were produced by the A&E Network but still stuck flawlessly to the period in appearance, began to take on a darker side in their storylines (as did her books), with the only recurring characters being George, his valet, and detective fiction writer Ariadne Oliver (played by the brilliant actress Zoë Wannamaker).

The only episodes not yet available on DVD are those of the final season, which were filmed the past year - Elephants Can Remember, The Big Four, The Labours Of Hercules, Dead Man's Folly, and Curtain. The last, which brings our favourite detective, now wheelchair-ridden, back to Styles, now a retirement residence but where it all began, also sees his death.

I have them all to date, and can't wait for these to be broadcast and then finally made available on DVD.
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