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Agatha Christie's Poirot: Series 9 (2004)

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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: October 29, 2013
  • Run Time: 392 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00DW5IKWK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,513 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 Mysteries previously released on DVD.

As seen on A&E

Agatha Christie’s astute Belgian detective is on the case in these four feature-length mysteries from the hit series. Beautifully remastered, these definitive adaptations capture the unrivaled elegance of the Art Deco era. David Suchet stars as “a near-perfect Poirot” (USA Today), with guest stars including Toby Stephens, Aidan Gillen, Edward Fox, Phyllis Logan, Barbara Flynn, Judy Parfitt, Marc Warren, JJ Feild, Paul McGann, Gemma Jones, and Emily Blunt.

THE MYSTERIES
(original U.K. broadcast order)
Five Little Pigs—Fourteen years after Caroline Crale was executed for murdering her husband, Lucy Crale asks Poirot to prove her mother’s innocence.
Sad Cypress—A beautiful young socialite stands convicted of murder, and Poirot races to reinvestigate before her sentence is carried out.
Death on the Nile—Poirot intervenes when a jilted woman harasses a newlywed couple, but their honeymoon river cruise turns deadly nonetheless.
The Hollow—Invited for a weekend in the country with the Angkatell clan, Poirot untangles the family’s love affairs in the quest for a killer.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally coming to blu ray August 19, 2013
Format:Blu-ray
I was beginning to wonder if the Definitive Collection of Poirot would ever come to Blu Ray Disc. The Early Cases did and are absolutely magnificent. If you havent seen the Early Cases on blu ray, you should. We were blown away at how great yhey looked and sounded. However, there is still series 10 which I'm wondering why it isn't released for preorder as well ( episodes "Mystery on the Blue Train, Taken At the Flood, After the Funeral, Cards on the Table"). In the Movie Collection, movie collection 6 is on blu ray, but not movie collections 4 and 5. Go figure. I hope A & E, and Acorn Media complete the entire series and movies in blu ray.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
Series 9 was filmed in WIDESCREEN and the previous A&E DVDs cropped the sides off to give a square picture.
A&E also censored the audio for language they felt offensive and re-edited the shows to put in commercial breaks.

But now we can rejoice! Acorn has gone back to the original British masters, restored the widescreen image as it was produced, and the audio is uncensored.

These new transfers also refine the picture, sure there is some film grain but it is a lot sharper than the previous A&E DVDs and the colors are brighter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally... August 13, 2013
Format:Blu-ray
I was beginning to despair of this & series 7 & 8 coming to bluRay. series 9 saw the departure from the old formula but a compelling trend toward darker, even more character driven mysteries. all 4 are excellent: The Hollow & Five Little Pigs are superlative. I just watched Death on the Nile on my Aussie DVD [the only anamorphic widescreen versions at the time] for the umpteenth time; excellent stuff. October is too far away.

And there's this fine Belgian man who ties it all expertly together.
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Poirot is getting older and they have written out Hastings in most of the shows. A mistake in my view point. Hasings gave the show a bit of humor that is sadly missing in this series. The mysteries are still there and it's still worth the view.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five stars for content, one star for product!!!! August 9, 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I eagerly ordered this DVD set of Season 9 Poirot with the expectation that it would play on my Blue Ray player as the other sets I bought of Miss Marple manufactured in Spain had done. You can well imagine my complete disappointment when it refused to play!! The Miss Marple and the Poirot DVD products are distributed by LLamentol, however the Poirot DVD set is labeled Euromedia Visión, whereas the Miss Marple DVDs are labeled Track Media.CAVEAT EMPTOR!! I shall be returning this set of Season 9 Poirot Blue Ray version to Amazon. In this case Amazon has left me VERY disappointed and receives one star for failing to state that this set is for European players. So where is the Track Media version for us Region 1 customers for this particular Blue Ray set of Poirot, Amazon????
Since I know the content of this set, I have rated the CONTENT with 5 stars. Poirot NEVER disappoints!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Series 9 October 23, 2013
Format:DVD
Only the British could find a way to take a classic mystery novel and turn it into an equally entertaining series. That is exactly what they've done with the Agatha Christie's Poirot. They have brought the Belgian Detective to life, right down to his classic mustache and I have been hooked on this show since series one. Series nine brings in the following four episodes.

Five Little Pigs

Sad Cypress

Death on the Nile

The Hollow

Unlike so many television shows, Poirot loses none of its entertainment or realism as the series progresses. Some of the exciting challenges Piorot faces this time around include saving a socialite from the death penalty and searching for a killer amidst a family's scandalous love affairs. Then the daughter of a woman who was convicted of murder fifteen years earlier wants Piorot to help her find the killer. But my favorite of episode of all was the Death on the Nile when a honeymoon cruise turns deadly. Fantastic costumes, spectacular settings, and suburb acting make Poirot a classic series. I anxiously await the chance to watch Series 10 and hope the shows keep coming.

I received an advance copy of the DVD from Acorn Median directly and I am posting on amazon as a courtesy, but since so many other reviewers commented about the DVD not working, I want to mention that I no issues playing this DVD in my region 1 DVD player.

***Complimentary copy received in exchange for an honest review***
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5.0 out of 5 stars Series 9 and still going strong August 10, 2013
Format:Blu-ray
These four episodes/mini-movies are just as good as some of the original Poirot series. David Suchet is - as always - a consummate Poirot. Hugh Frasier is still the standup Hastings we love to see and Pauline Moran as Miss Lemon is as ever the perfect ying to Poirot's yang. If you have not yet seen these 4 episodes then you should - and if you've not yet read them either - you should, however that said I don't want to go in to detail about them as I don't want to spoil anything for anyone who has not yet seen them. The brief descriptions provided by amazon are enough of a synopsis I think. I hope you watch these if you've seen any of the others! If not, I say start with the series in order - which is not necessary but it does add a hint of completeness and - personally, I never get tired of watching them.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars poirot 9
I would recommend this to anyone who loves who done its. The actors are amazing and the storylines are fantastic
Published 1 month ago by nelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Poirot
I would recommend this series to anyone who loves who done it's it is such a great series with great actors and fantastic storylines
Published 1 month ago by nelly123
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnifique
Another beautifully directed and produced series of Poirot mysteries. The production of this series is second to none and is such a wonderful change from so much of the rubbish... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bun
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Penquin
He is so sure of his methods of logic, he cannot ever be wrong! He explains himself as how he arrived at the conclusionwith such careful word choices. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Starlette B. Gwaltney
5.0 out of 5 stars Poirot Famous Detective
I have been a fan of Agatha Christie's books on Poirot and Miss Marple. I have tried to order every DVD on these characters. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Elo
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Fan
I love the series. I have all the DVDs. I hope it never ends. I have all the books also
Published 2 months ago by Enrique E. Segoviano
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Poirot
I already own it I got it for my doughter - our family loves Poirot !! & all though 13 is going to be very sad we can't wait to get it.
Published 2 months ago by Louise M
5.0 out of 5 stars Great as always.
Love the Poirot series and this is no exception. If you are a collector of mysteries, this series has got to be included. Read more
Published 2 months ago by BlackCoffee
5.0 out of 5 stars Poirot again at his best
Four great mysteries solved by the greatest detective of them all. If you like David Suchet as Hercule Poirot, you will like this DVD collection.
Published 3 months ago by Richard Sparrow
5.0 out of 5 stars A favorite
My husband & I are hugh fans of Hercule Poirot (you might say addicted) because we get a bit panicky if we think we're coming close to the end of our supply. Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Hilburn
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