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Poirot - The New Mysteries Collection (Death on the Nile / Sad Cypress / The Hollow / Five Little Pigs)
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Death on the Nile sets an entire boatful of suspicious character afloat in Egypt, where Poirot's vacation is disrupted by a splash in the night, falling rock, missing pearls, three murders, and a boozing gargoyle named Salome Otterbourne. The plot is one of Christie's more preposterous, yet also one of her most popular. Sad Cypress opens with a murderess on trial, then flashes back to young lovers, a wealthy but stricken dowager, a spiteful anonymous letter, and a pretty young blonde. A wonderfully creepy dream haunts Poirot as he struggles to redeem the wrongly convicted killer. In The Hollow, Poirot's vacation in the English countryside gets disrupted by a philandering doctor apparently shot by his adoring wife, his blood trickling into a swimming pool clotted with leaves. But the best of the lot is Five Little Pigs, a story told almost entirely in flashback, as a young woman hires Poirot to clear her mother, who was convicted of murdering her father. Not only are the clues deftly planted and the solution cunningly worked out, it's one of the rare mysteries that inspires a genuine sorrow for its characters.
Scattered throughout are a wealth of recognizable faces, though not many recognizable names--among the better known are James Fox (The Remains of the Day), Edward Fox (The Day of the Jackal), Paul McGann (Withnail and I), Sarah Miles (White Mischief), Lysette Anthony (Husbands and Wives), and David Soul (Starsky & Hutch!). But it's David Suchet as Poirot who keeps everything in motion, his beady eyes glittering under heavy lids, constantly tending to one of the most ridiculous mustaches in literature. Poirot has been played by such stars as Peter Ustinov and Albert Finney, but Suchet has made the fastidious Belgian detective his own. He's simply magnifique. --Bret Fetzer
- Four new Poirot mysteries: Death on the Nile, Sad Cypress, The Hollow, Five Little Pigs
- Agatha Christie biography
- David Suchet biography
- Index of all Agatha Christie Poirot stories
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DEATH ON THE NILE - When it comes to this particular story, I still prefer the Peter Ustinov version with Mia Farrow, Betty Davis and Maggie Smith. The original film with Ustinov showed a good deal of actual footage shot in Egypt. This issue of `Death on the Nile' appears to have some shots in Egypt, but to tell you the truth, they could have shot most of the film elsewhere...for example Central or South America. Population growth and war have altered the terrain in Egypt considerably since Agatha Christie wrote her novel, which takes place around the 1930s following her travels to the Middle East with her husband, the great archeologist Mallowan.
Poirot - THE HOLLOW - The plot of this episode involves a two-timing husband who may or may not have been done in by his "stupid" wife. The wife, a doe-eyed creature who appears unable to harm a fly is soon incarcerated by the police who feel they have `got their man' but Poirot sets about trying to find the truth and unravel the obviously flawed case the police have constructed.Read more ›
Also, these latest Poirot mysteries have terrific production values, as you'd expect: the elegant sets and costumes provide lots of period detail that delight the eye. If you're a fan of stylish whodunits, this is definitely a worthwhile addition to your film library!
"Death on the Nile" introduces us to a lethal love triangle: a beautiful heiress, her penniless new husband, and the vibrant ex-girlfriend, who is also an ex-pal of the heiress. Soon Linnett Doyle (Emily Blunt) is dead, and her ex-pal and widowed husband are the only people who COULDN'T have done it. But it seems that she had a wealth of enemies, including a disgruntled communist, pearl thief, and a drunken romance novelist. And it's up to Hercule Poirot to figure out what really did happen...
Another lethal love triangle crops up in "Sad Cypress." An old woman dies, seemingly of natural causes, leaving her vast estate to her young relative Elinor (Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh). But when Elinor's fiancee leaves her for lovely Mary Gerard (Kelly Reilly), Mary turns up dead -- and the only suspect is Elinor. Poirot knows she wanted to -- but did she?
In "The Hollow," doctor John Christow (Jonathan Cake) is shot at the poolside, and his timid wife is found holding the gun. Love is the probable answer: Was it his steel-nerved mistress (Megan Dodds), the young man in love with her (Jamie de Courcey) his quiet and seemingly stupid wife (Claire Price), or an angry ex-flame (Lysette Anthony) with whom he had had a quickie in the pavilion? Only Hercule Poirot is clever enough to unravel this bizarrely simple mystery...Read more ›
Poirot as portayed by David Suchet, the directing, the ensemble acting, the sets and, for me, just as importantly the music all contribute to create a perfect movie experience. I stress the music because its quality never falters, never becomes saccharine or distracting, but rather intensifies and enhances the tone and development of the plot and themes.
Let's hope that A&E, the inimitable David Suchet, the director, producers and well everyone involved continue to bring us more cinematic treasures based on Agatha Christie's timeless mystery creations.
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Season 9 was the strongest season for this wonderful series.
Five Little Pigs - a haunting story of murder in retrospect, this filmed version makes very few (but... Read more
You just can't beat Agatha Christie. We have nearly all the Poirot Collection and can still watch them and enjoy them. Can't go wrong with these.Published 11 months ago by John Edward Elsegood
Apart from an important delay of delivery I am delighted by the content