Agatha Christie's Poirot: Series 1
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Now remastered & in original U.K. broadcast order.
As seen on PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery!
Agatha Christie’s brilliant Belgian detective is on the case in the first series of the hit PBS mystery. Fan favorite David Suchet stars as the dapper sleuth who solves the thorniest of cases with his formidable intellect. Set in glittering 1930s Europe, these remastered adaptations capture every splendid detail of the Art Deco era. Also starring Hugh Fraser (Sharpe) as the affable Captain Hastings, Philip Jackson (Robin of Sherwood) as Chief Inspector Japp, and Pauline Moran as Miss Lemon.
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Now ITV, current owner of LWT programs, went back to the original film elements and remastered them in HD. Yes, there are subtitles.
Agatha Christie's Poirot Series 1 features these 50 minute short stories:
1 1-01 08/Jan/89 The Adventure of the Clapham Cook
2 1-02 15/Jan/89 Murder in the Mews
3 1-03 22/Jan/89 The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly
4 1-04 29/Jan/89 Four and Twenty Blackbirds
5 1-05 05/Feb/89 The Third Floor Flat
6 1-06 12/Feb/89 Triangle at Rhodes
7 1-07 19/Feb/89 Problem at Sea
8 1-08 26/Feb/89 The Incredible Theft
9 1-09 05/Mar/89 The King of Clubs
10 1-10 19/Mar/89 The Dream
While 16mm will never look as sharp as 35mm, if you directly transfer the original 16mm camera film elements they will always look better & sharper than the older DVDs mastered from 16mm film copies made form 16mm negatives. The camera originals are sharper than the copies.
The picture and audio quality are now a great improvement. The Audio is 224kbps I believe in Season 1 (With Season 2 moving up to 256kbps, and Season 4 moving to 1.5mbps) but very crisp and clear. The English subtitles are a pleasant surprise too, for picking up the odd quips and inside jokes that I never once understood after years and years of watching this show. Simply Amazing.