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|Agatha Christie's Poirot - The Classic Collection Vol 2|
Actor: David Suchet
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
As portrayed by DAVID SUCHET, Agatha Christie?s brilliant Belgian sleuth became the most-watched detective in the history of the PBS Mystery! series and a hit all over again on A&E. The incomparable Poirot cracks his most ... more »
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Kate C. (misskate)
Reviewed on 6/6/2010...
As portrayed by DAVID SUCHET, Agatha Christie’s brilliant Belgian sleuth became the most-watched detective in the history of the PBS Mystery! series and a hit all over again on A&E. The incomparable Poirot cracks his most challenging cases in these feature-length episodes.
The ABC Murders
Death in the Clouds
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
Hickory Dickory Dock
Murder on the Links
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Peril at End House
INCLUDES BONUS PROGRAM! Agatha Christie’s Garden -- An intimate look at the author’s life at her beloved garden and summer retreat in Devon, with Rosemary & Thyme’s Pam Ferris as your guide.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE biographies of Agatha Christie and David Suchet, interactive trivia, cast filmographies, and Agatha Christie materials.
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Bound to happen but a good buy nonetheless (unless you alrea
Eric Pregosin | New Carrollton, Maryland United States | 04/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When Acorn released the first "classic collection", people liked me rushed in. This megaset contained all 12 discs representing the hour long episodes at a price well below the price of them individually. The 2 hour episodes had been previously released separately and in 2 box sets called "movie collections" (the first of which also was reissued on a special limited promotion with 6 discs during Christmas just prior to release of the second), both of which I bought. So it stands to reason that for people like me who bought the first megaset, that Acorn would eventually release another combining the 9 2 hour episodes in 1 set, so you can safely say you have all 21 discs in 2 sets to take up less shelf space. I'll tell you the truth folks, I agree with that philosophy, whole heartedly. But seeing at present that the only thing added that wasn't in the 2 original box sets (I don't count the fore mentioned special copy of movie collection 1 as a separate set) is the Agatha Christie's Garden, I see no need to rebuy this set for me, but if you haven't bought the 2 hour ones yet, then by all means do so, because the price IS better than what the 2 older sets sold for combined new. Make sure you remember one thing. These are the 2 hour episodes that aired on London Weekend Television and PBS' Mystery like the hour long ones in the other megaset of this color and shape, and are not the A&E ones made since 2001. Those are still available on the A&E label. I would not be surprised if Acorn eventually combines their 2 megasets into 1 of all their episodes and A&E does the same, particularly since in their last 2 sets of 4, you could only buy 1 of the 4 as a separate item. Funny thing, I said roughly the same thing when A&E combined all of Danger Man/Secret Agent (half hour and hour alike) into 1 megaset. ;-). Still and all a great deal for the mystery buff. As another fan of this series who thanks to Amazon, I communicate with at least once a week would say, if you have a few of these already, complete your collection the least expensive way possible, if you have none of them, order this set."
As the brilliant Belgium detective, David Suchet shines!.
Roy Anderson | Mount Brydges, Ont. Canada. | 06/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone, who doesn't believe Suchet is the quintessential Hercule Poirot, must be part of a significantly small minority!
This reviewer feels unable to accept, any other portrayal of the Belgium sleuth. It has been thus, since Suchet's first appearance on my TV screen. It is rare to find, one's much loved imagined fictional character, so accurately personified in an actor. Suchet is completely- and utterly - believeable, as Hercule Poirot.
Additionally, and very importantly, Suchet's acting is simply superb - as is the work of the main supporting cast as Chief Inspector Japp, Captain Hastings and, even, Miss Lemon.
It will be a long, long time, before any other actor attempts to portray Poirot - on stage or screen. It will be a long, long time, before anyone feels it a 'good business venture', to fund any other portrayal of Poirot. Suchet has made the character his own, and this is exstremely rare. It is, however, extremely complimentary to David Suchet.
If Agatha Christie's works please - or even if they don't, Suchet's Poirot will delight and please virtually everyone. An excellent series, indeed!"
Beware of jewel case scratching
Rose Kish | 07/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've just received The Classic Collection Vol 2 today and can't wait to sit down this holiday weekend to enjoy it! Thank you Acorn Media!!
I strongly advise customers of both the Classic Collection Vols 1 & 2 to relocate their discs from the existing jewel sleeves to a safer album, tho. I've noticed on both of the jewel case sets there is a raw nub right on each sleeve that will SCRATCH and SCORE your DVDs if the dvds are ever rotated or moved upon this surface. This is some kind of manufacturing flaw in the cases itself (not with the DVDs).