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|Agatha Christie's Poirot Collector's Set Volume 6|
Actor: David Suchet
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
C?est vrai! — David Suchet is the definitive Poirot. — Hercule Poirot is the detective, and no actor has defined the brilliant little Belgian?s onscreen persona like DAVID SUCHET, the Poirot. Millions of fans made Suchet?s P... more »
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Suffers only in comparison with the earlier sets
F. Behrens | Keene, NH USA | 08/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At last, the final set in this series of video mysteries. I say "this" series, because the friendly people at Acorn Media assure me that other entries are to follow in the not too distant future. Please see my reviews of sets 1-3 for general comments about these offerings. "The Theft of the Royal Ruby" starts with both Miss Lemon and Hastings away (probably a holiday for Pauline Moran and Hugh Fraser) and Poirot all ready to spend Christmas alone with a box of chocolates. He is urged by a high official to retrieve a priceless ruby that a young and arrogant Egyptian prince has foolishly lent to an adventuress who vanished with it. The way in which it is retrieved halfway through the episode is stretching things a bit too far; and Poirot's plot to trip up the thieves is even more far fetched. A lot of fun, but not a really successful episode. "The Affair at the Victory Ball" involves Commedia dell' Arte costumes; and somehow the Detective's explaining the solution over the radio simply does not work. The business of cocaine abuse among the upper classes, though, always has its effect; and by a coincidence, Acorn Media released this set at the same time as the Peter Wimsey "Murder Must Advertise," which also deals with drugs in the England of that period. "The Mystery of the Hunter's Lodge" uses the by now familiar device of the attractive woman disguised as a homely one, but it is the most satisfactory of the three. Although the relationships between the characters at the lodge are revealed sporadically during a hunt in which the dialogue is difficult to follow, this episode comes closer to film noire than does any other in the series and that makes it unusual. Although I feel bad being so negative in this review, I realize that we have the 16th to 18th dramatizations of Christie's short Poirot mysteries and that most of the better ones have already been used. Still the production values and the acting are superior to the relentless realism of what now passes for "crime" television series and I must give it the top rating. If it suffers in comparison, it is only in comparison with the earlier offerings in this same series!"
Poirot continues to be wonderful!
face-garak | 06/25/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Theft of the Royal Ruby - While it's interesting to see Poirot on his own, I still missed Hastings and Miss Lemon. But what turned my away from this one is the mystery. It's just not that interesting and revolves too much around coincidence. - 3 starsThe Affair At Victory Ball - This episode combines a great atmosphere, intriguing characters, and chilling murder, with many great plot devices inclucing the six coustumed-characters and the final radio broadcast. While at first I thought this awkward, in the end I love it cause it just captures how much Poirot loves to show off, and I love the comment made about the broadcast at the end. GREAT TELEVISION! - 5 starsThe Mystery of Hunter's Lodge - Some repetitive plot devices, but still solid and Poirot's "One can Leave!?" comment has becomoe a staple in the quotes I say way too much. - 4 starsBox Set Overall score (Not an Average) - 4 stars"
No so good as i was expecting
Reina | Canada | 06/26/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Well:1. The thef of the Royal Ruby : Very silly, and no plot at all. Very weird, i dont know this one is just blah for me....... just Poirot always amazing, but no plot at all. 3 stars2. The Affair at the Victory Ball : This one is a little bit better, more plot and mystery , but still not so good as other poirot episodes. 3.5 starts3. The Mystery of Junter Lodge : This one is the BEST of the trio, good plot, good mystery , well done !!!!!! the end is fantastic , Poirot at his best!!!!!. 5 stars"