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Agatha Christie's Poirot: Collector's Set Volume 7
Agatha Christie's Poirot Collector's Set Volume 7
Actor: David Suchet
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2004     2hr 33min

Hercule Poirot must determine whether a death was the result of an Egyptian curse or murder, investigates a puzzling death, and must wait two years to confront an heiress's killer. — Genre: Mystery — Rating: NR — Release Date...  more »

     
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Actor: David Suchet
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Acorn Media
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/06/2004
Original Release Date: 01/18/1990
Theatrical Release Date: 01/18/1990
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 2hr 33min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, French

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Movie Reviews

Three thumping good entries in the Poirot series
F. Behrens | Keene, NH USA | 01/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The seventh set of 3 mysteries is now available from Acorn Media and all three are very satisfactory indeed. "The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb" starts with a wonderful mixture of old newsreel footage and newly filmed studio shots of an Egyptian tomb being excavated and the entire premise bears more than a passing similarity to the Karloff film "The Mummy." As always, a little subplot is added to the original scenario that somehow ties in thematically (and now and then dramatically). The seeming curse on all those who attended the original opening of the tomb is killing them off but in very dissimilar ways. By putting his own life in the hazard--though not very deeply, as it turns out--Poirot forces the culprit to show his hand. As with all of the episodes in this series, the production values are high. "The Underdog" concerns British businessmen who don't mind turning a profit even if it is with Nazi Germany. The scenes at the chemical plant are imposing, the red herrings well cooked up, and the acting up to standard for these productions. If the murder scene is a bit overly crowded (even for Christie), it does give us a chance to see the crime from several points of view and the cast manages to keep things on the serious side of what is nearly a French farce of people hidden behind doors and curtains. Even Miss Lemon's abilities as a hypnotist help Poirot to gather the clues in this one. "Yellow Iris" has Poirot caught up in a coup d'etat in Argentina and actually arrested for espionage, all of which prevents him from solving a murder at a French restaurant owned by an Italian in Buenos Aires. While his demonstration of how the first murder was done leaves one a little incredulous (are intended murder victims all such good actors on the spur of the moment?), the psychological assumption of the killer is quite clever, making one think, "Yes, it would work!" For some reason, the box shows Poirot as he appears in an episode slated for Set 8. A little Acornian production slip up? Still, three examples of top notch little-gray-celling."
Yellow Iris RULES!
face-garak | 06/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Okay, so it's my favorite one-hour episode, forgive me!The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb - Great! Quite different from all preceeding episodes, and while a more complex solution would have been nice, the build-up makes the episode wonderfully multi-faceted! - 4.5 starsThe Under Dog - Well, this was the under dog of this set, but it's actually pretty good. Again, the solution was just a little too simple for my taste, but I did like the "Trapped behind the curtain" bit. - 3.5 starsYellow Iris - It's hard to say how much I like this! Probably only the third episode in which the music really hit home with me (the other two being the Cornish Mystery and Double Sin) and the whole recreation of the murder scene, and flash back, and the murder's Pshycological moment thing were intertwined incredibly well! BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO! - 5 starsBox Set Overall score (Not an Average) - 5 stars"
STEP OUTSIDE THE BOX WITH POIROT
face-garak | 12/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The supernatural provides an eerie undertone in this trio of episodes featuring Agatha Christie's most famous detective. Poirot's secretary Miss Lemon (Pauline Moran) experiments with the Ouija board and tarot cards; she even hypnotizes a murder victim's widow (with some success) in "The Underdog." And is an ancient Egyptian curse responsible for the four untimely deaths in "The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb"? Poirot braves the untidy desert sand to find out. Finally, in "Yellow Iris," friends and family gather for dinner to commemorate the second anniversary of a woman's death; the atmosphere at the table is so charged one almost expects the victim to come back from the dead.
As always, the fastidious habits of Poirot (played to perfection by David Suchet) and the charming naiveté of his assistant Hastings (Hugh Fraser) add just the right touch of levity to these grim tales. For this, one must credit the scriptwriters as much as the actors--their addition of witty exchanges and subplots make Christie's stories even more delightful onscreen than on the printed page. HERCULE POIROT HELPS YOU STEP OUSIDE THE BOX"
Classic Poirot!
Lavella Medford | New Mexico | 10/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've purchased several of the Poirot Collector's sets and this one is no exception in the quality of acting, filming and story. I am highly pleased with all the sets and have already viewed most them at least twice. It would be difficult to choose one over another because they're all GREAT! Very good service from shipper - I recommend them."