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|Agatha Christie's Poirot Collector's Set Volume 10|
Actor: David Suchet
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot cracks the toughest cases with brainpower alone, endearing him to thinkers everywhere and making Agatha Christie the bestselling author of her day. As portrayed by DAVID SUCHET in... more »
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Agatha Christie's Poirot is a British television drama that aired on ITV from 8 January 1989 to 13 November 2013. David Suchet stars as the eponymous detective, Agatha Christie's fictional Hercule Poirot. Every major literary work by Christie that featured the title character had been adapted.
From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Great productions, two weak plots
F. Behrens | Keene, NH USA | 07/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The excitement mounts (and shelf space decreases for collectors) as the 10th entry in the Hercule Poirot series appears! has, of course, all the superb production values of the other sets (both the short episodes on VHS and the longer ones on VHS and DVD) with the nearly perfect incarnation of Poirot in actor David Suchet. However even the most rabid fan must admit that two of the three plots are not top drawer. "Murder in the Mews" is the strongest entry with its twist on "the murder set up to look like a suicide" element. Toss into the salad the caddish Major (James Faulkner), the pompous politician (David Yelland) engaged to the victim, and the best friend (Juliette Mole), and you have all the ingredients for a solid whodunit with a good red herring. "The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly" telegraphs its solution too early in the proceedings for any interest to build up except for the question of How rather than Who. Also the precautions taken to prevent the crime are too unrealistic for credibility. "Four and Twenty Blackbirds" again uses a bearded character, which in series such as this one too often means someone in disguise. I am not revealing too much, since Poirot knows this halfway through, but the criminal in this case was simply too careless and there are "too many clues." A nude artist's model with a sense of humor, however, does not hurt. But mind you, these are still fun to watch as Suchet penguinwalks circles around Chief Inspector Japp (Philip Jackson)."
Glad these are now on DVD
A. Trenten | Benicia, CA | 09/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These mysteries are excellent. I actually like them better than the original books. David Suchet makes the character of Poirot much more understandable, and likeable."
A Poirot Fan
J. Lawson | WV United States | 10/02/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"David Suchet brings Agatha Christie's Poirot to life as no other actor has. The stories are marvelous; the supporting cast is wonderful, and the picture quality is good. However, there are problems with the sound. I am hearing impaired and the sound on these DVDs is unusually low and indistinct which makes the accents very difficult to understand. Amazon states on their web site that the DVDs are close captioned, but they are not. The poorer quality of the sound and the absence of close captioning are problems for anyone with hearing difficulties."