Poirot - The Movie Collection, Set 1 (The ABC Murders / Death in the Clouds / The Mysterious Affair at Styles / One, Two, Buckle My Shoe / Peril at End House)

 
9781569384527: Poirot - The Movie Collection, Set 1 (The ABC Murders / Death in the Clouds / The Mysterious Affair at Styles / One, Two, Buckle My Shoe / Peril at End House)

David Suchet stars as the definitive Poirot, the dapper Belgian sleuth who solves daunting cases amid the Art Deco elegance of 1930s Europe. Includes The Alphabet Murders, Death in the Clouds, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Peril at End House, and One, Two, Buckle My Shoe. 8 hours 35 min.

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Review:

Deadlier than a nest of vipers and twistier than a mountain road--it's Poirot: The Movie Collection. Agatha Christie's supersleuth (played by David Suchet) is a proper, precise little man who cannot bring himself to eat hard-boiled eggs of different sizes, but it is exactly this obsession with detail that leads him to solve the five baffling cases presented in this boxed set. A lady's shoe buckle, a broken coffee cup, a poison dart pipe: these are the ingredients with which Christie brewed her classic mysteries, and the producers of these video adaptations pay an equal attention to detail in re-creating the stories on the small screen. Stunning aerial shots of England's coast and countryside are matched by elegant and elaborate costumes, particularly when it comes to ladies' headgear. Of course, nothing can outshine the fine performances of Suchet (who makes Poirot's fussy habits endearing and delivers wisecracks with unparalleled subtlety) and his supporting cast; Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser), Miss Lemon (Pauline Moran), and Chief Inspector Japp (Philip Jackson) add comic relief and camaraderie to the proceedings.

The DVD transfers are generally crisp in both picture and sound quality. Special features include biographies of Suchet and Christie, Poirot trivia questions, and a filmography of all the Agatha Christie's Poirot episodes. --Larisa Lomacky Moore

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The incomparable, the brilliant, the impeccable Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's diminutive Belgian sleuth, takes on five baffling cases in these special movie- length episodes of the popular TV series. Perfectly portrayed by DAVID SUCHET, Poirot became the most watched detective in the history of the PBS Mystery! series and a hit all over again on A&E. These stories offer more of the elegant, smart and richly entertaining viewing the series' millions of fans adore. Includes ABC Murders, Death in the Clouds, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, One, Two, Buckle My Shoe and Peril at End House.

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