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Agatha Christie's Poirot: Adventures Of The Egyptian Tomb/Under.. [VHS] [1989]

David Suchet , Hugh Fraser    Parental Guidance   VHS Tape
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran, David Yelland
  • Language: English, French
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Cinema Club
  • VHS Release Date: 16 Jun 2003
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000096KK3
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 293,175 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Lord Edgware Dies finds Poirot (David Suchet) reopening his London office with the help of Miss Lemon (Pauline Moran) and Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser). As they celebrate their reunion, Japp quips that there's "only one thing missing...the body". Right on cue, a corpse turns up just moments later. Most of the suspects are actors by profession, but Poirot's "little grey cells" are able to penetrate the murderer's disguise--though only after two more victims heighten the suspense. --Larisa Lomacky Moore

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More adventures from the Hercule Poirot TV series, starrring David Suchet as the moustachioed Belgian sleuth. In 'The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb' Poirot is called in to investigate after the men involved in an archaeological expedition of the tomb of King-Men-her-Ra start to die, one-by-one. In 'The Underdog' Poirot becomes involved with an investigation of intrigue and sabotage connected to a new compound called Astroprene.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmm... 31 Oct 2002
Format:VHS Tape
Right. Well. THe first new Poirot in two years and it's based on one of my favourite Christie novels. So far so good. Unfortunately, the writers have once again felt the need to "improve" on the original source. They've all but removed the character of Nurse Letheran (the most interesting character in the novel other than Poirot himself) and given most of her lines to Hastings (who isn't actually in the original book). Some of the acting is a little dodgy too (the actor who plays Father Lavingy, for instance).
That said, it's not so much of a mess as it could have been. The team that ruined The Murder of Roger Achroyd two years ago haven't actually ruined this. Some of the performances (Doctor Leidner, Miss Johnson and, of course Poirot and Hastings) are rather good. And most of the plot is essentially the same as the book, albeit with a few deviations which can, for the most part, be forgiven. THe location filming is impressive too, but this doesn't make up for the appalling script. It says somethibg that the BBC Radio adaptation does a much better job at evoking mystery and a sense of the Middle East.
All in all then, not the worst Poirot by a long chalk, but it could - no, should - have been SOOOOOO much better.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suchet in Top Form 29 Dec 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
These are some of the earliest Poirot episodes, and, as such, they are the perfect mixture of humour, Art Deco, and murderous ingenuity. All episodes feature the inimitable David Suchet as Poirot (the only actor to have portrayed Poirot who actually _plays_ Poirot), Hugh Fraser as Captain Hastings, Pauline Moran as Miss Lemon, and Philip Jackson as Chief Inspector Japp. And, most importantly, they are even better than the original short stories on which they were based.
THE ADVENTURE OF JOHNNIE WAVERLY is lighter in tone than most episodes. A child is kidnapped from under the noses of his parents and the police, while Poirot has been called in to investigate. The outdoor and underground scenes are worth the price of the film.
FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS is even better - one of the best of the Poirot films of this season, alongside TRIANGLE AT RHODES, THE DREAM and PROBLEM AT SEA. The best things about the film are the ingenious plot, involving the deaths of two identical twins; the London and Blackpool architecture; and Captain Hastings' fascination with cricket.
Buy these films. You will not be disappointed in the slightest.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suchet a treat in television classic 10 May 2003
By "zetajonesadmirer" VINE VOICE
From start to finish this series has been a treat to watch and re-watch time after time. David Suchet is incomparable as Hercule Poirot: he has the figure, looks, impeccable accent and an unbelievable acting talent. Although some of the adaptations do not adhere entirely to the Christie books, they are in every way a reflection of the spirit of them. Watching the whole canon from start to finish, one can see a development in Poirot's relationships with Inspector Japp (marvelously played by Philip Jackson), Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser) and Miss Lemon (Pauline Moran), that is not apparent from watching occasional episodes on the television. It is well worth buying the whole lot at once just for this reason. Re-living the more romantic episodes (The Double Clue, The Chocolate Box) is also a reminder of the multi-faceted nature of the series.
Perfect for lovers of period drama and detective stories alike.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect Poirot 30 Nov 2004
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
David Suchet is unquestionably the best actor to ever play Poirot, and this sumptuous set includes every episode he made, except for the few produced in the last year or so.
This superb series features great performances from Suchet himself and from all the supporting players, Hugh Fraser as Captain Hastings, Philip Jackson as Chief Inspector Japp, and Pauline Moran as Miss Lemon. Some epsiodes stick more closely to the original books than others, the ABC Murders, one of my favourites, is very close to the original, whereas Dumb Witness, for instance, has been changed quite a lot (but never mind, that entrancing dog makes up for it). The 1930s background is beautiful if sometimes a little too perfect (one feels that not everyone in the 30s can have lived in exquisite Art Decco mansions).
This wonderful DVD set comes in a beautiful and striking carrying case, and at only a little more than half the recommended retail price, is incredibly good value.
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111 of 118 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poirot at its best 21 May 2003
Finally the entire "Agatha Christie's Poirot" collection comes in one single box containing 31 discs, one movie per disc, two episodes per disc. David Suchet IS Poirot, having the looks, the mannerisms and even the accent. Even Hastings is near perfect.
This collection contains: The Adventure of the Clapham Cook, Murder in the Mews, The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly, 4 & 20 Blackbirds, The Third Floor Flat, Triangle At Rhodes, Problem At Sea, The Incredible Theft, The King of Clubs, The Dream, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Lord Edgware Dies, Hercule Poirot's Christmas, Peril At End House Part 1 & 2, The Veiled Lady, The Lost Mine, The Cornish Mystery, The Disappearance of Mr Davenheim, Double Sin, The Adventure of the Cheap Flat, The Kidnapped PM, The Adventure of the Western Star, How Does Your Garden Grow?, The Million Dollar Bond Robbery, The Plymouth Express, Wasps' Nest, The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor, The Double Clue, The Mystery of the Spanish Chest, The Theft of the Royal Ruby, The Affair At The Victory Ball, The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge, The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb, The Underdog, Yellow Iris, The Case of The Missing Will, The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman, The Chocolate Box, The Dead Man's Mirror, Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The ABC Murders, Hickory Dickory Dock, Dumb Witness , Murder On The Links, Death In The Clouds, One Two Buckle My Shoe, Murder in Mesopotomia, Evil Under The Sun.
It's probably the greatest whodunnit ever, the one-hour episodes are good, but this collection really shines on the 13 full-length movies. All of these are faithful adaptations of Agatha Christie's books. Dame Christie's fans will be delighted, but mystery fans in general won't be disappointed either.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good product.
present for a family member, good product.
Published 20 days ago by Keith
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Published 1 month ago by John QUINN
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
as ever i can never find anything wrong with poirot
Published 1 month ago by L. joseph
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific set!
Terrific set! But the term "Complete" lost it's meaning when more episodes were made later.
Published 1 month ago by Hammer Mechanic
5.0 out of 5 stars I just love the dog in this one and poirot's affection for ...
I just love the dog in this one and poirot's affection for it. I have this one in my collection but bought this particular one for my sister who is also a poirot fan. Read more
Published 1 month ago by JJ
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Published 1 month ago by MR D C MACLEAN
5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Raffle Gift For a South Devon Holiday Raffle.
I bought this as a raffle gift for a group I was taking on holiday to South Devon, stay only yards from where Agatha Christie completed this her first novel. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Caroline Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Good episode
Enjoyable episode, good store-line and with some fun acting; for those that enjoy Poirot one to buy for your DVD library collection.
Published 3 months ago by andrew
4.0 out of 5 stars Present.
Bought this for a person at work as part of 'Secret Santa' so not watched it. Thought it suitable for a Poirot nut and for Christmas.
Published 4 months ago by Stephen Kirby
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought used for a bargain
I mostly only but DVDs as used now as I very rarely get one with any impairment. This was in that category - great condition and great stories so all I can say is real value for... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Smiler
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