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Agatha Christie's Poirot - The Complete Collection (24 Disc Box Set) [DVD]

David Suchet , Hugh Fraser    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 24
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: ITV Studios
  • DVD Release Date: 10 April 2006
  • Run Time: 3823 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000EGCDDC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,402 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

This 24-disc box set contains the complete collection of Agatha Christie's mysteries featuring Hercule Poirot--the meticulously-moustached Belgian detective who relies on his "little grey cells" to solve the most daunting of crimes.

Synopsis

David Suchet stars as the lead in Agatha Christie's Poirot - The Complete Collection--a crime drama series set in the 1930s. Whether he's on holiday or going about his business in Central London, Poirot finds himself exercising his "little grey cells" by helping police investigate crimes and murders, regardless of whether or not they ask for his help. He's often accompanied by his trusty sidekick Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser), and their paths often cross with Scotland Yard's Inspector Japp (Philip Jackson) who has a grudging respect for the meticulous, if eccentric, private detective.



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62 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb - Buy it 6 Feb 2007
Format:DVD
I agree with Mr Selitrenny - David Suchet is the definitive Poirot.

What makes this box set such good value is the visual and audio quality. Okay it's not 5.1 (Digital Mono) but I remember the series when it was on TV and the quality of the DVDs is far better.

What also shines through is:

- the quality of the acting;

- the comedy moments usually brought about by the impact of Miss Lemon and Captain Hastings - who have far bigger parts than in the books; and

- the excellent production values that mean that if you are like me and read the books a long time ago and can't quite remember the endings, each program is very cleverly put together.

I was lucky and managed to get it when it was cheaper than it currently appears to be on Amazon and other websites. My advice is still to buy it. You will be hooked and want to watch the whole set from start to finish.
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159 of 163 people found the following review helpful
By Wim2600
Format:DVD
To me, David Suchet *is* Hercule Poirot, and although not all episodes produced throughout the years are of equally high quality, overall "Poirot" remains a splendid series.

The only thing that bothers me is that yet another so-called "Complete Collection" is being released, while it has been reported in the papers that the final episodes (I think six of them, thought I do not recall exactly), including "Curtain", will be produced and broadcast in the course of this year.

So buy this collection if you cannot wait any longer, but bear in mind that in a year or so an even completer "Complete Collection" will most likely be released... the first one deserving of that title!
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189 of 194 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Contents 22 May 2008
By Kix
Format:DVD
For everyone who has been asking, contents listed below. This box set is composed of 6 collections with 4 discs per collection:

COLLECTION 1

Disc 1
The Adventure of the Clapham Cook
Murder in the Mews
The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly
Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Disc 2
The Third Floor Flat
Triangle at Rhodes
Problem at Sea
The Incredible Theft

Disc 3
The King of Clubs
The Dream

Disc 4
Peril at End House
The Veiled Lady
The Lost Mine

COLLECTION 2

Disc 1
The Cornish Mystery
The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim
Double Sin
The Adventure of the Cheap Flat

Disc 2
The Kidnapped Prime Minister
The Adventure of the Western Star

Disc 3
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
How Does Your Garden Grow?
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108 of 112 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is the new one 1 May 2006
Format:DVD
it contains all episodes made yet on 24 DVD's - even the newest ones (Mystery of the Blue Train, After the Funeral, Taken at the Flood and Cards on the Table)

if you haven't had any Poirot DVD's , get this one.

if you had the old set, simply but Set Nr.6 - it has only the four new ones mentioned above
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80 of 83 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely superb. 15 Jun 2007
Format:DVD
It will come as no surprise to hear once again from a reviewer the accolade of the definitive Poirot being given to David Suchet but he just so very simply is. This is undoubtedly the most important part of any dramatisation of a fictional character, the actor used to play the part needs to be right. There are however at least two other elements which make Agatha Christie's Poirot such a resounding success.

First, there is the attention to detail in both the visual aspects and the stories themselves. Visually, the Poirot episodes are sumptuous and rich and the use of period props and vehicles is an outstanding achievement which to my mind has never been bettered in any period piece. In terms of the stories, things are often easier to write than they are to film and I'm thinking here of the balloon used in Hercule Poirot's Christmas or role of the wirehaired fox terrier, "Bob" in Dumb Witness and many others besides yet they all seem to work and the producers have used no easy shortcuts to tell the stories, by and large each of the crimes and investigations are as they are down on paper in the original books.

The other key ingredient to the success of thise seies is the supporting cast. While Suchet is the definitive Poirot, the same can be said of Hugh Fraser's Hastings, Philip Jackson's Japp and Pauline Moran's Miss Lemon. Staunch and solid support is offered throughout the series by these characters.

The series taken as a whole also turns out to be a little bit of a spot the famous face with further one-off great support from a variety of acting talent including James Fox, Christopher Ecclestone, Nicholas Farrell, David Soul, Zoe Wannamaker and Elliot Gould.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Hours of entertainment
This box set has become a friend. Take it out whenever we need to be cheered up. A true classic.
Published 8 days ago by derek hulme
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection
No-one else can hold a candle to David suchet as Poirot. I can watch this over and over again - and still enjoy something new each time.
Published 1 month ago by Peter D.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
I bought it because I'm learning English and I find it very useful, Besides I like Aghata Christie stories very much.
Published 4 months ago by SILVESTRI ROBERTO
3.0 out of 5 stars Superb series let down by shockingly bad picture quality
I have had this box set for some time and have recently watched the series again from episode one onwards and was shocked by the poor picture quality of both series 1 & series 2 in... Read more
Published 4 months ago by C. FULLER
5.0 out of 5 stars Poirot DVD
Agatha Christie's Poirot at his best, the complete series with plenty of great acting from David Suchet and stories to enjoy
Published 4 months ago by J.
3.0 out of 5 stars Poirot DVD
I would have enjoyed this boxed set of DVDs. As most people agree David Suchet is Poirot. Unfortunately two of the DVDs would not play so I returned it to Amazon.
Published 4 months ago by gerald lennon
5.0 out of 5 stars xmas gift
My son absolutely loves this complete set as he lives in Paris and does not get to see the programmes on TV here. It also makes a good memory from the books he has already read..
Published 4 months ago by Ena Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Poirot ever
There are some actors that cannot be replaced for some roles.
David Suchet is and will always remain THE Hercule Poirot…
Published 5 months ago by Luc DD.
5.0 out of 5 stars Suchet is Perfect as Poirot
Such a pleasure to be able to purchase so many episodes at a great price. Suchet does a magnificent job portraying Poirot and a great deal of effort has been put into costumes and... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Susan Wise
5.0 out of 5 stars those grey cells
I think suchet will never be beaten. he is poirot I am convinced and to have all the episodes is an absolute pleasure.
these episodes are timeless masterpieces. Read more
Published 7 months ago by kimss
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