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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent video that will keep you guessing till the end.
The first of these two classics "The Veiled Lady" was my favorite. While inspector Japp is summoned to investigate a jewel robbery Poirot and Captain Hastings are invited to meet up with a mysterious lady who asks for their help in a problem of hers. Will Poirot be able to find any secrets from under the veil? The second of the two classics was "The lost...
Published on 16 Sept. 2001 by krystal

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad but not perfect either
In general I am a big fan of the Suchet adaptions of the Poirot novels. I was eagerly awaiting Death on the Nile, if only to compare it with the classic Peter Ustinov adaption, which I've watched more times than I can remember.
The new adaption is overall well done. In style and mood it's very like Suchet's adaptations in general. Shot in Egypt it also manages to...
Published on 24 Aug. 2004 by jens_hoppe


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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent video that will keep you guessing till the end., 16 Sept. 2001
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krystal (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
The first of these two classics "The Veiled Lady" was my favorite. While inspector Japp is summoned to investigate a jewel robbery Poirot and Captain Hastings are invited to meet up with a mysterious lady who asks for their help in a problem of hers. Will Poirot be able to find any secrets from under the veil? The second of the two classics was "The lost Mine".This all starts off when Poirot starts to play monopoly with his friend Captain Hastings. After a short trip to the bank Poirot learns he is over balance. This leads Poirot to learn there are more street in London that do not appear on the monopoly Board.This classic really gives the little grey cells a challenge! In both stories Poirot is played by the very talented David Suchet. This video along with many classics must be added to your video collection.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suchet a treat in television classic, 10 May 2003
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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112 of 121 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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79 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poirot You Da Man!, 10 Aug. 2003
I can always sit down with a cup of coco and bury myself in an Agatha Christie novel. Well now, i can sit down with a cup of coco in front of the TV and 'watch' an Agatha Christie novel. Of all her cleverly minded detectives, i have to say that my personal favourite is Hercule Poirot and his 'little grey cells'. Hastings adds a bit depth to the whole thing as well. In this fabulous DVD collection there are the following titles: 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 and 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 and Evil Under The Sun.
Well, as you can see, there is a great choice to chose from so order it NOW!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poirot on his own, 24 April 2004
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Tony Bonjour "Tony" (Bassersdorf, Switzerland) - See all my reviews
An excellent DVD. Poirot appears more concentrated when on his own. Onecould feel his thought processes working when he interviewed the 5 LittlePigs. Of course one knows he will solve it but the suspense andentertainment value were of the highest.
The interview with DavidSuchet was educational for me, I hadn't realised the amount of workinvolved and the time needed for the preparation, his attention to detailsso that the Poirot as described by Christie in her book, comes alive. AsD.S says he lived and thought Poirot. Remarkable performance.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very enjoyable vintage whodunnit, 19 Dec. 2003
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Poirot is invited to the opening night of Captain Hastings' new Argentine restaurant. Unfortunately he enjoys himself rather too much (particularly on the vino) and suffers a heart-attack at the table. His doctor orders complete rest and a frugal diet. Both things guaranteed to bring dismay to our hero. Devoted secretary Miss Lemon packs him and Hastings off to the Sandy Cove resort. Naturally, this being a vintage Agatha Christie, when they get there they find a whole host of peculiar guests (a fire-and-brimstone vicar who thinks all women are Jezebel, an insufferably vain socialite who treats her downtrodden husband like a dog, a bad-tempered bird-watching anorak, a hearty gal with a passion for cycling, a Northerner who uses his private yacht for some very dodgy dealing, and a jealous newly-wed) who all instantly loathe each other on sight. The stage is set for murder, as the saying goes.
Part of the appeal of this production is the use of Burgh Island, off the south coast of Devon, with its spectacular art deco hotel, as the location for Sandy Cove. This was also the inspiration for Christie when she wrote "And Then There Were None", one of her most famous novels. David Suchet is immensely watcheable as the cuddly Monsieur Poirot, and he has good support from the rest of the cast, particularly Hugh Fraser as Captain Hastings, and Philip Jackson as Inspector Japp. As with all these productions a lot of care and attention to detail has gone into the filming, and the seaside location, with its improbably constant warm sunshine, (for Britain anyway!) is gorgeous. If you watch this on a cold winter's night, it'll have you looking forward wistfully to your summer holidays!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For fans- must, 19 Jan. 2005
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Judit (Budapest, Hungary) - See all my reviews
This set was my Christmas surprise, and it's a very good collection. Actors are marvellous, Suchet is really Poirot, I've seen him lately in another comedy, but it was quite awkward to see him not being Poirot, though he was in good in the other movie as well. :) However, we were slightly disappointed that no subtitles (no extras either- but that's not a real problem) are on the DVD, not even English. (The four new DVD, which is not in the set, has been also published here, in Hungary, and there is scene selection, AND subtitles- English, Hungarian...)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deeper , Darker Christie..., 17 Jun. 2004
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I have all the Poirot dvds and these last two do not disappoint. Five Little Pigs is one of my favourite Christie novels, and this a very good adaptation.The story revolves around Lucy Crale, the daughter of Caroline Crale who was hanged for the murder of her husband, famous painter Amyas Crale 14 years befors. Lucy now wants Poirot to investigate the case, believing her mother to be innocent. He investigates the 5 little pigs:Caroline's disfigured younger sister; Amyas's best and suspiciously close childhood friend; Amyas's young lover Elsa who he was apparently leaving his wife to marry; Lucy's childhood governess and a bumbling faithful friend of the couple with an extraordinay amateur interest in poisons.The atmosphere is darker than the other Poirot adaptations, with more violence and sex than any of the others (the hanging scene at the beginning is fairly graphic). No Hastings or Miss Lemon here, no sparkly champagne and jazz music atmosphere, but a very satisfying examination of murder in retrospect. In Sad Cypress, another tale about a female killer, two people are "killed by a fair maid" as the line goes.Elinor Carlilse is accuseed of poisoning both her wealthy great aunt and Mary Gerrard, a beautiful village girl who has managed to capture the heart both of Elinor's aunt and her fiance.Again, Poirot in fine form , but quite a tragic story.Well worth adding to your collection. The extra interviews with David Suchet (he looks so funny without the moustaches) and Margaret Mitchell are interesting too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime, extravagant and unmissable British drama from the Mistress of Mysteries...., 27 Dec. 2007
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J. R. Turner "Jenny" (Wales) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Agatha Christie's Poirot: Peril At End House - Parts 1 And 2 [DVD] [1989] (DVD)
I just can't picture David Suchet in any other role but Poirot, albeit it he is a prolific actor in his own right, he will always be Poirot to me. His portrayal of Agatha Christie's little, fastidious, Belgian detective is exactly how I imagine him to be.

Peril at End House has been dramatised perfectly from the book with a superb cast of 'disaffected young things' with nothing pressing on their time other than their absorbption into the high-class social scene of the day (the 1930s), with all the excesses this entails.

The attention to period detail and the faithfulness to the spirit of Dame Christie's book makes this drama a pure joy to watch. The story is compelling and the viewer is left with the clear message that justice has prevailed.

Hugh Fraser deserves particular mention in his role of Captain Hastings - Poirot's devoted but generally clueless comrade. Hastings stumbles across clues with a fine disregard for logic yet unwittingly, presents Poirot with the solution to the case.

Parts 1 and 2 of the dvd run concurrently; the story was only split into two parts because of the length.

If you are an Agatha Christie fan, you won't be disappointed.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good For Those New to Poirot, 28 May 2004
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This collection of 2 45 min stories is an excellent set to have for someone new to the poirot series. Both quite light yet full of intrigue. How does your garden grow is by far one of the best I have seen for a long time. tho only thing letting this DVD series down is the complete lack of extras - understandable on the smaller ones but a commentry on the feature length films would be good.
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