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THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION FOR ALL FANS (BUT ITV STUDIOS COULD OF DONE BETTER),
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This review is from: Agatha Christie's Poirot - The Definitive Collection (Series 1-13) [DVD] (DVD)
This Definitive Collection of all 70 episodes is wonderful to have if you love this series. The downside is that the earlier series are not the digitally re-mastered ones which ITV Studios SHOULD have included in this set (their reasons behind this is a complete mystery). Also, the packaging is disappointing if you compare it to earlier Complete Box sets (e.g Series 1-11) that have been released, which included a 'Collectors Guide' summary of all the episodes which this 'Definitive Collection' does not. This Collection crams all the 35 discs together into 2 hard boxes piled on top of each other with trays which some individuals may find more difficult to remove.It is still worth buying, but I can't help thinking that ITV Studios will at some stage during this decade re-release this again in Blu-Ray and DVD, digitally re-mastered with better packaging. Do you wait or buy now? I leave that for you to decide.
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Initial post: 1 Dec 2013 19:13:58 GMT
Thanks for your review: it always helps to hear the truth.
Posted on 7 Dec 2013 04:27:37 GMT
I received my 'Definitive Collection' today and am sending it back tomorrow unopened. I've read and have appreciated all of the comments regarding the disc packaging and do not want any box set with this kind of design. I have the last box set 1-11 (& c. 8 separately) and thought it was well done. I'm expecting collection 9 tomorrow, that I ordered after I realized I would need to return the DC. I'll wait for the next complete collection that I'm certain will come in the future and be happy with the copies I currently have. I still can't get over that the discs were packaged in this manner after the great job that was done on the 1-11 box set!
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Patrick M. says:
Posted on 16 Jan 2014 02:09:29 GMT
I'll wait for the digitally re-mastered and repackaged edition when it comes. Clearly this edition has been rushed out to coincide with the end of the series and to exploit the Christmas gift sales bonanza
Posted on 24 Jan 2014 12:22:06 GMT
Posted on 29 Jul 2014 02:45:07 BDT
Which episodes were re-mastered missing from the definitive set?
What is the aspect ratio of episodes in the definitive set?
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