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4.0 out of 5 stars Packaging - Let's Not Overreact, 6 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Agatha Christie's Poirot - The Definitive Collection (Series 1-13) [DVD] (DVD)
Of course, the Poirot series all together in one set is fantastic. A stunning televisual achievement, and wonderful to be able to work through from the very beginning again. The old episodes still hold up very well! Extra features are sparse, with the excellent ITV docs from the end of the series (Being Poirot) and the Orient Express adaptation, but only one feature new to DVD - a short interview with David Suchet. Similar features with other major cast/writers/etc. would have been very nice, but you can't have it all.

Now to the packaging. It's not perfect, but it really isn't the end of the world. When presenting 35 discs space is an issue, and unfortunately here discs are stacked in twos. Every fourth disc does require removing/replacing/holding/balancing three to unearth the one desired, which is annoying. I do feel that this set would be better in four DVD cases rather than two huge ones, as the sections can get a bit caught. This afternoon when replacing one of the first discs and closing the box, the next disc section caught a later disc and quite literally fired it across my living room floor at some speed. Obviously this is not ideal, but I don't expect it to damage the discs at any point. This first run of the set erroneously uses the collection nine disc art for the penultimate disc, which rather wrecks the aesthetic, but other than that the presentational style of the set is actually very good (look at the cover, it's really quite beautiful - and the two big DVD cases look pleasingly bookish when facing spine outwards from the cardboard casing). While it might not be the easiest to navigate through, this is absolutely no reason to be dissuaded from buying. Enjoy a piece of television history, complete at last!
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Initial post: 8 Dec 2013 18:52:44 GMT
Patrick M. says:
I agree 100% to your conclusion: "this is absolutely no reason to be dissuaded from buying."
I really enjoy mine: what a delight, and commercials free of course!

Posted on 5 Mar 2016 02:06:33 GMT
Hello Will, does this contain *all* episodes of Poirot with David Suchet? Are there David Suchet episodes that exist which are not in this DVD collection?

Thanks!
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