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 Agatha Christie's Poirot Movie Collection Set 6
 

  Review by Suzanne 6/24/11

If you love good mysteries, you will love this DVD set. Hercules Poirot is a famous detective series in both movies and books, and now also in TV. He is a Belgian detective who goes around solving crimes (mostly in England).

This has three Poirot movies. The series of Poirot movies have aired in the UK since 1989, and this is set 6. David Suchet plays the great detective.

These are the old fashioned murder mysteries where there are many suspects, and the detective gathers everyone together at the end to explain who did the murder, and why.

There is nothing old fashioned about the stories, though, and how great the mysteries are. Anyone who likes mystery would enjoy them. This is a great set, with three different movies. There are no features, sadly, but it is a great set nonetheless.

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PBS’s most-watched Masterpiece Mystery! series returns in three all-new mysteries; DVD/Blu-ray debuts soon after the mysteries’ premiere
 
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT:
The Movie Collection, Set 6
Debuts on DVD and Blu-ray July 12, 2011
Starring fan-favorite David Suchet

Silver Spring, MD — Featuring three all-new, star-studded movies starring David Suchet, Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Movie Collection, Set 6 debuts on DVD and Blu-ray from Acorn Media on July 12, 2011. The DVD release includes all three lavishly produced mysteries premiering on PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery! on June 19, June 26, and July 3. ITV Studios’ Poirot has aired on ITV1 in the U.K. since 1989 and on PBS and A&E in the U.S. BAFTA nominee David Suchet returns as Hercule Poirot—Agatha Christie’s elegant Belgian sleuth of unsurpassed deductive powers and peerless viewer appeal— in three baffling new cases based on her classic novels ($49.99/$59.99, www.AcornOnline.com).

Guest stars include Zoë Wanamaker (My Family), Martin Shaw, (George Gently), Jane Asher (Death at a Funeral, Alfie), Timothy West (Edward the King), Kimberley Nixon (Cranford), Kate Ashfield (Shaun of the Dead), Art Malik (The Jewel in the Crown), and Anna Massey (The Importance of Being Earnest).

THREE ACT TRAGEDY—After guests at successive dinner parties mysteriously drop dead, Poirot teams up with an old friend, retired stage star Sir Charles Cartwright (Martin Shaw), to ferret out the killer. Guest stars include Jane Asher, Art Malik, and Kimberley Nixon.

THE CLOCKS—As Britain readies for war, Poirot journeys to Dover to help the son of an old friend solve a case involving an unidentified corpse and four mysterious timepieces, all stopped at precisely the same time. Anna Massey guest stars.

HALLOWE’EN PARTY—Crime novelist Ariadne Oliver (Zoë Wanamaker) calls Poirot in to investigate the macabre murder of a young girl at a children’s costume party who claimed to have witnessed a killing. Also stars Sophie Thompson, Deborah Findlay, and Amelia Bullmore.

Street Date: July 12, 2011 - 3 mysteries – Approx. 267 min. – SDH subtitles
DVD 3-Vol. Boxed Set (SRP: $49.99) / Blu-ray 3 Vol. Boxed Set (SRP: $59.99)

Acorn Media has released thirty-six episodes from the classic Poirot series in The Classic Collection, Sets 1-4 (episodes from 1989-1993), and 14 feature-length movies in The Movie Collection, Sets 1-5 (1990-1996, 2009-2010). The DVD 3-volume boxed sets are $49.99 (www.AcornOnline.com). Additionally, the recent adaptation of The Murder on the Orient Express was released on Blu-ray in October 2010.

Headquartered in suburban Washington, D.C., Acorn Media U.S. distributes distinctive home video releases to the North American market with a special focus on the best of British television. 2011 releases include Upstairs, Downstairs: 40th Anniversary Edition; BBC’s smash hit series New Tricks; U.S. debuts of great new series Garrow’s Law, Reggie Perrin, Wired, Identity, and Single-Handed; more episodes from Doc Martin, Murphy’s Law, Marple, George Gently, Murdoch Mysteries, Midsomer Murders; as well as the Blu-ray of Brideshead Revisited: 30th Anniversary Edition; and acclaimed documentaries from our Athena line with Discovering Hamlet with Kenneth Branagh and Derek Jacobi, The Making of the President: The 1960s; and more from Mike Wallace and Bill Moyers. Acorn’s DVD sets are available from select retailers, catalog companies, and direct from Acorn Media at (888) 870-8047 or www.acornonline.com.

Agatha Christie’s Poirot is distributed by ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment; one of the world’s leading international TV distribution, home-entertainment and merchandising & licensing businesses.


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