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Agatha Christie's Poirot: Series 9

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 11/1/13

I always enjoy the Poirot episodes. If you haven't seen them before... they're more like movies than a TV series. Each episode is very long and has a self-contained mystery. David Suchet plays Poirot splendidly.

There are 4 movies in this disk set and each are very enjoyable. The first one starts with a woman being hanged for a murder! In the second one, a young woman is accused of murder. The third one is "Death on the Nile", which was also a great movie in the 80's. Several people get murdered in that one. The last one has a man murdered, and his wife may or may not have done it.  They are all very good.

If you like murder mysteries, these Poirot mysteries are fun to watch!  Sadly, there are not features or extras. That's a real shame.


The fan favorite returns with four feature-length mysteries on DVD and Blu-ray;

Newly remastered and in original U.K. broadcast order


On Blu-ray and DVD October 29, 2013

Starring David Suchet and seen on PBS and A&E

Silver Spring, MD —Newly remastered and restored to their original U.K. broadcast order, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Series 9 debuts on Blu-ray and arrives on DVD on October 29, 2013 from Acorn, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. David Suchet stars as Agatha Christie’s mustachioed mystery-solver in these four feature-length episodes from the hit series. Poirot solves these complex cases with flair and finesse with the help of Hugh Fraser (Sharpe) as Captain Hastings, Philip Jackson (Little Voice) as Chief Inspector Japp, and Pauline Moran as Miss Lemon. Brimming with opulent 1930s period details and pitch-perfect performances, these lavish adaptations look better than ever in this remastered edition. ITV Studios’ Poirot has aired on ITV1 in the U.K. since 1989 and on PBS and A&E in the U.S. The episodes from Series 9 debuted in 2003-04.The 2-disc Blu-ray and 2-disc DVD sets include all four mysteries from Series 9, now with SDH subtitles ($49.99/$39.99, With the filming of Series 13 completed, David Suchet has now filmed all of Agatha Christie’s works with Poirot (70). The final series of five episodes airs in the UK in 2013-14 with the U.S. premiere in 2014.

Series 9 guest stars include Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada), Kelly Reilly (Above Suspicion, Sherlock Holmes), Toby Stephens (Jane Eyre), Aidan Gillen (The Wire), Edward Fox (Gandhi), Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey), Barbara Flynn (A Family At War), Judy Parfitt (Call the Midwife), Marc Warren (The Good Wife), JJ Feild (Captain America: The First Avenger), Paul McGann (Alien 3), and Gemma Jones (Bridget Jones’s Diary).

THE MYSTERIES (original U.K. broadcast order):

Five Little Pigs—Fourteen years after Caroline Crale was executed for murdering her husband, Lucy Crale asks Poirot to prove her mother’s innocence.

Sad Cypress—A beautiful young socialite stands convicted of murder, and Poirot races to reinvestigate before her sentence is carried out.

Death on the NilePoirot intervenes when a jilted woman harasses a newlywed couple, but their honeymoon river cruise turns deadly nonetheless.

The Hollow—Invited for a weekend in the country with the Angkatell clan, Poirot untangles the family’s love affairs in the quest for a killer.

Acorn released Series 1 – 6 on DVD and Blu-ray in 2012 and Series 7&8 in October 2013. 

Street: October 29, 2013

4 mysteries; U.K. broadcast order; SDH subtitles

Blu-ray 2-Disc Set (SRP: $49.99, Approx. 392 min) – UPC: 054961893096

DVD 2-Disc Set (SRP: $39.99, Approx. 392 min.) – UPC: 054961892990

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