DVD Review – Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Movie Collection, Set 6

Agatha Christie’s Poirot is simply classic. We all know Poirot, played in a chameleonic turn by actor David Suchet, is an entirely mercurial character, entirely different from the milder Jane Marple from Christie’s stories. Instead, Poirot is completely unpredictable in his mannerisms, and thus, is a better character to watch. He’s actually much more complex than you would think; despite his funny accent and tendency to reference his “little grey cells,” there’s a darkness to him that just isn’t present in the protagonist of Marple. In The Movie Collection, Set 6 (out on DVD from Acorn Media July 12), Poirot is on top of his game.

Read: Blu-ray Review – Agatha Christie’s Marple: Complete Series 5

The collection includes three feature-length mysteries starring the Belgian detective — it’s essentially the twelfth series of Poirot, minus the mystery Murder on the Orient Express, which was released on Blu-ray last year. Included in this set are “Three Act Tragedy,” “The Clocks,” and “Hallowe’en Party.”

The mysteries are all typical Christie affairs, with long build-ups to the ultimate reveals and explanations. “Three Act Tragedy” features some absolutely brilliant staging (literally) in the final scene of the episode. A lot of it’s done for flash and style, but that doesn’t matter; the show is charming enough.

Featuring guest stars such as Martin Shaw (George Gently) and Kate Ashfield (Shaun of the Dead), the show’s pretty much everything you would expect it to be. The mysteries all play out in similar ways, with similar explanations, but they’re the classics, aren’t they? They’re supposed to.

Order it on Amazon.

Leave a Reply

Former Castle Co-Star Stana Katic Gets Her Own Show On Sony’s AXN
Supernatural Season 12 Episode 3 Review: “The Foundry”
Goodbye, Vine
The Voice Season 11 Preview
Night Two of The Voice Season 11 Knockouts: Eliminations Made Simple
Will & Kate: Love, Looks and Body Language
Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce from Brad Pitt
Deadshot and Harley
‘Suicide Squad’ Sets More Box Office Records, Beats ‘Civil War’
Archive 81
‘Archive 81’: An Interview with the Creators of the Horror Audio Drama, Daniel Powell & Marc Sollinger
The Accountant
The Accountant: Math, Violence and a lot of Swearing.
The Fabulous Movie History of the Iconic Little Black Dress
Five Movies to Watch Before They Leave Netflix in October
Fall Movie Preview: 10 Movies to Look Forward to for the Rest of 2016
Kehlani, "Gangsta"
Check Out the New Music Video for Kehlani’s ‘Gangsta’ from ‘Suicide Squad!’
Suicide Squad: The Album
‘Suicide Squad’ Soundtrack Is the Best of the Summer: Review
Jared Leto as the Joker
Jared Leto Returns as Joker in ‘Purple Lamborghini’ Music Video for ‘Suicide Squad!’
Galactic Empire
Why Star Wars Fans Should Be Paying Attention to Galactic Empire
Sports News
The Best Lessons From the 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony
The Top Five Moments in NBA Playoffs History
Your Official Guide to Watching the Masters Tournament on TV
Austin X Games
X Games Austin 2016 Has an Amazing Sports and Music Lineup

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.