"I have the order, the method, the psychology... I am the best. I am Hercule Poirot," declares Agatha Christie's most famous detective in "The Mystery of the Spanish Chest." And David Suchet continues to prove himself as the best actor to portray Poirot in this boxed set of three hour-long episodes. Suchet has said it is his goal to reveal Poirot's many dimensions, going beyond the caricature previous actors had made him out to be. This is most evident in "The Double Clue," in which Poirot meets his match from the criminal world--and falls in love. Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser) and Miss Lemon (Pauline Moran) provide comic relief with their own attempts to solve the case, but in the end this remains a poignant tale of the one that got away. Suchet reveals a more lighthearted side of Poirot in "The Mystery of the Spanish Chest," treating viewers to the unforgettable spectacle of the fussy detective dancing the Charleston. And in "The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor," he stages a cunning, ghostly charade to smoke out the murderer. As always, the production of these episodes is stunning in its attention to detail, re-creating the look, sound, and feel of 1930s high-society England. From the shot of a train shrouded in a mask of fog to the eerie sight of a room full of people in gas masks during an air raid test, the episodes also evoke the ominous atmosphere that makes mysteries so deliciously goose-pimply when viewed from the safety of a warm couch. --Larisa Lomacky Moore
I loved it. Thought the mysteries were very good and Hercules was marvellous. It completely lived up to my expectations. Thankyou!Published on Jan. 19 2013 by Shannon Langen
indeed a masterpiece/David Suchet is remarcable and truly feels the character he is plying.Astonishing !!I recommend this collection for every age.Published on Jan. 19 2013 by encica violeta
I have very much enjoyed earlier productions of Poirot(made by LWT) starring David Suchet, and love to rewatch many of the episodes. Read morePublished on Nov. 20 2010 by Nicolle M Powell
This, as others of Poirot movies, was entertaining. I hope there are more to come. Can recommend it to all who like light mystery moviesPublished on Sept. 22 2010 by John Langston
I saw the movie "Murder on the Orient Express" on PBS Spokane and while we were watching it, a huge piece was cut out of the show. This is where I rate it one star. Read morePublished on July 14 2010 by Duchess
Very good Box Set, well done ! :) Poirot -David Suchet Rocks!!.
Too bad that the first espisode is to short, but beside that this is a excellent box set to get !!!. Read more