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Poirot: 3pc Box: Set 6 - Vhs

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Wherever Hercule Poirot goes, murder follows--although the crimes are not always what they first appear to be in the three stories included in this boxed set of Agatha Christie's Poirot. Poirot's attempt at a practical joke livens up the somewhat tedious "Theft of the Royal Ruby"--an episode in which the redirection of romantic attentions seems to be as much the goal as preserving England's political relations with Egypt. A guest appearance by Stephanie Cole (who later starred in the series Waiting for God) makes this episode an interesting collector's item for British TV fans.

Costumes and clever disguises ultimately fail to mask the truth from Poirot's prying eyes in the other two episodes. Even a fever-stricken Poirot is able to deduce the culprit's double identity in "The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge." And the dazzling commedia dell'arte costumes in "The Affair at the Victory Ball" are stripped away when the Belgian sleuth reassembles the surviving cast of a radio mystery play to broadcast his own whodunit scene. David Suchet is, as always, the consummate Hercule Poirot, from his dapper demeanor to his endearing concern for the plight of servants and train station attendants. --Larisa Lomacky Moore

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5.0 out of 5 stars It's great! March 3 2004
Every once in a while, an actor comes along who not only plays the role of Sherlock Holmes, but actually redefines the role. Well, this has now happened with Agatha Christie's detective, Hercule Poirot! In 1989, veteran actor David Suchet (b.1946) was tapped to play Poirot, and the rest, as they say, is history.
This marvelous DVD contains three(!) of the hour-long episodes of the Adventures of Hercule Poirot:
The Theft of the Royal Ruby - Season 3, episode 8 (February 24, 1991) - When a priceless jewel is stolen from a foolish Egyptian prince, the government turns for help to Poirot.
The Affair at the Victory Ball - Season 3, episode 3 (January 20, 1991) - When a man is murdered in a crowded costume party, and no one saw who did it, Poirot begins to exercise his little gray cells.
The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge - Season 3, episode 10 (March 10, 1991) - Poirot's visit to a millionaire's hunting party turns tragic when he gets a near fatal cold. But, when the host is found brutally murdered, Poirot realizes that only he can bring the perpetrator to justice.
This is a great DVD, one that I highly recommend to anyone who loves a good mystery, or just loves excellent drama. It's great!
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3.0 out of 5 stars No so good as i was expecting June 25 2005
By Reina
1. The thef of the Royal Ruby : Very silly, and no plot at all. Very weird, i dont know this one is just blah for me....... just Poirot always amazing, but no plot at all. 3 stars
2. The Affair at the Victory Ball : This one is a little bit better, more plot and mystery , but still not so good as other poirot episodes. 3.5 starts
3. The Mystery of Junter Lodge : This one is the BEST of the trio, good plot, good mystery , well done !!!!!! the end is fantastic , Poirot at his best!!!!!. 5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars MYSTERY MAGNIFIQUE! May 25 2003
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It's no mystery why this is the most-watched detective show in the history of the PBS "Mystery!" series --- Christie penned a brilliant Belgian [detective]who solves crimes only using his "little grey cells" and the aid of his affable associate Captain Hastings. And not one hair out of place on his perfectly coifed hairy lip! No mystery why fans shouldn't host sleuthing
fetes: Acorn is releasing the entire canon! Mystery magnifique!
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