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Acorn still refuses to go lossless with this new high-def Poirot set, but the episodes themselves are good enough that you hardly notice....
Acorn Media / 428 Minutes / 1995-1996 / Unrated / Street Date: August 28, 2012
I have to admit at the outset that I'm biased: I am a dyed-in-the-wool sucker for Agatha Christie murder-mystery series, from their beautiful production designs to their costumes, and (most prominently) the well-crafted scripts that combine the author's acerbic humor with, of course, gruesome murder.
But as was the case with its predecessors, what really fuels Poirot: Series 6 is David Suchet's enduringly strong performance as our eponymous detective Hercule Poirot. The guy is an effortlessly enjoyable performer, and his ability to transform Christie's source material into viable, living and breathing whodunits is completely inviting (and, of course, one cannot ignore the full power of his most bodacious moustache).
One of the many merits of this Series 6 set is its narrative consistency. There may not be anything on this TV-on-BD set that is groundbreaking in any significant way, but there are no potholes to mention, either. For Agatha Christie devotees like myself, there's no denying the allure to Poirot - you know exactly what you're going to get, and you get it in every episode. How great is that?
Episodes included: Hercule Poirot's Christmas, Hickory Dickory Dock, Murder on the Links, and Dumb Witness.