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More reliable Agatha Christie mysteries hit Blu-ray - now with lossless audio! Whee...!
Acorn Media / 412 Minutes / 2000-2001 / Unrated / Street Date: October 1, 2013
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 that’s not all. As was the case with its predecessors, what really fuels Poirot: Series 7 & 8 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). 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: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Lord Edgware Dies, Evil Under the Sun, and Murder in Mesopotamia.