Monday, December 03, 2012

Hercule Poirot's Christmas

In Hercule Poirot's Christmas, Monsieur Poirot plans a quiet Christmas at home in his London flat until the boiler in his building breaks down leaving him with no heat until after the holiday. As his luck would have it, just as he gets this bad news he gets a call from a complete stranger asking him to come to his country estate. Saying his life is in danger, the wealthy scoundrel is insistent that Poirot join the family for Christmas. Poirot asks if the home has central heating and accepts the invitation when he hears an affirmative response. I enjoy this every year. It's full of mistaken identities and family in-fighting and murder.

We think David Suchet does a great job as Poirot. We have all of the ones currently available on DVD except for set 5, which contains 3 episodes. There are a few more not yet released.


DVD Talk isn't particularly impressed and prefers Ustinov's version of Poirot. We feel Suchet's Poirot is truer to the books.

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