Next year, Acorn Media will bring Series 3 of Poirot to Blu-ray. The popular television adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery novels stars David Suchet (The Bank Job) as beloved Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot.
Series 3 features the following eleven episodes:
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
How Does Your Garden Grow?
The Million Dollar Bond Robbery
The Plymouth Express
The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor
The Double Clue
The Mystery of the Spanish Chest
The Theft of the Royal Ruby
The Affair at the Victory Ball
The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge
The three-disc collection offers Series 3 in its original UK broadcast order, with 1.33:1 HD episode transfers and 2.0 Dolby Digital soundtracks. Acorn has not yet listed any bonus materials.
This is fantastic news. I love the Poirot series and think Suchet is simply excellent as the Belgian sleuth. I hope this means that Acorn will be releasing more of their catalog on Blu-ray including the remaining Poirot movies as well as "Foyle's War"
I am so delighted about this. I've already pre-ordered all three. I hope Acorn can release the entire series, including the British versions of the ones co-produced by A&E which were edited for the R1 releases on dvd.
Great news as I held out on purchasing the complete DVD set for the longest time. $250+ simply never sat well with me. I do, however, own an "imported" collection from eBay but burned Chinese subs make for less than desirable viewing. Regardless, the early episodes are just fantastic and I'm truly at a loss to understand Hastings' (and Ms Lemon to a lesser extent) absence in recent iterations. I will absolutely buy these.
D1laud1D0d1 - Hastings and Miss Lemon are missing in the new movies because they aren't in the books either. But The Big Four and Curtain will bring back that good ol' Hastings (if Hugh Fraser accept to reprise the role). Sure, they changed the plot of several books and Hastings should have stayed in the series, but I think Curtain will only be better with the return of Hastings, just like the book.
Raphdude - Good point... The co-produced A&E movies must absolutely be made on Blu-ray. If not, it'll ruin the whole series collection... And I know some of them have been shot in widescreen and are available in widescreen in the UK set, but only in Full Screen for the US DVDs - I truly hope they'll fix that mistake.