Agatha Christie Poirot

Agatha Christie Poirot

Murder on the Orient Express

DVD - 2004
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Hercule Poirot is a dapper detective, aboard the Orient Express, for whom murder-solving is a precise, intellectual exercise. When murder occurs, Poirot agrees to interview all aboard the famous trains Calais coach, hoping to find the killer of an American millionarie before the local police arrive.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, [2004]
Edition: Widescreen presentation
ISBN: 9786314960643
9780792198246
0792198247
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE AGATH
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (PG)(approximately 127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
optical
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1974
Based on the novel by Agatha Christie
Special features: Agatha Christie: a portrait; 4 part series: making 'Murder on the Orient Express', All aboard, The ride, The passengers, The end of the line; theatrical trailer

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oomingmak
Oct 03, 2018

Superb acfing all the way around but I, too, am a fan of David Suchet's Poirot. And the Suchet version of Orient, also the best of his Agatha stories. In this story, in Suchet's version, the clever detective does not have all the answers but throughout the story from the Lieutenant's (?) suicide to the woman being stoned to Ratchet's murder, Poirot wrestles with 'what is justice?'

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miaone
Oct 02, 2018

I love this story, though I don't really like the Poirot character; he's just too precious in this version. If you like this version, though, I encourage you to also watch the new version. I really prefer it. But the story is a classic, whoever plays in it. I still remember the first time I read it, how stunned I was when all is revealed. I did not see that coming! Both films do a good job of capturing Christie's obfuscations as well as her broad hints which you may not recognize as such the first time through. It's one of the few films that is even more fun to watch for the 2nd and 3rd times in order to pick up the clues you missed in previous viewings. There's yet a 3rd version which may have shown only on TV. I like that one the least, mainly because I detest watching David Suchet.

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wildct2003
Jun 25, 2018

Enjoyable film overall. All-star cast, good direction. Not sure how closely it followed the book.

d2013 Apr 11, 2018

Still remains interesting and worthy.

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Onewhoissaved
Mar 26, 2018

The 1974 production of Murder on the Orient Express stands tall, very tall, over the 2017 production starring Kenneth Branagh as Poirot. I saw this film when it came out and I was pleased and still am. The cast of actors and the lighting and Albert Finney are top notch. Actor Richard Widmark as the heinous Ratchet is marvelously better than Johnny Depp. The train called the Orient Express still travels to this date.

just saw the Kenneth Branagh theatrical release. didn't think I'd like Branagh as Poirot, but I did. They cast the villain of the piece, well.

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BeausPerson
Dec 16, 2017

This version has beautiful costumes and sets. There is a remarkable cast, except, iMO, for the lead character of Hercule Poirot played by Albert Finney. The tv version with David Suchet (Toby Jones, Jessica Chastain...) remains my favourite, but this is worth seeing for the big names of the time and the big budget production.

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swyckl
Oct 12, 2017

I liked the DVD. It was well done. The plot was strong and had a purpose. It was well acted. I detective mystery stories. It is not to violent or sexual for children. I especially like the author.

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maipenrai
Sep 22, 2017

The wrong Poirot, but still a great suspense movie!! Kristi & Abby Tabby

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lukasevansherman
Jul 28, 2016

Murder has seldom been so elegant and so boring. Based on the famous Agatha Christie novel, this is a murder mystery set aboard the famous title train. Albert Finney plays the Belgian detective Hercule Poiriot (he of the "little grey cells"), who is investigating the murder of an American (Richard Widmark). . .and everyone's a suspect! The absurdly overqualified cast includes, well, like 85 actors. Somehow Ingrid Bergman won an Oscar, even though she's only in it for like 15 minutes. It's fun to see all these iconic actors together, but none of them have much to do. Directed, blandly, by Sidney Lumet ("Serpico," "Network"). Peter Ustinov and David Suchet would also play Poirot.

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Monolith
Apr 04, 2012

Foscarelli: "Hey, what are you reading, Mr. Beddoes?" Beddoes: "I am reading "Love's Captive," by Mrs. Arabella Richardson." Foscarelli: "Is it about sex?" Beddoes: "No, it's about 10:30, Mr. Foscarelli."

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Monolith
Apr 04, 2012

Detective Hercule Poirot: "You never smile, madame la princesse?" Princess Dragomiroff: "My doctor has advised against it."

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