Win The Great Detectives Anthology on DVD!

Great Detectives Anthology

It’s twenty-six hours of detective goodness from A&E on The Great Detectives Anthology. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

There’s a murderer on the moors. Terror on the train. Villains in the village! Only the world’s greatest deductive minds can save the day. Fortunately, Arthur Conan Doyle‘s Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie‘s Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple are together, for the first time ever, to confront their most confounding cases in A&E Home Entertainment’s GREAT DETECTIVES ANTHOLOGY.


By | 2017-09-24T22:47:37+00:00 October 9th, 2010|Contests|0 Comments

Win Poirot and Marple on DVD!

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Nothing like a heavy-as-lead boxed set of Agatha Christie mysteries, starring Poirot and Miss Marple. In fact, this thing’s dense enough where it could actually serve as a murder weapon. Not trying to give anybody any ideas; I’m just saying. It’s twenty-one mysteries across seventeen discs for a total of nearly 35 hours of content. Nice. And our friends at A&E shipped us this massive thing to give away to you folks. We’ve got one copy–want to win it? Here’s how…enter using the form below, and enter once a day. And if we draw your name when the contest ends, there’s no mystery–you snag it. Good luck.


By | 2017-09-24T23:00:26+00:00 August 10th, 2009|Contests|0 Comments

Stuff: Beatles to Tempt Me Into Finally Buying a Gaming System

The Beatles

Because some people just want to read a single post with all their pop culture snippets in it, instead of following an entire website about it. Essentially: this is pop culture news for people with lives. Enjoy.

  • The Beatles‘ Apple Corps have signed a deal with MTV and Harmonix to bring about some form of Rock Band game that will feature the Beatles’ music. This will hit next year and comes with the full blessing of Paul, Ringo, along with Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison. Giles Martin, who co-produced Love–the Beatles/Cirque du Soleil pairing–is going to be music producer on this. The press release I read doesn’t have the official title of the game, although they’d be nuts not to call it Rock Band: The Beatles Edition or something. I will give a dollar to the first team who can do “Revolution 9” on the hardest level and give me photographic evidence of that fact.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:10:12+00:00 November 3rd, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|5 Comments

    Poirot: Set 12 (1989) – DVD Review

    Poirot Set 12 DVD cover art


    Directed by Renny Rye and Edward Bennett
    Produced by Nick Elliot and Linda Agran
    Starring David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Pauline Moran, and Philip Jackson


    • 3 episodes: The King of Clubs, The Dream, and The Incredible Theft
    • Biographies of David Suchet and Agatha Christie
    • Filmographies

    Released by: Acorn Media
    Rating: NR
    Region: 1
    Anamorphic: N/A; presented in its original 1.33:1 format.

    My Advice: Own it if you’re a fan of great mysteries or of the 1930s.

    Hercule Poirot (Suchet), the ever-eccentric Belgian detective, is back for three more mysteries. In “The King of Clubs,” a murder is committed on a film set, and may be linked to a bridge game. “The Dream” is about a wealthy industrialist who keeps having a dream in which he commits suicide, and is found dead after he confesses this to Poirot. “The Incredible Theft” deals with a national secret which Poirot is hired to protect as the Axis powers are gathering strength.


    By | 2017-09-24T23:58:35+00:00 April 26th, 2005|Reviews|0 Comments

    Poirot: The Complete Collection (2000-2001) – DVD Review

    Poirot: The Complete Collection DVD cover


    Written by: Clive Exton, Anthony Horowitz, based on original stories by Agatha Christie
    Directed by: Tom Clegg, Andrew Grieve, & David Farnham
    Starring: David Suchet and Hugh Fraser


    • Full index of Agatha Christie Poirot stories
    • Agatha Christie bio and bibliography
    • David Suchet bio
    • Includes “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd,” “Lord Edgeware Dies,” “Murder in Mesopotamia,” and “Evil Under the Sun.”

    Released by: A&E Home Video
    Region: 1
    Rating: NR
    Anamorphic: N/A; appears in its original 1.33:1 format

    My Advice: Own it.


    By | 2017-09-25T00:01:29+00:00 December 7th, 2003|Reviews, TV|0 Comments

    Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple (1984-1985) – DVD Review

    agatha christies miss marple dvd cover


    Written by: Alan Plater and T.R. Bowen, based on the novels of Agatha Christie
    Directed by: David Giles, Guy Slater, Silvio Narizzano
    Starring: Joan Hickson, Samantha Bond, Peter Davidson, Joan Sims, Gwen Watford, John Castle, Paola Dionisotti, Elaine Ives-Cameron, Kevin Whately, Timothy West, and Jon Glover


    • “Crime Does Pay” – meeting of Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot
    • Cast biographies

    Released by: BBC Warner
    Region: 1
    Rating: NR
    Anamorphic: NR; suitable for 10+

    My Advice: Own it if you’re a Christie fan, rent it if you’re not.


    By | 2010-01-23T03:05:46+00:00 December 7th, 2003|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments