Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple Collection 2

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Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple Collection 2

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  1. Anything that can inspire MatronsApron to write a song about it must be of some merit. A compelling series of mystery stories, each with its own type of clanicity.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. I know that technically I am wrong on every count. Joan Hickson is far closer to the character from the books than was Margaret Rutherford. The T.V. series stuck far more closely to the plots of the books and the style of the books than did the MGM films. And I know that, although they became great friends, Agatha Christie detested the films and thought Rutherford totally wrong for the part.

    Nevertheless, Margaret Rutherford had such charm and was clearly such an eccentric (as well as being an excellent character actress,) that I far prefer the generally maligned film series. To top it off, Ron Goodwin’s soundtracks were terrific. It would be nice to see them on CD. (Fat chance.)

    By all means, perpetuate the series via DVD, but PLEASE, MGM or Ted Turner or whoever currently holds the rights, issue the Rutherford films on DVD as well.

    The less said the better, however, about MGM’s ill-conceived, ill-fated attempt to launch an Hercule Poirot franchise with Tony Randall. And I LIKE Tony Randall. I loved him in The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao, which, through some uncharacteristic burst of good taste, IS on DVD and which should be purchased forthwith. When they actually manage to put out a deserving film, it is our responsibility to support the effort by buying it. The book (The Circus of Dr. Lao) is 20 times better than the movie and should still be in print.

    One more thing and then I will shut up. If you are a Margaret Rutherford fan, I strongly reccommend Mouse on the Moon. Granted, Peter Sellers is AWOL, but ya got yer Margaret, ya got yer Terry Thomas, yer Ron Moody, Bernard Cribbens, John Le Mesurier, etc. Ya got yer Richard Lester directing. Could the director of HELP do anything wrong? (Not much chance of The Bed-Sitting Room being issued on DVD, I suppose, is there?)
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. many dvd’s are even cut more than there old vhs originals I’m just wondering if I’d be better off buying the vhs version than the newer dvd version.Anyone who may have seen both versions please reply.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  4. To tell the truth, the first thing that attracted me to this movie was not Miss Marple, but Mr Rafiel’s son (very attractive!) whose appearance is actually rather sparse in the whole movie. But once you (if you were so attracted to this character–perhaps a good pivotal point in the movie) do spot this character, rather an homeless person, wearing ragged clothes and with only his loyal pooch to go with him in his travels, you’re intrigued by why such an obviously “well-born” person could be without hearth and home surrounded by adoring family. In the meantime, Miss Marple is conducting her rather skillfully unobtrusive investigation about the parent Mr Rafiel who has from beyond the grave directed her to find the real criminal who dislodged his heir from the family pile.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. This is one of my favorite films, period. It takes substantial liberties with a weak book, all of which I would rate as improvements–not something I’d often say about films of novels. Joan Hickson is a terrific Miss Marple, but the supporting cast, from the stuffy solicitors to the effusive tour guide, are also wonderful. A great period piece, with structure, humor, mood and grace.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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