To put a new twist on classic Christie tales, film them in French. Set in the 1930s and 1950s, seen on French television from 2008-12, the series stars Antoine Dulery as master detective Larosiere and Samuel Labarthe as ultra-suave Commissioner Laurence. Set includes 7 sexy, witty mysteries based on The ABC Murders, Peril at End House, They Do It with Mirrors, and other Christie classics. 11 hrs, 4 DVDs. In French with English subtitles. Mature audiences.
Episode 1: Les Meurtres ABC (The ABC Murders)
A serial killer is taunting Superintendent Larosiere with increasingly savage murders. Even as he receives letters announcing the date and time of the next killing, the master crime solver feels powerless against this mysterious psychopath.
Episode 2: Am Stram Gram ("Eeny Meeny Miney Mo," based on Ordeal by Innocence)
The murder of a beloved philanthropist by one of her adopted children was one of Larosiere's biggest cases and caused a sensation. But now the case is being reopened, and the family of the dead woman bristles at having their secrets disturbed.
Episode 3: La Maison du Peril (Peril at End House)
While on a seaside vacation, Larosiere meets a beautiful young designer who asks for his help after several close calls with death. As the case progresses, Larosiere finds himself losing his heart to her--and that could cost him his life.
Episode 4: Le Chat et Les Souris ("The Cat and the Mice," based on Cat Among the Pigeons)
Murder stalks the halls of a swanky boarding school. The case requires absolute discretion, but as Superintendent Larosiere and Inspector Lampion dig deeper, disturbing facts come to light.
Episode 5: Je ne Suis pas Coupable ("I am Not Guilty," based on Sad Cypress)
A group of women are gathered for an exclusive weekend retreat devoted to political causes. When the wealthy hostess is found dead, Larosiere must find a way to get inside. That requires Lampion to go undercover in a way he never expected.
Episode 6: Un Cadavre sur L'Oreiller ("The Body on the Pillow," based on The Body in the Library)
Larosiere wakes up with a wicked hangover, a dead prostitute in his bed, and no memory of what happened the night before. Finding himself the prime suspect, the master detective goes on the run as he struggles to clear his name.
Episode 7: Jeux De Glaces (They Do It with Mirrors)
Super-suave commissioner Laurence investigates a grisly murder at a mental institution with a controversial history. But he's even more intrigued by the curious behavior of the family who runs the place--especially as more bodies pile up.
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 663 minutes
Number of discs: 4
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Rating: NR. Contains nudity, sexual situations, and coarse language