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New on DVD: Poirot, short films collections
By Jeff Tuckman | Daily Herald Columnist
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Published: 7/30/2010 12:01 AM

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"Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Movie Collection, Set 5"

David Suchet returns as suave Belgian super-sleuth Hercule Poirot in this three-disc collection. Adaptations of "Murder on the Orient Express," "Third Girl" and "Appointment with Death" were all seen on the PBS Mystery series. The set includes the programs, along with David Suchet hosting a guided tour of the Orient Express, a documentary, biographies of Agatha Christie and Suchet, cast filmographies, a list of Poirot books and more.

"Best of the Fest"

This delightful DVD features 10 of the best short films from the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. These wonderful films from around the world will entertain and engage children's imagination and creativity. The programs are: "Demo-Kun and the Egg," "Luka," "Mondo's Myths: Where Did the Night Come From?" "Nineteen," "Egghunt," "The Mantis Parable," "Do Other Things," "The Magic Lion," "Confection" and "Little Pig is Flying." Recommended for ages 5 to 9.

"Ringo Starr: Live at the Greek Theatre"

On July 7 of this year, Ringo Starr celebrated his 70th birthday. Ringo toured the U.S. and Canada in 2008 with an all-star band that included Colin Hay, Billy Squier, Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, Hammish Stuart and Greg Bissonette. Their last stop on the tour was at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, and this terrific concert included the songs "With A Little Help From My Friends," "Boys," "Photograph," "It Don't Come Easy," "Act Naturally," "Yellow Submarine," "I Wanna Be Your Man" and many more. Each musician gets to play one of their hit songs.

"Prime Time Crime: The Stephen J. Cannell Collection"

Stephen J. Cannell created many hit televison shows. This 10-disc set includes episodes from "Wiseguy," "Hunter," "21 Jump Street," "Cobra," "The Commish," "Greatest American Hero," "Booker," "Silk Stockings," "Tenspeed and Brown Shoe," "Broken Badges," "Palace Guards," "UNSUB" and "Missing Persons."

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