The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

DVD - 2000
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Hercule Poirot has retired to a country village, until his neighbor is found murdered. Poirot reunites with his old partner, Chief Inspector Japp, to find the culprit, exposing a web of blackmail, envy, and murder.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : A & E Home Video ; New York, NY : Distributed by New Video Group, [2000]
Edition: DVD edition Full screen.
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780767028646
Branch Call Number: 791.436556 MURDER
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Feb 14, 2015

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd stands out for the acting of Oliver Ford Davies as Doctor Shepard and Selina Cardel as his snoopy sister Caroline. Both characters fit right along with their portrayals in the novel. My one criticism is that when the knife penetrates the neck/jugular of Roger Ackroyd there is no spurting, gushing of blood, just a little blood. We know from forensics that lots and lots of blood come out of a knife wound to the neck. None of Christie's victims has even so much as a stain or release of any body fluid. So clean are her murder victim's bodies.


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