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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Spine #452



Release:
Sep 10, 2013
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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Directed By: Martin Ritt
Starring: Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner, George Voskovec, Rupert Davies, Cyril Cusack, Peter Van Eyck, Michael Hordern, Robert Hardy, Bernard Lee, Beatrix Lehmann, Esmond Knight
Licensor: Paramount Home Entertainment

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The acclaimed, best-selling novel by John le Carré, about a Cold War spy on one final dangerous mission in East Germany, is transmuted by director Martin Ritt into a film every bit as precise and ruthless as the book. Richard Burton is superb as Alec Leamas, whose relationship with a beautiful librarian, played by Claire Bloom, puts his assignment in jeopardy. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a hard-edged and tragic thriller, suffused with the political and social consciousness that defined Ritt's career.

Supplements
  • New, exclusive, wide-ranging interview with author John le Carré
  • Selected-scene commentary featuring director of photography Oswald Morris
  • The Secret Center: John le Carré, a 2000 BBC documentary on the author's life and work
  • Interview with actor Richard Burton from a 1967 episode of the BBC series Acting in the '60s, conducted by critic Kenneth Tynan
  • Audio conversation from 1985 between director Martin Ritt and film historian Patrick McGilligan
  • Gallery of set designs
  • Trailer

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