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Title:
The spy who came in from the cold [videorecording (Blu-ray)]
ISBN:
9781604657814
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 pages : black and white illustrations ; 17 cm.)
Abstract:
The acclaimed, best-selling novel by John le Carre, 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 plays Alec Leamas, whose relationship with a beautiful librarian, puts his assignment in jeopardy.
System Details Note:
Blu-ray; widescreen (1.66:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital stereo.
Format:
Video disc
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection under license from Paramount Home Entertainment, c2013.
General Note:
Based on the novel by John le Carré.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1965.

Special features: interviews with John Le Carre, Oswald Morris and Richard Burton; The secret center: John Le Carré (2000), a BBC documentary; selected-scene commentary featuring director of photography Oswald Morris; audio conversation (1985) between director Martin Ritt and film historian Patrick McGilligan; gallery of set designs; theatrical trailer; essay by critic Michael Sragow.