The spy who came in from the cold
    (2013, original release: 1965)



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[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection under license from Paramount Home Entertainment, c2013
Blu-ray special edition
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 pages : black and white illustrations ; 17 cm.)
0715515110716 CC2312BD, 9781604657814, 1604657812, 715515110716

Based on the novel by John le Carré

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

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

Director of photography, Oswald Morris ; editor, Anthony Harvey ; music composer and conductor, Sol Kaplan

Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner, Sam Wannamaker, George Voskovec, Rupert Davies, Cyril Cusack, Peter Van Eyck

Blu-ray; widescreen (1.66:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital stereo

English dialogue with optional English SDH subtitles

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