Excerpt: Blu-Ray Format “The Ipcress File (UK Import)” Review by Taylor Carlson Genre: Suspense Special Features: Stills Gallery Release Date: 12/10/08 Studio: ITV --- Review: The Ipcress File stars Michael Caine. The film is directed by Sidney J. Furie and features a musical score by John Barry. *** Harry Palmer (Caine) is a British agent given a new undercover assignment, which involves tracking down a missing scientist.
Excerpt: Don't take my numerical ratings too seriously; I only looked at a few minutes of the disc and this isn't really a review. I thought it was important to mention something not in the review: This was filmed in Techniscope, a cheaper-than-usual widescreen process that puts *two* wide images on every actual 35mm film frame (classier anamorphic processes, like Panavision, use a distorting lens to squeeze one wide image onto an entire frame).
A film of it's era which has not been monkied around with too much
1 February 2009
Excerpt: The plot is slow paced, gritty and well thought out. The acting, Michael Cain Gordon Jackson et all is excellent and understated. Think of this movie as a Bond movie without the gimmicks and glitzy locations. It has a similar feel to it as the TV Series "The Sweeney", but instead of the Police it is Junior Spies. PQ and SQ is good throughout and is better than I would have expected from a movie of this vintage and budget.
Excerpt: This is one of the best British thrillers of all time. I have purchased every DVD release in the hope of a decent transfer and all have been most disappointing. At last this has all (with one exception) been put right. Considering the age of the film this is an excellent transfer to blu ray. The sound is clear, the image sharp and it is in wide screen with excellent subtitles.
Excerpt: first thing u see on the cover is they claim they have made restoration of this film to me it looks like a direct transfer from vhs. Even more funny is when u put this on and u get the ITV logo "ITV DVD"...... looks like they have been in a hurry to get this out so they did not have time to change to blu-ray. PQ: I have complained before about grain on BD'S but this films put the icing on the cake it is just increadible must be the worst transfer I have ever seen.
Conclusion: This is by far one of my all time favourite films and as a blue ray it looks and sounds terrific, just first class!As a Film it seems like there is something magical about it...is it the sixties? Is it the music, is it the plot...I don't quite know and I will leave that for you to judge! Must have, BUY!!!
Conclusion: A sixties classic, this was film was made to challenge James Bond,as a bit more down to earth spy film. Excellent story and the picture and sound have got that blu ray magic. A must if you like a spy thriller. As for the price Â£9.99 as a special offer you can't go wrong.