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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (Criterion Collection)
19 September 2013
Conclusion: Imperfect but extremely intelligent and endlessly fascinating The Spy Who Came in From the Cold is one of the best films of the 1960s, and Criterion's masterful handling of the transfer and supplements make this a DVD Talk Collector Series title. Stuart Galbraith IV is a Kyoto-based film historian whose work includes film history books, DVD and Blu-ray audio commentaries and special features . Visit Stuart's Cine Blogarama here . What Do You Think?
Conclusion: 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold' is a methodical, morally complex spy drama marked by intricate scripting, thoughtful direction, stark visuals, and a powerful performance from the great Richard Burton. The video and audio are both exceptional, offering fans a wonderfully authentic and respectful technical presentation. Criterion has put together a great collection of supplements as well, including fascinating insights from the author of the source material.
Summary: Martin Ritt's "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" (1965) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion. The supplemental features on the disc include an original trailer for the film; video interview with author John le Carre; the BBC documentary film "The Secret Centre: John le Carre"; audio excerpts from an interview with director Martin Ritt; selected-scene commentary featuring director of photography Oswald Morris; gallery of set designs; and an archival interview with...