Product DetailsJohn le Carré’s acclaimed best-selling novel about a cold-war spy on one final, dangerous mission is every bit as precise and ruthless on-screen in this adaptation directed by Martin Ritt. Richard Burton delivers one of his career-defining performances as Alec Leamas, whose hesitant but deeply felt relationship with a beautiful librarian (Claire Bloom) puts what he hopes will be his last assignment, in East Germany, in jeopardy. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a hard-edged and finally tragic thriller, suffused with the political and social consciousness that defined Ritt’s career.
Store CommentsSpecial Features New, restored high-definition digital transfer New video interview with author John le Carré Selected-scene commentary featuring director of photography Oswald Morris The Secret Center: John le Carré (2000), a BBC documentary on the author’s extraordinary life and work A 1967 interview with Richard Burton from the BBC series Acting in the 60’s, conducted by film critic Kenneth Tynan An audio conversation from 1985 between director Martin Ritt and film historian Patrick McGilligan Gallery of set designs Theatrical trailer PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Michael Sragow
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