Blu-ray Release Date: Sept. 10, 2013
Price: Blu-ray $39.95
The 1965 drama-thriller film The Spy Who Came In From The Cold starring Richard Burton (Cleopatra) and Claire Bloom (The King’s Speech) is generally considered to be one of the finest adaptations of a John le Carré bestselling novel to the big screen.
Burton is British operative Alec Leamas, a Cold War spy on one final dangerous mission in East Germany, whose relationship with a beautiful librarian (Bloom) puts his assignment in jeopardy.
Directed by Martin Ritt (Hud, Norma Rae) into a film that’s every bit as precise and ruthless as the book, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a hard-edged and tragic thriller that’s suffused with the political and social consciousness that defined Ritt’s career.
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