Eureka Entertainment are set to release Martin Ritt’s classic sharp espionage thriller, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold. The 1965 film is set in Cold War-era East Germany, starring Richard Burton; on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK as part of The Masters of Cinema Series during May.
The acclaimed, best-selling novel by John le Carré, about a Cold War spy on one final dangerous mission in East Germany, is transmuted by director Martin Ritt (Hud, Norma Rae) into a film every bit as precise and ruthless as the book.
Academy Award-nominated Richard Burton (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Becket,1984) is superb as Alec Leamas, whose relationship with the beautiful librarian Nan, played by Claire Bloom (Hamlet, A Streetcar Named Desire), puts his assignment in jeopardy.
Winner of 4 BAFTA Awards (including Best British Film) The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a hard-edged and tragic thriller, suffused with the political and social consciousness that defined Ritt’s career.
Check out the new exclusive Trailer to promote the release…
“The film makes you believe it could have happened. And that’s the remarkable thing.” – New York Times
SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY CONTAINS
Limited Edition Exclusive O-Card slipcase with new artwork by artist Grégory Sacré (Gokaiju) | 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a restored high-definition digital transfer | Uncompressed LPCM Stereo audio | Optional English SDH | Brand new audio commentary with film scholar Adrian Martin | Brand new video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns | PLUS: A 48 PAGE collector’s booklet featuring a new essay by Richard Combs; and a number of archival pieces and imagery
Available to order from: Eureka Store
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold will be released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 17th May 2021.