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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
     

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

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Director: John Irvin

Cast: Alec Guinness, Michael Aldridge, Bernard Hepton

 

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The acclaimed British miniseries Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy finally makes its way to DVD with this Acorn Media release. This three-disc set is attractively packaged in a slipcase with a glossy cardboard fold-out inside. The box also contains a two-page insert featuring a list of main characters with their basic descriptions and a glossary of spy terms. This

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this first in London while living there in the 90s. This is, without exception, the finest spy story ever told. It is filled with wholly believable characters and great narrative. Do yourself a favor...pony up the money and buy this DVD. You will not be disappointed.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read and enjoyed LeCarre's trilogy about George Smiley several times long ago. I caught only part of this series when it was aired on PBS television so VERY long ago and have been waiting for YEARS to see it available on ANY video format viewable in the USA. Do yourself a favor and get both parts at the same time so you don't have to wonder how it all turns out.
Stemline More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderfully complex and erudite story, and, as one would expect from the cast, it is superbly acted. The clutter that usually surrounds spy stories (impossible feats of action, for example) is blessedly absent. The only problem is that the second biggest "name" is cast as the traitor, so the suspense is reduced to waiting to see how Smiley figures out who it is. One of the best spy movies ever made in my view.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alec Guiness, while widely know from Star Wars was a gem of an actor. His many films will show an interested viewer a very accomplished & gifted performer. In Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy you will see Alec Guiness lead a stable of actors in their portrail of the inner works of the British Spy machine. This is a delightful film that needs to be watched closely because there is a lot going on. Le Carre, a former spy, is a master storyteller. Guiness plays the retired but very thorough and well respected George Smiley who is asked to find the Russian 'mole' in the British Circus. This can viewed in a very long sitting or over a series of days or weeks. It is a film ou can return to again and again to enjoy. A sort of sequel is Smiley's People. But they are independent of each other. Seeing "Tinker, Tailor" first will benefit slightly when you watch Smiley's People
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is as good as has ever been seen on the small screen. The subtleties of Sir Alec Guiness' performance (he IS George Smiley) perfectly follows the current of this magnificent adaptation of the preeminent Cold War novel. Finally on DVD, this is a must buy for anyone with an appreciation of the truly great works. It stands up to an infinite amount of repeat viewings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, is the hunt for the mole inside the British Secret Service. All of Le Carre's twists and turns are intact, leading to one of the great spy stories. Alec Guinness IS George Smiley, retired spy who must hunt the mole. Great acting alround.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sir Alec Guiness brings to life the physically unassuming but mentally acute spy master George Smiley. This superb work ( for once the tv version is true to the book ) is hugely enjoyable if you are a fan of dialogue and character oriented drama.
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dedicatedmysterylover More than 1 year ago
i'M A BIG MYSTERY/SPY FAN, BUT THIS WAS A DISAPOINTMENT IN SUCH A GREAT ACTOR. STORY AND ACTING TOO SLOW, DULL, VERY HARD TO FOLLOW WHAT IT WAS ALL ABOUT. NOTHING LIKE THE USUAL BRITISH FILMS OR SERIES.