Cambridge Spies

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Overview

This fact-based television drama about four wealthy and privileged British students who turned against their country and became Soviet spies gets a simple, but effective, presentation for its North American DVD release. Cambridge Spies has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The dialogue is in English with no multiple-language options, though the material is closed captioned in English for the hearing impaired. Bonus material ...
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Overview

This fact-based television drama about four wealthy and privileged British students who turned against their country and became Soviet spies gets a simple, but effective, presentation for its North American DVD release. Cambridge Spies has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The dialogue is in English with no multiple-language options, though the material is closed captioned in English for the hearing impaired. Bonus material includes an audio commentary track from the show's creative team, a documentary on the real-life "Cambridge Spies" case, and additional newsreel footage and interviews with the culprits.
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Special Features

Commentary on episodes one and four; by writer Peter Moffat, director Tim Fywell and producer Mark Shivas; 45-minute documentary - "Spy Web - The Cambridge Spies"; "A Cambridge Spies Historical Scrapbook" - a collection of rare interviews, news clips and other footage featuring the real Cambridge Spies; Photo gallery; Trailers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/2/2003
  • UPC: 794051186324
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Bbc Warner
  • Presentation: Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Time: 4:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 29,410

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Chapter 1 [5:12]
2. Chapter 2 [5:53]
3. Chapter 3 [7:59]
4. Chapter 4 [5:18]
5. Chapter 5 [10:01]
6. Chapter 6 [4:48]
7. Chapter 7 [5:18]
8. Chapter 8 [5:10]
9. Chapter 9 [5:10]
10. Chapter 10 [4:34]
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
1. Chapter 1 [5:54]
2. Chapter 2 [7:14]
3. Chapter 3 [4:13]
4. Chapter 4 [4:32]
5. Chapter 5 [4:33]
6. Chapter 6 [7:17]
7. Chapter 7 [4:50]
8. Chapter 8 [5:45]
9. Chapter 9 [7:01]
10. Chapter 10 [6:44]
Side #2 -- Disc 2
1. Chapter 1 [8:06]
2. Chapter 2 [3:44]
3. Chapter 3 [6:32]
4. Chapter 4 [2:25]
5. Chapter 5 [10:34]
6. Chapter 6 [3:52]
7. Chapter 7 [4:24]
8. Chapter 8 [4:32]
9. Chapter 9 [6:25]
10. Chapter 10 [9:39]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Disc 1
   Part 1
   Part 2
   Part 3
   Scene Selection
      Part 1
      Part 2
      Part 3
   Commentary: On
   Commentary: Off
   Subtitles: On
   Subtitles: Off
Side #2 -- Disc 2
   Part 4
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Commentary: On
      Commentary: Off
      Photo Gallery
      Spyweb - The Cambridge Spies
      A Cambridge Spies Historical Scrapbook
         The Queen's Gallery
         Anthony Blunt - A Spy Case Package
         Donald MacLean Obituary
         Philby Appears on Soviet TV
         Newsnight: Kim Philby's Death
      Trailers
         BBC America
         Coupling
         The Office
         Father Ted
   Subtitles: Off
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Cambridge spies

    I watched the Cambridge Spies mainyl because I have always been slightly interested in their story.
    First off, the actors are superb, but this is no news when it comes to the BBC. I have been a long time fan of Tom Hollander, but all the other actors were impeccable. Toby Stephens playing Kim Philby, perhaps the most famous British spy, was very good too.
    The film tells the story of four Cambridge friends, who become communist during their university years, and then go on to become Soviet spies, and at the same time, they hold important government jobs during the Cold War, supplying information to the Soviets. Philby at some point almost became head of MI-6, I think. Eventually, three out of the four are discovered, and have to seceed to the Soviet Union, whereas one of them struck a deal with the British government for immunity.
    It really shows how their secret lives torment these men, and how much (their career, their family and their own beloved homeland) they sacrifice for an ideology and for a foreign country they know not much about. It is a pity that the film doesn`t show their life in the Soviet Union and whether they thought it was all worth it. Because of that, to me something was missing.

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