Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, c2002.
[Full screen version.]
3 videodiscs (ca. 108 min. each) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby digital.
At head of title: John LeCarre's.
Alec Guinness (George Smiley), Ian Richardson, Michael Aldridge, Ian Bannen, Bernard Hepton, Terence Rigby, Michael Jayston, Hywel Bennett, and Anthony Bate.
Producer, Jonathan Powell ; director, John Irvin ; photography, Tony Pierce Roberts ; film editor, Chris Wimble ; music, Geoffrey Burgon.
Originally broadcast as a 1979 television miniseries.
Contains 6 episodes.
Based on the novel by John Le Carre; dramatized by Arthur Hopcraft.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Some say George Smiley is in innocent retirement. Others say he was sacked after the Czech scandal. But all agree that nobody ever leaves the 'Circus' without some unfinished business. Brought out of retirement to trace an enemy infiltrator in the department where he was once the prize employee, the shy and retiring master of espionage moves forwards to investigate and finds himself going backwards over very old ground.
Special features: interview with John le Carré, production notes ; cast filmographies ; le Carré biography and booklist.
MW, 6-04; 1-12(add); 2-12(add)
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