July 9, 2010


It's hard to believe that Michael Caine's The Ipcress File is once again out of print in the states. Unless you are after the UK Blu-ray edition (which I believe is region free, fellow Cobras?), there is a great sale going on this week at Network for the special DVD edition (see Spy Vibe Jan '09). This set is packed with cool bonus features! Maybe it's time to finally buy that multi-region player? The special edition Ipcress File is marked down to 14.99 pounds. More info from Network:

Multiple Oscar-winner Sir Michael Caine stars in the first leading role of his career as Harry Palmer, a stubbornly insolent sergeant working for the Ministry of Defence who is transferred to an elite counterintelligence unit. Palmer is less than thrilled when he finds out he is replacing a murdered agent but he has no choice other than to take the job when his boss effectively blackmails him with knowledge of his previous indiscretions in Berlin. Twist follows twist as Palmer and the rest of the unit follow the trail of the missing scientist, and when he finds a piece of tape marked “IPCRESS” in an abandoned warehouse he suddenly becomes a marked man…

A stylised and compelling Cold War spy movie, THE IPCRESS FILE won multiple awards and nominations on its theatrical release and is presented here in a digitally-remastered format with exclusive special features making this the definitive release of this film.

• New exclusive interview with Sir Michael Caine
• New exclusive interview with production designer Sir Ken Adam
• Commentary with director Sidney Furie and film editor Peter Hunt
• The Ipcress File - Michael Caine Goes Stella - exclusive new comedy sketch starring Phil Cornwell
• 1969 documentary Candid Caine, featuring Sir Michael Caine talking frankly about his career
• Original theatrical trailer
• Original US radio commercials
• Stills gallery
• Original Len Deighton novel
• Soundtrack CD by composer John Barry, OBE
• Dual-sided IPCRESS FILE movie poster
• Introductory booklet written by Christopher Bray, author of Michael Caine: A Class Act

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