(1990/MGM/Twilight Time Limited Edition Blu-ray)
B+ Sound: B+ Extras: B Film: C+
Blu-ray is now only available from our friends at Twilight Time, is
limited to only 3,000 copies and can be ordered while supplies last
from the links below.
Schepisi's 1990 espionage/romance The
is available on Blu-ray for the first time with a fantastic
presentation and great extras. Starring Sir Sean Connery and
Michelle Pfeiffer (with a Russian accent), the romance is an
adaptation of John le Carre's bestselling novel. While a little slow,
the film is romantic at its core and has a great supporting cast in
Roy Scheider, James Fox, John Mahoney, and Klaus Maria Brandauer.
notebooks containing Russian military secrets are handed to a British
publisher named Barely Blair (Connery) during a Russian book
conference and he soon finds his life turned upside down.
Intercepted by the British Secret Service, who are naturally keen to
learn if these these books are the real deal, Blair soon goes
undercover to determine if these books point to nuclear plans. In
the meantime, he meets a beautiful Russian woman (Pfeiffer), and the
author of the manuscript (Brandauer), all of which end up in drama
that stretches beyond the original assignment.
in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and
a lossless English DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo track (with
Pro Logic surrounds), the film looks and sounds better than every
before on Blu-ray disc versus the bad video transfers circulating
over the years since it did poorly at the box office. A beautifully
shot film, the texture and detail seen here leaves little to be
the Russia House
booklet with another excellent essay by Julie Kirgo
maybe too slow for many, the film is full of great performances and
beautiful locations that have been captured in this great release.
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