Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

John le Carré onTinker, Tailor: “ If I were going to keep one filmed version of my work, this would be it.”

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
No doubt remains; a mole has infiltrated the highest level of the Circus, code name for British Secret Intelligence Service.     Sidelined agent George Smiley is covertly tapped to root out the traitor-a task that requires an intensive dig through the labyrinths of Cold War espionage and his own past.
 
Smiley's People
This brilliant sequel to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spyfinds Smiley emerging from retirement to engage his lifelong nemesis, the Soviet spymaster Karla, in a final test of wits, nerves, and loyalties.

 

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"A smashing thriller"—The New York Times

"Exhilarating"—The Washington Post

"…one of the most madly atmospheric and enjoyably literate films every done for television."—The Washington Post

"Terrifically satisfying and thought-provoking entertainment."—The Washington Post

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Disc 1
Episode 1:Return to the Circus
Retired espionage veteran George Smiley is called out on a top secret mission: to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.
 
Episode 2:Tarr Tells His Story
Retired from the "Circus", George Smiley, former right-hand of the late Control, meets Ricky Tarr, a British agent who went AWOL, believe defected. Tarr tells of how a mission to Portugal led him to learning about the mole in the "Circus".
 
Episode 3:Smiley Tracks the Mole
The investigation begins, with Peter Guillam burgling the archives for information, while Smiley visits an old comrade whose past knowledge could prove vital to locating the spy.
 

Disc 2

Episode 4:How It All Fits Together

While Guillam and Tarr come under pressure, Smiley recounts his one meeting with the Soviet master spy Karla, who is undoubtedly running the spy inside MI6.

 

Episode 5:Tinker Tailor
Smiley goes to meet Jim Prideaux who is now back in Britain having survived his experience in Czechoslovakia. His testimony and that of others sheds new light on the "Testify" fiasco and source "Merlin".
 
Episode 6:Smiley Sets a Trap
Smiley confronts one of his suspects and gives him the results of his investigations, which could prove a considerable embarrassment to those concerned.
 
Episode 7:Flushing Out the Mole
Smiley springs his trap and catches the spy. He later interrogates the spy and learns about how and why it happened, and the answers he gets robs him of any sense of victory.

•Exclusive interview with director John Irvin

•Deleted scenes

•Interview with John le Carré

•Production notes

•Glossary of main characters and terms

•Biography of John le Carré

•Booklist

Packaging: Boxed set

Run Time: 324 minutes plus bonus programming

Format: Full Screen/Widescreen

Number of discs: 2

Language: English

Subtitles: No

Color or B&W: Color

CC: No

SDH: Yes

Region Code: 1

Aspect Ratio: 1080p /4:3; some bonus programming 480p/16:9

Rating: NR

 

"The greatest spy show ever made” —NPR’sFresh Air

“If I were to keep one filmed version of my work, this would be it” – John le Carré


“One of the most madly atmospheric and enjoyably literate films ever done for television” —The Washington Post

 

"A smashing thriller"—The New York Times
 
"Exhilarating"—The Washington Post

Tinker tailor soldier spy

1 Star

Carole Kading from FL on 4/23/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I'm sure I would have loved it but it was defective in several ways so I will be returning it for a refund. The disc stopped numerous times and the voice didn't match with the audio..just bad.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Blu-ray

5 Stars

Hal from VA on 5/8/2012 11:05:00 AM wrote:

Really great performance. Highly recommend.

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Disc 1
Episode 1:Return to the Circus
Retired espionage veteran George Smiley is called out on a top secret mission: to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.
 
Episode 2:Tarr Tells His Story
Retired from the "Circus", George Smiley, former right-hand of the late Control, meets Ricky Tarr, a British agent who went AWOL, believe defected. Tarr tells of how a mission to Portugal led him to learning about the mole in the "Circus".
 
Disc 2
Episode 3:Smiley Tracks the Mole
The investigation begins, with Peter Guillam burgling the archives for information, while Smiley visits an old comrade whose past knowledge could prove vital to locating the spy.
 
Episode 4:How It All Fits Together
While Guillam and Tarr come under pressure, Smiley recounts his one meeting with the Soviet master spy Karla, who is undoubtedly running the spy inside MI6.
 
Disc 3
Episode 5:Tinker Tailor
Smiley goes to meet Jim Prideaux who is now back in Britain having survived his experience in Czechoslovakia. His testimony and that of others sheds new light on the "Testify" fiasco and source "Merlin".
 
Episode 6:Smiley Sets a Trap
Smiley confronts one of his suspects and gives him the results of his investigations, which could prove a considerable embarrassment to those concerned.
 
Episode 7:Flushing Out the Mole
Smiley springs his trap and catches the spy. He later interrogates the spy and learns about how and why it happened, and the answers he gets robs him of any sense of victory.
 
• Exclusive interview with John le Carré
• Production notes
• Glossary of main characters and terms
• Cast filmographies
• le Carré biography and booklist
 
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 324 minutes plus bonus programming
Format: Full screen
 Number of discs: 3
Language: English
Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color
CC: Yes, main programming only
SDH: No
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Rating: NR
 
"A smashing thriller"—The New York Times
 
"Exhilarating"—The Washington Post
 
"…one of the most madly atmospheric and enjoyably literate films every done for television."—The Washington Post
 
"Terrifically satisfying and thought-provoking entertainment."—The Washington Post
 
BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Actor (Alec Guinness, 1980)
 
BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Film Cameraman (1980)
 
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Actress (Beryl Reid, 1980)
 
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Costume Design (1980)
 
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1980)
 
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1980)
 
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Film Sound (1980)
 
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Graphics (1980)
 
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Film Editor (1980)
 
Broadcasting Press Guild Award Winner for Best Actor (Alec Guinness, 1980)
 
Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Limited Series (1981)
 

Lip sync

4 Stars

Retired professional who is an ardent mystery lover. from WA on 6/4/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

In several of the tapes in the series Blue Murder the voices did not match what the characters were saying. We found this very distracting and had to stop the tapes.

outrageous shipping cost

3 Stars

from MD on 2/28/2014 4:36:00 PM wrote:

The CDs were fine, but $18.99 for shipping ????

Tinker, Tailor, Solder, Spy

4 Stars

from IL on 10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Intriguing plot. Six very well acted episodes.

I love spy stories.

5 Stars

Lois from CA on 6/3/2013 2:24:00 PM wrote:

I love this kind of story and the who-done-it attitude.

Tinker...Etc.

5 Stars

Stephen Jank from FL on 4/29/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Excellent DVD...I purchased DVDs too repeat the thrill I experienced many years ago.

Tinker, Sailor, Soldier, Spy

5 Stars

Joe Coughlin. Retired Air Force. from CO on 1/31/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

It was good to see those old charecter actors doing a suberb acting job. The movie of the same name, released last year, seems like a condensed version of the original, and left a lot to be desired.

Tinker,Tailor Soldier, Spy

5 Stars

Morfly from NY on 1/9/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

If you are a fan of MI5 or cold war spy stories this is the series for you. Alec Guiness is wonderfully believable as George Smiley. Saw it many years ago, thoroughly enjoyed seeing it again, still had all the mystery and intrigue. Keeps you guessing a who is the bad guy and what was it really all about.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

5 Stars

from TX on 1/9/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I read this as a trilogy many years ago. I only recenly found out that the story was available on dvd and had to have a copy of my own.My order arrived on time in excellent condition(new).I checked out a small portion of each dvd and am very pleased.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

5 Stars

Arlene from CO on 1/9/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I read this as a trilogy many years ago. I only recenly found out that the story was available on dvd and had to have a copy of my own.My order arrived on time in excellent condition(new).I checked out a small portion of each dvd and am very pleased.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

5 Stars

I am retired,(80) and worked in intel. field for many years. from CT on 1/9/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I read this as a trilogy many years ago. I only recenly found out that the story was available on dvd and had to have a copy of my own.My order arrived on time in excellent condition(new).I checked out a small portion of each dvd and am very pleased.

tinker,taylor.soldier.spy

5 Stars

RT from OR on 12/28/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

we liked this very much..one that merits waqtching twice to get everything straight.

5 Stars

from MT on 12/11/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

saw the 2012 version of Tinker Tailor which was incomprehensible, read the book, wanted to see this version, found it much better.

tinker, taylor, soldier, spy

4 Stars

senior from IL on 10/18/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

not normally my cup of tea but this one was good

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

5 Stars

Old, but inquisitive and alert! from IL on 8/24/2012 8:00:00 PM wrote:

Like! Much better than the newly released version. The author noted this version honored the original book.

Older and better

5 Stars

Vuitre_Viejo from TX on 8/3/2012 2:39:00 PM wrote:

Got the two LeCarre discs after watching the new film version, which isn't bad, but really doesn't capture the cold-war atmosphere of the books, or fully portray the Smiley character. Plus, you can stretch these out over a couple of weeks.

Tinker,Tailor, Soldier, Spy

4 Stars

Kathleen Vogt from CO on 1/8/2012 2:56:00 PM wrote:

Saw the movie yesterday in the theater- enjoyed it. noticed credits at the end were incorrect. John Hurt played George Smiley. He did NOT play Control. That was Max Von Snydow.

Smiley is a tense, beautiful work of art.

5 Stars

Peggy from VA on 12/19/2011 8:56:00 PM wrote:

I heard it reviewed on NPR. My husband and I are entranced.

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Disc 1
Episode 1
What is the connection between a penniless Russian woman in Paris and the brutal murder of an old man in a London park? And so begins a new conundrum for George Smiley to sort out.
 
Episode 2
Smiley makes inquiries among many Russian exiles, and uncovers a photograph revealing an astonishing secret.
 
Disc 2
Episode 3
Smiley learns that his nemesis, the dreaded Soviet spymaster Karla, has a deep secret hidden involving his personal life. He now attempts to track down certain Russian individuals who could aid him, but they keep disappearing.
 
Episode 4
Smiley gets into trouble with his superiors, who want the investigation closed. But he finally encounters the woman and gets her account.
 
Disc 3
Episode 5
Smiley is hot on the trail leading to Karla, but must make the ultimate sacrifice: cutting off his wife Ann.
 
Episode 6
The final confrontation between Smiley and Karla takes place. But in this game there are no victors, only losers.
 
• Exclusive interview with John le Carré
• Production notes
• Glossary of main characters and terms
• Cast filmographies
• le Carré biography and booklist
 
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 324 minutes plus bonus programming
Format: Full screen
Number of discs: 3
Language: English
Subtitles: No
 Color or B&W: Color
CC: Yes, main programming only
SDH: No
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Rating: NR; recommended for mature audiences
 
“Marvelously riveting” — The New York Times
 
“Scintillating, seductive” — The Washington Post
 
"Stunning"— The New York Times
 

“Masterly” ­­­—The New York Times

 

“Superbly on target” —Los Angeles Times

 

“The cast…is superb” —The Wall Street Journal

 

“An unsurpassable performance” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

 

“Marvelous” —Boston Globe

 

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Actor (Alec Guinness, 1983)
 
BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Actress (Beryl Reid, 1983)
 
BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Film Cameraman (1983)
 
BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Original Television Music (1983)
 
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Design (1983)
 
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1983)
 
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Film Editor (1983)
 
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Film Sound (1983)
 
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Graphics (1983)
 
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Make Up (1983)
 
Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series or a Special (1983)
 
Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special (Alec Guinness, 1983)
 
Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Limited Series (1983)

Smiley 's People

4 Stars

from IL on 10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Alec Guinness is outstanding as George Smiley.

Highly recommended

5 Stars

Addicted to spies from GA on 10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

We watched this series originally on PBS and bought the series for our library. Excellent casting, writing and acting; Alec Guinness IS George Smiley. I never tire of these characters or this story.

Smiley's People Grim

2 Stars

Remarcus Trembler from ON on 9/27/2013 2:27:00 PM wrote:

The sound recording was hard to hear. You could not easily understand what was said. This recording is inferior to other DVDs I have bought from ACORN.

Smileys people is good with pop corn

5 Stars

Great reader and crafter from on 5/15/2013 8:11:00 PM wrote:

I love good Britsh mystery's

Smiley's People...Great DVDs

5 Stars

from FL on 5/3/2013 3:16:00 PM wrote:

Just going back a number of years to re-enjoy these old TV programs....

Smiley's People

5 Stars

from VA on 1/9/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I read most of John LeCarre's books many years ago. I only recently found out that his best work was available on dvd.I had to have a copy of my own.The dvds arrived on time and in perfect condition.I have spot checked each piece and all were new as far as I could tell. I am very pleased.

Smiley's People

5 Stars

Kathy from LA on 1/9/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I read most of John LeCarre's books many years ago. I only recently found out that his best work was available on dvd.I had to have a copy of my own.The dvds arrived on time and in perfect condition.I have spot checked each piece and all were new as far as I could tell. I am very pleased.

Smiley's People

5 Stars

R Quick from CT on 1/9/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I read most of John LeCarre's books many years ago. I only recently found out that his best work was available on dvd.I had to have a copy of my own.The dvds arrived on time and in perfect condition.I have spot checked each piece and all were new as far as I could tell. I am very pleased.

Smiley's People

5 Stars

AGB from VA on 1/9/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I read most of John LeCarre's books many years ago. I only recently found out that his best work was available on dvd.I had to have a copy of my own.The dvds arrived on time and in perfect condition.I have spot checked each piece and all were new as far as I could tell. I am very pleased.

Smiley's People

5 Stars

Hal from VA on 1/9/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I read most of John LeCarre's books many years ago. I only recently found out that his best work was available on dvd.I had to have a copy of my own.The dvds arrived on time and in perfect condition.I have spot checked each piece and all were new as far as I could tell. I am very pleased.

Smileys People

5 Stars

from TX on 1/8/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Another great who-dunnit- Alec Guiness wonderful as usual, this sequel kept us on our toes.

smileys people

5 Stars

RT from OR on 12/28/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

like the set--seen it a long time ago..a pleasure to revisit

smileys people

5 Stars

RT from OR on 12/28/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

like the set--seen it a long time ago..a pleasure to revisit

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4 Stars

lizeth from SC on 8/26/2012 4:37:00 PM wrote:

As the owner of many of Bob Dorr's books, I have come to expect that anntyihg he produces will be well-researched, well-presented, and very well-written. Hell Hawks! is right up there not only with Dorr's other works but with the best in Be There combat writing. Here's an example: The German pilot ran flat-out low threading the needle between a church steeple and tall brick smokestack. Narrow streets raced under the wings of Kraman's P-47 as he engaged the throttle button triggering emergency water injection. His Pratt & Whitney surged as Kraman squeezed off short bursts at his quarry, the enemy banking abruptly left and right to throw off the American's aim. Across the Rhine, farther into Germany, the pair raced east Dorr and co-author Thomas D. Jones (USAF Academy grad, ex-B-52 driver, veteran of four NASA space shuttle flights) also rightly recognize the guys who weren't strapping into the 365th Fighter Group's P-47s: The men with stripes on their arms didn't pilot Jugs, but they made warfare in the