R2 UK 'The Quiller Memorandum' SE from Network in May

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    As a follow up to their superb Ipcress File release, Network now has full details of their new SE of The Quiller Memorandum on their website here. Nice artwork...

    The last effort in the UK from Carlton was not anamorphically enhanced; 'sourced from a brand-new digitally restored HD print' this surely must be. Details:

    Quiller (George Segal – The Bridge at Remagen, Just Shoot Me), an unorthodox secret agent, is assigned by the head of Berlin Control (Alec Guinness – Great Expectations, The Ladykillers) to uncover the operations of a neo-Nazi organisation. During his enquiries he meets the beautiful Inge (Senta Berger – Cross of Iron, Cast a Giant Shadow), but is she as innocent as she first appears? Sentenced to death by the menacing ‘Oktober,’ Reichsfuhrer of the new Nazis, Quiller finds himself on the run and trapped in a web of intrigue, lies and deceit…

    Filmed on location in West Berlin by Michael Anderson (Around the World in Eighty Days, Logan’s Run), this multiple BAFTA-nominated film (with a script by the legendary Harold Pinter – The Birthday Party, The French Lieutenant’s Woman) has long been regarded as one of the greatest spy films ever committed to celluloid. George Segal gives an arguably career-best performance as Quiller and is ably supported by Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow and the gorgeous Senta Berger. This special edition contains the following features:

    • The film is sourced from a brand-new digitally restored HD print, and is presented in its original aspect ratio
    • Contemporary interviews recorded on location in Berlin with George Segal, Alec Guinness, Senta Berger, Max Von Sydow, director Michael Anderson and producer Ivan Foxwell
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Textless material
    • Image gallery including some rare and behind the scenes material


    Not exactly stuffed with extras, but reasonably priced; £7.99 here.

    Excellent film, with a haunting theme by John Barry and a delightful 'Pinteresque' turn from Alec Guinness.

    BTW, have a look around the site and you'll see Network has a number of excelllent titles in the pipeline including a trio of Korda films.
     

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