Universal Studios has announced the British spy film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy for Blu-Ray in March. The film was adapted from the popular best-selling novel of the same name written by John le Carré and directed by Tomas Alfredson.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is currently up for 3 Academy Awards, including best actor, best adapted screenplay and best original score. Gary Oldman leads an all-star cast that also consists of Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Jones, Mark Strong and Ciarán Hinds.
The film made a bigger splash overseas, but is still one of the more talked about films of 2011 in America. I liked a lot of aspects of the film, but found some of it a little too hard to follow.
It’s definitely a thinking man’s film, but it still can enjoyed by those looking for Oscar caliber performances, in which they won’t be disappointed thanks to Gary Oldman. It’s an intricate chess game of a film that rewards the audience for their patience.
Our very own Will gave the film a perfect score in his review. Here’s what he had to say.
To sum it up, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is one of the best and most elegantly crafted films of the past five years. Rarely, if ever, does it take a step in the wrong direction. In a word it is pretty much perfect.
The Blu-Ray disc will be presented in a Blu-Ray/UltraViolet Digital Copy combo pack and it will feature a 1080p video transfer and a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. Here’s a confirmed list of special features.
- Feature Commentary with Tomas Alfredson and Gary Oldman
- Behind-the-scenes featurette
- Interviews with Tomas Alfredson, Peter Straughan, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy
- Interview with author John le Carré
- Deleted Scenes
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is expected to be released on March 20th, 2012.