Reading the negative reviews, well it is a generational thing. One has to remember this was a movie made in '65. I'm not an authority but Len Deighton was a spy novelist during the time of Ian Fleming. Michael Caine's character of Harry Palmer was a more realistic "spy" no gadgets just a realistic everyday man in the spy business as a military officer.
Michael Caine was brilliant as Harry Palmer which lead to three other movies. Funeral in Berlin was a fairly well made movie.
This is actually a great whodunit and for the first time viewer it is suspenseful. The ending is Great....who did it????
Ipcress File is one of my favorite as an impressionable teen, as Sean Connery's James Bond. YOUNGER GENERATION people as reviewed find it boring, well it is not your Daniel Craig Jame's Bond super CGI movie. It is a basic spy story with dialogue and Caine is an appealing character.
The Spain bluray was just ok, actually one would be satisfied buying the DVD, but it is hard to come by or far too expensive. It is cumbersome switching to the English, as the default is in Spanish. There is no DTS 5.1 in English? I'm playing it through an OPPO 103, so it should read it. As I reported I luv'd this movie so jus kept it anyway. Hope this helps.
- Actors: Nigel Green, Michael Caine, Guy Doleman, Sue Lloyd, Frank Gatliff
- Directors: Sidney J. Furie
- Producers: Harry Saltzman
- Format: Import, Blu-ray, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Network
- Run Time: 103.00 minutes
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- ASIN: B00JKNGSDQ
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