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Cambridge spies [videorecording] /

by Shivas, Mark; Moffat, Peter; Fywell, Tim; Stephens, Toby; Hollander, Tom; Penry-Jones, Rupert; West, Samuel; British Broadcasting Corporation; BBC Video (Firm); History Channel (Great Britain); Perpetual Motion Pictures (London, England); Warner Home Video (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [London, England, UK?] : BBC Video : Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2003Description: 2 videodiscs (240 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0790783665 :; 9780790783666.Language note: English dialogue ; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.Title notes: $19.99 (g) 4/22/2013 (cw)Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Philby, Kim, 1912-1988 -- Drama | Burgess, Guy, 1911-1963 -- Drama | Blunt, Anthony, 1907-1983 -- Drama | Maclean, Donald, 1913-1983 -- Drama | Espionage, Soviet -- Great Britain -- Drama | Secret service -- Great Britain -- Drama | Television mini-series | Historical films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Contents:
Disc one: Episode 1 (60 min.) -- Episode 2 (60 min.) -- Episode 3 (60 min.); Commentary with Peter Moffat, Mark Shivas, and Tim Fywell [optional audio feature, Episode 1].
Disc two: Episode 4 (60 min.); Special Features: Commentary with Peter Moffat, Mark Shivas, and Tim Fywell [optional audio feature, Episode 4]; Photo gallery [slide show] (2 min.); Spyweb: The Cambridge spies [featurette] (45 min.); Cambridge spies: A historical scrapbook featurettes] (30 min.); Trailers (4 min.).
Cast: Toby Stevens (i.e., Stephens), Tom Hollander, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samuel West.Summary: Based on the true story of four brilliant young men at Cambridge University who are recruited to spy for Russia in 1934. Fueled by youthful idealism, a passion for social justice, a talent for lying and a hatred for fascism, the four take huge personal risks to pass Britain's biggest secrets to Moscow. Across almost 20 years of spying and treachery, the four are bound by their beliefs, the secrets they know about one another, and the knowledge that they stand or fall together.
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Harold "Kim" Philby, Anthony Blunt, Guy Burgess, and Donald Maclean were four bright, intelligent, and ambitious young men who attended Cambridge University in the early '30s. They all seemed to have promising futures ahead of them and, indeed, all four distinguished themselves in their careers. Burgess and Maclean became respected diplomats, Philby rose to be a senior officer in British intelligence, and Blunt was a well-known art historian. But the four men shared a secret -- certain that Great Britain would fall during the Second World War, and equally convinced that Russia held the world's best and only hope of defeating the Nazi juggernaut, the students became secret agents for the KGB, the Soviet Union's intelligence force, and the former schoolmates worked together as agents for the U.S.S.R. well into the height of the Cold War -- until they were discovered in 1963. Cambridge Spies is a made-for-TV drama produced by the BBC which dramatizes the true story of these unlikely secret agents, exploring how they worked together, and what finally brought their secret lives into the spotlight. It stars Samuel West as Blunt, Toby Stephens as Philby, Tom Hollander as Burgess, and Rupert Penry-Jones as Maclean. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

$19.99 (g) 4/22/2013 (cw)

DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; 16:9 enhanced ; Dolby Digital stereo.

English dialogue ; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.

Toby Stevens (i.e., Stephens), Tom Hollander, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samuel West.

Director of photography, David Higgs ; art director, Emer O'Sullivan ; film editor, Chris Gill ; music, John Lunn.

Based on the true story of four brilliant young men at Cambridge University who are recruited to spy for Russia in 1934. Fueled by youthful idealism, a passion for social justice, a talent for lying and a hatred for fascism, the four take huge personal risks to pass Britain's biggest secrets to Moscow. Across almost 20 years of spying and treachery, the four are bound by their beliefs, the secrets they know about one another, and the knowledge that they stand or fall together.

Mini-series originally produced for television broadcast in 2003.

Not rated.

Disc one: Episode 1 (60 min.) -- Episode 2 (60 min.) -- Episode 3 (60 min.); Commentary with Peter Moffat, Mark Shivas, and Tim Fywell [optional audio feature, Episode 1].

Disc two: Episode 4 (60 min.); Special Features: Commentary with Peter Moffat, Mark Shivas, and Tim Fywell [optional audio feature, Episode 4]; Photo gallery [slide show] (2 min.); Spyweb: The Cambridge spies [featurette] (45 min.); Cambridge spies: A historical scrapbook featurettes] (30 min.); Trailers (4 min.).

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