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TV on DVD: 'Tinker Tailor,' 'I, Claudius'

 

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Program Alec Guinness stars in the 1979 miniseries remade into last year's Gary Oldman feature film. Now in high-definition, novelist John le Carré's classic tale of aging secret agent George Smiley radiates Cold War cat-and-mouse grit.

Extras New interview with director John Irvin, chat with le Carré, deleted scenes, booklet glossary of characters/terms, more.

List price $60 Blu-ray, out today from Acorn. (Last fall's DVD $50)


Also from the UK

I, CLAUDIUS: 35TH-ANNIVERSARY EDITION Memorably witty saga of ancient Rome (made in 1976) gets spruced up here, restoring previously missing scenes, adding subtitles, plus oodles of extras about both Derek Jacobi's videotaped TV hit and 1937's abandoned feature film; $60 for five discs, Acorn.

POLDARK: COMPLETE COLLECTION More "Masterpiece," this one set in 18th century England (from 1975 TV), finally in one set; $80 for eight discs, Acorn.

THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES Entire 1954 Ronald Howard series, adding '80s Christopher Lee intro, plus (creaky) prints of four vintage Holmes feature films (1932-37); $10 for four discs, Mill Creek.

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