Our holiday DVD giveaway season starts off with an award-winning miniseries turned movie! You could win a copy of the 1979′s BBC miniseries - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy starring Sir Alec Guinness (courtesy of Acorn Media)
Coinciding with the December 9, 2011 feature film adaptation starring Gary Oldman and Colin Firth, John le Carré’s classic Cold War-era spy drama Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy returns to DVD from British TV on DVD specialist Acorn Media on October 25, 2011. Oscar winner Alec Guinness delivers the performance of a lifetime in his BAFTA-winning role as George Smiley, a retired spymaster recruited to find a mole in the British intelligence service. Hailed as one of the finest dramas ever made for television, this 1979 BBC miniseries garnered universal critical acclaim for its stellar ensemble cast, literate writing and intricate plots. This repackaged and discounted DVD 3-disc set includes six episodes, along with a 28-min. interview with John le Carré, cast filmographies, production notes, and more. Acorn Media is also re-releasing its sequel, Smiley’s People.
No doubt remains: a mole has infiltrated the Circus, code name for the British Secret Intelligence Service. It can only be one of four men operating at the very highest level. Sidelined agent George Smiley is covertly tapped to root out the mole, a task that requires a painstaking dig through the double-blind world of Cold War-era espionage and his own past. Alec Guinness brilliantly captures the weary heart and steely soul of John le Carré’s master spy.
Bonus Features: Exclusive interview with John le Carré (28 min.), production notes, glossary of main characters and terms, cast filmographies, and le Carré biography and booklist
OWN IT TODAY! You can find it at (http://www.Acornonline.com) or wherever DVDs are sold!
For a chance to win this miniseries, you have to answer the following question:
- What other well-known sci-fi actor made a cameo in the miniseries but had a bigger role in its sequel, Smiley’s People? Name the actor and the role he played in the miniseries
Send in your answers (must include both parts to be eligible) by NEXT MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011, along with your name and email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner’s name will be posted on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13TH
Check back to see if you have won. Good luck readers!