The Harry Palmer Collection (Funeral in Berlin. The Ipcress File, Billion Dollar Brain, Blu-ray Australia, October 2021) not a lot of people know that

IGC

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Huh. Looks an impressive set due to new extras but really only after Funeral in Berlin. Never bought the US version as there was 2 releases: a fake Blu-ray ie BDR (Amazon.com only I believe) and Blu-ray. Never wanted to risk it.

Never liked Billion Dollar Brain totally daft.

Still, I might buy this set for my xmas.

Circa £55 shipped no further charges:



I've not use the distributor's site yet but it works out at around £60inc but I'm sure if you're combing it with other stuff it could be a better deal:



Amazon UK do FBA for £90.00:

Amazon product

Specs:

The Ipcress File (1965) – Imprint Collection # 75


Starring Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman, Sue Lloyd, and Gordon Jackson.

Based on Len Deighton’s bestselling novel, the realistic, landmark spy thriller of espionage and counter-espionage centres on Harry Palmer, an intelligence agent assigned to investigate fears over British security.

Produced by 007’s Harry Saltzman, with music by John Barry, The Ipcress File provides a downbeat, yet realistic and exciting portrayal of 1960s espionage.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p high-definition master from a restored 2k scan by ITV Studios
  • Audio commentary by director Sidney J. Furie and film editor Peter Hunt (1999)
  • Audio commentary by film historian Troy Howarth and film historian/filmmaker Daniel Kremer (2020)
  • Michael Caine is Harry Palmer – interview with Michael Caine (2006)
  • The Design File – interview with production designer Ken Adam (2006)
  • Locations Report with Richard Dacre (2021)
  • Through The Keyhole – interview with 2nd assistant director Denis Johnson, Jr. (2021)
  • Counting The Cash – interview with assistant production accountant Maurice Landsberger (2021)
  • Isolated Music & Effects audio track
  • Textless Material, Theatrical Trailers, U.S. Radio Spots and Extensive Photo Galleries
  • DTS HD 5.1 surround / LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles

Funeral in Berlin (1966) – Imprint Collection # 76

Starring Michael Caine, Paul Hubschmid, Oscar Homolka, Eva Renzi

Harry Palmer is sent to Berlin where he is to extricate a Russian general who wants to defect.

Director Guy Hamilton’s follow-up to The Ipcress File is the second in the film series based on Len Deighton’s novels.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p high-definition transfer by Paramount Pictures
  • Audio commentary by Rob Mallows of The Deighton Dossier (2021)
  • Fun in Berlin – interview with editor John Bloom (2021)
  • Afternoon Plus – interview with Len Deighton (1983)
  • Candid Caine: a self portrait by Michael Caine – documentary (1969)
  • Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold – documentary (1994)
  • Theatrical Trailer and Photo Gallery
  • LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles

Billion Dollar Brain (1967) – Imprint Collection #77

Starring Michael Caine, Karl Malden, Ed Begley, Oscar Homolka, Francoise Dorleac

Harry Palmer is blackmailed into working for MI5 again on his wildest – and most dangerous – assignment yet as he pits his wits against an insane billionaire and his supercomputer.

From 007 producer Harry Saltzman and acclaimed director Ken Russell come the final film in the 1960s Palmer trilogy.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p high-definition transfer by MGM
  • Audio commentary by film historians Vic Pratt and Will Fowler (2021))
  • Interview with Rob Mallows of The Deighton Dossier (2021)
  • Photographing Spies – interview with cinematographer Billy Williams (2021)
  • Billion Dollar Frame – interview with associate editor Willy Kemplen (2021)
  • This Week – excerpt of Michael Caine discussing the British film industry (1969)
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles

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Garrett

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I only found out Harry Palmer name was not mentioned in the books last week which question was a on a quiz show.

Anybody remember a more pop version of the main theme of Funeral in Berlin being out round the time of the films release? Had a look round last week and could find no mention on the net about it.
 

IGC

Well-known Member
Not a lot of people know that I never knew that about the name Palmer.

Is it this theme from The Puppets?



and...

07:37 - 09:30 Theme from Funeral In Berlin - The Puppets (RCA 1967 from a LE CD:



The Ipcress File is an absolute classic for me I have the re-released Network disc which I see some of the extras have popped up on that Australian Collection.
 

Garrett

Moderator
Not a lot of people know that I never knew that about the name Palmer.

Is it this theme from The Puppets?



and...

07:37 - 09:30 Theme from Funeral In Berlin - The Puppets (RCA 1967 from a LE CD:



The Ipcress File is an absolute classic for me I have the re-released Network disc which I see some of the extras have popped up on that Australian Collection.
Could be its going back 55years for some reason I thought was a group called The Young Turks.
I also remember Booker T doing a version of the Clint Eastwood Hang Em High which is 53 years ago
 

Garrett

Moderator
from Wiki on naming the unnamed charater.
When developing the 1965 film The Ipcress File, based on Len Deighton's 1962 novel of the same name, the production team needed a name for the previously anonymous secret agent protagonist, they chose "Harry Palmer", because they wanted a dull, unglamorous name to distance him from Ian Fleming's James Bond, the stereotypical flamboyant, swashbuckling spy. In his memoirs, Michael Caine says producer Harry Saltzman thought up the surname "Palmer", and Caine innocently remarked that "Harry" was a dull name, not realising his gaffe until seeing Saltzman's stare. In a Len Feldman interview, Caine recalled "I made a rather bad social blunder, because, he said, 'What's the dullest name you can think of?', and I said, 'Harry', and he said, 'Thanks very much.' And then he said, 'What's a dull surname?', and the most boring boy in our school was called: 'Palmer', 'Tommy Palmer'. So, he said, 'All right, we'll call him Harry Palmer.'"
:rotfl:

BTW there was a TV series I enjoyed with Michael as Harry first one I remember and enjoyed but not the second so may not have seen it.
was quite shocked when Gordon Jackson got the bullet.
:eek:
 

IGC

Well-known Member
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Imprint have put a lot of care into the packaging must be one of the sturdiest boxes I've ever seen.
 

Clem_Dye

Distinguished Member
IMHO, the Ipcress File was the only decent film of the four here. I’ve seen the others, but only the Ipcress File made it to my BR collection.
 

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