This DVD goes beyond the basics in trying to do justice to a British film classic, but only slightly. The video transfer is sound, emphasising the expert cinematography and lighting of the film.
The extras, however, are slightly disappointing; merely the original trailer, which highlights the action at the expense of the meaty scenes between the leads, and a half-hour interview with writer/director Bryan Forbes. This has the potential to be interesting, but unfortunately relies heavily on anecdotes, which are valuable for their insight into the world of British film production in the Sixties, but it would have been nice to see and hear more of Forbes' analysis of the impact of the film itself, rather than his memories of meeting John Barry for the first time, or musings on the technological advances in editing since the film was made. A contribution from Richard Attenborough, the lead actor, would also have been welcome.