Like a lot of Blu-rays, it comes with a lot of 'extras', some of which are familiar but some of which seem new (or at least, new to a disc release). These are:
- Michael Caine is Harry Palmer - exclusive Sir Michael Caine interview
- The Design File - an interview with production designer, Sir Ken Adam
- Commentary with Sidney Furie and editor Peter Hunt
- Michael Caine goes Stella Street - comedy short with Phil Cornwell (pretty funny!)
- 1969 documentary - Candid Caine
- Original theatre trailer
What is rather enjoyable is the programme notes from the publisher, Network Films. It's a rather nice 22-page document with some great black and white and colour films from the film, along with two very readable commentary pieces, which - from memory - have been included in a previous DVD special edition, as they're written in 2005:
- A different class - Michael Cain and The Ipcress File by Christopher Bray, which seems pretty accurate in telling the story of how the film came to be and Caine's use of the principle of "less is more" in acting to portray Palmer; and
- A study in insolence - the making of The Ipcress File by Steve Rogers
So while not necessarily new or ground-breaking in its content, it is a nice disc set and on a nice TV with great sound, adds something to the experience.
You can find the disc on Amazon and other stores.
Billion-Dollar Brain will be out later in the autumn on Blu-ray from the same publishers.