RUNNING BLIND (1979) BBC Cold War Thriller.


RUNNING BLIND (1979) BBC Cold War Thriller.

Director: William Brayne
Writers: Desmond Bagley (novel), Jack Gerson

Note: never officially released on dvd (video out of print).

Stars: Stuart Wilson, Ragnheiður Steindórsdóttir, George Sewell
Eugene Schlusser, Jón Sigurbjörnsson, Vladek Sheybal, Ian McCulloch
Richard Hurndall, Dallas Adams, Jonina Scott

Running Blind is a taut thriller, with a strong cast, and beautifully shot in Iceland (the scenery is as much a character as the main participants). A spy who thinks he has retired is asked to do a simple delivery job - but there is no such thing as a simple job in the world of espionage. A little dated perhaps - but as an example of cold-war double-dealing and the treachery which is the life of a spook, it is highly recommended.

Format: PAL on DVD-R
Region Code: multi-region '0'(free)
Source: tv recording to video, later transferred to dvd.
Quality: 7/10 (video quality only)
Runtime:120 minutes.
Presentation: dvd case with case cover and inkjet printed disc.