Also saw this T-T version a second time last week (Verizon's FIOS and a pro-monitor 1080p Panny plasma). Would pick up the BRD if comments/full reviews
were more enthusiastic about the PQ.
But apparently the original 35mm negatives and 4k DI]
also have diminished hues and fuzziness, 'crafted' in, too. A dramatically different look in film/digital theater presentations would negate that assumption. So, as mentioned here by tech-insiders for years, studios still seem hesitant about using precious original negatives for DVD productions.
One example of using less-'precious' negatives (16mm) for BR production, with dramatically improved contrast, color and resolution, is the 5-part BBC mini-series of Pride and Prejudice, (compared in side-by-side video restoration images and llnked here until 2011).
Maybe they'll rework "Smiley's People" one of these days and make better use of negatives, or even downrezzed 4k files that deliver better fidelity to audiences.
Puzzled by the ending to this Tinker-Tailor version. On my 3-disc SD version with Alex Guinness as Smiley, when they set a trap for the MI6 mole, believe only one person shows up and is caught. But in this version all the remaining staff drive up and then leave, implying I don't know what. -- John