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Purple Noon

Spine #637



Release:
Dec 4, 2012
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

Purple Noon

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Directed By: Rene Clement
Starring: Alain Delon, Marie Laforêt, Maurice Ronet, Erno Crisa
Licensor: Plaza Productions International

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Alain Delon was at his most impossibly beautiful when Purple Noon (Plein soleil) was released and made him an instant star. This ripe, colorful adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's vicious novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, directed by the versatile René Clément, stars Delon as Tom Ripley, a duplicitous American charmer in Rome on a mission to bring his privileged, devil-may-care acquaintance Philippe Greenleaf (Maurice Ronet) back to the United States; what initially seems to be a carefree tale of friendship soon morphs into a thrilling saga of seduction, identity theft, and murder. Featuring gorgeous on-location photography in coastal Italy, Purple Noon is crafted with a light touch that allows it to be suspenseful and erotic at once, while giving Delon the role of a lifetime.

Supplements
  • New video interview with René Clément scholar Denitza Bantcheva
  • Archival interviews with actor Alain Delon and novelist Patricia Highsmith, on whose book The Talented Mr. Ripley the film was based
  • Original English-language trailer

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