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Plein Soleil Special Edition *Digitally Restored [Blu-ray]
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Pre-New Wave French film noir thriller directed by René Clément, based on the novel 'The Talented Mr Ripley' by Patricia Highsmith and shot on the warm and glowing Mediterranean coast. Alain Delon stars in his debut leading role as Tom Ripley, a young American who is paid by the wealthy Greenleaf family to travel to Europe to persuade his friend, errant playboy Philip Greenleaf (Maurice Ronet), to return to the family home in San Francisco. When he gets there, Tom discovers that Philip has it all - including a beautiful fiancée, Marge (Marie Laforet) - and begins to covet his luxurious lifestyle. Philip, initially amused by Tom's arrival, soon tires of him, and as Tom begins to find himself excluded from Philip's coterie, his envy takes a murderous turn. Highsmith's novel was later adapted by Hollywood as 'The Talented Mr Ripley' (1999) starring Matt Damon, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow.
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The first image is a still from the first French DVD Edition of the film that I bought in the year 2000. Notice the vibrant blues, the darker browns of the suitcase.
The second image is a still from the DVD purchased here: notice how washed out the image looks, the wall in the background is not blue, but an insipid brown...it's as if the whole thing was filmed with a sepia filter over it.
I chose these stills deliberately because in the Special Features on the DVD, they show you a comparison of before the cleaned it up, and after they cleaned it up: this was one of the scenes they use to illustrate the enhancements. Enhancements that are visible in that Special Feature only, because the film itself does not look like the alleged restored version. Ironically, the version on my French DVD from the year 2000 looks what the restored version should have been.
StudioCanal should hang their heads in shame at this. Either something went wrong and the unrestored version of the film was used for the main feature, or they're cynically advertising it as restored when in fact it's not.
The film would get five stars. This edition does not.
Washed out colours, no BD detailled image whatsoever.
Terrible. The DVD looks better in comparison!
The movie itself is 5 stars, the BD one star.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good film let down by a seriously flawed blu-ray transfer from Studio Canal. As others have noted, despite a restoration, something has gone wrong in the transfer to blu-ray. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Andrew McSkimming
The film has been beautifully restored, you would never think it 55 years old. I am a great fan of Patricia Highsmith's Ripley books, and "Plein Soleil" is a fine version of "The... Read morePublished 17 months ago by ShirleyJay
Excellent film possibly even better than the American version of Ripley. Well worth a look.Published 21 months ago by Purple buyer
Terrific as another version of The Talented Mr Ripley. rather rewarding to read the Patricia Highsmith novel, see the Mighella film, then see this.Published 22 months ago by Amy Boone