Rent Purple Noon (1960)

3.8 of 5 from 157 ratings
1h 53min
Rent Purple Noon (aka Plein Soleil) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Alain Delon in his star-making role, plays Tom Ripley, an American who travels to Europe on an all-expenses-paid mission to convince his friend, the charismatic playboy Philippe Greenleaf (Maurice Ronet), to travel to San Francisco at the request of the wealthy Greenleaf family. Initially, the pair enjoy the good life in Italy, often to the anger and dismay of Philippe's much put-upon fiancee Marge (Marie Laforet). However, as Tom's funds begin to run dry, it becomes more and more apparent that Philippe has no intention of returning to the U.S., forcing Tom to consider more calculated means of maintaining his extravagant lifestyle.
Actors:
, , , , , , , Viviane Chantel, , Barbel Fanger, Lily Romanelli, , , , Jacqueline Decaë, Walter Grant, , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Raymond Hakim, Robert Hakim, Goffredo Lombardo
Writers:
Patricia Highsmith, René Clément
Aka:
Plein Soleil
Studio:
Optimum
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
France
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/08/2004
Run Time:
113 minutes
Languages:
French, Italian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/09/2013
Run Time:
117 minutes
Languages:
French DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Rene Clement at the Heart of the New Wave - a documentary by Dominique Maillet
  • Interview with Alain Delon
  • The Restoration of Plein Soleil

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Reviews (4) of Purple Noon

Psychopath's Holiday. - Purple Noon review by Steve

Spoiler Alert
28/06/2012

Low key, stylish version of The Talented Mr Ripley set on the Amalfi Coast, Italy. Deservedly made a star of moody Alain Delon.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Fantastico - Purple Noon review by dl

Spoiler Alert
22/11/2016

The first movie outing for the talented Mr.Ripley and also the first full feature for one Alain Delon which catapulted him onto international stardom, I can totally see why he totally nails this performance with such onscreen coolness charm and believability and fully succeeds in maintaining this creepy elegance for the films entire duration.The whole film really was just a total joy to watch from begining to end from its psychological intrigue too its moments of passion envy and murder.And along with Delon’s remarkable performance we also get and are treated to some stunning jaw dropping cinematography thats set adrift and onshore fully capturing the feel and look of its beautiful sun drenched Italian settings, it’s a real thing of beauty and fully brought to justice with a spot on restoration the colours, place and sounds just scream take me there.Really not sure why it took me so long to view this very classy and Classic piece of filmmaking from Clément 8+/10

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

The eyes have it. - Purple Noon review by RhysH

Spoiler Alert
27/05/2017

How did Plein Soleil become Purple Noon? I like the Minghella film of the Highsmith's 1955 novel and this one directed by René Clément is also pretty true to the mood of the story just coming at it from a slightly different angle.

Alain Delon plays Tom Ripley with just the right amount of restrained menace, he looks great.

Lots of close-ups of eyes, everybody watching everybody else, in particular the lovely green eyes of Marie Laforêt.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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