Plein soleil / Purple Noon / Blazing Sun (1960)
Alain Delon was at his most impossibly beautiful when Purple Noon was released and made him an instant star. This ripe, colorful adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s vicious novel The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Philippe (Maurice Ronet), a rich playboy, enjoys goofing off in Italy in the company of Tom (Alain Delon), a young acquaintance who's been sent by Philippe's father to coax him back to the States. Philippe seems to have everything, including a yacht and a beautiful fiancee (Marie Laforet). Tom has nothing except single-minded cunning and good looks. His plan: to eliminate Philippe, forge his signature so that he can steal his money, and then assume his identity and eventually win the girl for himself.

Director: Rene Clement
Cast: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforet, Erno Crisa, Frank Latimore, Billy Kearns
Country: France, Italy
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama

• New digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
• New interview with Rene Clement scholar and author Denitza Bantcheva (26:43)
• Archival interviews with actor Alain Delon (9:22) and novelist Patricia Highsmith (19:01), on whose book The Talented Mr. Ripley the film is based
• Original English-language trailer (4:04)

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:58:31 | 7.74 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:58:40 | 44.4 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English

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