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Purple Noon [DVD] [Criterion Collection]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Sent to Italy to retrieve Philip, an American industrialist's wayward son, Tom Ripley, a charming young man whose social skills allow him to insinuate himself into most any situation, finds his target and gets seduced by Philip and his decadent lifestyle. Deciding to take Philip's father's money as far as it will go, Tom begins to make himself a part of Philip's circle of privileged friends in Europe. However, when Tom's money is cut off and Philip begins to tire of his company, Tom resorts to desperate measures to retain his new lifestyle. An acclaimed adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's 1955 novel THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY.
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  • Credits
    Alain Delon, Marie Laforet, Maurice Ronet, Bill Kearns, Erno Crisa, Frank Latimore, Ave Ninchi
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Oozes enjoyable kinkiness through every pore of its decadently sunstruck Eastman color film stock..." -- Rating: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...[A] sensual suspense picture..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    "[S]uspenseful, scenic, cynical, and eminently watchable."
    Premiere

    "...Clearly a classic of psychological suspense....PURPLE NOON belongs to Delon....His catlike grace, aura of danger, lonely vulnerability and sexual magnetism make him a most compelling antihero..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "Directed at mercilessly cool, wickedly tense pace by Rene Clement....Alain Delon has never looked so much like a saint made of ice."
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