“Purple Noon”

An atmosphere of unease and mistaken identity permeates René Clément’s classic 1960 film “Plein Soleil,” or “Purple Noon,” which has been remastered with a new digital transfer and repackaged on Blu-ray in a special edition format by The Criterion Collection.  The ever-so-cool Alain Delon stars as the original Tom Ripley, an imposter with sinister intentions, in this adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s “The Talented Mr. Ripley.”  Rarely has murder and mistaken identity looked so beautifully intoxicating and seductive in the sun-soaked Italian coastlines.

© The Criterion Collection

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