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The Rains of Ranchipur (1955) [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Eugenie Leontovich, Joan Caulfield, Fred MacMurray, Lana Turner, Richard Burton
  • Directors: Jean Negulesco
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.55:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Twilight Time
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00A6S4T62
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #167,991 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

LANGUAGE: English. SUBTITLES: English SDH. VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 2.55:1. AUDIO: English 4.0 DTS-HD MA. 1955 / Color. 104 MINUTES. UNRATED. REGION FREE. Limited Edition of 3,000 Units. Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Trailers and TV Spot . Exclusive distribution for Twilight Time provided by Screen Archives Entertainment.

Customer Reviews

Your family will enjoy it.
usrunnr
It is India, 1939, British India, and we are taken into the inner circles of a remote and poetic place.
G. J. Davis
Their scenes weren't bad enough to be campy either, just sort of....there.
Charles D. Fulton

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Morbius on November 14, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Jean Negulesco was actually a pretty good director when it came to this type of film....throw in Richard Burton and Lana Turner and some excessive H2O in Cinemascope and you have a pretty good drama.... the Twilight Time blu-ray is excellent as usual, and this one (Bonjour Tristesse also) has subtitles for those who may need them....great color 1950's film for the buffs amongst us....
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From the time when Fox, as with Avatar's 3D, were looking for big subjects for their new format (in this case CinemaScope, the miracle you see without glasses!), The Rains of Ranchipur manages to improve somewhat on the studio's disappointing 1939 version The Rains Came. The plot has been streamlined and updated to post-colonial India, the number of characters reduced and the earthquake and floods been moved from the middle of the picture to its grand finale, while this time around the film doesn't dodge the issue of the interracial romance between Richard Burton's Indian doctor and Lana Turner's bored American socialite (for some strange reason doing what seems like a Marilyn Monroe impersonation) the way it oh so coyly did when Tyrone Power and Myrna Loy played the parts even if it doesn't go so far as to actually cast an Indian actor. The results are generally more satisfying even if the film is ultimately nothing more than lavishly mounted romantic hokum of forbidden love, bad weather and Welsh Indians, though Ray Kellog's Oscar-nominated special effects are disappointing compared to the original - the physical effects and model shots are impressive enough, but there's some very poor optical work with all too visible lines and elements that clearly don't match. It doesn't help that Fred McMurray's big redemptive act of heroism happens offscreen either. It's not terribly profound stuff, but any film with dialogue like "The destruction of midgets does not interest me" isn't without merit.

While Fox's Spanish PAL DVD boasts a good 2.55:1 widescreen transfer but no extras, Twilight Time's limited edition Blu-ray includes three trailers, a TV spot ("It's raining stars in Ranchipur!"), isolated track for Hugo Friedhofer's excellent score and booklet as well as superior picture quality and is definitely the way to go.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By usrunnr on October 5, 2011
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Oh, this is a lot of fun. An old fashioned, big star movie, a melodrama in Old India or thereabouts, somewhere around Hollywood anyway. Nice color, big stars, a dam break, an earthquake, an illicit romance, a few old fashioned special effects, and no CGI. If only it were available on DVD. Your family will enjoy it.
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From the time when Fox, as with Avatar's 3D, were looking for big subjects for their new format (in this case CinemaScope, the miracle you see without glasses!), The Rains of Ranchipur manages to improve somewhat on the studio's disappointing 1939 version The Rains Came. The plot has been streamlined and updated to post-colonial India, the number of characters reduced and the earthquake and floods been moved from the middle of the picture to its grand finale, while this time around the film doesn't dodge the issue of the interracial romance between Richard Burton's Indian doctor and Lana Turner's bored American socialite (for some strange reason doing what seems like a Marilyn Monroe impersonation) the way it oh so coyly did when Tyrone Power and Myrna Loy played the parts even if it doesn't go so far as to actually cast an Indian actor. The results are generally more satisfying even if the film is ultimately nothing more than lavishly mounted romantic hokum of forbidden love, bad weather and Welsh Indians, though Ray Kellog's Oscar-nominated special effects are disappointing compared to the original - the physical effects and model shots are impressive enough, but there's some very poor optical work with all too visible lines and elements that clearly don't match. It doesn't help that Fred McMurray's big redemptive act of heroism happens offscreen either. It's not terribly profound stuff, but any film with dialogue like "The destruction of midgets does not interest me" isn't without merit.

Fox's Spanish PAL DVD boasts a good 2.55:1 widescreen transfer but no extras, though Twilight Time's limited edition Blu-ray includes three trailers, a TV spot ("It's raining stars in Ranchipur!"), isolated track for Hugo Friedhofer's excellent score and booklet as well as superior picture quality and is definitely the way to go.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ronald S. Fernandez on February 18, 2013
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I've always like Lana Turner and she does well here as a 'classy tampy' kind of woman. RAINS OF RANCHIPUR will not go down in history as a great film by any means and it's not Richard Burtons best by a long shot. He seems a little bored by the whole thing...and until the big rains come, an audience can become a little bored as well. Ending differs from the original THE RAINS CAME, but the premise is the same. The movie is done up in Fox's CinemaScope and stereo sound with second unit locations. Doesn't look like the stars ever left the sound stage at Fox. Fred McMurray is quite waisted in this as is Joan Caufield in a convoluted second romantic plot line that could have been left out. So if one likes Turner, the look of the 50's film making, see it. If not, catch something else.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Suzette on December 4, 2012
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The sceenes and locale in the film dominate in the right way - you can really escape into this film - Lana buys her title - her husband - Michael - was born with his title - and Richard B. lives the meaning of the priviledge and responsibility - which interests Lana while still married - but she later rejects him due to his sense of belonging to the people. The rains that actually take place signify - loss and the need to address selfish love - A foreign country - to be the symbol for things love demands - foreign to the vain and selfish soul. All the performances are very strong and this is a beautiful to look at film.
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