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Rains of Ranchipur [Blu-ray]

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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.

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  • Actors: Eugenie Leontovich, Joan Caulfield, Fred MacMurray, Lana Turner, Richard Burton
  • Directors: Jean Negulesco
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.55:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Twilight Time
  • DVD Release Date: November 13, 2012
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00A6S4T62
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,121 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This is one piece of 50's CinemaScope hokum that you either love or you hate. It is a re-make of the 30's "The Rains Came" with Tyrone Power and Myrna Loy.

The 1955 version adds color and wide screen. The locales take place in "exotic" India and deals with a bunch of misplaced colonials including a visiting heiress (Lana Turner), her titled husband (Michael Rennie), a washed-up writer (Fred McMurray), a rebellious young woman (Joan Caulfield), a charming but unyielding Maharani (Eugenie Leontovich) and a naive Indian doctor (Richard Burton). As you can see, by today's politically correct standards, a throughroughly miscast movie - some are racially wrong, while a few are a tad too "mature" for the parts being played. But since we're dealing with a very slick and expensive potboiler and this was the 50's, you have to take it or leave it.

The plot gets going right away with the arrival in Ranchipur of a titled couple (Turner & Rennie) who have come to buy horses from the local Maharani's stables. The wife falls in love with a young Indian doctor (Burton) thus incurring in the Maharani's displeasure (Leontovich) since she is the young man's sponsor and has big plans for his future. Another story concerns an alcoholic ex-writer (McMurray) who gets involved with a rebellious young student (Caulfield). This all takes place amidst much dialogue, smoking and cocktails, lush locales, a tiger hunt that almost turns deadly, a mammoth flood, malaria fever, and one of the most spectacular, jaw-dropping Hollywood made earthquakes this side of "Green Dolphin Street." It is all the kind of effective hokum Hollywood used to craft so expertly, and the FX are quite impressive considering they did not have access to CGI in those days.
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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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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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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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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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The movie delves into the subject of the possession of material things do not make people happy. The plot is well designed to get the point across that money is not a cure for suffering and love conquers all.
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