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  • Actors: Charles Bronson, Alain Delon, Brigitte Fossey, MarlÃ..ne Jobert, Jill Ireland
  • Directors: René Clément, Jean Herman
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Wild East productions
  • DVD Release Date: July 7, 2011
  • Run Time: 229 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0055E64FG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,578 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By V. Risoli on October 24, 2011
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Having written a review of "Rider on the Rain" in another DVD edition, and having bought the film three other times besides a copy taped from cable, it was never satisfyingly enough captured until this edition with the plus of "Farewell Friend" also. Here is presented a widescreen anamorphic presentation of both films starring Charles Bronson and "Rider" has not looked so good since I had seen it in the theater in 1970. "Farewell Friend" (AKA: "Honor Among Thieves") dated to 1968 and teams Bronson with Alain Delon (who re-teamed in the hit "Red Sun" in 1971) and also is written by one of my favorite authors, Sebastien Japrisot which I did not know until this DVD arrived. I do not think Bronson's comeback did not reach the States until "Rider on the Rain," but "Farewell Friend" claims to have been his breakthrough role. "Rider on the Rain" also stars Marlene Jobert who I wish had done more as I find her role of "Melancoly" in this to be one of the most engaging screen characters I've come across and she plays it exquisitely. She started her career in Jean Luc Godard's "Masculine Feminine" in 1966 and after "Rider on the Rain" she was not in anything recognizable. A pity. Sebastien Japrisot wrote "Rider" as well and he had another success of many recently with his novel, "A Very Long Engagement." Joseph E. Levine was responsible for bringing "Rider on the Rain" to us and he was responsible for bringing cheap European spectacles to us like the "Hercules" films and used the money to finance films like "8-1/2" and "Divorce, Italian Style" and with his own company, Embassy Films, he produced for Paramount such films as "The Carpetbaggers" and "Where Love Has Gone.Read more ›
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Charles Bronson was a big star in Europe before he broke in the U.S. with these two films, the east meets west western Red Sun and Sergio Leone's classic Once Upon A Time in the West. I've read somewhere that Mr. Bronson did not like to watch his own movies but he did admit to being partial to the aforementioned Red Sun and the little seen French New Wave-ish-Noir-mystery-thriller Rider on the Rain. It really is a one of a kind picture: Moody, atmospheric, odd, unsettling at times but strangely compelling and ultimately satisfying. Not much real action per se but a very 1960's feeling Hitchcock like imitation with its own kooky rhythms and style. His performance in this and in the companion picture on this dvd, Farewell Friend feature a decidedly less typical Bronson: Looser, cooler, casual, unaffected and kind of well...hip for a guy his age in the 1960's anyway. Farewell Friend is maybe a little too pretentious for my taste but it has its' moments. It's well shot with lots of swinging looking 60's chicks in that Austin Powers like gear and Bronson's pretty good humored in it. I for one am glad to own a copy of Rider on the Rain finally in any form and this appears to be a good enough treatment. Not much in the extra department aside from some trailers but again I'm just glad the movie's are available in a decent format.
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These two extremely fine, well-crafted films really gave Charles Bronson an opportunity to demonstrate what a talented, charismatic actor he was. I found these films to be intelligently written and demanding of a certain level of concentration (and intelligence) in order to keep up with their story lines. They will have you guessing to the end. Unlike modern Hollywood productions, they are not dumbed-down to the presumed level of their audience.

Bronson's truly effective on-screen relationships with Alain Delon in "Farewell Friend", and Marlene Jobert in "Rider On The Rain", are due not only to the quality of the scripts, but also to the superior acting ability of all concerned (Jobert is a standout), and that indefinable something which relatively few actors possess to any great extent.

I do not intend to discuss the content of the films themselves since that information can easily be found elsewhere on the internet. Instead, let me (briefly) review the DVD itself.

I think I can honestly state that you will never find a better edition of these films than this one, released by Wild East. The picture and sound quality are truly excellent. Both films are anamorphic widescreen and enhanced for 16/9 televisions. Both are accompanied by trailers and interesting photo galleries (posters, stills, lobby-cards).

All-in-all, highly recommended if, like me, you have a taste for these kind of films which, for better or worse, seem to belong to yesterday, not to mention the wonderful performers who starred in them.

P.S. Can anyone tell me if it's just my imagination or does the actress who dubs Marlene Jobert sound somewhat like Ursula Andress?
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I just became aware of this double-feature DVD from an outfit called The Wild East, and I had to order it immediately. Not for Charles Bronson, although he is very good in both of these French films. The reason I had to have it was my favorite French mystery writer, Sebastien Japrisot (1931-2003). Early in his career, the late novelist (TRAP FOR CINDERELLA, A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT, THE LADY IN THE CAR WITH GLASSES AND A GUN) wrote 2 original screenplays, and both films starred Bronson. Now, at last, both films are available here in decent widescreen prints, for a decent price. (Beware of online offers for really bad pirated versions of both titles.) And they're both in English--another plus. No subtitles!

FAREWELL, FRIEND (Jean Herman,1968): Bronson stars with Alain Delon in this odd "buddy movie" about two former mercenaries who team up to help a shady lady (Olga Georges-Picot) break into her company's vault. But she says she doesn't want to rob it--she wants to put something back (???). Hmmm. Any sane person would smell a set-up, but these guys are blinded by her beauty, and one of them has a guilty secret that makes him feel he owes her the favor. When the two men get trapped in the vault over a long holiday weekend, the fun (and the danger) really begins. Japrisot's screenplay and the terrific byplay between the two stars are the highlights of this otherwise routine "caper" film.

RIDER ON THE RAIN (Rene Clement, 1970): This is the real reason to get this DVD. The great French director, Rene Clement, teamed with Japrisot for this exciting, elegant, Hitchcockian thriller set in a small seaside village near Marseilles.
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