Rider on the Rain & farewell Friend
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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?
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am only going to review the Rider on the Rain so forgive me on that. It is a fantastic story about a woman who felt guilty and lacks confidence suddenly killed a man who raped... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Stacy
Lesser known Charles Bronson movie. OK but a little strange.Published 3 months ago by LOUIS CARDONA
Very clear quality as it was dubbed to play in US format. I hadn't heard of farewell friend but really enjoyed it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shay L. Good
English dub only!!!!! So disappointing. Who the heck wants to listen to crappy English dub? And I can't believe this is the only DVD of this great movie. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Hammer-Y
These are reviews of the movies themselves, not any type of transfer, be it DVD, Blue Ray etc..
"Farewell Friend" aka "Honor Among Thieves" is a stylish... Read more
I once read that Rider on the Rain is the best Charles Bronson movie that not many people in the US have seen. Read morePublished on July 22, 2014 by Phineas