Feb 062018

My Cousin Rachel is a well crafted, nicely-shot, and finely acted (by Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland) romantic-drama-mystery that I prefer a bit over the Rachel Weisz remake.



My Cousin Rachel
— The Limited Edition Series —


Genre(s): Drama, Mystery, Romance
Twilight Time | NR – 98 min. – $29.95 | January 23, 2018

Date Published: 02/06/2018 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Henry Koster
Writer(s): Daphne du Maurier (novel); Nunnally Johnson (screenplay)
Cast: Richard Burton, Audrey Dalton, Ronald Squire, George Dolenz, John Sutton, Tudor Owen, J.M. Kerrigan
Features: Radio Show, Theatrical Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 1.0)
Video: 1080p/Full Frame 1.33
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 28.4 GB
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



When Philip Ashley’s (RICHARD BURTON) wealthy cousin, Ambrose (JOHN SUTTON), dies suddenly, his suspicions drift to Ambrose’s new and icy wife, Rachel (OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND), who stands to benefit greatly from his cousin’s death. When Ashley is introduced to Rachel at Ambrose’s funeral, however, his fears are immediately laid to rest: how could such a beautiful young woman possibly be a murderer? But when the estate is left to Ashley, he begins to fear for his life.



This comes with an 8-page booklet. The only features are My Cousin Rachel Vintage Radio Show (52:52; HD) and the Original Theatrical Trailer (2:49; SD).


VIDEO – 4.5/5, AUDIO – 3.5/5

My Cousin Rachel comes to Blu-ray from Twilight Time presented with a full frame 1.33 aspect ratio and an impressive looking 1080p high-definition transfer which showcases excellent detail and no obvious signs of artifacts, aliasing, dust marks or scratches so it appears Fox (where TT got the transfer from) did a nice job preserving/restoring the film.

The disc is accompanied with a standard but good DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track which allowed for crisp and clean dialogue levels and no apparent hisses or pops.

OVERALL – 3.0/5

Overall, The Hospital is a dark comedy that works mostly for George C. Scott though the story itself isn’t only mildly amusing. The Blu-ray has okay video/audio transfers but lacks many features.


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