Jun 242020

Rachel and the Stranger debuts on Blu-ray courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection starring Loretta Young, Robert Mitchum and William Holden.



Rachel and the Stranger
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Western, Adventure
Warner Archive | NR – 93 min. – $21.99 | April 21, 2020

Date Published: 06/24/2020 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Norman Foster
Writer(s): Howard Fast (story “Rachel”); Waldo Salt (screenplay)
Cast: Loretta Young, William Holden, Robert Mitchum, Gary Gray

Features: Theatrical Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono)
Video: 1080p/Full Frame 1.37
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 27.26 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.95 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



Rachel and the Stranger depicts the untamed frontier of the 1820s telling the story of Big Davey Harvey (WILLIAM HOLDEN), a stoic backwoodsman who “buys” and marries a bondswoman, Rachel (LORETTA YOUNG), to care for and educate his motherless son (GARY GRAY). Neither the father nor son find much to appreciate in Rachel until Jim Fairways (ROBERT MITCHUM), a guitar-strumming hunter, shows a romantic interest in her. Violent jealousy erupts between the two men, settled only after a spectacular raid on the Harveys’ homestead by unmerciful Shawnee Indians. But which man will win Rachel’s heart?



Only includes the Theatrical Trailer.



VIDEO – 4.75/5, AUDIO – 4.5/5

Rachel and the Stranger debuts on Blu-ray through the Warner Archive Collection and this is a new 1080p high-definition transfer. At this juncture, it’s no surprise the picture looks great, detail is incredibly sharp, the black and white images is stunning and the natural film grain is still evident. The video here is also clean with perhaps a couple minor specs in an otherwise pristine transfer.

The movie comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track. This also was rather impressive, no major instances of pops or hisses which probably has been cleaned up and outputting some clear dialogue and minor ambient noises come across quite nicely.

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  1. This is an extended version. My copy arrived yesterday.I also have the UK release.

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