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The Rains of Ranchipur Blu-ray

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Screen Archives Entertainment Exclusive / Limited Edition to 3000 Twilight Time | 1955 | 105 min | Not rated | Nov 13, 2012

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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.55:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.55:1

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English: DTS-HD Master Audio 4.0
Music: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

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The Rains of Ranchipur

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The Rains of Ranchipur Blu-ray delivers great video and superb audio in this fan-pleasing Blu-ray release

India. The spoilt and stubborn Edwina Esketh, comes to a small town with her husband. She falls in love with an indian doctor, Dr. Safti. She also meets an old friend of hers, the alcoholic Tom Ransome. An awful earthquake is followed by days of rain.

For more about The Rains of Ranchipur and the The Rains of Ranchipur Blu-ray release, see the The Rains of Ranchipur Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: Lana Turner, Richard Burton, Fred MacMurray, Michael Rennie, Joan Caulfield
Director: Jean Negulesco

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The Rains of Ranchipur Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

The Rains of Ranchipur is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Twilight Time with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 2.55:1. This CinemaScope feature offers a high definition master (provided by Fox to Twilight Time) which is mostly smashing (no pun intended, considering the earthquake aspect of the film). Elements are in great shape, with only a couple of very minor blemishes dotting the proceedings. There are also a couple of longer opticals here that look quite a bit softer and grainier than the bulk of the film, as should be expected, as well as a couple of sequences using rear projection that show their age. Colors are generally excellent, though flesh tones seem just very slightly on the brown side of things. The image retains a very natural layer of grain and fine detail is quite admirable throughout this presentation. Still, this doesn't quite pop with the extreme clarity of some other CinemaScope offerings we've had (including from Twilight Time).


The Rains of Ranchipur Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

The Rains of Ranchipur original four track stereo mix is very nicely rendered via lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 4.0 audio. 1955 was still in the relatively early days of multitrack stereo for feature films, and the sound mixers here were obviously playing with their new toys, really aware of even minute placement differentiation even in relatively uneventful dialogue scenes (listen for example in the early scene where Caulfield is invited to the dinner with the Maharini, how her mother's voice clearly pans from the right channel to the center as the character moves). The film's beautiful Hugo Friedhofer score also sounds magnificent, especially in several cues that feature ethnic instruments. Dialogue is very crisp and cleanly presented, and there's some surprisingly wide dynamic range, especially in the rock 'em, sock' em climax with an earthquake and several floods, not to mention one big dynamite explosion.



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Twilight Time Blu-rays for September and October - August 8, 2012

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