Blu-ray Release: My Cousin Rachel (1952)

Blu-ray Release Date: Jan. 23, 2018
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Based on the best-selling novel by Daphne du Maurier (author of the peerless Rebecca), 1952’s My Cousin Rachel weaves an eerie tale of Gothic romance-drama, set against the backdrop of the wild, rock-ribbed Cornish coast.

Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland in My Cousin Rachel

Richard Burton (The Sandpiper), in his first American film role, stars as an anguished young Englishman, torn between dark suspicion of and uncontrollable passion for his guardian’s widow, the alluring and mysterious Rachel (Olivia de Havilland, Gone With The Wind).

With atmospheric direction by Henry Koster (Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation) and a darkly romantic score by Franz Waxman (Sunset Boulevard), My Cousin Rachel is a seductive entry in the annals of cinematic ambiguity.

Bonus features on this Twilight Time release include the following:

-Isolated Music Track
-My Cousin Rachel Vintage Radio Show
-Original Theatrical Trailer

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives NOW so you can put in your prebook order!

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.