Patricia Highsmith Films Available on DVD
© 2002-2016
Commissario Brunetti
 (Donna Leon)

   (Andrea Camilleri)
Young Montalbano
 (Il giovane Montalbano)
Inspector Montalbano
 (Original Series)

The Vanishing of Pató

1992 NEW!
Commissario Manara
Donna Detective
Cesare Mori
Giovanni Falcone
Borsellino-57 Days
Commissario Soneri
 (Valerio Varesi)
Inspector Coliandro
 (Carlo Lucarelli)
Commissario De Luca
 (Carlo Lucarelli)
Inspector Nardone
 (RAI Trade)
Inspector Vivaldi
 (My Son)
Aurelio Zen
 (Michael Dibdin)
Romanzo Criminale
 (Giancarlo de Caltaldo)
Capo dei Capi
La Piovra
 (The Octopus)
La Omicidi
 (Homicide Squad)
Un Caso di Coscienza
 (A Case of Conscience)
Don Matteo
 (RAI Trade)


Love It or Leave It

Non-Series Films
 Tom Ripley
 Ispettore Grazia Negro
 Inspector Giacomo Amaldi



Films Based on Patricia Highsmith's Novels

Tom Ripley Series (3 Films Set in Italy)

Commercial Availabilty in the DVD HomeVideo Market

Europe: Region 2/PAL(video format)
DVDs (In English)

United States and Canada: Region 1/NTSC (video format)
DVDs (In English)

1) The Talented Mr. Ripley
Plot Synopsis: The 1950s. Manhattan lavatory attendant, Tom Ripley, borrows a Princeton jacket to play piano at a garden party. When the wealthy father of a recent Princeton grad chats Tom up, Tom pretends to know the son and is soon offered $1,000 to go to Italy to convince Dickie Greenleaf to return home. In Italy, Tom attaches himself to Dickie and to Marge, Dickie's cultured fiancée, pretending to love jazz and harboring homoerotic hopes as he soaks in luxury. Besides lying, Tom's talents include impressions and forgery, so when the handsome and confident Dickie tires of Tom, dismissing him as a bore, Tom goes to extreme lengths to make Greenleaf's privileges his own.

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    Purple Noon - This French film is based on the book The Talented Mr Ripley...

Plot Synopsis: Tom Ripley is sent to Europe by Mr. Greenleaf to fetch his spoiled, playboy son, Philip, and bring him back home to the States. In return, Tom will recieve $5,000. Philip toys with Tom, pretending he will go back home, but has no intentions of leaving his bride to be, Marge, and honoring his father's wishes. After some time passes, Mr. Greenleaf considers the mission a failure and cuts Tom off. Tom, in desperation, kills Philip, assumes his identity, and lives the life of a rich playboy. However, people begin to miss Philip, and start searching for him, but the trail keeps leading to Tom. Soon, a family friend catches on, and Tom finds himself commiting another murder to cover his tracks, and slowly but surely, the police are closing in...

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2) Ripley's Game

The slippery protagonist of The Talented Mr. Ripley returns in another deadly guise in Ripley's Game, a well-appointed star vehicle. The star this time is John Malkovich, whose older Tom Ripley has settled into an Italian villa and a life of aesthetic contemplation (a little like Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal). A former partner (Ray Winstone) drags an innocent frame-maker (Dougray Scott), dying of leukemia, into the role of unexpected hit man. Ripley, for his own enigmatic reasons, helps. Liliana Cavani, of The Night Porter notoriety, directed this handsome if nebulous film (which has no connection to the Matt Damon picture, other than a Patricia Highsmith source novel). Malkovich exudes his usual oily disenchantment with the world; Lena Headey, like the location footage, is gorgeous.

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