Conclusion: I find it a bit surprising that the late Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley is yet to appear on Blu-ray in North America. It is a good film with a solid cast that has plenty of fans. I still prefer Rene Clement's adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel, Purple Noon , with Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, and Romy Schneider, but Minghella's film is definitely worth seeing. Unfortunately, StudioCanal's Blu-ray release leaves a lot to be desired.
Excerpt: Ever hit your funny bone on the edge of a table? Try doing it repeatedly until you pass out. You have just experienced the equivalent of The Talented Mr. Ripley starring Matt Damon. The Talented Mr. Ripley is the story of a closet homosexual named Tom Ripley, who also happens to be a compulsive liar and a psychotic maniac, and his boy toy companion "Dickie". Wait... it gets worse.