A naive young Englishman (Sam Claflin) falls under the spell of a black widow (Rachel Weisz) he suspects had a hand in his guardian’s death.
Previously filmed in 1952, this new adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s 19th century gothic romance has all the elements for an evening of melodrama and mystery – a candlelit manor on the Cornish coast, an unsigned will, and a rural estate up for grabs. Weisz is suitably austere as the shrewdly manipulative Rachel, and former Hunger Games hero Claflin makes for a dashing Mr. Darcy type in the kind of role Hugh Grant was playing 20 years ago. It’s like Jane Austen in a dark mood.
Release Date: 11 October 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger