New video: 'My Cousin Rachel' is a lush melodrama that fans of...

New video: 'My Cousin Rachel' is a lush melodrama that fans of Old Hollywood will love

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New on Blu-ray

“My Cousin Rachel” (20th Century Fox DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.99; also available on VOD)

Like Daphne du Maurier’s novel “Rebecca,” her 1951 book “My Cousin Rachel” lies somewhere between romance and suspense, drawing equally on the mystery inherent in both genres. In writer-director Roger Michell’s film adaptation, Rachel Weisz gives one of the best performances of her stellar career playing Rachel Ashley, a widow with a scandalous reputation, who cozies up to her late husband’s heir, Philip (Sam Claflin). Are these two would-be lovebirds experiencing a real connection, or is Rachel conning the inexperienced, easily seduced Philip?…



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