My Cousin Rachel is one of my favourite films. I think I enjoy it even more than Rebecca.
I'd love a Blu-ray release and would buy it in an instant.
I can understand that Andrew. This movie was new to me and something of a revelation...top tier gothic/mystery/romance storytelling with impeccable B&W production values, sourced from an element still in very nice, clearly underused condition.
So beats me why Fox never got around to it themselves on either DVD or Blu-ray - someone at the studio must have evaluated its video potential strictly on its original boxoffice performance, rather than quality of the work itself. Released in '52, just prior to the introduction of Deluxe color and 'Scope, My Cousin Rachel did not do particularly well theatrically, but as a kind of 'last hurrah' for the studio's vintage B&W production machinery, it was just about as good as the classic monochrome Academy form would get in American film:
No doubt many have resisted this TT DVD edition simply because it's in SD. Valid enough in 2011 when it was released, and even more so now. And yet like you, I'd gladly buy it again on Blu-ray simply because it's such a shrewdly conceived and richly executed golden era style picture. In terms of its filmmaking craft, no poor cousin to Du Maurier's Rebecca at all, and perhaps even a classic as well when viewed under its own light...