Studiocanal have announced the forthcoming 4K restoration and a new extended cut of the 1983 American coming-of-age drama The Outsiders from visionary director Francis Ford Coppola...
Created to give fans more of the action that took place in S.E. Hinton’s celebrated book, Coppola’s latest, definitive version includes new music, as well as several scenes cut from the theatrical version which were reconstructed from original camera negatives.
STUDIOCANAL will release The Outsiders: The Complete Novel theatrically in the UK and Germany, and will make both it and the original version available in 4K on UHD, Blu-Ray, DVD and digital platforms starting November 8th when it begins its global launch.
Said Coppola, ‘“The Outsiders: The Complete Novel” came about after meeting students over the years who repeatedly asked me why certain scenes from S.E. Hinton’s wonderful book were missing from the theatrical version. These questions reminded about my inspiration for the film—in 1980, a contingent of 12- to 14-year-old students wrote and asked me to make it. I listened to those young fans back then, and I continue to listen to young people now and believe in their opinions, so this complete film version of the novel is for them.’
Based on the 1967 best-selling young-adult novel by S. E. Hinton, The Outsiders is considered the first ‘Brat Pack’ movie, as it stars then-unknown young actors in many of their first break-through roles, including C. Thomas Howell (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), Rob Lowe (‘The West Wing’, ‘Parks and Recreation’), Emilio Estevez (St. Elmo's Fire, The Breakfast Club, Young Guns), Matt Dillon (Crash, There's Something About Mary), Tom Cruise (Top Gun, Mission Impossible series, Jerry Maguire), Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing, Point Break, Ghost), Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid, Cobra Kai), and Diane Lane (Unfaithful, Under the Tuscan Sun), who went on to superstar-calibre careers.
The Outsiders takes place in '60s Oklahoma, centring on two rival teen gangs: The ‘Greasers’, a class term that refers to the young men on the East Side, the poor side of town, and the ‘Socs’, short for Socials, who are the ‘West-side rich kids’. Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell), a tender-hearted and kind teenager’s life is changed forever one night when a scuffle with his friend Johnny (Ralph Macchio) inadvertently leads to the death of a rival gang member, and the boys are forced to go into hiding to avoid arrest. Soon Ponyboy and Johnny, along with Dallas (Matt Dillon) and their other Greaser buddies, must contend with the consequences of their violent lives. While some Greasers try to achieve redemption, others meet tragic ends.
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FROM VISIONARY DIRECTOR FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA - NEWLY RESTORED IN 4K - IN CINEMAS OCTOBER 15TH AND YOURS TO OWN NOVEMBER 8TH.
On 4K UHD, BD, DVD AND DIGITAL, the release will include a host of extra features:
• NEW Restoration Story with Zoetrope Head of Archives and Restorations James Mockoski and Colourist Gregg Garvin
• NEW Interview with Cinematographer Stephen Burum
• NEW Deleted Scenes
• NEW Francis Ford Coppola Introduction
• NEW Outsider Looking In – Looking at key scenes of a cult classic with Francis Ford Coppola
• NEW Old House New Home featurette
• NEW trailer
• Audio Commentary with Francis Ford Coppola
• Audio Commentary with Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell, Diane Lane, Rob Lowe, Ralph Macchio and Patrick Swayze.
• Staying Gold: A look Back at "The Outsiders"
• S.E. Hinton on Location in Tulsa
• The Casting of "The Outsiders"
• NBC's News Today from 1983 "The Outsiders Started by School Petition", and
• Deleted and Extended Scenes