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Outsiders [DVD] [1983] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]


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  • Actors: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe
  • Directors: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Writers: Kathleen Rowell, S.E. Hinton
  • Producers: Fred Roos, Gian-Carlo Coppola, Gray Frederickson, Kim Aubry
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 30 Nov. 1999
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00002E237
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,238 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The Outsiders

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Director Francis Coppola's adaptation of the popular SE Hinton novel about the price of rebellious youth is notable chiefly for the stunning cast of young actors who went on to rich and varied careers. In supporting roles, the film features the likes of Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Diane Lane, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, and Tom Waits, among others. The story centres on two rival gangs in the early 1960s Midwest, and the violent turf wars that escalate and tragically claim young lives. C Thomas Howell plays the central character who yearns to prove himself and be accepted by his older brothers' gang, while at the same time finding his first love and dreaming of a life beyond his dead end existence. Geared toward the teenage crowd, The Outsiders nonetheless features some fine direction from Coppola in a story that evokes memories of the classic coming-of-age films of the 1950s. --Robert Lane --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Anton on 15 Feb. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I like many other reviewers was a huge fan of both the book and the original movie. This DVD is great, it has many extra features which are extremely informative. The footage that has been added to the movie is a real improvement and more in keeping with the book, it also puts the Curtis family firmly at the centre of the story and helps to better explain the dynamics between all of the characters. In the original movie, you couldn't help but wonder whether or not Rob Lowe had been edited out due to weak acting or perhaps his part did not add to the synergy of the movie - this version proves that this was not the case and he is invaluable to the realtionship between the three brothers. The movie is definitely truer to the book than the orginal and it is a far better movie.
Now we come to the negative part which has been reflected by many others on Amazon and I have to admit I was very dubious whether or not it really warranted all of the negative comments from people who have a tendancy to whinge, but, the music is actually lousy and distracted from the script and flow of the movie. Not all of the music was lousy though, some of it earlier in the film did add to the atmoshphere, setting and time i.e. set the scene. From 'the rumble' onwards though, the music was far too loud and did nothing but interfere and distract from what should have been a prelude to the most emotional scenes and ending. The only music required from the church setting onwards could have been Gloria and the closing music by Stevie Wonder, unfortunately it is one long carcophony of annoyance. Was Coppola trying to emulate Tarantino's use of music?
I can't mark this movie as low as others simply because of the musical intrusion, lets just say that a 5 star movie has lost a star because of it. Is it just me?
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By DVC81 on 16 July 2012
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Loved this film as a kid and couldn't wait to get my hands on the special edition.
The added scenes are great and make the film even better, but what the hell was the director thinking behind adding stupid music to every good scene in the film. The Original had a fantastic score, and good tense build up music before the rumble. I felt like chucking the dvd out the window. A bittersweet one this, great new scenes making a good film even better..........but the music is going to haunt me until the day i die....shocking.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Beanie Luck TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 Oct. 2011
Format: DVD
The Outsiders is one of those rare films that changes forever the way you think.

The movie is based on my favourite book of all time by S E Hinton and if you havent read it you can buy it here The Outsiders (Puffin Modern Classics)

The film is based in the 1950's where there are 2 types of kids, you have the rich kids who are called the soc and you have the poor kids from the wrong side of town called the greasers.

Now the greasers and the soc never mix, its a bad idea but they are always having rumbles which are basically street fights.

Synopsis:

Ponyboy (c thomas howell) is the main character and the narrator od the story, he lives with his 2 brothers sodapop (Rob lowe) and Darry (patrick swayze). They kind of have an open house so their friends are always coming and going.
Steve (tom cruise), two bit emilio estevez), dallas (matt dillon) and johnny (ralph macchio).

Ponyboy and Johnny go to a movie and make friends with one of the soc girls, a young redhead called cherry (diane lane). Later that night whilst Ponyboy and Johnny are in the park a car full of soc kids come along and start a fight for talkign to cherry, one of the soc is about to kill ponyboy by drowning him and so johnny steps in and stabs the soc and in a panic fearing they will be sent to prison they decide to run away.

I wont tell you the rest of it as i would like for you to watch it yourself.

I first saw this film when it was released in the 80's and it has been one of my favourites ever since.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By blondebimbo45@hotmail.com on 28 April 2002
Format: VHS Tape
This movie is a clasic, with an all star cast " before" they hit major stardom. Stars such as Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio(Karate Kid) and cameos from stars such as Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe and Emilio Estevez this was always going to be a great movie. It is set in the mid twentieth century(1950's-1960's) and captures the great gap in class between the society that the two groups the greasers and the posh gang. It is a most touching movie with a very unexpecting twists and unforeseen circumstyances. This is a must see movie for everyone except it may not be suitable for younger children as it is a film for all and a cult classic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on 17 Aug. 2013
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As stated by other buyers of this item the film itself is as fabulous as it was. BUT please please please tell me why they have put the dreadful soundtrack over what is a classic 80's film????

The young characters of C Thomas Howell and Ralph Macchio are still outstanding but it is quite hard to hear the script as the awful soundtrack is so loud you can hardly hear them speak. On the whole I am quite disappointed that you cannot buy the original film in its original format!

Having said that I will probably watch it another few times but maybe with the sound off!!
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