In this second of Francis Ford Coppola's back-to-back screen adaptations of novels by S. E. Hinton, the grand romanticism of The Outsiders
was flipped to create an expressionist, monochrome vision of youthful passion and melancholy, and became one of Coppola's most personal and dazzling works.
Against a run-down, industrial Tulsa, Oklahoma, Coppola presents a vivid portrait of troubled teenage gang leader Rusty James (Matt Dillon) as he struggles with cohorts, rival gangs, his frustrated girlfriend Patty (Diane Lane), his estranged father (Dennis Hopper), and the return of his idolised older brother The Motorcycle Boy (Mickey Rourke).
An audacious depiction of gang violence, dead-end lives, and the ties that bind, Rumble Fish
remains a cult favourite and features magnificent cinematography by Stephen H. Burum, a Golden Globe-winning score by Stewart Copeland, and a remarkable cast that also includes Nicolas Cage, Chris Penn, Tom Waits, and Laurence Fishburne. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the world-première release of Rumble Fish
on Blu-ray & Blu-ray SteelBook. SPECIAL BLU-RAY EDITION FEATURES:
- New HD transfer of the film officially licensed from Universal and presented in 1080p in its original aspect ratio
- Original stereo and 5.1 surround soundtracks, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio
- Music and effects track
- Audio commentary by Francis Ford Coppola
- On Location in Tulsa, a video piece featuring new and vintage interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
- The Percussion-Based Score, a video piece on the film's soundtrack
- Six deleted scenes
- Original theatrical trailer
- English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired on the feature
- PLUS: A lavish booklet featuring the words of Francis Ford Coppola, rare archival imagery, and more…
The second of Francis Ford Coppola's films based on the popular juvenile novels of S.E. Hinton (the first being The Outsiders
), Rumble Fish
split critics into opposite camps: those who admired the film for its heavily stylised indulgence, and those who hated it for the very same reason. Whatever the response, it's clearly the work of a maverick director who isn't afraid to push the limits of his innovative talent. Filmed almost entirely in black and white with an occasional dash of color for symbolic effect, this tale of alienated youth centers on gang leader Rusty James (Matt Dillon
) and his band of punk pals. Rusty's got a girlfriend (Diane Lane
), an older brother named Motorcycle Boy (Mickey Rourke
), and a drunken father (Dennis Hopper
) who've all given up trying to straighten him out. He's best at making trouble, and he pursues that skill with an enthusiastic flair that eventually catches up with him. But it's not the whacked-out story here that matters--it's the uninhibited verve of Coppola's visual approach, which includes everything from time-lapse clouds to the kind of smoky streets and alleyways that could only exist in the movies. The supporting cast includes a host of fresh faces who went on to thriving careers, including Nicolas Cage, Christopher Penn, Vincent Spano, Laurence Fishburne, and musician Tom Waits. --Jeff Shannon
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.