Rumble Fish Blu-ray
Criterion | 1983 | 94 min | Rated R | Apr 25, 2017
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
Single disc (1 BD-50)
Rumble Fish (1983)(The Criterion Collection) Blu-ray
Rusty James is the leader of a small, dying gang in an industrial town. He lives in the shadow of the memory of his absent, older brother -- The Motorcycle Boy. His mother has left, his father drinks, school has no meaning for him and his relationships are shallow. He is drawn into one more gang fight and the events that follow begin to change his life.
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper, Nicolas Cage, Chris Penn
Synopsis: In this deeply personal tale of estrangement and reconciliation between two rebellious brothers, set in a dreamlike and timeless Tulsa, Francis Ford Coppola gives mythic dimensions to intimate, painful emotions. After releasing the classically styled The Outsiders earlier the same year, the director returned to the work of S. E. Hinton, this time with a self-described "art film for teenagers." Graced with a remarkable cast headed by Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, and Diane Lane; haunting black-and-white visuals that hark back to German expressionism and forward to Coppola's own Tetro; and a powerful, percussive score by Stewart Copeland that underscores the movie's romantic fatalism, Rumble Fish pulsates throughout with genuine love and dread.
- New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Stephen H. Burum and approved by director Francis Ford Coppola, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Alternate remastered 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
- Audio commentary featuring Coppola
- New interviews with Coppola, author and coscreenwriter S. E. Hinton, and associate producer Roman Coppola
- New conversation between Burum and production designer Dean Tavoularis
- Pieces from 2005 about the film's score and production
- Interviews from 1983 with actors Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, and Vincent Spano and producer Doug Claybourne
- French television interview from 1984 with actor Mickey Rourke
- Locations: Looking for Rusty James, a 2013 documentary by Alberto Fuguet about the impact of Rumble Fish
- New piece about the film's existentialist elements
- "Don't Box Me In" music video
- Deleted scenes
- AND MORE!
- PLUS: An essay by critic Glenn Kenny
STREET DATE: APRIL 25.