HOT 4K NEWS
THREE STUDIOS: Warner Bros., STUDIOCANAL, and American Zoetrope have joined forces to present the 4K restoration of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 American coming-of-age drama, “The Outsiders: The Complete Novel” and “Theatrical Cut.” The film will be shown in theaters on September 26 and then available on 4K Ultra HD (disc and digital) on November 9.
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.
“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, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, and Diane Lane.
The story takes place in 1960s Oklahoma, centering 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.
The U.K. 4K Ultra HD box set includes: two 4K discs, two Blu-rays, original soundtrack CD, 64-page booklet, two posters from artist Tony Stella, five art cards from James Hamilton photography, 'Stay Gold' pin badge
NEW Restoration Interview with Cinematographer Stephen Burum, Zoetrope Head of Archives and Restorations James Mockoski and Colourist Gregg Garvin
NEW Deleted Scenes
NEW Francis Ford Coppola Introduction
NEW Francis Ford Coppola Anatomy of a Scene
NEW Old House New Home featurette
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”
Video: Captured on 35mm Panavision cameras mounted with anamorphic lens (2.39:1 aspect ratio), the original camera negative was scanned and mastered in 4K. HDR10 grading, but no details if Dolby Vision or HDR10+ are included.
Audio: No audio information was provided, but the previous Blu-ray included a five-channel DTS-HD English soundtrack