In Rumble Fish, his 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 in the same year, the director returned to the work of S. E. Hinton, this time with a self-described “art film for teenagers.”
The film boasts a remarkable cast, headed by Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, and Diane Lane.
The haunting black-and-white visuals hark back to German expressionism and forward to Coppola’s own Tetro.
The powerful, percussive score by Stewart Copeland underscores the movie’s romantic fatalism.
1983 * 95 minutes * Black & White * 2.0 Surround * 1.85:1 aspect ratio
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
* 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
CAT. NO. CC2752BD
CAT. NO. CC2753DDVD