Rumble Fish (1983): Coppola’s Underestimated Feature, Starring Matt Dillon and Mickey Rourke

In Rumble Fish, a 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 and painful emotions.

After releasing the more 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.

The film’s black-and-white visuals hark back to German expressionism and look forward to Coppola’s own feature, Tetro.

Stewart Copeland‘s powerful, percussive score underscores the movie’s romantic fatalism, dealing with the universal issues of love and dread.

1983 * 95 minutes * Black & White * 2.0 Surround * 1.85:1 aspect ratio

* 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
* Trailer

SRP $39.95
PREBOOK 3/28/17
STREET 4/25/17
ISBN 978-1-68143-289-2
UPC 7-15515-19631-4

SRP $29.95
PREBOOK 3/28/17
STREET 4/25/17