Francis Ford Coppola‘s cult 1983 coming of age drama The Outsiders needs very little introduction. Thanks to Studiocanal alongside Warner Bros and Zoetrope fans of the film will be delighted to know it’s getting a Brand New 4K Restoration. Coming our way via a cinema release then yours to own on 4K UHD Collectors Edition, Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital formats.
Released under the title of The Outsiders: The Complete Novel, 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 film 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, who went on to superstar-calibre careers.
A new Trailer has been made to promote the release, watch it below…
THE OUTSIDERS takes place in ’60s Oklahoma, centring 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 stunning 5-disc 4K UHD Collector’s Edition will include both restored features – The Outsiders The Complete Novel and The Outsiders, plus a whole host of additional elements including:
- 2x UHD
- Carmine Coppola CD soundtrack
- 64-page booklet with never-before-seen original content
- 5 art cards
- 2 posters created by Tony Stella
- ‘Stay Gold’ pin badge
Plus, an impressive array of extra features:
- NEW Restoration Story with Zoetrope Head of Archives and Restorations James Mockoski and Colourist Gregg Garvin
- NEW Interview with Cinematographer Stephen Burum
- NEW Deleted Scenes
- NEW Francis Ford Coppola Introduction
- NEW Outsider Looking In – Looking at key scenes of a cult classic with Francis Ford Coppola
- NEW Old House New Home featurette
- NEW trailer
- 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”
- S.E. Hinton on Location in Tulsa
- The Casting of “The Outsiders”
- NBC’s News Today from 1983 “The Outsiders Started by School Petition”, and
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- 7 Cast Members (Lowe, Swayze, Howell, Dillon, Macchio, Garret and Lane) read extracts from the novel
- Trailer from 1983
The Outsiders : The Complete Novel will be released in cinemas on October 15th and available as a 4K UHD Collector’s Edition as well as on Blu-Ray, DVD and on digital platforms from November 8th. The film is available for pre-order here