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Rumble Fish The Criterion Collection
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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.
DIRECTOR-APPROVED TWO-DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
-New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Stephen H. Burum and approved by director Francis Ford Coppola
-Alternate remastered 5.1 surround soundtrack
-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
-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
-PLUS: An essay by critic Glenn Kenny
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time to upgrade buy this new criterion blu-ray reissue which has the film with new 4k 1:85:1 HD transfer
which does look amazing quality no Grain no Dirt the best the film has ever looked
plus a new 5.1 master audio mix which does sound really Good
plus new extras new interviews with Francis coppola, producer Roman coppola & screen writer S.E Hinton
also new retrospective interviews with Matt Dillon & Diane Lane
plus audio commentary with Francis coppola
plus the old extras from the Universal special edition dvd
plus Deleted scenes, and Looking for rusty James Documentary
this new blu-ray reissue definitely worth buying, 5 stars for this new blu-ray
Instead of giving a series of gushing statements I'll simply say that while most films are meant to evoke romance, thrill, intensity (it's fair to say that sums up 90% of American cinema each year) Rumble Fish stirs complex and far more deeply satisfying emotions.
On the surface, this is a movie about a troubled young man living a rebellious and violent life living in the shadow of the legendary Motorcycle Boy, his brother. But when his brother, the Motorcycle Boy, returns to the town he is a changed man, pensive and seemingly distant. The viewer comes to understand that while he was away, he found a deep understanding about himself but that the price for gaining his wisdom requires sacrifice and wrestling with our passions and desires.
It's deeply personal but the tale of brotherhood and growing up with your idol is a theme so common (how many of us grew up with a beloved brother?) and yet so rarely captured.
Other themes explored: the nature of violence and peace, authority and oppression, small town escapism, self-awakening, growing up, finding oneself.
Worth noting is that the movie is filmed in black and white except for a few select moments. There are both thematic reasons (above) and it also is revealed there is another reason related to the characters of the movie.
In the end, the movie will leave you feeling meditative, jarred and yet finding a peace and transcendence you won't get from your typical Hollywood fare. It may even inspire you to depart on your own journey to find yourself and you will return with appreciation for the sibling love that shaped you.
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