Blu-ray, DVD Release: Rumble Fish

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 21, 2017
Price: DVD $22.99, Blu-ray $26.91
Studio: Criterion

In the 1983 drama Rumble Fish, Francis Ford Coppola (Apocalypse Now) gives mythic dimensions to intimate, painful emotions in a tale of estrangement and reconciliation between two rebellious brothers, set in a dreamlike and timeless Tulsa.

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.”

Mickey Rourke and Matt Dillon in Rumble Fish

Graced with a remarkable cast headed by Matt Dillon (Armored), Mickey Rourke (Eureka), and Diane Lane (Trumbo); 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.

Criterion’s director-approved Blu-ray and DVD editions of the film contain the following:

* 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
* More!

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.