Released as part of Universal’s 100th Anniversary celebrations, RUMBLE FISH is to be released in the UK on Blu-ray as part of Eureka Entertainment’s MASTERS OF CINEMA Series.
This will be the first ever Blu-ray release anywhere in the world for this cult favourite. Directed and co-written by legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather Trilogy, Apocalypse Now, The Conversation) the film has an amazing cast, including Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Angel Heart), Matt Dillon (Crash, There’s Something About Mary), Diane Lane (Streets of Fire), Dennis Hopper (Blue Velvet, Easy Rider), Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas), Tom Waits (Down by Law), Chris Penn (Reservoir Dogs), and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix).
In this second of Francis Ford Coppola’s back-to-back screen adaptations of novels by S. E. Hinton, the grand romanticism of The Outsiders was flipped to create an expressionist, monochrome vision of youthful passion and melancholy, and became one of Coppola’s most personal and dazzling works.
Against a run-down, industrial Tulsa, Oklahoma, Coppola presents a vivid portrait of troubled teenage gang leader Rusty James (Matt Dillon) as he struggles with cohorts, rival gangs, his frustrated girlfriend Patty (Diane Lane), his estranged father (Dennis Hopper), and the return of his idolised older brother The Motorcycle Boy (Mickey Rourke).
An audacious depiction of gang violence, dead-end lives, and the ties that bind, Rumble Fish remains a cult favourite and features magnificent cinematography by Stephen H. Burum and a Golden Globe-winning score by Stewart Copeland. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the world-première release of Rumble Fish on Blu-ray & Blu-ray SteelBook, available in the UK from 27 August 2012.
Special features of the new release include:
New HD transfer of the film officially licensed from Universal and presented in 1080p in its original aspect ratio
• Original stereo and 5.1 surround soundtracks, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio
• Music and effects track
• Audio commentary by Francis Ford Coppola
• On Location in Tulsa, a video piece featuring new and vintage interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
• The Percussion-Based Score, a video piece on the film’s soundtrack
• Six deleted scenes
• Original theatrical trailer
• English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired on the feature
• PLUS: A lavish booklet featuring the words of Francis Ford Coppola, rare archival imagery, and more