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Old 09-04-03, 10:49 AM
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News on Francis Ford Coppola's "The Outsiders" Special Edition

Hi Guys,

I thought I would share this with you! It looks like concrete evidence of the commentary on the upcoming Warner Bros Special Edition of Francis Ford Coppola's "The Outsiders". (Probably Region 1 AND 2)!

It is an interview with Diane Lane, who played Cherry Valance in the movie, from a New York entertainment magazine called Gotham. In the article the Oscar nominated actress (Best Actress for "Unfaithful") refers to recording an audio commentary track for the Warner Bros Special Edition of Francis Ford Coppola's cult hit "The Outsiders". She mentions that other stars on the commentary are Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, C. Thomas Howell etc (No Tom Cruise or Matt Dillon however).
They had a GREAT time apparently and it indicates that it should be a good DVD set with rumors of a reunion documentary as well as the commentary.

Here is the link: http://www.gotham-magazine.com/gretchen.php

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Old 09-04-03, 11:01 AM
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Thanks for the news - this is one that I really hope materializes - wonderful movie with outstanding cast!
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Will this be the rumored Directors Cut of the film?
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Will this be the rumored Directors Cut of the film?
I would hope so.....commentary is going to be awesome!!!
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Originally posted by PalmerJoss
Will this be the rumored Directors Cut of the film?
I'm pretty confident that it was already announced that it will be the director's cut (roughly 20 minutes of added footage).

This is, by far, my most anticipated DVD!!
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Old 09-04-03, 11:38 AM
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Yes it is the Director's Cut - if you read the article Diane Lane talks about "a courtroom scene she doesn't even remember doing" and other stuff....

http://www.gotham-magazine.com/gretchen.php
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Doesn't Tom Cruise owe Coppola a favor for helping him start his career??..It should be a great dvd even without Ms. Kidman's ex
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Excellent, now I can get rid of this darn snapper.

well, it better not be...
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Never seen this film. . .but a director's cut of a Coppola film. . .can't wait. How is the movie as is?
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Originally posted by theneobez
How is the movie as is?
A classic, IMO.

Based on S.E. Hinton's novel of the same name.
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They better hurry up. The 20th anniversary is going to be officially over in less than 3 months.

Diane lane on the commentary? Her part was small and insignificant (maybe in the director's cut...) Plus I'd rather SEE her than listen to her

How about the entire outsiders cast commentary. Much chaos and testosterone will ensue.
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I hope there is an interviewe or something involving S.E. Hinton.
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Awesome news if this turns out to be true.
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now...if Rumble Fish could get a nice treatment!!

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Awsome news. I have the original dvd.

I do remember seeing the film on tv quite a few times & the courtroom scene was always used!

So it was always a shock when i saw the film unedited for tv..only to discover that sequence & a couple more missing!


I also remember watching this film in Jr. High back in the early 90's in Science class. It was pretty amusing actually. The teacher gave us the choice of Treasure Island or The Outsiders. Having never seen TI before,let alone aware of it being any good. I picked The Outsiders,awsome excellent film. The class was mostly a bunch of nerds mad at my pick,lol,since it was about even in raised hands..& I was the last person left undecided. Well the nerds were VERY unhappy with my choice. Yet everyone else loved the film,though the did panic at the 'black bars' in the opening sequence/credits. Oh the horrors of this film in pan & scan. Glad i finally saw it in OAR on dvd.

Hopefully the extended version is just as good,if not better.
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they released the soundtrack overseas. I finally found a copy many years ago at tower records.

I think the cd is from germany.

JACOB

I also saw the tv version with the extra scenes added to the film.
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Great news for a DVD I've been anxiously awaiting...

Thanks for the info!
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How is the movie as is?
A classic! One of Francis's best non-Godfather films.

Diane lane on the commentary? Her part was small and insignificant (maybe in the director's cut...) Plus I'd rather SEE her than listen to her
Diane Lane is the female lead of the film. Alot of her scenes were cut for the theatrical. Plus she has a history with Francis Ford Coppola (who put the DVD together with WB). She also starred in Coppola's "Rumble Fish", "The Cotton Club" and "Jack".

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Re: News on Francis Ford Coppola's "The Outsiders" Special Edition

Originally posted by Dan The Man
She mentions that other stars on the commentary are Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, C. Thomas Howell etc (No Tom Cruise or Matt Dillon however).
Another addition to my list of reasons not to like those two idiots. I love the idea of these reunion commentaries, but it always seems that the most successful cast members are always no shows. You'd think they might be more inclined to show up just to keep the other guys from talking behind their back. I hope they bring up a lot of Cruise and Dillon stories
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Wow, this just shot to the top of my list. Do you think we could get an SE of That Was Then....This is Now also? Pretty please?
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I'm willing to let Tommy C off with a slap on the hand since he wasn't in the flick that much [he still has that strike from not particpating in anything Legend, though]..

But there's no reason for Matty D not participating..
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Originally posted by Rogue588
I'm willing to let Tommy C off with a slap on the hand since he wasn't in the flick that much [he still has that strike from not particpating in anything Legend, though]..

But there's no reason for Matty D not participating..
I have to agree - while I'm sure Dillon had fish of his own to fry - City of Ghosts, was it? - he added a great deal to the commentary on Drugstore Cowboy. I imagine he'd be the most likely to push people to see the extraordinary, underrated follow-up picture Rumble Fish. What a movie! Maybe Diane Lane would, but I think I remember reading that she wasn't pleased with him by the end of the picture, and since it is pretty much his picture...

In any case, this is a treasure, and getting even that many from the cast makes this commentary one of the most eagerly anticipated for me. Maybe Matt, or an impersonator, will one day add his own to www.dvdtracks.com?

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but it always seems that the most successful cast members are always no shows.
I think Diane Lane can be considered successful now, and Patrick Swayze was big in the late 80's and early 90's. I understand why Cruise didn't wanna do it and I guess Matt Dillon was busy.
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