Warner Home Video continues to expand both its Blu-ray and DVD theatrical catalog libraries with new product offerings.
June 6 will see a Blu-ray rework of director Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 film adaptation of the S.E. Hinton’s best-seller, The Outsiders. The edition that Warner Bros. has planned for June 3 is Coppola’s 2005 recut, which is titled The Outsiders: The Complete Novel Edition.
Restored to the film are some 22 minutes worth of footage excised from the original theatrical cut complete with a new musical score. Bonus features include two separate audio commentaries, one featuring producer/director Coppola and the second (recorded in 2003) includes cast members C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, Diane Lane, Matt Dillon and Rob Lowe.
Other bonus nuggets showcase a quartet of production featurettes — “Staying Gold: A Look Back at The Outsiders,” “S.E. Hinton on Location in Tulsa,” “The Casting of The Outsiders” and “Cast Readings of Hinton's Book.”
Set for release on Aug. 5 is a Blu-ray edition of Bill Murray’s 1997 comedy, The Man Who Knew Too Little.
On the DVD release front, July 15 marks re-release of three films from the venerable Samuel Goldwyn film library: Ball of Fire (1941, teaming Gary Cooper with Barbara Stanwyck with direction by Howard Hawks), Dead End (1937, the East Side Kids —Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan and Billy Halop — teamed with Humphrey Bogart, Sylvia Sidney and Joel McCrea in this 1937 social commentary directed by William Wyler) and The Little Foxes (1941, also directed by William Wyler — starring Bette Davis and Teresa Wright (both Oscar nominated) — the film was nominated for nine Oscars, including Best Picture).
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