Francis Ford Coppola’s
The Outsiders
Original & The Complete Novel Comparison Video

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In 1983 Francis Ford Coppola made two films back to back, The Outsiders and Rumble Fish.

Then, in 2003, he cuts a new version… And it’s called:

The Outsiders : The Complete Novel

This is referring to the novel, the source material by author S.E. Hinton.

He added 20 minutes of new material, new footage, and changed the entire score of the film.

The score conducted by Carmine Coppola, Francis’s father by the way.

The film we grew up on…
The original film …
Has been unavailable for 16 years.

So I made a video here…

Comparing footage from the two films,

I’m trying to stay as neutral as possible, but I’m pretty passionate about this stuff so I would be lying if I didn’t say this infuriates me.

I wouldn’t mind if both versions were available still, but the only version you can purchase on Blu-ray… The only version you can see remastered, the only version available for the last 16 years… Is not the film we grew up on.

I’ve always loved the score to the film.  I’ve always loved every minute of the original film.

This, if anything, reaffirms that to me. Watch for yourself.

Medium shot of Ralph Macchio as Johnny Cade, Matt Dillon As Dallas Winston and C. Thomas Howell as Ponyboy Curtis.

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