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Rumble Fish (Ltd Edition Blu-ray SteelBook) Blu Ray

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The second of Francis Ford Coppola's films based on the popular juvenile novels of S.E. Hinton (the first being The Outsiders), Rumble Fish split critics into opposite camps: those who admired the film for its heavily stylised indulgence, and those who hated it for the very same reason. Whatever the response, it's clearly the work of a maverick director who isn't afraid to push the limits of his innovative talent. Filmed almost entirely in black and white with an occasional dash of color for symbolic effect, this tale of alienated youth centers on gang leader Rusty James (Matt Dillon) and his band of punk pals. Rusty's got a girlfriend (Diane Lane), an older brother named Motorcycle Boy (Mickey Rourke), and a drunken father (Dennis Hopper) who've all given up trying to straighten him out. He's best at making trouble, and he pursues that skill with an enthusiastic flair that eventually catches up with him. But it's not the whacked-out story here that matters--it's the uninhibited verve of Coppola's visual approach, which includes everything from time-lapse clouds to the kind of smoky streets and alleyways that could only exist in the movies. The supporting cast includes a host of fresh faces who went on to thriving careers, including Nicolas Cage, Christopher Penn, Vincent Spano, Laurence Fishburne, and musician Tom Waits. --Jeff Shannon

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Please note this is a region B Blu-Ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-Ray player in order to play In this second of Francis Ford Coppola&39;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&39;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)

Francis Ford Coppola co-writes and directs this drama starring Matt Dillon and Mickey Rourke. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, a local teenage gang leader (Rourke), despite reforming his ways, is still the hero of local adolescents. His younger brother Rusty (Dillon) idolises him, even though his mentor strives to persuade him that he has done nothing to be proud of. Meanwhile, things start to go downhill for Rusty as he's suspended from school, his relationship with his girlfriend Patty (Diane Lane) deteriorates and his brother refuses to reunite with him.

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