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HTF REVIEW: The Outsiders - Two Disc Special Edition (RECOMMENDED).



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#1 of 45 OFFLINE   Herb Kane

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Posted September 13 2005 - 04:18 PM


My Top 25 Noirs:

25. 711 Ocean Drive (1950), 24. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), 23. Desperate (1947), 22. Pushover (1954), 21. The Blue Dahlia (1946), 20. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949), 19. He Ran All the Way (1951), 18. The Asphalt Jungle (1950), 17. The Killing (1956), 16. I Walk Alone (1948),...

#2 of 45 OFFLINE   oscar_merkx

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Posted September 13 2005 - 05:58 PM

cheers for the review. always loved this
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#3 of 45 OFFLINE   Sean*O

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Posted September 13 2005 - 10:31 PM

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#4 of 45 OFFLINE   Martin Jeeves

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Posted September 14 2005 - 12:42 AM

Cheers for the great review!

What a cast! What a film! A classic in my opinion.

The film also stars Lief Garrett (remember him!) and in addition to the stars in The Greasers there is the beautiful DIANE LANE in the Soc's.

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#5 of 45 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted September 14 2005 - 06:30 AM

Great writeup, Herb!
This is one of those good-but-not-great films that, nevertheless, has become something of a cult classic. A lot of people really, really love it (not least for the reason that you bring up).
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#6 of 45 OFFLINE   Dave Mack

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Posted September 14 2005 - 07:05 AM

Cool! Nice review.

#7 of 45 OFFLINE   TheBat

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Posted September 14 2005 - 07:25 AM

great job with the screenshots.. can you post the main menu screenshots for the outsiders? JACOB

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Posted September 14 2005 - 07:30 AM

Well done, Scott! I had never read "The Outsiders" growing up in the 80's, and it wasn't until I taught school in the 90's that I taught this novel to my students and saw the film for the first time. I was really impressed with it, how faithful it stayed to the original novel, even in its edited theatrical form. And it sounds like Coppola and company have done a great job in bringing us this restored extended cut! No doubt that this will find its way into a lot of English teachers' libraries for discussion in classes. I wish I could have seen this longer cut back then. A must-add indeed! Posted Image Posted Image
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Posted September 14 2005 - 12:40 PM

I have this on pre-order with the Rumble Fish DVD. I'm really looking forward to watching these again. Great review!

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Posted September 14 2005 - 12:55 PM

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i'm concerned with that image.
lots of "blocks" and some stuff floating around the bush and the cross on top of the church.

is this just due to the screen shot or actual image from the dvd?
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#11 of 45 OFFLINE   Kevin. W

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Posted September 14 2005 - 01:41 PM

Hey Herb,

Since I'm just around the corner in Dundas, how about I come by and you lend me the DVD to see if I agree with your reviewPosted Image Thanks for the review, looking forward too it coming out. Movie is a classic.Posted Image Posted Image

#12 of 45 OFFLINE   Martin Jeeves

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Posted September 14 2005 - 08:51 PM



I watched my copy last night. The image is amazing. This film looks brand new and has certainly never looked as good as this. The above image is NOT a representation of how the actual DVD looks. On my equipment and to my eyes... it looks exceptionally great. Posted Image
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#13 of 45 OFFLINE   Martin Jeeves

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Posted September 15 2005 - 03:13 AM

How much would it cost to cast this film now? Let's see... TOM CRUISE - $20 MIL DIANE LANE - $6 MIL MATT DILLON - gotta be $3 MIL at least PATRICK SWAYZE ROB LOWE EMILIO ESTEVEZ RALPH MACCHIO C.THOMAS HOWELL LIEF GARRETT
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Posted September 15 2005 - 03:26 AM



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Posted September 15 2005 - 11:11 AM

You might want to redo the framegrabs...They look way overcompressed, low res and bitmappy...I'm sure they look much much better on the disc...

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#16 of 45 OFFLINE   Herb Kane

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Posted September 15 2005 - 06:45 PM

They're compressed so that people with dial-up don't have to wait all day for the page to load. These caps are nothing more than window dressing and no one should be reluctant to purchase a disc based on these.
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25. 711 Ocean Drive (1950), 24. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), 23. Desperate (1947), 22. Pushover (1954), 21. The Blue Dahlia (1946), 20. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949), 19. He Ran All the Way (1951), 18. The Asphalt Jungle (1950), 17. The Killing (1956), 16. I Walk Alone (1948),...

#17 of 45 OFFLINE   Mike_Richardson

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Posted September 16 2005 - 02:59 AM

Is it true that Carmine Coppola's original score has been dropped altogether from this version? One of the reviews I read (I believe over at DVD Talk) noted that Coppola's score had been replaced with often overbearing period tunes. If that's true I'll be holding onto my original DVD. I can't believe they didn't offer the original score as an alternative!

#18 of 45 OFFLINE   Martin Jeeves

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Posted September 16 2005 - 03:03 AM


No. Not ALL of it has been dropped or replaced. Just some of it. I like the new soundtrack BUT I can see purists having an issue with it. Personally I prefer this cut of the film and this soundtrack (and so does Coppola evidently).

It's a great set that any fan of the film should not be without. Posted Image
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#19 of 45 OFFLINE   Jeff D Han

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Posted September 17 2005 - 12:47 AM

Thanks for the review, Herb.Posted Image

It looks like a very good DVD set for a pretty
good film. I think I'll get this one Tuesday
if time permits.
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Posted September 17 2005 - 02:46 AM

Definitely getting this one. The cast commentary should be a lot of fun. My guess is that Tom, Emilio and Leif are MIA on the docs?
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