Warner Bros announces The Outsiders The Complete Novel on 4K and in theaters

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One of my favorite movies of all time is Francis Ford Coppolla’s 1983 film The Outsiders. The film features a who’s who of acting talent early in their careers including C. Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Ralph Macchio and the late Patrick Swayze.


The Outsiders The Complete Novel follows two rival teen gangs: The “Greasers,” a class term that refers to the young men on the East Side, the poor side of town, and the “Socs,” short for Socials, who are the “West-side rich kids” in '60s Oklahoma. Ponyboy, a tender-hearted and kind teenager’s life is changed forever one night when a scuffle with his friend Johnny inadvertently leads to the death of a rival gang member, and the boys are forced to go into hiding to avoid arrest. Soon Ponyboy and Johnny, along with Dallas and their other Greaser buddies, must contend with the consequences of their violent lives. While some Greasers try to achieve redemption, others meet tragic ends.


Now Warner Bros, Studio Canal and American Zoetrope have announced the forthcoming 4K restoration of the film titled The Outsiders The Complete Novel. This version was created to give fans more of the action that took place in S.E. Hinton’s celebrated book, Coppola’s latest, definitive version includes new music, as well as several scenes cut from the theatrical version which were reconstructed from original camera negatives. 


Warner Bros. will release The Outsiders The Complete Novel theatrically in the US and Canada beginning on September 26th with tickets going on sale now with details available at Fandango.com. Warner Bros. will also make both it and the original version available in a 4K UHD Collector’s Edition and on digital platforms starting November 9th.


The 4K home release will offer up both restored and new features including commentaries, featurettes, deleted and extended scenes, and so much more. This is a must have collection for not only fans of the film, but any fan of pure cinema.


Additionally, The Outsiders The Complete Novel will be available on HBO Max beginning on November 16th and will also air this fall on Turner Classic Movies (TCM).