Directing legend, Francis Ford Coppola wanted to have an all-Elvis Presley music soundtrack for the re-edit of his 1983 drama classic 'The Outsiders' but says that it wasn't possible due to restrictions from the record company and the Kings estate.
Coppola has added 22 minutes of footage and a rock soundtrack to the 1983 drama and has rounded up most of the Brat Pack-plus cast for bonus features. The filmmaker has re-conceived the soundtrack based on what the characters would be listening to and added songs to the soundtrack from Elvis Presley, Van Morrison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, among others.
Warner Home Video's DVD edition of "The Outsiders" will get a limited theatrical run prior to its Sept. 20 release.
Coppola says that the movie, based on the S.E. Hinton book, was rushed to distribution and did not include important parts of the story familiar to many junior high school students whose reading of the book was often their first experience with literature.