Rent Apocalypse Now (1979)

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Rent Apocalypse Now (aka Apocalypse Now Redux /  Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier / Apocalypse Now: Final Cut) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Francis Ford Coppola's stunning vision of man's heart of darkness revealed through the madness of the Vietnam War. Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) receives orders to seek out a renegade military outpost led by the mysterious Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando). Willard's mission: "Terminate with extreme prejudice".
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Kim Aubry, Francis Ford Coppola
Voiced By:
Hattie James
Writers:
John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola
Others:
Vittorio Storaro, Lisa Fruchtman, George R. Nelson, Angelo Graham, Mark Berger, Richard Marks, Nat Boxer, Richard Cirincione, Gerald B Greenberg, Francis Coppola, Richard Beggs, Walter Murch, Carmine Coppola, Dean Tavoularis
Aka:
Apocalypse Now Redux / Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier / Apocalypse Now: Final Cut
Studio:
Buena Vista
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
Awards:

1980 BAFTA Best Direction

1980 BAFTA Best Supporting Actor

1980 Oscar Best Cinematography

1980 Oscar Best Sound

1979 Cannes Palme d'Or

BBFC:
Release Date:
22/04/2002
Run Time:
195 minutes
Languages:
English, Italian
Subtitles:
English, Italian
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/06/2011
Run Time:
439 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • New video interview with Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Sheen
  • New video interview with Francis Ford Coppola and screenwriter John Milius
  • New never-before-seen original screen tests
  • Apocalypse now casting
  • Original 1938 radio reading of "Heart of darkness" by Orson Welles
  • Audio commentary with director Francis Ford Coppola
  • Never-before-seen complete Francis Ford Coppola interview
  • John Milius's complete script with Francis Ford Coppola notes
  • Additional deleted scenes
  • 200 storyboard drawings
  • 1978 Original theatrical program provided to viewers during the first screenings of the film in 1979
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following:
- Apocalypse Now – The 1979 Cut
- Apocalypse Now Redux
- Audio commentary by Director Francis Ford Coppola
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following:
- "A Conversation with Martin Sheen and Francis Ford Coppola" A fun chat with the star and Coppola.
- "An Interview with John Mlllus" by Francis Ford Coppola. ^ Another really interesting gabfest with Coppola and the talented screenwriter.
- "Fred Roos: Casting Apocalypse" Film's casting director talking about the hundreds of actors tested for various roles.
- "Apocalypse Then and Now" Some brief snippets of the Roger Ebert interview from Cannes with insight into both versions of the film. ¦ - -- "2001 Cannes Rim Festival" Complete Francis Ford Coppola interview with Roger Ebert at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.
- "PBR Streetgang" Profiles the actors playing Willard's crew, including 14 year old Laurence Fishburne.
- "Monkey Sampan Deleted Scene" An unusual "lost scene" featuring the restless natives singing "Light My Fire" by the Doors.
- "Collection of Additional Scenes" A collection of 12 window and pillar-boxed curios with timecode captions.
« "Destruction of the Kurtz Compound" 777e rejected final credits sequence with audio commentary by Coppola.
- "The Birth of 5.1 Sound" A fascinating and way too brief look at how Apocalypse Now led to a revolution in film surround sound design.
- "Ghost Helicopter Flyover" An interesting look at the surround design for this one sequence.
- "The Music of Apocalypse Now" An overview of the different artists featured on the soundtrack.
- "The Synthesizer Soundtrack by Bob Moog" article by music synthesizer inventor Bob Moog.
- "Heard Any Good Movies Lately? The Sound Design of Apocalypse Now"
In-depth analysis of the work of sound designers.
- "A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now" Scenes with editor Walter Murch at work with his Moviola.
"The Final Mix" The process of editing that took almost 1 year. - "The Color Palette of Apocalypse Now" Technical aspects of the three strip dye transfer Technicolor process utilized on the film.
- 'The Hollow Men" Brando rec
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following:
- Hearts Of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse the ultimate feature-length documentary on the making of Apocalypse Now directed by Eleanor Coppola
- John Milius complete script with notes by Francis Ford Coppola - Storyboard Gallery with more than 200 drawings
- Photo Archive including: more than 100 photos from behind-the-scenes, press kits, and Mary Ellen Mark photography
- Marketing Archive including: poster gallery, lobby cards, and theatrical trailers
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/09/2019
Run Time:
183 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
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Reviews (6) of Apocalypse Now

One of the finest films on the Vietnam war - Apocalypse Now review by RP

Spoiler Alert
04/06/2012

'Apocalypse Now' is widely regarded as one of the finest films on the Vietnam war – but having seen it several times now, I am uncertain whether it is a pro- or anti-war film. This is the so-called 'redux' version released in 2001 which includes several scenes cut from the original 1979 version, principally a lengthy scene among a French-colonial plantation owning family. As far as the storyline goes, it is this: Captain Willard (played by Martin Sheen) is tasked with venturing far inland and across the Cambodian border to kill a mysterious Colonel Kurtz (played by an overweight Marlon Brando), a much decorated Special Forces officer who has gone rogue and is operating his own forces outside of any US control. He sails far up the Nung river in a small river patrol boat and on the way encounters a series of bizarre incidents and characters – random senseless killing of innocent civilians, airborne attacks to the music of Wagner, napalm attacks, surfing while under fire, water skiing behind the patrol boat, entertainment by Playboy Playmates etc. And at the end he accomplishes his mission, with Brando echoing the ending of Joseph Conrad's novella 'The Heart Of Darkness', his final words being 'The horror! The horror!'. Be advised that the film is *very* long at 3 hours 14 minutes (PAL DVD) - but it's definitely worth it. Highly recommended - 5/5 stars.

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Great... except for *that* scene. - Apocalypse Now review by MN

Spoiler Alert
26/04/2018

On the whole I'm a big fan of the redux. Adding a good hour of footage gives it an even more languid and meandering feel as it slowly edges its way up the Nung river and towards its inevitable conclusion, but the plantation scene, as numerous others have noticed proves a big exception. It's too long, boring and heavy-handed, and just feels completely superfluous, especially coming so late in the film when you feel it really ought to be moving towards the main event.

Otherwise, the bluray looks and sounds fantastic - stunning even, and without that one scene, I think this version could be near-as-damnit perfect.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Classic movie - the best Viet Nam movie ever! - Apocalypse Now review by PV

Spoiler Alert
26/07/2018

This is a LONG film - so make time for it, ensure you won't be disturbed, turn of the lights and press play.

Completely immersive experience - and the plantation scene added towards the end gives some much-needed historical background. People forget it was the FRENCH who had Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos as colonies, and arguably all the problems in the region which led to the Viet Nam war were caused by their brutal rule and utter intransigence in refusing these countries independence in the 1950s. Britain willingly gave up its empire; France refused and caused the Viet Nam war.

This is supposedly based on Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness, but only in its theme of a boat going up a river into the dark interior of a continent. And you can't copyright an idea!

Well worth watching.

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