- Exclusive Featurettes
- Lost "Monkey Sampan" Scene
- 12 Never-Before-Seen Segments from the Cutting Room Floor
Apocalypse Then and Now
- Outtake: Marlon Brando's complete reading of T.S. Eliot's poem "The Hollow Men"
- Cast Members' Reunion
- Subtitles: English & Spanish
- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 5 hours, 55 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 15, 2006
- Originally Released: 1979
- Label: Paramount
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Packaging: Keep Case - Sensormatic
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Additional Release Material
- Additonal Footage - "Monkey Sampan"
- Audio Commentary - Francis Ford Coppola - Director
- Featurettes - "Apocalypse Then and Now"
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
This two-disc Special Collector's Edition includes over two hours of bonus materials from filmmaker Francis Coppola and his American Zoetrope vault. Contains both the 1979 and 2001 versions of the Oscar-winning Vietnam War masterpiece.
Apocalypse Now (1979): Francis Ford Coppola's stunning vision of man's "heart of darkness" is revealed through the madness of the Vietnam War. Starring Martin Sheen as Army Lieutenant Willard, who is sent on a dangerous and mesmerizing odyssey into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade American Colonel named Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has succumbed to the horrors of war and barricaded himself in a remote outpost. One of the most powerful films of all time, Apocalypse Now was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won two for Best Sound and Best Cinematography.
Apocalypse Now Redux (2001): The definitive version of Francis Ford Coppola's stunning vision, re-edited and remastered with 49 minutes of additional footage.
Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam epic, loosely based on the novel HEART OF DARKNESS by Joseph Conrad, tells the story of Captain Willard (Martin Sheen), a special agent sent into Cambodia to assassinate an errant American colonel (Marlon Brando). Willard is assigned to a navy patrol boat operated by Chief (Albert Hall) and three hapless soldiers (Frederic Forrest, Sam Bottoms, and Larry Fishburne). They are escorted on part of their journey by an air cavalry unit led by Lt. Colonel Kilgore (Robert Duvall), a gung-ho commander with a love of Wagner, surfing, and napalm. After witnessing a surreal USO show featuring Playboy playmates, and an anarchic battle with the Viet Cong at a bridge, Willard reaches Colonel Kurtz's compound. A crazed photojournalist and Kurtz groupie (Dennis Hopper) welcomes the crew, and Willard begins to question his orders to "terminate the colonel's command." The grueling production and Coppola's insistence on authenticity led to vast budget overruns and physical and emotional breakdowns. Considered to be one of the best war movies of all time, APOCALYPSE NOW features skilled performances and beautifully chaotic visuals that make it a powerful, unforgettable work.
This collection presents both the 1979 original and the 2001 restored and updated version, with 49 minutes of never-before-seen footage, a Technicolor enhancement, and a six-channel soundtrack.
Based On A Novel |
Essential Cinema |
Vietnam War |