Posted Tue Apr 30, 2019 at 08:56 AM PDT by Tom Landy
Francis Ford Coppola's classic 1979 war film is getting a 4K Dolby Vision/HDR10 upgrade in August.
Lionsgate is preparing Apocalypse Now: 40th Anniversary Edition for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on August 27.
Restored from the original negative for the first time ever, Apocalypse Now Final Cut is Coppola's most realized version of the film, which was nominated for eight Academy Awards, won three Golden Globes (Best Original Score, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, 1980), and is one of AFI's top 100 films. Starring Academy Award winner Marlon Brando (1972, Best Actor, The Godfather), Academy Award winner Robert Duvall (1983, Best Actor, Tender Mercies), Golden Globe winner Martin Sheen (2001, Best Actor – TV Series, "The West Wing"), Academy Award nominee Dennis Hopper (1986, Best Supporting Actor, Hoosiers), Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne (1993, Best Actor, What's Love Got to Do with It), and Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford (1985, Best Actor, Witness), experience Coppola's spectacular cinematic masterpiece the way it was intended.
Francis Ford Coppola's stunning vision of "The Heart of Darkness" in all of us remains a classic and compelling Vietnam War epic. Martin Sheen stars as Army Captain Willard, a troubled man 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.
The release will feature a NEW 4K RESTORATION of the film from the original camera negative, DOLBY VISION HDR presentation of the film, DOLBY ATMOS TRACK/Sensual Sound enhanced, plus three versions of the film: The Final Cut (183 Minutes), Redux Extended Cut (202 Minutes), and Theatrical Version (153 Minutes).
Audio Commentary by Director Francis Ford Coppola
An Interview with John Milius
A Conversation with Martin Sheen and Francis Ford Coppola
"Fred Roos: Casting Apocalypse" Featurette
The Mercury Theatre on the Air: Heart of Darkness – November 6, 1938
"The Hollow Men" Featurette
Monkey Sampan "Lost Scene"
"Destruction of the Kurtz Compound" End Credits (with Non-Optional Audio Commentary by Francis Ford Coppola)
"The Birth of 5.1 Sound" Featurette
"Ghost Helicopter Flyover" Sound Effects Demonstration
"The Synthesizer Soundtrack" Article by Bob Moog
"A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now" Featurette
"Heard Any Good Movies Lately? The Sound Design of Apocalypse Now" Featurette
"The Final Mix" Featurette
"2001 Cannes Film Festival: Francis Ford Coppola" Featurette
"PBR Streetgang" Featurette
"The Color Palette of Apocalypse Now" Featurette
NEW: Tribeca Film Festival Q&A with Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Soderbergh
NEW: Never-Before-Seen B-Roll Footage
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (with Optional Audio Commentary by Francis and Eleanor Coppola)
John Milius Script Excerpt with Francis Coppola Notes (Still Gallery)
Mary Ellen Mark Photography
1979 Teaser Trailer
1979 Theatrical Trailer
1979 Radio Spots
1979 Theatrical Program
Lobby Card and Press Kit Photos
Apocalypse Now Redux Trailer
You can find the latest specs for Apocalypse Now: 40th Anniversary Edition - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray linked from our 4K Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under August 27.
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