Apocalypse Now 1979
Apocalypse Now (1979) is producer/director Francis Ford Coppola's visually beautiful, ground-breaking masterpiece with surrealistic and symbolic sequences detailing the confusion, violence, fear, and nightmarish madness of the Vietnam War.

The story is straightforward - Captain Willard (Martin Sheen), an experienced assassin, is sent on a mission up-river to find and kill decorated soldier Walter Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has gone insane and started his own army deep in the jungle near the Vietnam-Cambodia border. The journey is a dangerous one, but as Willard sets out with his own personal demons and a small patrol boat crew up the river, he encounters a series of people and events that underline the madness of things ever more strongly. As he travels, he reads through a hefty dossier on Kurtz, and somewhere along the way he begins to understand the man and his reasons for abandoning his command...

After its first editing, the original version was six hours long and had to be severely edited. A documentary about the film's chaotic making, shot in part by Coppola's wife Eleanor and including interviews with most of the cast and crew, was titled Hearts of Darkness: A Film-maker's Apocalypse (1991). [Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness was an inspiration for the film.]

Since its 1979 release, Apocalypse Now has been widely regarded as one of the most powerful and influential films about the Vietnam War.
This war story's screenplay, written by John Milius and Coppola himself (with a separate credit for Michael Herr for Sheen's narration), became a metaphorical backdrop for the corruptive madness and folly of war itself for a generation of Americans.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Cast: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne, Albert Hall, Harrison Ford, Dennis Hopper, Scott Glenn
Country: USA
Genre: Drama, War

Apocalypse Now (1979) Workprint
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2 x DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 02:39:32 + 02:27:21 | 2.66 Gb + 2.47 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none

This is the incredibly rare 5 hour Apocalypse Now!! Forget about the Redux, this is the real deal taken from rare workprint of the film.
In many ways, this is almost a completely different movie; complete with new characters, new events and new, gloomy fates for a few of the cast. For fans of this film, this 2-disc set is a revelation of new found importance and interest that only adds to the pleasure of watching Apocalypse Now in any form.

Extras:
None

Download Apocalypse Now (1979 Workprint version) 2 x DVD5:

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Apocalypse Now (1979, 2001) Paramount The Complete Dossier
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2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 143 min + 202 min | 7.79 Gb + 7.81 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Espanol

Extras:

DISC ONE
*** The Film - 1979 Theatrical version (Part 1) (75:13)
*** The Film - 2001 Redux version (Part 1) (99:17)
• Audio commentary with director/co-writer/co-producer Francis Ford Coppola (on both cuts) (Part 1)
• "Introduction to Theatrical version by director/co-writer/co-producer Francis Ford Coppola" featurette (2:33)
• "Introduction to Redux version by director/co-writer/co-producer Francis Ford Coppola" featurette (4:04)
• "Redux marker" (when turned on, on-screen icon will appear during the added footage)
• "The Hollow Men" featurette (complete Marlon Brando reading of T.S. Eliot's 1925 poem (16:55)
• Deleted scene: "Monkey Sampan" (3:00)
• 12 Additional Scenes (26:00)
-- Saigon Streetlife (0:45)
-- Military Intelligence Escorts" (0:42)
-- Intelligence Briefing (Extension 1) (2:15)
-- Intelligence Briefing (Extension 2) (3:15)
-- Willard Meets the PBR Crew (1:02)
-- Letter From Mrs. Kurtz (1:26)
-- Booby Trap (0:51)
-- Do Lung...That road is open (0:55)
-- Photojournalist (2:28)
-- Colby (1:33)
-- The Tiger Cages (4:29)
-- Special Forces Knife (6:34)
• A/V Club:
-- "The Birth of 5.1 Sound" featurette (5:47)
-- "Ghost Helicopter Flyover" featurette (3:50)
-- Text article: "Bob Moog: Apocalypse Now: The Synthesizer Soundtrack"
-- Text: Technical FAQ

DISC TWO
*** The Film - 1979 Theatrical version (Part 2) (68:42)
*** The Film - 2001 Redux version (Part 2) (102:53)
• Audio commentary with director/co-writer/co-producer Francis Ford Coppola (on both cuts) (Part 2)
• "The Post Production of Apocalypse Now" featurettes
-- "A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now" (17:54)
-- "The Music of Apocalypse Now" (14:43)
-- "Heard Any Good Movies Lately?": "The Sound Design of Apocalypse Now" (15:19), "The Final Mix" (3:07)
• "PBR Streetgang" featurette (4:10)
• "Apocalypse Now and Then" featurette (3:40)
• "The Color Palette of Apocalypse Now" featurette (4:05)

Easter eggs:

DISC ONE:
• Go to the Special Features menu in the 'Apocalypse Now' menu. Highlight 'Watch Apocalypse Now with Francis Ford Coppola' and press right. A date, May 11, 1979, will illuminate. Press 'enter' to read a letter written by Francis Ford Coppola to the people attending a preview screening.
• Go to the Scene Selection screen in the 'Apocalypse Now Redux' menu. Go to subscreen 11-15, and highlight scene 15. Press left and the image of the playmate will illuminate. Press 'enter' and you will be taken to a poster calling for extras for the playboy bunnies scene.

DISC TWO
• Go to the Scene Selection screen in the 'Apocalypse Now' menu. Go to subscreen 1-5, and highlight scene 4. Press left and the image of Kurtz holding his head in his hands will illuminate. Press 'enter' and you will be taken to a memo detailing various methods of torture
• Go to the Scene Selection screen in the 'Apocalypse Now Redux' menu. Go to subscreen 1-5, and highlight scene 3. Press left and the image of the glasses will illuminate. Press 'enter' and you will be taken to a memo explaining how some of the crew have been sick recently, and promising it will never happen again.

Apocalypse Now (1979, 2001) LionsGate Full Disclosure Edition
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2 x BD50 + BD25 | 1080p AVC | 147 min + 196 min | 45.4 Gb 42.2 Gb + 19.9 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Espanol, Francais

Extras:

DISC ONE:
*** The Movie (Theatrical version)
*** The Movie (Redux Version)
• Audio Commentary with director Francis Ford Coppola
• High Definition Exclusive Bonus features:
-- BD-Touch
-- Meta-Menu

DISC TWO:
• Interview with John Milius (HD, 49:45)
• "A Conversation with Martin Sheen and Francis Ford Coppola" interview (HD, 59:26)
• "Fred Roos: Casting Apocalypse" featurette (HD, 11:44)
• "The Mercury Theater on the Air: Hearts of Darkness - November 6, 1938" original radio broadcast (36:34)
• "The Hollow Men" featurette (16:57)
• "'Monkey Sampan' Lost Scene" deleted scene (3:03)
• Additional Scenes (with 'Play all' option) (26:28):
-- "Saigon Street Life" (0:44)
-- "Military Intelligence Escorts" (0:43)
-- "Intelligence Briefing (Extension 1)" (2:16)
-- "Intelligence Briefing (Extension 2)" (3:16)
-- "Willard Meets the PBR Crew" (1:02)
-- "Letters from Mrs. Kurtz" (1:28)
-- "Booby Trap" (0:52)
-- "Do Lung Bridge" (0:55)
-- "The Photo Journalist" (2:29)
-- "Colby" (1:34)
-- "The Tiger Cages" (4:27)
-- "Special Forces Knife" (6:36)
• "Kurtz Compound Destruction with Credits" featurette (with audio commentary by director Francis Ford Coppola) (HD, 6:06)
• "The Birth of 5.1 Sound" featurette (5:54)
• "Ghost Helicopter Flyover" featurette (3:55)
• "Apocalypse Now: The Synthesizer Soundtrack by Bob Moog" article (12 pages)
• "A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now" featurette (17:57)
• "The Music of Apocalypse Now" featurette (14:46)
• "Heard Any Good Movies Lately? The Sound Design of Apocalypse Now" featurette (15:22)
• "The Final Mix" featurette (3:09)
• "Apocalypse Then and Now" featurette (3:44)
• "2001 Cannes Film Festival: Francis Ford Coppola" interview (HD, 38:35)
• "PBR Streetgang" featurette (4:09)
• "The Color Palette of Apocalypse Now" featurette (4:06)
• Disc credits (1 page)
• Bonus trailers for "Tetro" and "The Doors" (HD, 4:02)

DISC THREE:
• "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse" documentary (with optional audio commentary by Francis Ford and Eleanor Coppola) (96:00)
• "John Millius Script Excerpt with Francis Ford Coppola Notes" notes (52 pages)
• Storyboards (222 pictures)
• "Photo Archive" photo galleries:
-- "Unit Photography" (32 pictures)
-- "Mary Allen Mark Photography" (10 pictures)
• "Marketing Archive":
-- 1979 Theatrical trailer (HD - 3:56)
-- 4 1979 Radio spots (2:05)
-- "1979 Theatrical Program" photo gallery (16 pages)
-- "Lobby Card and Press Kit Photos" picture gallery (71 pictures)
-- Poster gallery (9 pictures)

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