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    Unique ID Code: 0000002173
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    Added on: 26/11/1999 13:46
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    Apocalypse Now (US)

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    One of the most powerful films of all time
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 153 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    Francis Ford Coppola`s stunning vision of man`s heart of darkness revealed through the madness of the Vietnam War.

    Lieutenant Willard receives orders to seek out a renegade military outpost led by the mysterious Colonel Kurtz. Willard`s mission: "Terminate with extreme prejudice."

    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.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Selection
    Scenes from Destruction of the Kurtz Combound with commentary by Francis Ford Coppola
    Excerpts from the original theatrical program

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.00:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Francis Coppola

    Written By:

    Dennis Hopper
    Albert Hall
    Martin Sheen
    Marlon Brando
    Laurence Fishburne
    Frederic Forrest
    Robert Duvall

    Soundtrack By:
    Mickey Hart
    Carmine Coppola
    Francis Coppola

    Music From:
    Jim Morrison
    Robby Krieger
    Richard Wagner
    Ray Manzarek
    John Densmore

    Randy Thom
    Richard Marks
    Lisa Fruchtman
    Walter Murch
    Gerald B. Greenberg

    Costume Designer:
    Charles E. James

    Production Designer:
    Dean Tavoularis

    Mona Skager
    Eddie Romero
    Francis Coppola
    Tom Sternberg
    Fred Roos
    Gray Frederickson
    John Ashley

    Paramount Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    10 / 10
    I am sure the region 2 version should be better than this print
    posted by Richard73 on 14/12/2000 16:07
    6 / 10
    The following is a review of the "Apocalypse Now Redux" DVD: In 1979,Francis Coppola`s Vietnam war epic finally debuted after one of the most difficult movie shoots ever.Halied
    as a masterpiece,It went to be nominated for 8 Oscars,and ended up winning for cinematography and sound.

    Now 22 years later,an additional 49 minutes has been added.
    The new scenes include the stealing of Kilgore`s surfboard,a
    lengthy French Plantation sequence,more Playboy bunnie
    footage,and more scenes.All this add ups to the definite version of Coppola`s masterpiece.

    Paramount presents "Redux" in 2.00:1 anamorphic widescreen,instead of it`s original aspect ratio of 2.35:1.That
    aside,this is a beautiful new transfer with close to no defects.
    This new version uses Technicolor Dye Transfer Prints,which
    gives the film very rich colors,and they look shockingly good.

    The 5.1 surround track on this disc is just as impressive,as it
    remains very aggresive and engaging throughout.The helicopter attack sequence sounds especially awesome,with
    Wagner`s "Ride of the Valkyries" put to great use.

    Sadly,the only extra to be found is the theatrical trailer that
    doesn`t use dye transfer prints.Paramount should released this movie as a 2-disc set with a commentary track and documentaries.Hopefully Criterion will re-release this movie.

    Despite the lack of the extras,both the video and audio are awesome,and this disc gets my recommendation,because
    "Redux" is a must-see movie.
    posted by Adam Morrison on 21/6/2002 07:21
    8 / 10
    Apocalypse Now Redux: version

    "Saigon… s***, I'm still only in Saigon…"

    If you're a movie fan... buy this DVD! If you're a movie lover... buy this DVD! If you have any sense of cinema history, art, or politics, buy this DVD! It will challenge you, entertain you, and provide you hours (and that's in just one sitting) of enjoyment. "Apocalypse Now Redux" is slow (In comparison to the original which moves along pretty well), and frustrating. With so many people working at the top of their game however, it's a film, which will live side by side with the original as an even greater example of too much money, too much time, too much waste, yet still, on the other side - genius.

    By making "Apocalypse Now Redux" Coppola has stepped back from his recent work and acknowledged this as a completely different film. It's mood, tone and structure are different then "Apocalypse Now". If nothing else, he is to be applauded for that recognition of himself as a different filmmaker and "Apocalypse Now Redux" a different film.

    If you want to see one of the greatest movies ever made, in the way it was meant to be seen, then "Apocalypse Now Redux" is the way to do it.
    posted by Aslan on 29/12/2002 17:51