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    Added on: 21/12/2003 10:38
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    Apocalypse Now Redux (UK)

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    Terminate with extreme prejudice
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 194 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Some 49 minutes longer, with the addition of a number of fabled extra scenes, Francis Coppola`s hugely ambitious Vietnam war epic Apocalypse Now is now presented under the title Apocalypse Now Redux. Martin Sheen`s mission (to terminate Marlon Brando`s renegade Colonel Kurtz "with extreme prejudice") remains the same, but among the extra scenes we witness Sheen stealing Colonel Kilgore`s (Robert Duvall) beloved surfboard, while a few more clicks up river the guys on the boat share some quality time with the Playboy Bunny Girls. The longest addition is a ghostly French plantation sequence that allows Coppola to thrash out the colonial background to the conflict. Finally, in Colonel Kurtz`s hideout we are treated to an extra daylight encounter with Brando.

    Apocalypse Now Redux has been beautifully restored by the expert hands of Walter Murch, highlighting his own brilliant use of sound and the rich, hallucinatory cinematography of Vittorio Storaro. At over three hours, this is a very long but engrossing trip into the heart of darkness. This return visit to Coppola`s green inferno makes for essential viewing.

    Special Features:
    Theatrical trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

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

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Francis Ford Coppola

    Written By:

    Marlon Brando
    Robert Duvall
    Martin Sheen
    Laurence Fishburne
    Dennis Hopper
    Harrison Ford

    Soundtrack By:
    Carmine Coppola
    Francis Ford Coppola
    Mickey Hart

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

    Director of Photography:
    Vittorio Storaro

    Lisa Fruchtman
    Gerald B. Greenberg
    Richard Marks
    Walter Murch

    Costume Designer:
    Charles E. James

    Production Designer:
    Dean Tavoularis

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

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    10 / 10
    This is my prefferred version of it now. It wasn`t originally. Considering how this film has been mastered and presented, there is no reason at the moment to watch the old version. The French Plantation scene is great. An already amazining movie...

    The Sound is very important, as the sound design on `Apocalypse Now` is one of the best in history

    Beautifully presented
    posted by Richard73 on 25/3/2005 10:16