New Releases Original ‘Apocalypse Now’ Reviews

Published on October 19th, 2010 | by Chris


Apocalypse Now hits Blu Ray, Coppola speaks

The 1979 now-classic Apocalypse Now and the later "Redux" on Blu Ray should be hitting shelves near you today, both in a standard 2-disc edition, and a "Full Disclosure" 3-disc edition, which includes the "Hearts of Darkness" documentary along with a bunch of other extras....

If I read things correctly, this will also be the first time that it'll be released in the full 2.35:1 aspect ratio.  About f---ing time!!  I'll have to see if I still have my old VHS tape of the "widescreen" edition to be sure, but that sounds right....

Entertainment Weekly has an (albeit short) interview with Coppola about the release...

But it’s a misunderstanding that there are lots of versions. What happened was that when the distributors initially saw the film [in 1979], they were like, “Oh, we thought we were getting A Bridge Too Far or The Guns of Navarone.” They were expecting a more conventional war film. Of course, my feeling was I made a film about a very unconventional war. But there was a lot of pressure to shorten the film. To make it something they were more comfortable with.

You can read it here: Francis Ford Coppola talks 'Apocalypse Now' on Blu-ray

and you can get yours from your local retailer, or from Amazon here:

Expect a review when I get the time to sit down with it.

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