Apocalypse Now: Final Cut trailer: Francis Ford Coppola's final take on his epic war film
Without any external interference or restrictions most artists would continue tinkering with their work if allowed to. A piece of art is rarely complete in the mind of its creator. Which is why Francis Ford Coppola is releasing yet another version of his classic war film now called Apocalypse Now: Final Cut. It's the 40th anniversary of a film that is steeped in myth and legend about its troubled production. The 4k restoration debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival yesterday and the runtime now stands somewhere between the original 1979 version and the 2001 Redux cut. Watch the trailer for Apocalypse Now: Final Cut above to get a better idea of what's to come.
It's a great chance for those who weren't born or old enough at the time of the original release to see the film in all its cinematic glory. It tells the story of Martin Sheen's Benjamin Willard, a special operations officer tasked with tracking down and assassinating Marlon Brando's Colonel Kurtz who has gone wild in Cambodia.
The film will get a limited theatrical run in the US on 15th August before getting a home release on the 27th. Dates for Apocalypse Now: Final Cut in the UK are yet to be confirmed.