Apocalypse Now gets a new cut, 4K restoration and a 4K Blu-ray release to mark its 40th Anniversary

Apocalypse Now (1979)
Dir: Francis Ford Coppola | Cast: Frederic Forrest, Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall | Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, John Milius, Michael Herr (narration)

Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now has a new, "Final Cut", as part of it's 4K restoration and will be returning to cinemas on 13th August. Then on 26th August brand new 4K Blu-ray release of this cut will be released to own in a new bumper-packed special edition.

Restored from the original negative for the first time ever, Apocalypse Now Final Cut is Coppola’s most complete version of his multi-awarded classic -a haunting journey into madness that fascinated generations of movie lovers and now feels even more monumentally alive than ever before.

This is the first time the original negative has ever been scanned and over 11 months and 2,700 hours were spent on cleaning and restoring the film’s 300,173 frames.

The 4K release will feature both 4K and 1080p versions of the film in all three cuts (Theatrical, Redux and Final) along with three discs of extras. There will also be a Zavvi-exclusive Steelbook release.

4K UHD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New Intro by Francis Ford Coppola
  • Audio Commentary by Director Francis Ford Coppola

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Disc One
    • NEW: Intro by Francis Ford Coppola
    • Audio Commentary by Director Francis Ford Coppola
  • Disc Two
    • An Interview with John Milius
    • A Conversation with Martin Sheen and Francis Ford Coppola
    • “Fred Roos: Casting Apocalypse” Featurette
    • The Mercury Theatre on the Air: Heart of Darkness – November 6, 1938
    • “The Hollow Men” Featurette
    • Monkey Sampan “Lost Scene”
    • Additional Scenes
    • “Destruction of the Kurtz Compound” End Credits
    • “The Birth of 5.1 Sound” Featurette
    • “Ghost Helicopter Flyover” Sound Effects Demonstration
    • “The Synthesizer Soundtrack” Article by Bob Moog
    • “A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now” Featurette
    • “Heard Any Good Movies Lately? The Sound Design of Apocalypse Now” Featurette
    • “The Final Mix” Featurette
    • “2001 Cannes Film Festival: Francis Ford Coppola” Featurette
    • “PBR Streetgang” Featurette
    • “The Color Palette of Apocalypse Now” Featurette
    • Disc Credits
  • Disc Three
    • Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (with Optional Audio Commentary by Francis and Eleanor Coppola)
    • NEW: Tribeca Film Festival Q&A with Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Soderbergh
    • NEW: Never-Before-Seen B-Roll Footage
    • NEW: Apocalypse Now Dolby featurette (HD)
    • NEW: A history of Apocalypse Now on Home Video (HD)
    • John Milius Script Excerpt with Francis Coppola Notes (Still Gallery)
    • Storyboard Collection
    • Photo Archive
      • Unit Photography
      • Mary Ellen Mark Photography
    • Marketing Archive
      • 1979 Teaser Trailer
      • 1979 Theatrical Trailer
      • 1979 Radio Spots
      • 1979 Theatrical Program
      • Lobby Card and Press Kit Photos
      • Poster Gallery
      • Apocalypse Now Redux Trailer

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