Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

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Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

This 2019 version of Francis Ford Coppola's cult war epic clocks in halfway between the two prior releases and has been remastered in 4K.

Capping director Francis Ford Coppola's golden decade (after, amongst others, The Godfather I and II and The Conversation), Apocalypse Now is his hallucinogenic Vietnam War epic following Martin Sheen's mission to terminate Marlon Brando's Colonel Kurtz. Co-stars Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper. Winner of multiple awards, including the Palme d'Or, the film is also famed for its intense, four-year production in Manila which involved the director nearly losing his mind, a Martin Sheen heart attack, a difficult Brando and wild weather that destroyed expensive sets.

Based on Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, an exploration of humans' capacity for violence and savagery, of racism and colonialism. Screenwriters Coppola and John Milius change the African setting to the U.S.'s invasion of Vietnam in the 1960s/70s. Captain Benjamin Willard (Sheen) is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate and eliminate a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz (Brando) who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.

Palme d'Or and FIPRESCI Prize winner at Cannes Film Festival 1979. Best Director and Best Supporting Actor (Duvall), BAFTA Awards 1980. Best Cinematography and Sound, Academy Awards 1980. Best Director, Supporting Actor (Duvall) and Score, Golden Globes 1980.
2019Rating: MA15+, Strong war themes, violence and coarse language183 minsUSAEnglish, French and Vietnamese with English subtitles
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There are new moments in Apocalypse Now: Final Cut that are so phenomenal it boggles the mind that they were ever removed. Now in cinemas, the final version of this Vietnam War classic is a bona fide masterpiece.

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A must-see theatrical experience, but the first cut remains the one worth preserving.

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This new interpretation of the beloved classic absolutely deserves to be seen in theatres.

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Coppola’s Heart of Darkness-inspired Vietnam war-set masterpiece stuns on the big screen. From cinematography through sound design, performances to editing, it remains a mad, mind-blowing, epic. An anti-war film revelling in violence, a pacifist plea portraying napalm drops and helicopter gunships as monstrosities of eye-aching beauty, it remains...

5.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A must-see theatrical experience, but the first cut remains the one worth preserving.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

press

This new interpretation of the beloved classic absolutely deserves to be seen in theatres.

0

Coppola’s Heart of Darkness-inspired Vietnam war-set masterpiece stuns on the big screen. From cinematography through sound design, performances to editing, it remains a mad, mind-blowing, epic. An anti-war film revelling in violence, a pacifist plea portraying napalm drops and helicopter gunships as monstrosities of eye-aching beauty, it remains...

5.0
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