Not only is Apocalypse Now soon getting out of the boat, it’s getting on to Blu-ray and receiving a digital restoration
Gathered up in a Limited Edition metal case, is not only the restored 1979 cinema release version of the film, but also the 2000 version, Apocalypse Now Redux, and a decent collection of bonus features (see below).
It starred Martin Sheen before he was President Jed Bartlet, and Lawrence Fishburn before he starred in one of my least favourite pieces of cinema, the Matrix Trilogy – as well as Robert Duvall, Harrison Ford, Dennis Hopper and Marlon Brando.
Release date and price
Apocalypse Now 2-film set Blu-ray special features will be in stores on 27 July, 2011, and has an RRP of $39.95.
Apocalypse Now 2-film set Blu-ray special features
Apocalypse Now and Apocalypse Now Redux – presented in 1080P High Definition Widescreen, in their original 2.35:1 theatrical aspect ratios and new 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Limited edition, collectable metal slipcase packaging
“A Conversation with Martin Sheen and Francis Ford Coppola”
“An Interview with John Milius” interview by Francis Ford Coppola
“Fred Roos: Casting Apocalypse” featurette
Complete Francis Ford Coppola interview with Roger Ebert at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
Original 1938 Mercury Theatre Radio Reading of “Heart of Darkness” featuring Orson Welles
Monkey Sampan “lost scene”
“Destruction of the Kurtz Compound” end credits with audio commentary by Francis Ford Coppola
“The Hollow Men,” video of Marlon Brando reading T.S. Eliot’s poem