Apocalypse Now getting out of the boat on Blu-ray

Apocalypse Now still

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”
  • Additional scenes
  • “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
  • “The Birth of 5.1 Sound” featurette
  • “Ghost Helicopter Flyover” sound effects demonstration
  • “A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now” featurette
  • “The Music of Apocalypse Now” featurette
  • “The Synthesizer Soundtrack” article by music synthesizer inventor Bob Moog
  • “Heard Any Good Movies Lately? The Sound Design of Apocalypse Now” featurette
  • “The Final Mix” featurette
  • “Apocalypse Then and Now” featurette
  • “The Color Palette of Apocalypse Now” featurette
  • “PBR Streetgang” featurette
  • “The Color Palette of Apocalypse Now” featurette