Apocalypse Now Redux - The definitive version of Francis Ford Coppola's stunning retelling of Joseph Conrad's classic novella Heart of Darkness set against the Vietnam War stars Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Dennis Hopper and Harrison Ford.
Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, the story tracks the journey of Captain Willard (Martin Sheen), a U.S. Army intelligence officer sent on a hazardous mission up river into Cambodia to terminate "with extreme prejudice" an American renegade colonel named Kurtz (Marlon Brando) who has spun out of control and out of his mind in a remote jungle compound.
Featuring 49 minutes of never-before-seen footage Francis Ford Coppola states "Ultimately, my aim with Apocalypse Now Redux was to achieve a richer, fuller and more textured film experience that, as with the original, lets audiences feel what Vietnam was like: the immediacy, the insanity, the exhilaration, the horror, the sensuousness and the moral dilemma of America's most surreal and nightmarish war."
'Longer or shorter, redux or not, Apocalypse Now is one of the central events of my life as a filmgoer.' - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
'The new version shows that Coppola had originally intended something far more political, and while some of the new stuff could've remained lost, it does not diminish the movie's impact.' - Bob Grimm, Sacramento News & Review
'Does it strive too hard for greatness? Sure. But it's not likely that you'll see another movie this year with so much heart-stopping, gut-churning greatness in it.' - David Ansen, Newsweek
'Unlike so many of today's films, which are instantly disposable from first frame to last, Coppola's opus has so many moments of pure cinematic genius that once seen, they stay with us forever.' - Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
'A masterpiece in every sense of the word and a thought-provoking and deeply unsettling portrait of what lies at the heart of all of us.' - J. Robert Parks, Phantom Tollbooth
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Classification: R18+ (Medium level violence, adult themes)
Number of Discs: 1
Region: 4 (Australia & New Zealand)
Released: 21st August 2002
Running Time: 202.0 mins