New Trailer for Coppola's 'Apocalypse Now: Final Cut' 4K Re-Release
"You either surf or fight. That clear?" Lionsgate has debuted a new US trailer for the re-release of Francis Ford Coppola's iconic war movie classic Apocalypse Now. This "final" version is called Apocalypse Now: Final Cut and runs a total of 183 minutes. Restored from the original negative for the first time ever, this is Coppola's "most realized version of the film," which was nominated for eight Academy Awards. Coppola's "visually dazzling masterpiece is a surreal, hallucinatory, epic tragedy about the horror of the Vietnam War. A U.S. Army Intelligence officer is sent on a bizarre river journey deep into the jungle to assassinate Colonel Kurtz, a renegade Green Beret who uses primitive tribesmen to wage his own war." The film stars Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Dennis Hopper, Laurence Fishburne, & Harrison Ford. This has already been showing in Europe this summer, and will play briefly in US theaters in a few weeks. Final Cut "will be shown in the optimum way Francis has always meant for it to be seen." How does it look?
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now: Final Cut, on YouTube:
A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god. Restored from the original negative for the first time ever in celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary, Apocalypse Now: Final Cut is Coppola’s most realized version of the film, which was nominated for eight Academy Awards, won three Golden Globes (Best Original Score, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor, 1980), and is one of AFI's Top 100 films. Experience Coppola's spectacular cinematic masterpiece the way it was intended. According to Francis, "It's my favorite version because I feel the first one we released was clipped too short and REDUX is a little too long. This one is 'just right.'" Apocalypse Now was directed by American filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, and first opened in August of 1979 after premiering at the Cannes Film Festival. Lionsgate will release the Final Cut in select theaters for two nights only: August 15th and August 18th. Then it arrives on VOD and 4K Blu-ray to own forever.
I am embarrassed to say this but I only say this film for the first time this year. What was I thinking? It's amazing.
Jon Odishaw on Aug 1, 2019
If there is a movie that deserves the praise of epic and masterpiece, this would be it
Tester on Aug 1, 2019
I'm prepared for the fallout. First the positive: I've got nothing but respect for Francis Ford Coppola and John Milius. Now the negative: This movie sucked, my little brother borrowed the Redux version and it was so boring. I know Coppola considers this his opus, but good lord this movie was awful. At least The Critic had the good sense to lampoon this.
Sergio R. on Aug 1, 2019
When does the George Lucas version come out - with ATATs and Dewbacks in the background?
TheOct8pus on Aug 1, 2019
Many of the shots are still like, "DAMN!"
DAVIDPD on Aug 1, 2019
It never will be enough films about the madness of war. Nowadays, most of them glorify it through stories about heroism and what not. All of them are worthy of contempt. And of course, it seems that F. F. Coppola is broke again ...
shiboleth on Aug 1, 2019
...lol...yea, I like your last sentence...even though he's not broke and rich from his vintage wine thing. However, you are right in that this is just both an ego aggrandizing thing and a money grab. There is no new footage and just some trim from the Redux version which was awful. Hard for me me to be totally objective viewing this film as I worked on it...lol....saw a lot of the shooting...the Duval 'love the smell of napalm' beach scene...all the 'smashing the mirror' Sheen scene. I loved Marty, but always thought he was miscast and weak. They needed a McQueen or Hackman...which Francis tried to get, but they turned him down. DeNiro would have been great. All of them, Pacino...Nicholson...turned him down because they knew from his very long shoot of Godfather II they would be in the jungle shooting for years...lol...which turned out to be true. I left the shoot after 9 months because it was insane and I saw no end in sight...lol...Cheers! I also don't like it much anymore...kind of did in '79, but not so much anymore. It will never look any better than it did in '79 no matter what they do to sell folks to come see this version. Final Cut my rear end...lol...
thespiritbo on Aug 1, 2019
It's always nice to hear some trivia from the backstage coming from you. Thanks man, Go and enjoy youself. I wish I could buy you a beer sometimes and hear more of your interesting stories about films made back then. Of course, we might not agree on everything, but hey, that still doesn't mean we can't have a nice talk sometimes Anyway, I believe you did the best you could in film business in your time. Cheers ...
shiboleth on Aug 1, 2019
...lol...thanks for the invite, shiboleth. Go where and enjoy myself? I won't be going to see this latest cash grab from Francis and I've no plans to be in Croatia...isn't that where you're at? Not sure you'll land in L.A. anytime soon either. I agree it'd be an interesting and fun conversation even if we disagreed at times as you are capable of doing that without getting upset and defensive. So, yea it would be fun...but alas impossible to happen. Oh well....lol...cheers!
thespiritbo on Aug 2, 2019
I know, but I just felt that I have to say it even if there's no way to work. Yeah, it's Croatia, the capital called Zagreb. Can be a cool place. Sometimes. Nice food and drinks. A few nice people. Politics is disaster. Just like stupid local nationalism. But it's easy survive through this since these people are not intersting to engage with. You might like here. At least a month. Or more. Depends on your preferences. As for Los Angeles, that city always kinda scared me. A lot of gangs, cruel film business. On one side. The beaches, a lot of film trivia and what not (related to pop cultural trivia). Probably some good university. That's on the other side. Anyway, if I win some money on lottery, you have that beer ... Cheers ...
shiboleth on Aug 3, 2019
...lol...well, L.A. a lot of gangs...at least not that I know of. I mean, they exist, but I've never seen them. Yea, the film business is here, but since I fled that scene I never see any of it either. The beaches are great, but the water is polluted. Imagine that...the ocean's shoreline and beaches polluted. Crazy humans!
thespiritbo on Aug 3, 2019
What did you do on the film?
Movies Are Fun on Aug 2, 2019
I've only seen this film once and have no desire to revisit it again. It felt boring, long and I cared nothing for any of the characters. Glad I'm not alone in thinking this. lol I connected with Full Metal Jacket more than this film.
THE_RAW_ on Aug 1, 2019
Whatever you think of the film. The cinematography is incredible and you don't get practical effects like that anymore.
Movies Are Fun on Aug 2, 2019
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