Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now Returns To Cinemas With A Brand New Version

Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now Returns To Cinemas With A Brand New Version

The Final Cut Forty Years On

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Oscar-winning Vietnam cult war epic Apocalypse Now this summer, STUDIOCANAL will release a special, never-before-seen cut restored with breathtaking realism by Coppola himself to the highest and finest audio and visual standards, for a truly visceral cinema experience…

Forty years after its original release, audiences will get the chance to experience Apocalypse Now Final Cut, a never-before-seen and newly restored cut of Coppola’s spectacular cinematic masterpiece in a way which the director believes “looks better than it has ever looked and sounds better than it has ever sounded”. STUDIOCANAL and Coppola are “thrilled beyond measure to present the best version of the film to the world”, with special theatrical screenings planned this summer in the UK, Germany and Australia.

Restored from the original negative for the first time ever, Apocalypse Now Final Cut is Coppola’s most complete version of his multi-awarded classic -a haunting journey into madness that fascinated generations of movie lovers and now feels even more monumentally alive than ever before.

Apocalypse Now was nominated for 8 Academy Awards® (including Best Picture) and won 2 Academy Award® for Best Cinematography and Best Sound, 2 BAFTAs for Best Direction and Best Supporting Actor and the Palme d’Or in Cannes. Starring Academy Award® winner Marlon Brando (1972, Best Actor, The Godfather), Academy Award® winner Robert Duvall (1983, Best Actor, Tender Mercies), Golden Globe® winner Martin Sheen (2001, Best Actor – TV Series, “The West Wing”), Academy Award® nominee Dennis Hopper (1986, Best Supporting Actor, Hoosiers), Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne (1993, Best Actor, What’s Love Got to Do with It), and Academy Award® nominee Harrison Ford (1985, Best Actor, Witness), the film follows Army Captain Willard (Martin Sheen), a troubled man sent on a dangerous and mesmerizing odyssey into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade American colonel named Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has succumbed to the horrors of war and barricaded himself in a remote outpost.

The best visual and sound technologies have been used to present Coppola’s true vision of the film: one that delivers deep, visceral visual and auditory impact. “The audience will be able to see, hear and feel this film how I always hoped it could be—from the first ‘bang’ to the final whimper”said the film-maker.

This is the first time the original negative has ever been scanned and over 11 months and 2,700 hours were spent on cleaning and restoring the film’s 300,173 frames.

The Apocalypse Now Final Cut restoration has been brought to life through ultra-vivid picture quality with Dolby Vision®, delivering spectacular colours never before seen on a screen, with highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker.

Apocalypse Now Final Cut has been mixed in Dolby Atmos® to offer a truly immersive sound experience and it has been enhanced Meyer Sound Laboratories’ newly developed Sensual Sound™, a technology engineered to output audio below the limits of human hearing.

The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on 28th April 2019 and will celebrate its 40th anniversary in cinemas and IMAX on Tuesday 13th August 2019. Screenings will include a filmed conversation with Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Soderbergh recorded at the Tribeca premiere.

Apocalypse Now 40th Anniversary www.tripwiremagazine.co.uk

O26 August 2019, STUDIOCANAL will release brand new Home Entertainment editions – a 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray edition with 4 discs plus Steelbook editions (Exclusive to Zavvi) – featuring all three versions of the movie (The Final Cut, The Theatrical and The Redux), new artworks and exclusive bonus material.

Here’s a new IMAX trailer for the new cut

4K UHD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New Intro by Francis Ford Coppola
  • Audio Commentary by Director Francis Ford Coppola

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Disc One
    • NEW: Intro by Francis Ford Coppola
    • Audio Commentary by Director Francis Ford Coppola
  • Disc Two
    • An Interview with John Milius
    • A Conversation with Martin Sheen and Francis Ford Coppola
    • “Fred Roos: Casting Apocalypse” Featurette
    • The Mercury Theatre on the Air: Heart of Darkness – November 6, 1938
    • “The Hollow Men” Featurette
    • Monkey Sampan “Lost Scene”
    • Additional Scenes
    • “Destruction of the Kurtz Compound” End Credits
    • “The Birth of 5.1 Sound” Featurette
    • “Ghost Helicopter Flyover” Sound Effects Demonstration
    • “The Synthesizer Soundtrack” Article by Bob Moog
    • “A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now” Featurette
    • “Heard Any Good Movies Lately? The Sound Design of Apocalypse Now” Featurette
    • “The Final Mix” Featurette
    • “2001 Cannes Film Festival: Francis Ford Coppola” Featurette
    • “PBR Streetgang” Featurette
    • “The Color Palette of Apocalypse Now” Featurette
    • Disc Credits
  • Disc Three
    • Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (with Optional Audio Commentary by Francis and Eleanor Coppola)
    • NEW: Tribeca Film Festival Q&A with Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Soderbergh
    • NEW: Never-Before-Seen B-Roll Footage
    • NEW: Apocalypse Now Dolby featurette (HD)   
    • NEW: A history of Apocalypse Now on Home Video (HD)
    • John Milius Script Excerpt with Francis Coppola Notes (Still Gallery)
    • Storyboard Collection
    • Photo Archive
      • Unit Photography
      • Mary Ellen Mark Photography
    • Marketing Archive
      • 1979 Teaser Trailer
      • 1979 Theatrical Trailer
      • 1979 Radio Spots
      • 1979 Theatrical Program
      • Lobby Card and Press Kit Photos
      • Poster Gallery
      • Apocalypse Now Redux Trailer

DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary by Director Francis Ford Coppola

APOCALYPSE NOW FINAL CUT PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 1978

Title Copyright: Apocalypse Now Final Cut © 2019 Zoetrope Corp. Package Design and Summary © 2019 Studiocanal. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R

Genre: War, Action, Drama

Closed-Captioned: N/A

4K Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, English SDH

BD Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 183 Minutes

4K Ultra HD™ Format: Dolby Vision, 2160p Ultra High Definition, 16×9 (2.35:1)

BD Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 (2.35:1) Presentation

4K Audio: English Dolby Atmos

BD Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™

APOCALYPSE NOW THEATRICAL CUT PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 1978

Title Copyright: Apocalypse Now © 1979 Omni Zoetrope. Package Design and Summary © 2019 Studiocanal. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R

Genre: War, Action, Drama

Closed-Captioned: N/A

4K Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, English SDH

BD Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 153 Minutes

4K Ultra HD™ Format: Dolby Vision, 2160p Ultra High Definition, 16×9 (2.35:1)

BD Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 (2.35:1) Presentation

4K Audio: English Dolby Atmos

BD Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™

APOCALYPSE NOW REDUX EXTENDED CUT PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2001

Title Copyright: Apocalypse Now © 2000 Zoetrope Corporation. Package Design and Summary © 2019 Studiocanal. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R for disturbing violent images, language, sexual content and some drug use.

Genre: War, Action, Drama

Closed-Captioned: N/A

4K Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, English SDH

BD Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 202 Minutes

4K Ultra HD™ Format: Dolby Vision,2160p Ultra High Definition, 16×9 (2.35:1)

BD Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 (2.35:1) Presentation

4K Audio: English Dolby Atmos

BD Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™

ABOUT STUDIOCANAL

STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group held by Vivendi, is Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series, operating directly in all three major European markets – France, the United Kingdom and Germany – as well as in Australia and New Zealand.

STUDIOCANAL owns one of the most important film libraries in the world, boasting more than 5,500 titles from 60 countries. Spanning 100 years of film history, this vast and unique catalogue includes among others the iconic Terminator 2, Rambo, Breathless, Mulholland Drive, The Pianist and Belle de jour.

STUDIOCANAL has fully-financed box office hits Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Paddington 1 and 2, Non-Stop and Shaun The Sheep. Upcoming films backed by STUDIOCANAL include Marjane Satrapi’s Radioactive featuring Rosamund Pike, The Secret Garden produced by David Heyman starring Colin Firth, Aardman Studios’ stop-motion film Shaun the Sheep 2.

STUDIOCANAL is actively developing and distributing high-end TV series through its network of award-winning European production companies, including TANDEM in Germany (Take Two) and the UK’s RED Production Company (Years and Years). STUDIOCANAL is also an associate of Danish-based SAM Productions founded by Søren Sveistrup and Adam Price (Ride Upon The Storm) as well as of UK-based GUILTY PARTY PICTURES; Benedict Cumberbatch’s production company SUNNYMARCH TV (Patrick Melrose); URBAN MYTH FILMS (War of the Worlds) and Spain’s BAMBÚ PRODUCCIONES (Instinto). In 2018, STUDIOCANAL launched a new label in France, STUDIOCANAL ORIGINAL.


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