Apocalypse Now Redux [Retro Poster Packaging] [DVD] [2001]

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  • Release Date: 05/18/2010
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
63% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 8)

Special Features


  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Apocalypse Now Redux
Francis Coppola had more than his share of production difficulties while shooting his epic-scale Vietnam War drama Apocalypse Now, including disastrous weather conditions, problems with his leading men (Harvey Keitel was fired after less than two weeks on the project and was replaced by Martin Sheen, who suffered a heart attack midway through production), and a schedule and budget that quickly spiraled out of control (originally budgeted at $10 million, the film's final cost was over $30 million). But Coppola's troubles didn't end when he got his footage into the editing room, and he tinkered with a number of different structures and endings before settling on the film's 153-minute final cut in time for its initial theatrical release in 1979. Twenty-two years later, Francis Coppola returned to the material, and created Apocalypse Now Redux, an expanded and re-edited version of the film that adds 53 minutes of footage excised from the film's original release. In addition to adding a number of smaller moments that even out the film's rhythms, Apocalypse Now Redux restores two much-discussed sequences that Coppola chose not to include in his original edition of the film -- an encounter in the jungle between Willard (Martin Sheen), his crewmates Chief (Albert Hall), Clean (Larry Fishburne), Chef (Frederic Forrest), and Lance (Sam Bottoms) and a trio of stranded Playboy models on a U.S.O. tour, as well as a stopover at a plantation operated by French colonists De Marais (Christian Marquand) and Roxanne (Aurore Clement). Apocalypse Now Redux received a limited theatrical release in August of 2001 after a well-received screening at the Cannes Film Festival -- the same month that the film finally reached theaters in 1979, after a rough cut received a Golden Palm award at the Cannes Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Martin Sheen
    Martin Sheen - Captain Willard
  • Marlon Brando
    Marlon Brando - Colonel Kurtz
  • Robert Duvall
    Robert Duvall - Lt. Colonel Kilgore
  • Frederic Forrest
    Frederic Forrest - Chef
  • Albert Hall
    Albert Hall - Chief



Customer rating

4.1
63%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY THIS STAND-ALONE VERSION

    Posted
    RoboJ

    Redux is awful. Only the scene with Willard & Friends happening upon the French family along the river and some of the ensuing dialogues adds anything to the film. As for the remaining additions, if they aren't totally warping the originals portrayal of Willard, they're superfluous and redundant -- and coupled with some of the pacing problems they present, merely extend the run-time to a nearly intolerable length. I don't particularly care if it was Coppolla's true vision, it's inferior to the original theatrical version. I should add that, as a huge fan of the movie, I enjoy watching the additionally filmed segments (and they're all absolutely gorgeous), but within context of the film, they largely do nothing but hurt it. Instead, buy The Complete Dossier, which includes the original theatrical version and also comes with Redux.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    For my mother in law

    Posted
    danhernandez101214
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    My mother in law was over hearing on the news that this movie is a good movie. But being that my mother in law is a lot older, she assumed it was a good movie because it was said on the news. She told me that she was only able to watch maybe about 1/4 or 1/2 the movie before she decided to turn it off because of the amount of gore there was in the movie. I would have to see if first before knowing if there is a lot of gore before even making a better rating for this movie.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Psychic

    Posted
    Swazi88

    This Vietnam war based movie is a great movie that shows what kind of Psychological Pain and agony the Soldiers went threw. The major stars of this movie are Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper and Harrison Ford. This movie is a Psychological adventure that will keep you thinking until the very end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    one of the greatest by one of the best.

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    kmax1100
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    It's apocalypse now only longer. what more is there to say? one of the greatest war movies ever made. francis coppola is amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dark story, but a real must-see

    Posted
    Alfalfa809
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    This is a great movie; a real classic. Wonderful cast and superb direction and production.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie!!Really cool fim

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    Roxh2o
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    Really cool movie. Will watch over and over that good!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

    Posted
    Sean198233
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    Great movie from the 1970's! Definitely recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just an average movie.

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    Walt
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    This was an average movie at best. Very much over-rated.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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