August 15th is not only going be a monumental day in home video, but an extraordinary day for cinema as Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier comes to DVD. To celebrate we are giving away copies of this two disc set.
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Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam epic, loosely based on the novel Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, tells the story of Captain Willard (Martin Sheen), a special agent sent into Cambodia to assassinate an errant American colonel (Marlon Brando). Willard is assigned to a navy patrol boat operated by Chief (Albert Hall) and three hapless soldiers (Frederic Forrest, Sam Bottoms, and Larry Fishburne). They are escorted on part of their journey by an air cavalry unit led by Lt. Colonel Kilgore (Robert Duvall), a gung-ho commander with a love of Wagner, surfing, and napalm.
After witnessing a surreal USO show featuring Playboy playmates, and an anarchic battle with the Viet Cong at a bridge, Willard reaches Colonel Kurtz's compound. A crazed photojournalist and Kurtz groupie (Dennis Hopper) welcomes the crew, and Willard begins to question his orders to "terminate the colonel's command." The grueling production and Coppola's insistence on authenticity led to vast budget overruns and physical and emotional breakdowns. Considered to be one of the best war movies of all time, Apocalypse Now features skilled performances and beautifully chaotic visuals that make it a powerful, unforgettable work. This collection presents both the 1979 original and the 2001 restored and updated version, with 49 minutes of never-before-seen footage, a Technicolor enhancement, and a six-channel soundtrack.
Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier comes to DVD August 15 from Paramount Home Video.
- Contains both the 1979 and 2001 versions of the film
- Commentary by: Francis Ford Coppola (both films)
- Lost "Monkey Sampan" scene
- Outtake: Marlon Brando's complete reading of T.S. Eliot's poem The Hollow Men
- Apocalypse Then and Now retrospective
- "PBR Streetgang" - Cast Members' Reunion
- 12 Never-Before-Seen segments from the cutting room floor
- Apocalpyse Now A/V Club for aspiring filmmakers
- Study the sound design and final mix of Apocalypse Now in depth
- The color palette of Apocalypse Now
- Run Time: 355 minutes
- No. Of Discs: 2
- Aspect Ratio: Enhanced Wide Screen Letterbox for 16x9 TV
- Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
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