We have an exclusive special feature clip from the upcoming re-release of Apocalypse Now, which will be available in a brand new Blu-ray edition on October 19. Click on the video player below to watch director Francis Ford Coppola and screenwriter John Milius talk about how this beloved classic could have starred Steve McQueen:

In the Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now, Martin Sheen stars as Army Captain Willard, a troubled man sent on a dangerous top-secret mission into Cambodia to assassinate a rogue Green Beret, Col. Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has barricaded himself in a remote outpost. As Willard ventures deeper and deeper into the wilderness of the jungle, he embarks on a strange journey that leads him to Kurtz - but also forces him to come face to face with the terrifying vision of the heart of darkness in us all.

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Special Features:

  • Apocalypse Now and Apocalypse Now Redux - presented in 1080P High Definition Widescreen, in their original 2.35:1 theatrical aspect ratios and new 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio 
  • - New "A Conversation with Martin Sheen" interview by Francis Ford Coppola
  • - New "An Interview with John Milius" interview by Francis Ford Coppola
  • - Never-Before-Seen Complete Francis Ford Coppola interview with Roger Ebert at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
  • - Monkey Sampan "lost scene"
  • - Additional Scenes
  • - "Destruction of the Kurtz Compound" end credits with audio commentary by Francis Ford Coppola
  • - "The Hollow Men," video of Marlon Brando reading T.S. Eliot's poem
  • - "The Birth of 5.1 Sound" featurette
  • - "Ghost Helicopter Flyover" sound effects demonstration
  • - "A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now" featurette
  • - "The Music of Apocalypse Now" featurette
  • - "The Synthesizer Soundtrack" article by music synthesizer inventor Bob Moog
  • - "Heard Any Good Movies Lately? The Sound Design of Apocalypse Now" featurette
  • - "The Final Mix" featurette
  • - "Apocalypse Then and Now" featurette
  • - "The Color Palette of Apocalypse Now" featurette
  • - "PBR Streetgang" featurette
  • - "The Color Palette of Apocalypse Now" featurette
  • - Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, including optional audio commentary with Eleanor Coppola and Francis Ford Coppola - first time in 1080P High Definition (three-disc Blu-ray only)
  • - 48-page collectible printed booklet with special note from Francis Ford Coppola, never-before-seen archives from the set, behind the scenes photos and more! (three-disc Blu-ray only)
  • - John Milius Script Excerpt with Francis Ford Coppola Notes (three-disc Blu-ray only)
  • - Storyboard Gallery (three-disc Blu-ray only)
  • - Photo Gallery, including images from photographer Mary Ellen Mark (three-disc Blu-ray only)
  • - Marketing Archive (three-disc Blu-ray only)