Forty years after its original release, audiences are about to get the chance to experience ‘Apocalypse Now – The Final Cut‘, a never-before-seen and newly restored cut of Coppola’s spectacular cinematic masterpiece. Coppola introduced the new cut at Tribeca – our report is here.
In addition to the release and to celebrate the film’s anniversary, audiences will have the privilege of experiencing all the action on the big screen with special theatrical screenings planned across the summer in the UK, Germany and Australia.
Restored from the original negative for the first time ever, Apocalypse Now – The Final Cut is Coppola’s most complete version of his multi-awarded classic -a haunting journey into madness that fascinated generations of movie lovers.
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.
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. It starred Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Dennis Hopper, Laurence Fishburne and Harrison Ford.
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. Filmmaker, Francis Ford Coppola said “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”
August 13 screenings will include a filmed conversation with Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Soderbergh recorded at the premiere at The Tribeca Film Festival in April 2019.
On the 26th 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.
Tickets on sale now – ApocalypseNowFilm.co.uk