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Apocalypse Now [DVD] [1979] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

4.4 out of 5 stars 434 customer reviews

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  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Paramount
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (434 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305609705
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 280,568 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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In the tradition of such obsessively driven directors as Erich von Stroheim and Werner Herzog, Francis Ford Coppola approached the production of Apocalypse Now as if it were his own epic mission into the heart of darkness. On location in the storm-ravaged Philippines, he quite literally went mad as the project threatened to devour him in a vortex of creative despair, but from this insanity came one of the greatest films ever made. It began as a John Milius screenplay, transposing Joseph Conrad's classic story Heart of Darkness onto the horrors of the Vietnam War, following a battle-weary Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) on a secret upriver mission to find and execute the renegade Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has reverted to a state of murderous and mystical insanity. The journey is fraught with danger involving wartime action on epic and intimate scales. One measure of the film's awesome visceral impact is the number of sequences, images, and lines of dialogue that have literally burned themselves into our cinematic consciousness, from the Wagnerian strike of helicopter gun-ships on a Vietnamese village to the brutal murder of stowaways on a peasant sampan and the unflinching fearlessness of the surfing warrior Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore (Robert Duvall), who speaks lovingly of "the smell of napalm in the morning". Like Herzog's Aguirre, The Wrath of God, this film is the product of genius cast into a pit of hell and emerging, phoenix-like, in triumph. Coppola's obsession (effectively detailed in the riveting documentary Hearts of Darkness, directed by his wife, Eleanor) informs every scene and every frame, and the result is a film for the ages. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.

Synopsis

Francis Ford Coppola's masterful film about the moral madness of the Vietnam War was inspired by Joseph Conrad's novella, Heart of Darkness. Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) is sent into the Cambodian jungle to terminate with extreme prejudice Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has become insane and now runs his own fiefdom. Traveling downriver on a patrol boat, Willard encounters an air cavalry commander, Lt. Colonel Kilgore (Robert Duvall), whose love of war is matched only by his love of surfing. Coppola almost went bankrupt and Sheen suffered a heart attack during the making of the film, but the rigorous shoot paid off in this unforgettable film. For the first time ever, the Apocalypse Now "Complete Dossier" is available in the UK. This very special Steelbook edition features both the original and "Redux" cuts, never before seen bonus footage and standout packaging. --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.

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My all time favourite film. A visual and audial masterpiece. Surprisingly, I had not seen it since it was on general release but the film's spectacular images remained in my head as did Robert Duval''s classic comments on napalm. It was a must have for my collection. Also, Joseph Conrad's "The Heart of Darkness" was a favourite read of mine at University and it was the inspiration for the film.
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great box at great value classic film - extra footage in redux version is essential! if your favourite film is this and you are not referring to the redux or even have not seen the redux version then your opinions on the film have no credibility. HD transforms the film as does redux.
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The performances of Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando under the direction of the esteemed Francis Ford Coppola make Apocalypse Now one of the classics of all time. The character and contours of the US military operation in Vietnam is captured in all its pointless imperialist glory by Coppola. I cant add much more to what previous reviews have already said about this masterpiece other than the fact that it illustrates the futility of liberal interventionism, and its human cost.
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there's nothing i can say about this film that has not already been said. it is one of the greatest films ever made. treat yourself and buy this film, you will not regret it. the horror the horror. the horror
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Favourite film; bought for fantastic price as includes "the making of" which is a great film in its own right.
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There's little to be said that hasn't already. I'm just registering my delight at this with a five stars marking. Buy it, you won't be disappointed.
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Can't believe the quality of this considering the price, the best quality blue ray movie edition I've seen. Gorgeous.
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An a mazing classic movie which I could watch again and again..
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