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on 12 August 2015
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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on 23 October 2016
I read Heart of Darkness one hot, sweaty summer whilst on holiday. It was a good place to do it. I'd seen the film and was in the kind of mood to read the source material. The episodic nature of the original is less apparent here as Martin Sheen goes to have an up close and with extreme prejudice discussion with Marlon Brando's Colonel Kurtz. The action is grandiose, intimate and bizarre in turns. I cannot recommend viewing it enough, but not as an historical depiction of the events, but as a meditation on the insanity an political lunacy of the war.
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on 21 October 2017
Great movie at silly price. Depicting side of Viet Nam war no documentary dares disclose. Did not appreciate it when saw it in cinema 40 yrs ago, now regard it as a DVD worth keeping.
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on 2 November 2017
Fantastic item at a fantastic price..always wanted it on blu ray but could never afford the real deal when it came out...now I can! Cheers
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on 26 February 2016
Finally got round to watching this and overall it wasn't as good as I was expecting. It starts out strongly but seems to fade towards the end and in the last 15-20mins it morphs into an old fashioned horror flick. I can sort of see what they were trying to achive with the conclusion but it didn't really work for me and was something of anticlimax.
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on 8 December 2011
There is no correct way to write a review, the same as there is no correct way to enter,leave or fight in a war. you do what you do and say what you say. confused?. this movie is awesome, great and fantastic also it is senseless dumb and stupid and should never have been made. but thanks th the US Govt and their weapons factories needing contracts, Vietnam seemed like as good a place as any to start something financialy rewarding. and in turn gave rise to many movies about it. this is one of the better ones, down to earh gritty and honest. Sheen pulls off a fantastic performance. if you only ever buy one Vietnam movie in your life, this surely has to be the one.

PS, Brando has performed better.
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on 21 December 2016
Francis Ford Coppola depicts the futility of the Vietnam War in a way no other director has. The storytelling is excellent and it about much more than the combat itself.

This really is a fantastic movie to watch, but be aware it is as real as it gets. No rainbows and unicorns in this movie.
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on 17 February 2018
Wow ,epic thrilling story from beginning to end, Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando in a fantastic movie about a rogue army officer. A classic top dollar film. I recommend this highly.
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on 3 June 2013
This collection is probably the most perfect "collector's edition" film set I've ever come across. It contains everything you could possibly want related to the project and does so with an incredible level of presentation.

The only thing I could think that is missing is the novel, but it actually contains the audiobook as read by Orson Welles....

I can't really say much more than that and in fact there is little point. I can't think why anybody who would like to own Apocalypse Now wouldn't/shouldn't buy this version.
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on 21 May 2014
This is a great set for those who want to shut themselves away from people on a wet and cold Sunday and immerse themselves in the insanity that is 'Apocalypse Now'. As well as two versions of the film, in greater clarity, you also get the documentary film 'Hearts of Darkness', which must be the greatest 'Making of' ever (and doesn't really describe what you will discover in its runtime). Dennis Hopper at his best/ worst, Martin Sheen's heart attack and nervous breakdown, drugs, political insurgency affecting some of scenes when the government helicopters being used as US forces were called away to fight real battles .......
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