Apocalypse Now Final Cut
Starring: Martin Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Dennis Hopper, Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Frederic Forrest, Robert DuVall, Sam Bottoms
Duration: 182 min
Forty years after its original release, Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now returns to cinemas looking and sounding better than ever. Restored from the original negative to the highest audio and visual standards by the director himself, Final Cut is Coppola’s preferred and most visceral version of his Oscar-winning Vietnam War epic. This never-before-seen cut features only some of the footage added back into the Redux release, bringing the runtime to just a shade over three hours.
This screening includes a Q&A between Coppola and director Steven Soderbergh, recorded at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, in which they reflect on the film’s legacy in light of its 40th anniversary, and the long journey to creating this new restoration.
A heady mix of ’60s counter-culture and the Vietnam War meshes with hallucinatory visuals, a magnificent score and a monumental screenplay inspired by Conrad’s Heart Of Darkness. Martin Sheen stars as the Special Forces captain dispatched on a secret river-borne mission to Cambodia with a brief to ‘terminate with extreme prejudice’ a demented colonel (Marlon Brando) waging a private war in the hills.
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