Pre-Order Apocalypse Now: 40th Anniversary Edition (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

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Back in the good old days, there were three demo scenes from my laserdiscs, to show people what laserdiscs were and what "surround sound" was:

1) The trailer from The Abyss box set, the one which started with documentary footage of Cameron and then opened up into an eardrum-shattering helicopter roar.

2) The opening scene from The Right Stuff up until Yeager crashed.

3) The Ride Of The Valkyries helicopter attack from Apocalypse Now. Guaranteed to make jaws drop open.

Can't say how exciting it will be to project a new 4K UHD disc with remastered sound. Never was too keen on the Redux version - I found it too long and episodic. Looking forward to see what Coppola has tweaked in his "final cut". Including all the various versions on the disc, as well as the excellent Hearts Of Darkness documentary should satisfy just about everyone.
 
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I'm torn on the upgrade and I've heard mixed reviews on the new "cut" but I'll probably go ahead and pick it up. I have the 3 disc set (full disclosure) with the documentary on it on bluray currently.
 

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A Native 4K from the OCN of an Oscar wining work from Vittorio Storaro?
What's not to want? Heck, I'd be buying it even it were only the original theatrical cut.
Can't wait to hear the Walter Murch sound design, either.:thumbs-up-smiley:
 
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The previous disc was also based off a 4K master, but didn't look all that film-like. Hope this one improves on that.
 
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The 4K DCP that was screened digitally at the Tribeca Film Festival has a pleasing film-like look to it. If that carries over to the disc, it should be a great presentation.

I think people who didn’t love Redux will still have issues with the Final Cut because it retains the French Plantation sequence which can bring the film’s momentum to a halt.

I think Coppola’s overall premise behind the Final Cut, that the theatrical was too short and the redux was too long is sound, but I think that the Final Cut could have done a better job of finding a middle ground between the two.
 

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I miss the (my) good ol days when I had the time to sit down and watch a 3+ hour film at a decent hour so I wouldn't fall asleep! Have to wait until my kids are older (and even then, they are girls so I am not sure how much they would love this film) before I can truly enjoy this film again (unless I watch it over multiple nights). My favorite time seeing this was in Venice Italy. They did an outdoor screening of Redux that I happened to be around for (complete luck that iI was there and it was in English!). It was an extremely cool setting. One of my favorite films but Redux is too long. $k would be awesome although can the sound really get any better?
 

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Yup! This is a definite purchase even though I am not a huge fan of the film. I mean, it's good, but...

Anyhow, gonna buy this day one
We have exactly the same feelings about the film. As far as purchasing, I like it, but I'll have to ponder if I need any more versions than those I already have.
 

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I was happy to see this version and hoping it would become my go-to but I don’t think it will. It’s too long and weirdly paced to replace the brutally effective tension of the original cut, but for all of the additions, it’s missing stuff from Redux that I like more than what’s in there. If I’m committing to a three hour viewing, I’d probably rather just commit to the three hours and fifteen minutes of the full redux. Or to stay with the two and a half hour version and not get bogged down in the French Plantation.
 

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Somewhat off topic, but not deserving of it's own thread...

I was reading an interview with Coppola regarding this release. He said one of his next goals is to get the funds from Paramount to do a similar treatment for "The Godfather Part 3." He wants to recut it and rename it as "Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone," as he saw it not as a 3rd part of a trilogy but an epilogue to the first 2. He's shooting to have it completed for the 50th anniversary of the first film in 2022.

Great, lengthy interview if you are so inclined...

https://deadline.com/2019/05/franci...dfather-iii-cotton-club-interview-1202613659/
 
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Somewhat off topic, but not deserving of it's own thread...

I was reading an interview with Coppola regarding this release. He said one of his next goal is to get the funds from Paramount to do a similar treatment for "The Godfather Part 3." He wants to recut it and rename it as "Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone," as he saw it not as a 3rd part of a trilogy but an epilogue to the first 2. He's shooting to have it completed for the 50th anniversary of the first film in 2022.

Great, lengthy interview if you are so inclined...

https://deadline.com/2019/05/franci...dfather-iii-cotton-club-interview-1202613659/
A rough cut ran in NY
 
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Somewhat off topic, but not deserving of it's own thread...

I was reading an interview with Coppola regarding this release. He said one of his next goals is to get the funds from Paramount to do a similar treatment for "The Godfather Part 3." He wants to recut it and rename it as "Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone," as he saw it not as a 3rd part of a trilogy but an epilogue to the first 2. He's shooting to have it completed for the 50th anniversary of the first film in 2022.

Great, lengthy interview if you are so inclined...

https://deadline.com/2019/05/franci...dfather-iii-cotton-club-interview-1202613659/
I was hoping he would eventually try do something like this. After seeing the "rough opening" that is on the last blu-ray release that felt like a Godfather opening, I felt the film needed a rethink. I'm actually one of those people who really like the film, despite its flaws.
 

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Somewhat off topic, but not deserving of it's own thread...

I was reading an interview with Coppola regarding this release. He said one of his next goals is to get the funds from Paramount to do a similar treatment for "The Godfather Part 3." He wants to recut it and rename it as "Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone"
Spoiler alert! :angry:
 
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I was going to wait for RAH's A Few words but this sounds like i should be an awesome release ... :)
 
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Somewhat off topic, but not deserving of it's own thread...

I was reading an interview with Coppola regarding this release. He said one of his next goals is to get the funds from Paramount to do a similar treatment for "The Godfather Part 3." He wants to recut it and rename it as "Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone," as he saw it not as a 3rd part of a trilogy but an epilogue to the first 2. He's shooting to have it completed for the 50th anniversary of the first film in 2022.

Great, lengthy interview if you are so inclined...

https://deadline.com/2019/05/franci...dfather-iii-cotton-club-interview-1202613659/
Great, lengthy interview. Pleased to hear that Cotten Club is going to get a theatrical release (and a BD release too, I'm assuming). I wish there was some info on Abel Gance's Napoleon with his father's music. That was announced a few years ago and not much has been updated about it. I saw Brownlow's restoration with Davis' score in 2012 and it was amazing--but I couldn't get Coppola's score out of my head the entire time. Fingers crossed it will see the light of day soon.
 
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