Apocalypse Now Full Disclosure Edition
Regarded as one of the best films ever made, the Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now is actually a re-imagining of Joseph Conrad’s classic novella Heart of Darkness. An experienced soldier goes deep into the jungle on a covert operation to eliminate a renegade US colonel who has entrenched himself there.
- Best Picture Oscar and Golden Globe nominee
- Best Director (Francis Ford Coppola) and Best Supporting Actor (Robert Duvall) winner
- Palme d’Or winner at Cannes Film Festival
- Best Actor (Martin Sheen) at the BAFTA awards
The Movie that Almost Wasn’t
From the beginning, Apocalypse Now was plagued by problems. Actor Marlon Brando showed up on set overweight and unprepared to play a Green Beret colonel in the middle of a war. Filming took 16 months because of major delays when the sets were destroyed by bad weather and lead actor Martin Sheen suffered a heart attack. Go behind the scenes in Hearts of Darkness, the making-of documentary with tons of footage shot on and off the set.
“Magnificent to look at, thrilling, ingenious, spellbinding and superbly done on every level, this is not just one of the best films of the year or the decade, but of all time.” – Chicago Tribune
“One of the great films of all time. … To watch it is to feel yourself lifted up to the heights where the cinema can take you, but so rarely does.” – Chicago Sun-Times
- Includes the original Apocalypse Now, Apocalypse Now Redux, and Hearts of Darkness
- Rated R
- Total run time: 451 minutes
- Number of discs: 3
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