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Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (4K UHD)

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8.53 h 1 min1979UHD15
A never-before-seen cut restored to 4K with breathtaking realism by Coppola himself to the highest and finest audio and visual standards, for a truly visceral experience.
Directors
Francis Ford Coppola
Starring
Marlon BrandoMartin SheenRobert Duvall
Genres
DramaAction
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Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Dennis HopperLaurence FishburneHarrison Ford
Producers
Francis Ford Coppola
Studio
STUDIOCANAL LIMITED
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4.7 out of 5 stars

5062 global ratings

  1. 80% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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SunsetsideburnsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 February 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Looks amazing.
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I'm a sucker for this film. I think I have bought every version of it over the years. I have enjoyed them all. So here I am now with "The Final Cut" - apparently the only cut Coppola is entirely satisfied with. Apparently he felt the Redux was a little too long winded. So what do you get with this version?

Well firstly, the 4K UHD is absolutely stunning. I must admit I wasn't entirely satisfied with how the bluray turned out visually but this version is impeccable. The detail is incredible but never looks too overbearing for it's age.

The main content changes to speak of are the helicopter scene with the Playmates (added in the Redux version) has gone. No biggie. However, the French plantation scene (also added in the Redux version) is present. Now for me, I would have preferred this had also been removed. I do recognise the the point of the scene and it does add a different narrative to the story but I grew up with the original cut and I've always found that scene a little laborious and superfluous to the needs of the story. Just my opinion. Willard still gets his surf board nicked.

The main appeal for me, despite the cut being not what I would have liked is the look of this film in UHD. It's nothing short of brilliant. However, if down the line Coppola wants to release the original theatrical version in UHD, I'll probably buy that too.
20 people found this helpful
John DooReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 May 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
longer but still powerful
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Apocalypse now is a powerful and engrossing film about the Vietnam war. The films central character Captain Willard is teamed up with a crew of four men sent on a special mission to assassinate a rogue U.S Army colonel. Willard and his crew travel by a heavily armed boat through the rivers leading through the country encountering attacks by both the Vietnamese and Americans. In one scene they stop at a military supply depot in the middle of the jungle which is lit up like a Christmas tree. They join other personal when the entertainment arrives in the form of a group of girls from playboy magazine arrive on stage and perform to Suzy Q by the doors for a few seconds until a stage invasion ends the show. One of the extra scenes involves them meeting a group of French soldiers and their families who deserted their army and country during the French involvement in Vietnam and stayed in Vietnam ,They are invited in for dinner and the war takes a back seat as the leader of the French group gives them 'words of wisdom'. After losing all but two of his crew Willard finally gets to the end of the river and encounters colonel Kurtz who initially keeps him prisoner and kills one of his crew to prevent a napalm attack. Kurtz lets him go and Willard 'completes his mission. The film whilst powerful is sometimes a bit difficult to follow as the film has a phycological sub plot. The one thing that disappointed me was the end credits which did not show Kurtz's temple being blown up which appears in other versions and is not available in the extras menu.
7 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 February 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Avoid to save the boredom
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I don’t know why this film was is rated so highly, it may be well made and there is a good use of sets and locations. However the acting is dreadful, the story implausible and exaggerated. It’s long , it’s boring there any millions of better films out there.
9 people found this helpful
Nelle StantonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 April 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gory war film ...one of the best!
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It's been a long time since I revisited this film...having watched The Deer Hunter regitilized while in lock down it's hard to believe that this film of same age is of much superior visual quality. It is lengthy at just over 3 hours and F F Coppola did advise 2 hrs 33 mins but nevertheless the pure cruelty and irrational situation of war shows strongly in this dark Vietnam war movie. Robert Duval was remarkable showing true grit to get a job done can't say that I liked or disliked his charicture but you do get the feeling you have met and seen this type of person before. Obviously, Martin Sheen had Herat attack in making this film and only 9 years later Charlie made Platoon which I have watched numerous times. I really enjoyed it, it upset me, provoked my concious, and I hope that we never get into the same situation in killing each other again for whatever the purpose is!
One person found this helpful
shadowspiritReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 December 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Apocalypse Now Special 3 Disc Edition - Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray
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Brilliant edition of a most great cult movie masterpiece. Definitely worth buying if you are a fan like me and collect the memorabilia. This particular steelbook edition of what I mean to refer has the normal edit and the redux and also has the heart of darkness documentary as well with some cool inside art designs alongside. Far out stuff totally.
6 people found this helpful
A ReaderReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 August 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Pretentious and tedious
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The film is pretentious and, even worse, tedious (apart from the helicopter attack sequence, which provides a certain mindless excitement). As for Apocalypse Now Redux (i.e., the extended version), my advice is don't bother - it's even worse since it includes even more boring sequences which the director wisely omitted from the original version of the film. The documentary Hearts of Darkness, about the supposed rigours of making the film, adds little of interest if (like me) you are not persuaded of the merits of the film in the first place.
One person found this helpful
RennerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 June 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Great film - some technical issues
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I am an old fan of this film and I rented the 4K UHD version of "The Final Cut" (we'll see about that!) and I wanted to say a few words about the technical aspects for those who are curious.

First thing first - the video I watched did not play in Dolby Atmos sound (aka 3D sound), which is a shame because I was hoping to test out my new Atmos surround array with this film. One of the reasons Coppola assembled this cut in the first place was to give the film a new Atmos soundtrack, so the lack of it here was disappointing for me personally. There aren't that many great films featuring this new technology, and I feel a bit cheated that I didn't get to experience the Atmos soundtrack on this viewing. I am aware that Amazon has been occasionally reduced their streaming quality when there is high demand on network bandwidth, so it might be that it is available in Atmos for other people, at other times. In defense of Amazon- this video is not listed as being Dolby Atmos compatible on the landing page, but then again neither are other films and shows that ARE Atmos ready, such as "Jack Ryan" and "Mad Max Fury Road" on Prime. So its a crap-shoot whether I get this feature, even when I pay for it. For what its worth- the 5.1 surround sound was still quite immersive.

The picture quality was very good, though not the best 4k transfer I have ever seen. I felt the blacks looked deeper and richer than any version I've seen before, but that could make it hard to make out some of the images if you are watching this in a brightly lit room. The most important thing to note here is that the letterboxing (those black bars on the top and bottom of the screen) is actually very thick on this film and takes up nearly 1/4th of the screen. This means that to really appreciate the 4K transfer and the stunning cinematography by Vittorio Storarro, its best to watch this on either a projector or a very large TV. Anything less than a 60 inch screen is a bit pointless as the image will be too small to make out the intricate details revealed in 4K. I have seen this film in 70mm in the past and I know that the images here are meant to be seen on a huge screen. This might sound like sacrilege to some cinephiles and purists, but I feel if you are watching this film on a smaller TV screen you should consider using the zoom aspect ratio setting on your TV to get a larger image. This will cut a bit off the sides of the frame, but I believe its worth it to get a larger scale. Don't be that guy who watches this on your laptop or (god-help-us) your mobile phone, that's just stupid.

Others below have already discussed what is new and different in this edition. I will just add that I believe there is an entirely new sequence that extends Robert Duvall's famous Captain Killgore scene. I could be mistaken but I don't recall ever seeing this scene in the longer (inferior) Redux edition. I am not sure if the new scene adds much to the film, but it does give Martin Sheen a momentary break from brooding and show a bit of levity and camaraderie with the crew of the swift boat.

Overall - 6 stars for the film. 3 stars for the streaming. 1 star if you watch this on a small screen.
One person found this helpful
PersonXReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 September 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Crafted.
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Sometimes the image says more than the word.
So said Alan Ginsberg around about the time this film is set.
It's a beautiful restoration, one that could only have been done by the director himself.
The softer chiaroscuro tones are certainly noticeable in this version.
Also, the balance between the soundtrack and the dialogue is almost perfect.

If this is the final version.
It deserves five stars..
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