'Apocalypse Now' Blu-rays Fully Detailed!

Posted Mon Aug 2, 2010 at 06:00 AM PDT by

The two editions of Francis Ford Coppola's classic 1979 war epic headed for Blu-ray this October have been fully detailed!

As previously reported, Lionsgate has announced 'Apocalypse Now (2-Film Set)' and 'Apocalypse Now: Full Disclosure Edition' are coming to Blu-ray on October 19.

"We are thrilled to be in business with Francis Ford Coppola, one of the greatest filmmakers of our time," said Lionsgate President and Co-Chief Operating Officer Steve Beeks. "Having directed, produced and written some of the most financially successful and critically acclaimed movies in U.S. cinematic history, Coppola is one of the masters of modern cinema. We are honored to add a selection of his most renowned and personal works to our library and look forward to releasing these titles on all formats."

"With their expertise in the home entertainment marketplace, we consider Lionsgate to be the perfect partner to distribute some of my most enduring films," said Coppola. "We are excited to be collaborating with them and hope to continue to enthrall our existing fans while also reaching a whole new audience for these films by presenting them in the highest quality format available along with exceptional in-depth special features."

Each release will include 'Apocalypse Now - The 1979 Cut' and 'Apocalypse Now Redux' sporting brand new 1080p transfers in the original theatrical aspect ratios supervised by Coppola, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtracks, and over nine hours of bonus features including: "A Conversation with Martin Sheen" interview by Francis Ford Coppola; "An Interview with John Milius" interview by Francis Ford Coppola; Complete Francis Ford Coppola interview with Roger Ebert at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival; Monkey Sampan "lost scene"; Additional Scenes; "Destruction of the Kurtz Compound" end credits with audio commentary by Francis Ford Coppola; "The Hollow Men," video of Marlon Brando reading T.S. Eliot's poem; The Synthesizer Soundtrack" article by music synthesizer inventor Bob Moog; and an assortment of featurettes -- The Birth of 5.1 Sound; Ghost Helicopter Flyover sound effects demonstration; A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now; The Music of Apocalypse Now; Heard Any Good Movies Lately? The Sound Design of Apocalypse Now; The Final Mix; Apocalypse Then and Now; The Color Palette of Apocalypse Now; PBR Streetgang; and The Color Palette of Apocalypse Now.

The 'Full Disclosure Edition' will include all of that plus the documentary 'Hearts of Darkness' with optional audio commentary with Eleanor and Francis Ford Coppola; 48-page collectible printed booklet with special note from Francis Ford Coppola, never-before-seen archives from the set, behind the scenes photos and more; John Milius Script Excerpt with Francis Ford Coppola Notes; Storyboard Gallery; Photo Gallery, including images from photographer Mary Ellen Mark; and Marketing Archive.

You can find the latest specs for 'Apocalypse Now (2-Film Set)' and 'Apocalypse Now: Full Disclosure Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under October 19.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Apocalypse Now (2-Film Set) (Blu-ray)
Apocalypse Now: Full Disclosure Edition (Blu-ray)
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