'Apocalypse Now' Dated for Blu-ray

Posted Tue Jul 27, 2010 at 12:00 PM PDT by

Two editions of Francis Ford Coppola's classic 1979 war epic are headed for Blu-ray this October!

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."

Specs, suggested list price, and most details have yet to be revealed, but each release will include 'Apocalypse Now - The 1979 Cut' and 'Apocalypse Now Redux' sporting brand new transfers supervised by Coppola, and over nine hours of bonus features.

The 'Full Disclosure Edition' will also include the documentary 'Hearts of Darkness;' Storyboard, Photo, and Marketing Archives; and a 48-Page Booklet.

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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