‘Apocalypse Now Final Cut’ 4K Blu-ray: Get the Full Scoop

Lionsgate Home Entertainment is bringing the newly restored Apocalypse Now Final Cut to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital combo on August 27th following a limited theatrical engagement on August 15th — all in celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary this year.

The Final Cut not only represents Francis Ford Coppola’s most definitive edit of the classic Vietnam War film, but also marks the first time a full restoration has been completed from the original film negative. That restoration for playback 4K includes Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio.

In Ford Coppola’s words, Apocalypse Now Final Cut “looks better than it has ever looked, and sounds better than it has ever sounded,” and he is “thrilled beyond measure to present the best version of the film to the world.”

The results should prove to be the must-own version of Apocalypse Now, that’s before taking into account everything else packed into this 4K and three Blu-ray set.

The Apocalypse Now Final Cut 4K UHD set also includes the Theatrical Cut and Extended Cut (Redux), as well as the Hearts of Darkness documentary.

In addition to a Ford Coppola commentary on the 4K presentation, here’s a lengthy list of bonus features that will span the three inclusive Blu-ray Discs including a couple all-new extras on Disc Three:

Disc One

  • Audio Commentary by Director Francis Ford Coppola

Disc Two

  • An Interview with John Milius
  • A Conversation with Martin Sheen and Francis Ford Coppola
  • “Fred Roos: Casting Apocalypse” Featurette
  • The Mercury Theatre on the Air: Heart of Darkness – November 6, 1938
  • “The Hollow Men” Featurette
  • Monkey Sampan “Lost Scene”
  • Additional Scenes
  • “Destruction of the Kurtz Compound” End Credits (with Non-Optional Audio Commentary by Francis Ford Coppola)
  • “The Birth of 5.1 Sound” Featurette
  • “Ghost Helicopter Flyover” Sound Effects Demonstration
  • “The Synthesizer Soundtrack” Article by Bob Moog
  • “A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now” Featurette
  • “Heard Any Good Movies Lately? The Sound Design of Apocalypse Now” Featurette
  • “The Final Mix” Featurette
  • “2001 Cannes Film Festival: Francis Ford Coppola” Featurette
  • “PBR Streetgang” Featurette
  • “The Color Palette of Apocalypse Now” Featurette
  • Disc Credit

Disc Three

  • Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (with Optional Audio Commentary by Francis and Eleanor Coppola)
  • NEW Tribeca Film Festival Q&A with Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Soderbergh
  • NEW Never-Before-Seen B-Roll Footage
  • John Milius Script Excerpt with Francis Coppola Notes (Still Gallery)
  • Storyboard Collection
  • Photo Archive
  • Unit Photography
  • Mary Ellen Mark Photography
  • Marketing Archive
  • 1979 Teaser Trailer
  • 1979 Theatrical Trailer
  • 1979 Radio Spots
  • 1979 Theatrical Program
  • Lobby Card and Press Kit Photos
  • Poster Gallery
  • Apocalypse Now Redux Trailer

Apocalypse Now stars Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Dennis Hopper, Laurence Fishburne, and Harrison Ford.

Here’s a look at the new Apocalypse Now Final Cut trailer and 4K cover art.


Apocalypse Now Final Cut 4K Cover Art

Apocalypse Now Final Cut 4K

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