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Old 17-02-2006, 21:50   #1
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Apocalypse Now Question

http://dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=1767

So according to the above link, Poland recieved a 2-disc set of Apocalypse Now: Redux.

A couple of questions:

1 - Does anyone have it?
2 - Is it any good?
3 - Where can I buy it online?

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Old 17-02-2006, 22:37   #2
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I don't know about that Polish edition but it prompted me to take a look at Coppola's Zoetrope site where I found this:

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Upcoming projects on our bonus extras production schedule this year include - Apocalypse Now Enhanced
Sourced from HERE or by going to the 'Titles and Projects' side bar button HERE .

Sounds promising and gives credence to the rumours of the long desired special edition!

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Old 18-02-2006, 14:00   #3
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Hopefully an SE with the '79 theatrical cut. Redux has too many pointless scenes in it that kills the pacing entirely (eg French plantation stuff, meeting with the Playmates well after the USO show).

Christ, did we really need a 3rd hour at all just to say the same damn messages?

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Old 18-02-2006, 23:10   #4
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Not in a pervy way [honest!] but I really like the added playmates scene. The plantation scene had some good stuff in it but I agree we probably didn't actually need ALL of it! Surely the SE is crying out for multiple commentaries, so all the people can tell us their side of the 'mania'
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Old 19-02-2006, 00:13   #5
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The plantation scene is quite wonderful I think and makes a couple of very important points that the theatrical version omits. I could live without the playmates scene though.
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Old 19-02-2006, 02:20   #6
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Also would love to see the Hearts of Darkness documentary on the new DVD. This is one of those films that deserves a Four Disc set.
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this is really great news and does anyone know more ?
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Old 05-03-2006, 23:45   #8
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I could live without the playmates scene though.
Although not earth shattering, that scene [or rather its tail-end] for me added to the innocence of Clean, us finding out he was a virgin, which then led to a bigger pay off later on, with the cassette tape and all. Not sure why! Just what I felt when I last saw it.
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I bet FFC won't give it to us in 2.35:1 though.
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Whatever the merits of individual scenes; I think the Redux version is actually better paced than the original, largely due to the Kilgore stuff appearing earlier in the narrative.
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I bet FFC won't give it to us in 2.35:1 though.

I've steadfastly refused to add the film to my collection until it finally comes out in 2.35:1. This may seem pedantic to some, but hell I want to see it as I did in the cinema, not cropped for home viewing. Coppola and Storaro's reasons were valid enough a few years back, but today widescreen tv's are very much the norm. This being the case, I see no reason why the film shouldn't be released in all its beautiful Technovision glory.
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About time! Redux was my first time at viewing AN, but I can't wait to see the 'proper' version.
Just wondering if they do go the whole hog on this, might we see the 289min long workprint version?
http://imdb.com/title/tt0078788/alternateversions
I hope not, but it would gather everything together in one nice package:
AN, AN:Redux, AN:Workprint, Hearts Of Darkness. Maybe a copy of the book too.
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RABBITLEADER - if you saw Redux in the UK then you saw it cropped - all the prints were manufactured incorrectly and featured a visible Dolby strip on the side, hence most cinemas had to adjust their marking accordingly, often cropping the right side of the frame where the Dolby strip was not present as well.

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Hopefully an SE with the '79 theatrical cut. Redux has too many pointless scenes in it that kills the pacing entirely (eg French plantation stuff, meeting with the Playmates well after the USO show).

Christ, did we really need a 3rd hour at all just to say the same damn messages?
I bought an original cut/Redux tin for £7 in HMV yesterday. It was my first exposure to Redux. I completely agree with your assessment. Seeing Captain Willard sharing a joke and belly-laughing with his ship-mates is completely out of character ("the only time I spoke to my wife was when I said yes to a divorce..."). As commonly happens with these extended versions, the most noticeable thing about them is one can see exactly why all that footage was cut out in the first place.
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Holy Thread Resurrection Batman!

Pfft. I love seeing Willard larking about with his crew, as it humanises him. He's not a pre-programmed Terminator without that scene in the film but, hell, he ain't far off. Redux does what any good extended version does: it occasionally puts a very different spin on the film, as opposed to the redundant extensions seen in the long version of any James Cameron movie you'd care to name.
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The Denver Post is reporting that filmmaker George Hickenlooper was found dead this morning in Denver, where he was about to premiere his latest movie Casino Jack starring Kevin Spacey as jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff, at the Starz Denver Film Festival. He was just 47 years old.
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Pfft. I love seeing Willard larking about with his crew, as it humanises him. He's not a pre-programmed Terminator without that scene in the film but, hell, he ain't far off. Redux does what any good extended version does: it occasionally puts a very different spin on the film, as opposed to the redundant extensions seen in the long version of any James Cameron movie you'd care to name.
I'm not sure that Willard is a character that needs "humanising". Coppola goes to great lengths to establish his isolation from his fellow man. He is an assassin working alone; he has been unable to cope with marriage. In the sampan scene, he puts a bullet through the wounded Vietnamese woman, definitively crossing over a moral line, thus separating himself further from everyone else on the boat. When on r and r, he gets drunk. He is not a sociable character, and regularly shows irritation with his shipmates (Fishburne, Hall). There is no need to show him belly-laughing with them in an added scene; it was cut out originally for a reason - because it didn't fit the film that Apocalypse Now had become. The scene with the playmates is unnecessary, and the plantation sequence could have come from another production entirely. It doesn't fit, and I can see precisely why it was cut.

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