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Old 04-11-2004, 22:00   #21
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How come Heart of Darkness wont ever appear as an extra ?
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Old 04-11-2004, 22:03   #22
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How come Heart of Darkness wont ever appear as an extra ?
Doesn't show Coppola in a very good light I suppose.
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Old 05-11-2004, 08:56   #23
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Doesn't show Coppola in a very good light I suppose.
Well, Francis is still married to Eleanor, so it can't be that big a problem.
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Sorry to resurrect this, but has anybody actually bought this? I'm having a bit of a craving to watch the original, and can't find any reviews/recommendations of the newly released version, can anybody comment on picture/sound quality

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Got mine from Play the other day... had a quick flick but haven't watched it yet...

Exactly the same PQ and audio as the previous R2, as far as I can see...
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Got mine from Play the other day... had a quick flick but haven't watched it yet...

Exactly the same PQ and audio as the previous R2, as far as I can see...
On this edition Italian and German soundtracks are gone.
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Old 19-11-2004, 10:13   #27
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That's because its a Pathe rerelease, and they contractually obliged to only release it in the UK. Taking off the languages reduces the chances of it being exported
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How come Heart of Darkness wont ever appear as an extra ?
There's hope. From the HTF:

Director George Hickenlooper was one of the guests on Jon Favreau's "Dinner for Five" tonight on the Independent Film Channel. He said he's been trying to get Francis Ford Coppola to let him release his documentary "Hearts of Darkness" on DVD.

The hold up is that Coppola wants him to make a few changes, particularly a comment Coppola made after Martin Sheen's heart attack, "He's not dead until I say he's dead." Coppola isn't opposed to the line being left in, but he feels it was out of context.

Hickenlooper said he was willing to make the changes Coppola wants, so he's optimistic "Hearts of Darkness" will finally be released to DVD.
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Great, so even respected documentaries now get revisionist tinkering!
Just what is it with all these '70s beardy fools! They just can't leave anything alone!
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John, the quote from the HTF is from June 2004 !
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John, the quote from the HTF is from June 2004 !
Oh bah! I didn't look at the damned date...oh well.
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Christ on a bike. I guess this means I'll be forking out third-time round for the next re-release of Apolalypse Now which finally includes this sought after doc.
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Quick bump for this as last night I watched Redux in glorious high-definition, with the proper framing, as God intended.....*purr*

Wow.
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Where to? Or how?

I have 3 versions of this now, Original version, Redux and the Workprint which runs some 4 odd hours, even includes Scott Glenn! and Martin Sheen killing a kid with a spear.

The quality is a bit shifty though, and you can't make out much of Robert Duvalls dialogue seeing as this was before he'd re-did it in post production.

Reading the trivia on IMDB, part of me wants to see the John Milius version, seeing as it contains an ending where Kurtz is fighting off a load of Army Helicopters with a big gun while telling Willard "I can feel the power in my Loins!".

God bless Milius, the gun toting nutter.
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Quick bump for this as last night I watched Redux in glorious high-definition, with the proper framing, as God intended.....*purr*

Wow.
Waiting on Lou to say where he saw this. None of the hundreds of articles I've read on HD have described why it will be great. But Lou's post fires me with enthusiasm and makes my fingers tingle to buy an HD-ready screen.
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A 20GB HD .avi file

My PC streamed to my Sanyo Z3 projector, running @ 1080i - I'm no expert on the aspect ratio of AN, but it's definitely different to my old R1 edition.

I'll see if I can get a few screengrabs up later.

My mistake, it's a .ts file (transport stream?)

Looks luuurvely either way

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Apocalypse Now has always been cropped down to 2:1 or so from 2.35:1 for widescreen VHS or dvd - I've no idea why, other than Storaro chose that particular ratio for home viewing.
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Old 27-07-2005, 22:46   #38
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Watched my hi-def edition again tonight (well parts) and it is indeed the same AR as the DVD release (my mistake)

Indeed, my own proclamations of the HD format might have been fueled by enthusiasm, as, in my experience, you only really notice the difference between the 2 on close-ups, where nigh-on every pore is visible - it just shows what a step up DVD was, and how the step-up from DVD to HD is nowhere near as significant.
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Old 28-07-2005, 21:27   #39
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I dunno Lou. I've watched excellent DVD transfers after having sat through something in HD and thought 'Is that all DVD has? We've gotten so excited over that quality?'. I don't even have a display that shows off 1080i to it's full potential, and yet it still kicks DVD's ass all the way back to the authoring house. I never thought I would, but I am starting to liken the DVD-->HD step-up to the VHS-->DVD leap.
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Looks like that .avi Lou got his hands on might have come from a Showtime broadcast.

Some nice pics here.
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