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Old 22-04-2006, 00:02   #61
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In addition to this (confusingly - which could be the point) Davis DVD is reporting that in August in R1, Paramount will release Apocalypse Now Redux - Special Collectors Edition.
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Old 22-04-2006, 00:05   #62
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Couldn't that be it? Are both cuts likely? It's not that common to release a box set with both cuts. Is it?
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Old 22-04-2006, 15:04   #63
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Nah because the one we are all talking about will apparantly be titled 'The Complete Dossier'. Makes me think it will only contain the original cut and features whilst this 'Redux SCE' will obviously contain that cut and most likely a commentary [as that version of the film is Coppola's favourite]. Sounds like a cheap cashing-in to me
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Old 22-04-2006, 19:08   #64
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Apparently being the operative word. I never 100% believe these reports until I see an official press release.

Is Redux Coppola's favourite? I'm not sure of that. On the French DVD extras he says in some ways it's better that doesn't say to me he prefers it.
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Old 23-04-2006, 21:50   #65
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I believe in the press statement Coppola released with Redux he mentions this version being an improved version. Though I agree, I don't think I have ever seen him outrightly say I love this version.
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Just as long as the '79 TC doesn't become lost in the OOP ether like the TC of E.T. Outside of bootlegs, I've given up on seeing the Star Wars TCs getting a proper release.

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Old 24-04-2006, 16:41   #67
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I was so shocked when I picked Star Wars up a few years back in Asia to find out they were the original unmodified Theatrical cut. They were dodgy to say the least.

I've since bought the proper box set and watch that for the quality but the theatrical cuts are great to own too.

Anyway back on topic I wouldn't be surprised if the Theatrical Cut gets lost forever.
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If you really love AN, then you'll go out and buy a laserdisc player and HoD on laserdisc....
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Old 24-04-2006, 22:57   #69
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Just as long as the '79 TC doesn't become lost in the OOP ether like the TC of E.T. Outside of bootlegs, I've given up on seeing the Star Wars TCs getting a proper release.
Loads of people must have the 2000 DVD release of Apocalypse Now so it's not as if it's unavailable (unlike the first three Star Wars movies) - though it would be good to have the 1979 release "improved" like Redux. All these different versions etc are so confusing but watching Redux on a high quality LCD set (because of the great DVD picture quality) is a thrillingly exciting experience - now we've got the Hi-Def release (tba) to look forward to as well. It's a good time to be a movie-buff...

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Loads of people must have the 2000 DVD release of Apocalypse Now so it's not as if it's unavailable (unlike the first three Star Wars movies) - though it would be good to have the 1979 release "improved" like Redux. All these different versions etc are so confusing but watching Redux on a high quality LCD set (because of the great DVD picture quality) is a thrillingly exciting experience - now we've got the Hi-Def release (tba) to look forward to as well. It's a good time to be a movie-buff...
It is thrilling but it's also annoying because those wallies chopped 15% of the picture off. I'm leaving this one alone in the hope that the eventual HD release will be 2.35:1.

Is anyone petitioning Zoetrope to give us the OAR? I'd sign in an instant.
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To contact Zoetrope Aubry productions:

http://www.zap-sf.com/Files/Htmlandflash/contact.htm
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I wrote them a big long letter. I would encourage everybody to do the same. Let me know what you think.


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OAR Now?

Recently I have heard several rumours of a Special Edition of Apocalypse Now on DVD. I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to present the film in its Original Aspect Ratio of 2.35:1, and not the 2.00:1 that the film has been previously presented in, for both the original and Redux editions.

I can understand why the decision was made to present the films this way at the time, as people were wary and suspicious of Widescreen ratios, and widescreen televisions had not yet taken off, so 2.00:1 was a compromise.

However, in 2006, the situation has changed. Widescreen televisions are becoming more widespead, and increasingly, more TV programmes are broadcast in widescreen. People can now 'handle' the full widescreen viewing experience.

So I'm asking you: please present this classic and beloved film the way it was originally intended, and was originally shown. There is no need to settle for second best any more.

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I was so shocked when I picked Star Wars up a few years back in Asia to find out they were the original unmodified Theatrical cut. They were dodgy to say the least.
The bootlegs I had in mind are made with care by Star Wars fans from the LDs, not by Asian pirates.

There's currently a fan-restoration of the original cuts in the works, I obviously can't post a link here but it's fairly easy to find.
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Old 04-05-2006, 19:45   #74
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Old 15-05-2006, 19:04   #75
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From DVD Times; Apocalypse Now - The Complete Dossier (R1) in August :

Paramount Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Apocalypse Now - The Complete Dossier for 15th August 2006. Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, this classic and compelling Vietnam War epic stars Martin Sheen as Captain Willard, who is sent on a dangerous and mesmerizing odyssey into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade American Colonel named Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has succumbed to the horrors of war and barricaded himself in a remote outpost. Also stars Robert Duvall, Laurence Fishburne, Dennis Hopper and Harrison Ford.

This Special Collector’s Edition includes both the 1979 and 2001 editions of the film plus over 2 hours of bonus materials including:

Anamorphic Widescreen Transfers
English DD5.1 Surround
English and Spanish subtitles
Commentary by Francis Ford Coppola
Watch Apocalypse Now with Francis Ford Coppola
Marlon Brando's complete reading of T.S. Eliot's poem "The Hollow Men"
Lost "Monkey Sampan" Scene
Additional Scenes: Saigon Streetlife, Military Intelligence Escorts, Intelligence Briefing (two extensions), Willard Meets the PBR Crew, Letter From Mrs. Kurtz, Booby Trap, Do-Lung Bridge “…That Road Is Open”, The Photojournalist, Colby, The Tiger Cages, “Special Forces Knife”
The A/V Club
The Post Production of Apocalypse Now: A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now, The Music of Apocalypse Now, The Sound of Apocalypse Now, The final Mix
A/V Club: The Birth of 5.1 Sound, Ghost Helicopter Flyover, “The Synthesizer Soundtrack” by Bob Moog, Technical FAQ
"PBR Streetgang" Cast Members' Reunion
"Apocalypse Then and Now" Retrospective
The Added Scenes and Expanded Scenes of Apocalypse Now Redux
The Color Pallet of Apocalypse Now


That's, ah, unusual disc art!

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What Disc art?

I'll be getting this for sure but it's a bit cheeky to list deleted scenes three times:

# Rare, unseen footage
# Lost scenes
# Segments from the Cutting Room Floor

Hello they're all the same thing. With 2 hours of extras this will have to be a 3 disc release.

I'll be holding on to my French SE for now as it may have exclusive extras (+ I'll never get the £25 I paid back, it was worth it as I've had the SE for years) BUT I'll trade my single Disc Theatrical Cut UK R2. I've never got around to watching it . I may as well wait for the SE now, hopefully with remastered AV.

No "Hearts of Darkness" never mind I recently picked up the VHS of that and it looks like I'll be keeping it for some time to come (I'll put it on a Hard Disk Recorder when I buy one).
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What Disc art?
D'oh! Meant box art of course...
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Ah, it's designed to look like a Dossier. The one "Captain Benjamin L. Willard" (Martin Sheen) was handed in the film.
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Davis DVD and The Bits are calling this a 2-disc set BTW, retail is $29.99.
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I am looking forward to this
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