Apocalypse Now, widely hailed as the greatest Vietnam War movie ever made (Sorry, Platoon), has a new "Ultra HD" cut from director Francis Ford Coppola and is blessedly heading back to the big screen this summer.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the visionary epic inspired by Joseph Conrad's book The Heart of Darkness, the film has been beautifully remastered in 4K Ultra HD and will be screened at select theaters nationwide beginning in August. It will also be available on Blue Ray, and, presumably, via On Demand services.
In case you've never seen it (in which case I feel sorry for you), here's a synopsis of the classic movie from Lionsgate:
Francis Ford Coppola’s stunning vision of “The Heart of Darkness” in all of us remains a classic and compelling Vietnam War epic.Martin Sheen stars as Army Captain Willard, a troubled man 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.
Check out a taste of the remastered version in the trailer above. Apocalypse Now Final Cut will open in theaters starting August 15, and the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will be available on August 27.