Digitally remastered with 49 minutes of previously unseen footage, Apocalypse Now Redux is the reference standard of Francis Coppola's 1979 epic. A metaphorical hallucination of the Vietnam War, the film was reconstructed by Coppola and editor Walter Murch to enrich themes and clarify the ending. On that basis Redux is a qualified success, more coherent than the original while inviting the same accusations of directorial excess. The restored "French plantation" sequence adds ghostly resonance to the war's absurdity, and Willard's theft of Colonel Kurtz's beloved surfboard adds welcomed humor to the film's nightmarish upriver journey. An encounter with Playboy Playmates seems superfluous compared to the enhanced interplay between Willard and his ill-fated boat crew, but compensation arrives in the hellish Kurtz compound, where Willard's mission--and the performances of Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando--reach even greater heights of insanity, thus validating Redux as the rightful heir to Coppola's triumphantly rampant ambition. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
better than original much clearer development to film with shots of French plantation, as well as sounds at end of weapons dropping when we then realize that the main character... Read morePublished 4 months ago by self furnace fix
c est fantastique de trouver enfin ce film avec une version francaise. bravoPublished 5 months ago by VINET FRANÇOIS
The movie, Apocalypse Now has been acclaimed as one of the greatest movies of all time, but this, the Redux version, is exceptional as well. Best of both worlds. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mys M
This is a classic movie about the Vietnam war and the trials a team goes through to accomplish their mission. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Tim R. Luker
I didn't check properly before buying this one. It's about Viet-Nam war, so it has very little interest to me. Didn't even watch it completely. Disappointing. Don't buy.Published 9 months ago by tornitons