Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (Coming to Select Theaters, 4K and Digital August 2019)

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by JCM, May 1, 2019.

  1. JCM

    JCM Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Columbus, Ohio
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  2. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Oh God, my poor wife. I will be trying to drag her to see this.
    "You have this on DVD, you know half the dialogue by heart. You need to see this WHY?"

    Warren Zevon; "It's a movie with two hours of cool effects and dialogue, capped by an appearance by Don Rickles"
  3. masswriter

    masswriter Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    what is he finally cutting?
  4. eeglug

    eeglug Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, USA
    I'm reading on the interwebs that it's basically Redux without the extra playboy bunny stuff.
  5. Ned Bode

    Ned Bode All you love is need

    I love this movie - but the shorter the cut, the better.
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  6. I understand that the Time magazine bit is also cut, which was the only additional bit in Redux that was worthwhile IMHO. Thus, for me, the original theatrical cut is still the definitive one.
  7. Jack Lord

    Jack Lord Forum Resident

    Washington, DC

    The Time magazine bit is good because it gives Brando something to do besides mumble cryptically.
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  8. JCM

    JCM Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Columbus, Ohio
    I'm particularly a fan of the theatrical version that ends with the destruction of Kurtz's compound. I find it the most satisfying. I believe that was only shown in some of the early 70mm engagements in '79.

    The general release ends the normal way, it's fine too. I just love Coppola's first instinct more.
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  9. Antmanbee

    Antmanbee Mental Toss Flycoon

    Leicester, UK
    Just don't let George Lucas get involved...!
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  10. JCM

    JCM Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Columbus, Ohio
    The one thing I'll say for FFC is that even though he has revisited his films, he has always respected his own youthful judgement and kept the theatrical versions available. Also, his changes have only been in the form of editing and pacing; not adding digital glop. And again, the original general release version remains in print.
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  11. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

    The Outsiders?
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  12. JCM

    JCM Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Columbus, Ohio
    Wow I didn't realize he had shunned the Theatrical Version since the DVD release. That's a shame.
  13. DVEric

    DVEric Forum Resident

    Why not? wouldn’t it be cool to see Willard have a machine gun battle with Kurtz? Also, the boat could spread wings and fly off the water. Action packed!

  14. The Hud

    The Hud Where The Demons Dwell

    I am hoping all 3 versions will be in 4K on the UHD-BD.
  15. JCM

    JCM Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Columbus, Ohio
    According this link it will:

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  16. mdm08033

    mdm08033 Forum Resident

    Hmm, are they striking 35mm or 70mm blowups? I saw the Redux print in Philadelphia and I’m not a fan. I’d love to take my son to a film screening.
  17. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    Probably my favorite war movie but still like the original the best.

    I will try to see it if possible.
  18. JCM

    JCM Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Columbus, Ohio
  19. JCM

    JCM Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Columbus, Ohio
  20. Time Is On My Side

    Time Is On My Side Forum Resident

    Madison, WI
    I don't get it. It's just the Redux version with some stuff removed.
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  21. I think he largely got it right the first time.Redux was an inter3sting variation but didn’t replace the original theatrical cut.
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  22. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Sometimes a salad can be better with the crawfish taken out.
  23. Ron Stone

    Ron Stone Offending Member

    Deep Maryland
    Pass. I thought the plantation scene was a complete crash and should have been left in the editing room. I'm glad I saw it once but that's all I need.
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  24. carrick doone

    carrick doone Whhhuuuutttt????

    Vancouver, Canada
    Maybe I'm old but that is not a good trailer for this film and I am not critical of trailers as a rule. The Vietnam war as opera? No. It trivialises so much.

    I may see it again but I have Redux(Which I like a lot) and I've seen the theatrical release about three times. But at the right venue I could be convinced.
  25. JohnG

    JohnG PROG Nation!

    New York
    I will try and see it on the biggest screen available in the NY metro area if it really does play in theaters again. It remains my all time favorite film.
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