Apocalypse Now Redux

Apocalypse Now Redux

DVD - 2010
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A United States Army officer/trained assassin is sent into the depths of a southeast Asian jungle to seek out a renegade colonel and terminate his command during the Vietnam War.

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Patch777
Jul 19, 2020

Charley dont surf !!!!! Totall classic

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TylerStray
Feb 19, 2020

Everything about this film is fantastic. The cinematography. The idea of the story. The acting and characters. To use a cliche, it's an experience you can't get anywhere else.

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garycornell
Dec 25, 2019

Having worked for Francis Ford Coppola, I am breaking a 32 year silence about my lunch with Marlon Brando. Interested??? I was managing Coppola's Wim's Restaurant in San Francisco. It was just after a busy lunch rush. All of a sudden, in came Marlon Brando with his personal staff of 12 or so to have lunch with Francis Ford Coppola. Brando was really over weight at the time and looked a mess. He looked angry....even looked like he was looking for a good fight. We made milk shakes with real ice cream and the cans and glasses were ready to be cleared, except Marlon Brando was so obsessed with hunger, he grabbed one used milk shake glass and started blending all the used milk shake from all the glasses and metal milk shake containers. At this point, I made the mistake of a lifetime! I grabbed his now full milk shake glass with a mixture of milk shakes from about six customers glasses and told him "I can't let you do that Mr. Brando"! I was hoping that by addressing him as "Mr. Brando" it might prevent my demise. Unfortunately, Marlon Brando blew up!!! That was my last day working in the motion picture industry. I still stand behind my actions. No one is going to eat other peoples left over food in front of entire world that I can stop in its tracks. I offered to make him any milk shake desired with fresh ice cream. Smoke was coming off his forehead and fire was in his eyes. I held my ground and new I would soon be looking for a new job! To this day, I can't order a milk shake. What would Marlon Brando think!!!

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jimmygulag
Oct 06, 2019

Both versions were greaaat! films. i was mesmerized both times. and remember the 1st one as a mind-blowing shocker. the music was different, and better, as the choppers attacked....
did that scene open the 1st version....and was it not Beethoven's 5th?
i dunno.
no matter glad to see this version. great actors rose up from this holocaust: Fishbourne, Ford, among others.
the philosophical discussion at the plantation--a rubber plantation---was priceless. and always hard to do and keep us viewers into it. thus the angry departures of the entire family leaving the grrrl---in fact the woman of the house?! alone with Sheen.
gorgeous anticipation.
two movies for one story: see them both.

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bmbollen
Nov 27, 2018

Vietnam as a bad acid trip as filtered through the existential lens of "Heart of Darkness", the classic novel which inspired it. It 's Francis Ford Coppola's best movie and perhaps the best summation of American cinema in the 1970's.

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

Trippy war movie about Vietnam. Worth a view.

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akirakato
Jun 20, 2017

This is a 2001 extended version of Francis Ford Coppola's epic war film Apocalypse Now, which was originally released in 1979.
The film represents a significant reedit of the original version with the new French Plantation sequence, in which Captain Benjamin L. Willard meets a family of holdout French colonists on their remote rubber plantation in Cambodia.
In another new sequence, the members of the gun boat meet the Playmates once again, further up the river, and "play" with the girls.
This scene, however, appears gratuitous and adds nothing serious.
In any case, this version seems technically updated in terms of music, sound and post-production.

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RoyalJellyIII
Mar 16, 2017

There have been countless books, websites, and even a documentary (Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmakers Apocalypse) about this film that it seems almost pointless to write about it. One of the most troubled productions in film history, the film went on to receive universal acclaim and is now a cinema classic.
For those of you getting into this film for the first time, do not expect your typical Vietnam war film. In fact you could argue that the film is not really about the Vietnam War, but is instead about man's descent into "the heart of darkness" if you will. The film follows Captain Benjamin Willard (Martin Sheen)who is given a mission to proceed up river into Cambodia to assassinate a Green Beret Colonel (Marlon Brando) who has gone insane.
That is the basic story of the film. But, it is much more than that. The movie is essential one surreal moment after another. From a helicopter attack done to the tune of Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries", to surfing cavalry men, to the much debated ending.
If there ever was a film that must be experienced just once in your life this is it.

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ManMachine
Jan 20, 2017

So, if you wanna hear an incredible behind-the-scenes story about Apocalypse Now's production - Here's a real dilly-of-a-gem for your reading pleasure that concerns that big "King Bastard" Marlon Brando who was paid $1 million in advance to play the Colonel Kurtz character.

Grossly overweight when he arrived on location, Brando neither knew his lines, nor did this clueless prima donna have any idea what the hell Apocalypse Now's story was all about. (Duh!).... Most of the lines that Brando delivered in the film were all, basically, ad-libbed (which doesn't surprise me, considering how frickin' garbled and nonsensical that they were).

As you can well-imagine, the animosity that immediately transpired between director Coppola and Brando was legion. This mutual hatred quickly accelerated to the point where Coppola refused to speak directly to Brando in order to give him his cues, or whatever. Coppola's assistant was the one who was placed in-between these 2 towering egos as the middleman..... (Sheesh! Like, can you believe it!?)

Anyway - All-in-all - I thought that Apocalypse Now was a pretty impressive War picture. Yeah. A bit over-long, but, all the same, it certainly delivered enough worthwhile moments to keep me satisfactorily interested and entertained, throughout.

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theatre
Oct 16, 2016

I'd love to see this film, but I only have a regular DVD player, not Blue Ray. Not all of us have Blue Ray, so can the library arrange to acquire as many films as possible for playback on regular DVD players, so as many patrons as possible can see them?

Thanks.

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eeLmon
Feb 21, 2009

It is the height of the war in Vietnam, and U.S. Army Captain Willard is sent by Colonel Lucas and a General to carry out a mission that, officially, 'does not exist - nor will it ever exist'. The mission: To seek out a mysterious Green Beret Colonel, Walter Kurtz, whose army has crossed the border into Cambodia and is conducting hit-and-run missions against the Viet Cong and NVA

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

During the on-going Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret who has set himself up as a God among a local tribe.

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

Violence: Some intense war violence.

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

Kilgore: Smell that? You smell that?

Lance: What?

Kilgore: Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that.

[kneels]

Kilgore: I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like

[sniffing, pondering]

Kilgore: victory. Someday this war's gonna end...

[suddenly walks off]

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