Apocalypse Now Redux

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Apocalypse Now Redux

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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.
Statement of Responsibility: directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola ; written by John Milius and Francis Ford Coppola ; narration [written] by Michael Herr ; a Miramax Films release ; produced by Francis Ford Coppola and Kim Aubry ; Paramount Pictures
Title: Apocalypse now redux
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. :, Lionsgate,, [2010]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (202 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
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Report This Mar 19, 2014
  • Chaos1214 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The original version remains, in my mind, the most surrealistic, mesmerizing movie I can remember. Recut adds superfluous exposition, which compromises pace, and tacks an unnecessary 45 minutes on an already too long film. I have never been able to find a version with the ending I saw in the theater, where Kurtz's compound is incinerated by an air strike as closing credits roll.

Report This Oct 02, 2013
  • AQUILEA777 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Tedious and pointless. Shows US troops in Vietnam as slobs, savages and lunatics. But that is not enough to make an engaging film.

Report This Sep 24, 2013
  • AGuyInAHat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Both versions of the film are excellent, there were only two parts in particular that I felt were mostly pointless compared to the rest of the story. The second meeting with the Playboy playmates was pretty pointless, whatever job it was trying to do, I'm not very certain, another scene(s) was when the group visits the French plantation, maybe it's just me, but am I the only one who finds it odd to see these characters on the shore for so long? It just seemed really out of place, but on the flip side, added scenes with Kurtz are big upgrade, like an added scene were he visits Willard in is holding cell, the CONEX, with a copy of TIME magazine telling him about America's success in the war. Dollar for Dollar Redux has some great scenes and ones that drag it down a little, while the original had none such scenes like that, so when it comes down to it, the original might be the one to watch first, but the hopelessly anal completionists like me, you should also watch Redux as well.

Report This Apr 08, 2011
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

B+ DVD Loveed the originally produced as motion picture in 1979.

Report This Aug 17, 2010
  • lebaudroy rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This version is lumbering, redundant and boring. It is a shame and a far cry from the original cut. Recommended for the die-hard fans only, but if you have seen the original, stay away from this pompous remake. What was the director thinking?


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