Apocalypse Now is Francis Ford Coppola's stunning vision of man's heart of darkness revealed through the madness of the Vietnam War.
Inspired by Joseph Conrad's 1902 novella Heart of Darkness (about a steamer journey up a river into the Congo and African jungle - and into the darkest reaches of the human psyche), the film tells the story of US Army assassin Cpt. Willard and his mental and physical mission, to 'terminate' the dangerously-lawless warlord Colonel Kurtz - who has gone AWOL, become a self-appointed god, and rules a band of native warriors in the jungle.
This edition features both the original 1979 theatrical version and the directors cut Apocalypse Now: Redux.
Original Cut feature film
Redux Cut feature film
Watch the films with Francis Coppola: The Hollow Men, Monkey Sampan
A/V club featurettes
The Birth of 5.1 sound
Ghost Helicopter Flyover
The Synthesizer Soundtrack
The Post Production of AN
A Million feet of film: The Editing of AN
The music of AN, Heard any good movies lately?, The Final Mix
Apocalypse Now and Then
PBR Street gang
The colour palette of Apocalypse Now
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