Apocalypse Now Trailer Online
Get some horror into your day
Love the smell of napalm in the morning? Have we got a treat for you. Francis Ford Coppola's trippy Vietnam masterpiece, Apocalypse Now, is back in cinemas this month, freshly restored and complete with a snappy new trailer (below). It's been given a brand new sheen by its director and offers anyone who missed the Redux version the chance to catch Captain Willard's boat ride on the big screen.
For anyone who's been waiting for Chuck Norris to bust them out of a jungle detention centre for the past 32 years, Apocalypse No**w** sees Martin Sheen's US Army captain Benjamin Willard accepting a morally murky and dangerous mission to head into off-limits Cambodia and kill a rogue Green Beret, Marlon Brando's Colonel Kurtz.
Along the way, there's disorientating snatches of combat, big cats, Kilgore and thundering choppers. Wagner, surfing in the Mekong and Playboy bunnies. Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne and Dennis Hopper. And the horror. Plenty of that.
The majestic script by Coppola and John Milius was, of course, loosely adapted from Joseph Conrad's classic post-colonial novella Heart of Darkness.
Is Apocalypse Now the greatest movie ever made? It's pretty darn close. Judge for yourself when it's back in cinemas on May 27.