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10 May 2011  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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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 Now 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.
 


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Having been "blown away" by this in the cinema first time around, I for one can't wait to go see it again, all these years later. Of course i've watched the various versions at home but it just isn't the same. Trailer is a bit weak though! where's the Doors or ride of the Valkyries! More

Posted by lazmac at 18:11 on 13 May 2011 | Report This Post

Apocalypse Forever And Ever And Ever
Francis Ford Coppola is rapidly becoming like George Lucas - a once-great director happy to cash-in on former glories by releasing and re-releasing new, extended restored director's cuts of his movies again and again and again. ENOUGH! More

Posted by BenTramer at 14:15 on 11 May 2011 | Report This Post

yes it is the greatest movie ever made
that is all More

Posted by Dr Science at 10:22 on 11 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: durelius L: PaulTree11 No, seriously, what's the point of this? Did I piss my money away on the Redux version for a "brand new sheen by its director" or have I missed something? Surely this 'cash cow' is well past its used by date? Why is this out in cinema again? And would it be wrong for an article by a movie magazine to say why? said !why exactly is this out again? I'm guessing it'll be on about 3 cinemas for a week then blu-ray, still great film didn't like it first tim More

Posted by Overmind at 19:08 on 10 May 2011 | Report This Post

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L: PaulTree11 No, seriously, what's the point of this? Did I piss my money away on the Redux version for a "brand new sheen by its director" or have I missed something? Surely this 'cash cow' is well past its used by date? Why is this out in cinema again? And would it be wrong for an article by a movie magazine to say why? said !why exactly is this out again? I'm guessing it'll be on about 3 cinemas for a week then blu-ray, still great film didn't like it first time I saw it but it gro More

Posted by durelius at 18:38 on 10 May 2011 | Report This Post

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