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Apocalypse Now

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    89
    from 3 reviewers
  • Apocalypse Now
    1979
    147 min
    R
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Francis Ford Coppola

    Actors: Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

    Plot: A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

    Disc Release Date: 27 August 2019

    • Video
      86
    • Audio
      88
    • Extra
      89
    • Movie
      86

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      100
    • Apocalypse Now was shot using a combination of Arriflex 16 ST, Arriflex 35 BL, Arriflex 35-IIC and Mitchell BNCR cameras on 35mm film. This 2019 UHD release was made using the original camera negative...

    • Audio
      100
    • When the Redux version of the film was released the DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround track was something of a phenomenon; this new Dolby Atmos mix takes what was great about that track and dials it up to eleven....

    • Extra
      100
    • This six disc package is awash with extra features, many of them available in previous sets, alongside all new material. UHD 1 Final Cut of Film Introduction by Francis Ford Coppola – A 4 minute into with...

    • Movie
      80
    • The making of Apocalypse Now is legendary. Then the film itself became legend. Following a special ops army captain up-river to assassinate one of his own as an allegory for the futility of war, Coppola’s...

    • Total
      100
    • There is not much that hasn’t already been said about Apocalypse Now; but with this new, Final Cut, perhaps Coppola has had his final word on it. An amalgamation of the Theatrical cut and the Redux version,...

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      90
    • Note: Apocalypse Now is presented in 4K UHD courtesy of Lionsgate Films with 2160p transfers in 2.39:1. All three versions stem from the same 4K restoration, and I frankly noticed no huge quality variances...

    • Audio
      100
    • As impressive as the video element is on these new 4K UHD discs, the Dolby Atmos tracks all three versions have are completely immersive, with floorboard rumbling LFE and nice verticality that's apparent...

    • Extra
      100
    • "One man's supplement may be another man's main feature" would be my maxim for this release, and so I'll detail the complete contents of each disc below: 4K UHD Disc One Final Cut (2160p; 3:01:58) Introduction...

    • Movie
      100
    • Apocalypse Now was among the first really "big", as in iconic, movies that came across my review queue here at Blu-ray.com, way back in 2010. That release got an almost completely perfect score from me...

    • Total
      100
    • There are a number of significant pluses to this release, along with one perhaps major minus: a lot of fans who have gotten this are less than thrilled with the compression on the 1080p Blu-rays included...

    High-Def Digest review by Michael S. Palmer
    • Video
      90
    • I saw Apocalypse Now in 70mm for the first time at a London IMAX during college. These were the days before the digital up-conversions when IMAX cinemas were still showing documentaries. Despite a few...

    • Audio
      90
    • Much like the video, reviewing a remixed Dolby Atmos track for a 40-year-old movie isn't cut-n-dry. On one hand, I adore the way this movie sounds, with helicopters buzzing overhead and true jungle immersion...

    • Extra
      100
    • Apocalypse Now surfs back onto home video with what's, in my opinion, the most complete collection of bonus features I've seen outside of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I'm sure there's probably something...

    • Movie
      100
    • In this lose retelling of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, a broken man returns to the jungles of Vietnam on a mission to terminate -- with extreme prejudice -- a US Colonel who has gone insane. And...

    • Total
      100
    • As one of my favorite all-time movies, it's great to see Apocalypse Now get such reverential treatment on home video. In an era with far too few genuine special editions, this Final Cut release boasts...