Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Apocalypse Never

As a major film geek and worshiper of all things Apocalypse Now, I was stoked to see that a new definitive version was coming out on Blu-Ray. However, I was somewhat let down once I read what extras were included. Yes the collectors booklet is cool, the John Milius interview is intriguing, the story boards sound great, Heart of Darkness finally being included, and the 1080p transfer sounds great but where are all of the deleted scenes??? As included in the "A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now," documentary that was part of the "Complete Dossier" DVD and not in this Blu-Ray release, as the title states, (there is over a million feet of film), much of it never seen by anyone let alone the filmmakers. So this would have been a great opportunity to include some of that. Also it would have been cool to include some of Harvey Keitel's footage. Or included some the "missing" footage that is available on the 5+ hr bootleg print that is still circulating around.
Anyway check out this story on IFC.
"Apocalypse Now" and Forever, Thanks to a Definitive New Blu-ray Edition - Movies - News - IFC.com

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