Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now Getting ‘Final Cut’ Cinema/4K UHD Release

Forty years after its original release, audiences will get the chance to experience Apocalypse Now Final Cut. Thanks to Studiocanal and Francis Ford Coppola this summer we will get that ‘never-before-seen’ and newly restored cut of that spectacular cinematic masterpiece. Seen in a way which the director believes “looks better than it has ever looked and sounds better than it has ever sounded”. Also here in the UK we will get special cinematic screenings to admire in awe the only way to appreciate the film…On the big screen!

Restored from the original negative for the first time ever, Apocalypse Now Final Cut is Coppola’s most complete version of his multi-awarded classic -a haunting journey into madness that fascinated generations of movie lovers and now feels even more monumentally alive than ever before.

Apocalypse Now was nominated for 8 Academy Awards® (including Best Picture) and won 2 Academy Award® for Best Cinematography and Best Sound, 2 BAFTAs for Best Direction and Best Supporting Actor and the Palme d’Or in Cannes. Starring Academy Award® winner Marlon Brando ,Robert Duvall , Martin Sheen , Dennis Hopper , Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne, and  Harrison Ford.

The film follows Army Captain Willard (Martin Sheen), a troubled man sent on a dangerous and mesmerizing odyssey into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade American colonel named Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has succumbed to the horrors of war and barricaded himself in a remote outpost.

Studiocanal has created a new Trailer to promote the upcoming release, check it out…

The best visual and sound technologies have been used to present Coppola’s true vision of the film: one that delivers deep, visceral visual and auditory impact. “The audience will be able to see, hear and feel this film how I always hoped it could be—from the first ‘bang’ to the final whimper” said Coppola.

The Apocalypse Now Final Cut restoration has been brought to life through ultra-vivid picture quality with Dolby Vision®, delivering spectacular colours never before seen on a screen, with highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. After 2,700 hours over a 11 month period spent on cleaning and restoring the film’s 300,173 frames.

2019 also marks the film’s its 40th anniversary and on Tuesday 13th August 2019, you can enjoy the film in IMAX. A version that was shown at last month’s Tribeca film festival and you’ll get a chance to see Coppola and Steven Soderbergh talk about the film recorded at the premiere too.

Apocalypse Now Final Cut has been mixed in Dolby Atmos® to offer a truly immersive sound experience and it has been enhanced Meyer Sound Laboratories’ newly developed Sensual Sound™, a technology engineered to output audio below the limits of human hearing.

If you don’t have the luxury of an IMAX Cinema near you, on 26th August there will be brand new Home Entertainment editions released.A 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray edition with 4 discs plus Steelbook editions (Exclusive to Zavvi) – featuring all three versions of the movie (The Final Cut, The Theatrical and The Redux).


    • New Intro by Francis Ford Coppola
    • Audio Commentary by Director Francis Ford Coppola


  • Disc One
    • NEW: Intro by Francis Ford Coppola
    • Audio Commentary by Director Francis Ford Coppola
  • Disc Two
    • An Interview with John Milius
    • A Conversation with Martin Sheen and Francis Ford Coppola
    • “Fred Roos: Casting Apocalypse” Featurette
    • The Mercury Theatre on the Air: Heart of Darkness – November 6, 1938
    • “The Hollow Men” Featurette
    • Monkey Sampan “Lost Scene”
    • Additional Scenes
    • “Destruction of the Kurtz Compound” End Credits
    • “The Birth of 5.1 Sound” Featurette
    • “Ghost Helicopter Flyover” Sound Effects Demonstration
    • “The Synthesizer Soundtrack” Article by Bob Moog
    • “A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now” Featurette
    • “Heard Any Good Movies Lately? The Sound Design of Apocalypse Now” Featurette
    • “The Final Mix” Featurette
    • “2001 Cannes Film Festival: Francis Ford Coppola” Featurette
    • “PBR Streetgang” Featurette
    • “The Color Palette of Apocalypse Now” Featurette
    • Disc Credits
  • Disc Three
    • Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (with Optional Audio Commentary by Francis and Eleanor Coppola)
    • NEW: Tribeca Film Festival Q&A with Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Soderbergh
    • NEW: Never-Before-Seen B-Roll Footage
    • NEW: Apocalypse Now Dolby featurette (HD)   
    • NEW: A history of Apocalypse Now on Home Video (HD)
    • John Milius Script Excerpt with Francis Coppola Notes (Still Gallery)
    • Storyboard Collection
    • Photo Archive
      • Unit Photography
      • Mary Ellen Mark Photography
    • Marketing Archive
      • 1979 Teaser Trailer
      • 1979 Theatrical Trailer
      • 1979 Radio Spots
      • 1979 Theatrical Program
      • Lobby Card and Press Kit Photos
      • Poster Gallery
      • Apocalypse Now Redux Trailer


  • Audio Commentary by Director Francis Ford Coppola

War, Action, Drama | 1979 | 18 | 183 mins | 2.35:1 | English