May 19, 2006

Apocalypse Now finally gets a decent SE treatment.

Welllllll... I don´t think this movie needs any introduction, so let´s get down to the meaty part: blah, blah, blah, this two-disc Special Collector’s Edition arrives on August 15th and includes both the 1979 and 2001 editions of the film, plus over 2 hours of bonus materials.

Retail will be $29.99, but DVD Empire is pre-ordering it for half the price ($15.65). I think they´re still not aware that this is a TWO-DISC set, so you better place your order before they find out their mistake, just like I did (snicker).

Features include:

* Anamorphic Widescreen Transfers
* English DD5.1 Surround
* English and Spanish subtitles
* Commentary by Francis Ford Coppola
* Watch Apocalypse Now with Francis Ford Coppola
* Marlon Brando's complete reading of T.S. Eliot's poem "The Hollow Men"
* Lost "Monkey Sampan" Scene
* Additional Scenes: Saigon Streetlife, Military Intelligence Escorts, Intelligence Briefing (two extensions), Willard Meets the PBR Crew, Letter From Mrs. Kurtz, Booby Trap, Do-Lung Bridge “…That Road Is Open”, The Photojournalist, Colby, The Tiger Cages, “Special Forces Knife”
* The A/V Club
* The Post Production of Apocalypse Now: A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now, The Music of Apocalypse Now, The Sound of Apocalypse Now, The final Mix
* A/V Club: The Birth of 5.1 Sound, Ghost Helicopter Flyover, “The Synthesizer Soundtrack” by Bob Moog, Technical FAQ
* "PBR Streetgang" Cast Members' Reunion
* "Apocalypse Then and Now" Retrospective
* The Added Scenes and Expanded Scenes of Apocalypse Now Redux
* The Color Pallet of Apocalypse Now

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