The all-time cinematic great Apocalypse Now has been remastered from the ground up by director Francis Ford Coppola and will hit cinemas dubbed as the ‘Final Cut’.
The classic, award-winning 1979 film has been restored from the film’s original negatives by Coppola and his team, who spent 11 months and 2,700 hours restoring the film.
The Final Cut restoration was brought to life using Dolby Vision technology, featuring highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker.
Furthermore, its audio has received a significant boost, being mixed using Dolby Atmos tech to offer a complete, immersive experience.
“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 of this latest cut.
Having premiered in Tribeca in April of this year, the film will now receive a theatrical release for its 40th anniversary in Australia on 25 July 2019 (as well as screenings across the UK and Germany).
For the unaware, Apocalypse Now is one of the most revered war films in film history.
It stars Martin Sheen as a U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam, who’s given a mission to assassinate a rogue Special Forces Colonel (played by legendary actor Marlon Brando) that’s gone mad.
Following its theatrical run, a series of new home entertainment editions will be released, featuring brand new artworks and exclusive bonus material, including a 4K Ultra HD edition with 3 discs, a Steelbook and a new DVD.
Check out the trailer for the new restoration below!