Here’s something a little different coming in the form of a classic that’s confirmed to feature in a modern setting. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Oscar-winning Vietnam cult war epic this summer, Gravel Road Distribution Group will release a special, never-before-seen cut, restored with breathtaking realism by legendary filmmaker himself Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather Trilogy, The Rainmaker), to the highest and finest audio and visual standards, for a truly visceral cinematic experience.
Forty years after its original release, yes you read that correctly, we will get the chance to experience Apocalypse Now: Final Cut, a never-before-seen and newly restored cut of Coppola’s spectacular cinematic masterpiece in a way which the director believes “looks better than it has ever looked and sounds better than it has ever sounded”. Coppola said that he is “thrilled beyond measure to present the best version of the film to the world.” It will release in all seven (7) IMAX theatres in Gauteng, the Western Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal, from 23 – 29 August 2019.
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.
Apocalypse Now has received numerous plaudits including various award nominations and wins. Having only heard great things about it and not officially seeing it before we can’t help but be excited to lay our eyes on this one. It’s different, it’s a classic and it’s presented in our fave mode of watching any movie, IMAX theatres…there’s a lot to like here.
The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on 28th April 2019 and will celebrate its 40th anniversary in the following IMAX theatres, in South Africa on 23 August 2019: Bay West, Cape Gate,